Master in Engineering and Environmental Technology

Program Presentation

The term Environmental Engineering is synonymous with the relatively new science that is part engineering and which integrates ecological, social, economic and technological issues; therefore having much to do with the concept of sustainable development.

Proposing solutions that contribute to sustainable solutions and the preservation of natural resources to improve the quality of life is the precise objective of Environmental Engineering. However, it is often complicated to combine economic growth with sustainable development, and may even seem contradictory, so it is up to the engineer to develop environmental solutions that contribute to national growth in the context of sustainable development. This implies learning how to diagnose, design, implement, investigate, manage and undertake possible solutions to the needs that arise in society in each area of expertise.

In this context, the Master in Engineering and Environmental Technology reviews different environmental problems produced by industrial activities, from a technical perspective, and proposes the adoption of solutions and best practices taking into account economic and social factors.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology, coupled with the clarity, scope, and didactics of the content’s design, allows the Master in Engineering and Environmental Technology to be directed at university graduates from middle grade or higher who wish to receive training in environmental engineering to improve their employment prospects.

Diploma

The Program’s successful completion, will allow the graduate to obtain the Master’s degree in Engineering and Environmental Technology.

Diplomas will be issued by the University where the student has enrolled, with the sponsorship of the Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

With regard to the distribution of time, it is established that:

  • Being a distance learning program and not subject to instructor-led classes, a specific beginning date is not set, and so the student can register at any time, provided that there are places available.
  • For academic and learning reasons, the program has a minimum duration of six months.
  • The maximum time available to complete the program is two years . In this period of time, the student should have submitted all of the appropriate evaluations, as well as the Final Project or thesis.

The credit structure of the Master program in Environmental Engineering and Technology, is presented in the following table:

MODULES (CHARACTER) CREDITSa DURATIONb HOURSc
1st Part: Engineering and Environmental Technology (Mandatory) 75 18 750
2nd Part: Scientific Research Methodology Final Project or Degree Thesis (Mandatory) 15 6 150
TOTAL 90 24 900c

a. The equivalence in credits may vary according to the university that awards the degree
b. Duration in months
c. In previous versions of the Program, the total count can be reduced to 800 hours

Objectives

General Objectives:

  • The purpose of the Program is for students to acquire advanced training of a specialized and multidisciplinary nature, aimed at gaining professional expertise. Based on this premise, the overall objective is to train professionals in the environmental area, who can work in multidisciplinary teams in the research and consulting fields.

Specific Objectives:

  • To learn about the technologies that are commercially available on the market, capable of addressing and correcting environmental impacts created by solid, liquid or gaseous waste.
  • To analyze alternative solutions for the proper environmental management of the main pollution vectors.
  • To explain, from an integral point of view, the management of waste generated by the different industrial activities (textile, food, trash, etc.).
  • To understand the importance of the established hierarchy in solid waste management: prevention, reuse, material recovery, energy recovery and landfill or contained disposal.
  • To describe techniques for the material and energy assessment of urban and industrial solid waste.
  • To implement methodologies for soil decontamination in potentially contaminated sites.
  • To organize the basis for the implementation of an EMS in any type of business.

Career Opportunities

Some of the professional opportunities for the Master’s program in Engineering and Environmental Technology are the following:

  • Independent environmental consultant.
  • Organizational consultant for the environment.
  • Environmental Technician in municipalities.
  • Environmental Specialist.
  • Advisor for the introduction of Environmental Management Systems in the company.
  • Teaching.

Study Plan

The Master Program in Environmental Engineering and Technology has a curricular structure based on 2 sequential training parts:

  • 1ST PART: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (750 HOURS)

The first part allows one to know and understand, first, the theoretical, conceptual and historical foundations involved in environmental issues and, secondly, its organizational, social and technological implementations..

The aim is to get students to acquire an overview of the Environmental field, through the different but related multidisciplinary themes.

The subjects and the corresponding hours that make up the first part are shown in the following table:

# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Fundamentals of environmental engineering 10
2 Recovery engineering and solid residue treatment 200
3 Industrial wastewater treatment 200
4 Gaseous effluent treatments 100
5 Waste energy recovery 100
6 Recovery of contaminated soil 100
7 Business environmental management 40
TOTAL 750

These subjects, inspite of being independent of each other, are structured according to acoherent teaching sequence that facilitates their understanding.

  • 2ND PART: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND THE MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT - DEGREE THESIS (150 HOURS)

The last phase of the Program is directed at the study of the Scientific Research Methodology subject and to the preparation of the Master’s Final Project.

# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND THE MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT - DEGREE THESIS 150

Management

  • Dr. Eduardo García Villena. Director of the Environmental Area in the International Ibero-american University (UNINI) 

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Ángel M. Álvarez Larena. Dr. in Geology. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Dr. Roberto M. Álvarez. Prof. of the University of Buenos Aires.
  • Dr. Óscar Arizpe Covarrubias. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Dr. Isaac Azuz Adeath. Prof. at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Dr. David Barrera Gómez. Doctor from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Dra. Brenda Bravo Díaz. Prof. of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
  • Dr. Rubén Calderón Iglesias. Prof. of the European University Miguel de Cervantes
  • Dra. Leonor Calvo Galván. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dra. Olga Capó Iturrieta. Dr. Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the Research Institute in Agropecuarias, Chile
  • Dra. Alina Celi Frugoni. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. José Cortizo Álvarez. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dr. Antoni Creus Solé. Dr. in Industrial Engineering
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Cubría García. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dra. Raquel Domínguez Fernández. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. Luís A. Dzul López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Xavier Elías Castells. Director of the By-product Exchange of Catalonia
  • Dra. Milena E. Gómez Yepes. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the University of the Quindio, Colombia
  • Dr. Ramón Guardino Ferré. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Emilio Hernández Chiva. Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
  • Dra. Cristina Hidalgo González. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. Francisco Hidalgo Trujillo. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Víctor Jiménez Arguelles. Prof. of the Autonomous Metropolitan University. Mexico
  • Dr. Miguel Ángel López Flores. Prof. of the National Polytechnic Institute (CIIEMAD-IPN)
  • Dra. Izel Márez López. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Carlos A. Martín. Prof. of the National University of the Littoral, Argentina
  • Dra. Isabel Joaquina Niembro García. Dr. in Project Engineering. Prof. of the  Monterrey Institute of Technology
  • Dr. César Ordóñez Pascua. Prof. of the University of León
  • Dr. José María Redondo Vega. Prof. of the University of León. Spain
  • Dra. Gladys Rincón Polo. Prof. of the Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela
  • Dr. José U. Rodríguez Barboza. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Ramón San Martín Páramo. Dr. in Industrial Engineering. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Raúl Sardinha. Prof. of the Piaget Institute, Portugal
  • Dr. Héctor Solano Lamphar. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dra. Martha Velasco Becerra. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Dr. Alberto Vera. Prof. of the National University of Lanús, Argentina
  • Dra. Margarita González Benítez. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.
  • Dr. Lázaro Cremades Oliver. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Dr. (c) Pablo Eisendecher Bertín. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Jorge Molina Beltrán. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dra. (c) Ann Rodríguez. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Kilian Tutusaus Pifarré. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dra. (c) Karina Vilela. Professor of the Environment Department in FUNIBER
  • Dr. (c) Erik Simoes. Prof. of the International Ibero-american University
  • Ms. Omar Gallardo Gallardo. Prof. of the University of Santiago in Chile
  • Ms. Susana Guzmán Rodríguez. Prof. of the Central University of Ecuador
  • Ms. Icela Márquez Rojas. Prof. of the Technological University of Panama

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER) periodically designates discretionary funds destined for scholarships in FUNIBER Training.

To apply, it is only necessary to submit an application for a scholarship on the website’s main page with the required information, and the evaluation committee will examine the eligibility of each candidate to be granted economic aid, in the form of a scholarship in FUNIBER Training.