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Civil Engineering

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ABOUT THE

Program

The Civil Engineering program at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) aims to train highly qualified professionals to perform with technical and managerial competence in the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of civil and environmental engineering works, under the principles of ecological balance, promoting the sustainable development of society.

Bucaramanga, Santander: SNIES 696 | Qualified Registry: Resolución del Ministerio de Educación Nacional (MEN) No. 15834 del 21 de septiembre de 2018.

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Título

DEGREE:

Civil Engineer

Duración

DURATION:

10 Semesters

Modalidad

MODALITY:

In-person / In Spanish

Ubicación

CAMPUS:

Bucaramanga
Barbosa (basic cycle)
Barrancabermeja (basic cycle)
Málaga (basic cycle)
Socorro (basic cycle)

APPLICANT

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Applicants to the program must have a solid background in mathematics and physics, which allows them to acquire the basic principles of science and engineering without problems. They also possess good oral and written expression skills. Furthermore, applicants stand out for their social and environmental commitment.

GRADUATE

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Civil engineers graduated from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) are citizens with scientific, technological, and business skills who stand out for their leadership, ethical rigor, and commitment to the humanistic, academic, and social tradition of the university.

Their professional performance includes analyzing, designing, constructing, supervising, inspecting, and evaluating civil engineering works, based on scientific principles and the use of new technologies. In addition, they are expected to identify problems and propose solutions in the areas of roads and transportation, water resources, structures, and new materials.

Finally, they are known for their permanent willingness to study and research possible alternatives for the sustainable development of their communities.

LABOR

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Civil engineers graduated from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) may work as contractors, consultants, educators, and researchers, both in the public and private sectors, in the following areas: Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Materials Science and Geomatics.

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Accreditations

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High-Quality accreditation:

Ministerio de Educación Nacional (MEN) Resolution no. 2557 of February 23, 2017 (valid for six years).

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International Accreditation: Internationally accredited by the non-profit non-governmental organization ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

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CONTINUOUS

Improvement

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The Civil Engineering program has implemented a process of continuous improvement that will allow future professionals to have a solid educational foundation with the capacity to manage innovative processes, emerging technologies, and anticipate the welfare and safety needs of the community. With this, students, employers, and society in general will be confident that the program meets quality standards and prepares graduates to enter a global workforce.

Program Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering Program at UIS expects its graduates to attain the following, after 3-5 years of professional practice:

  • Analyze, design, develop, and manage civil infrastructure projects, according to both the standards of the discipline and the sustainability requirements, and to perform under criteria of ethical and social responsibility.

  • Communicate effectively within work teams and interact with professionals of other disciplines in order to solve problems and add value to projects.

  • Self-improve their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to the technological, organizational and social changes demanded by the profession and society.

Student Outcomes

The program of Civil Engineering aims to develop the following student outcomes:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Historical Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

 

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Academic period

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Admitted

193

215

143

148

156

153

182

228

179

154

Enrolled

1507

1468

1396

1475

1399

1481

1532

1552

1494

1553

Graduates (Term)

70

170

56

135

100

118

41

105

88

108

 

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ACADEMIC

Curriculum

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Code:  24948           Credits:    0  - University Life and Culture


Code:  23427           Credits:    3  - Language Workshop


Code:  23015           Credits:    4  - Descriptive Geometry


Code:  22979           Credits:    4  - Linear Algebra I


Code:  22949           Credits:    4  - Basic Chemistry


Code:  20252           Credits:    4  - Calculus I


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Code:  23424           Credits:    4  - English I


Code:  23423           Credits:    1  - Physical Culture and Sports


Code:  22952           Credits:    2  - Biology for Engineers


Code:  22950           Credits:    4  - Physics I


Code:  20253           Credits:    4  - Calculus II


Code:  00002           Credits:    2  - Contextual Subject I


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Code:  24090           Credits:    4  - Topography


Code:  23425           Credits:    4  - English II


Code:  23018           Credits:    4  - Statics


Code:  22953           Credits:    4  - Physics II


Code:  20254           Credits:    4  - Calculus III


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Code:  24092           Credits:    3  - Numerical Methods


Code:  24091           Credits:    3  - Geology for Engineers


Code:  23834           Credits:    4  - Solid Mechanics


Code:  22956           Credits:    4  - Physics III


Code:  20255           Credits:    4  - Differential Equations


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Code:  24097           Credits:    3  - Geomatics


Code:  24096           Credits:    1  - Materials Characterization I


Code:  24095           Credits:    3  - Statistics Applied to Engineering


Code:  24094           Credits:    5  - Structural Analysis


Code:  24093           Credits:    5  - Fluid Mechanics


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Code:  24103           Credits:    2  - Traffic Engineering


Code:  24102           Credits:    1  - Materials Characterization II


Code:  24101           Credits:    3  - Soil Mechanics I


Code:  24100           Credits:    4  - Reinforced Concrete Design I


Code:  24099           Credits:    2  - Construction Materials


Code:  24098           Credits:    3  - Hydrology


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Code:  24108           Credits:    3  - Structural Dynamics


Code:  24107           Credits:    3  - Economic Engineering


Code:  24106           Credits:    3  - Foundations I


Code:  24105           Credits:    3  - Reinforced Concrete Design II


Code:  24104           Credits:    4  - Hydraulics


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Code:  24112           Credits:    4  - Road Design


Code:  24111           Credits:    3  - Metallic Structure Design


Code:  24110           Credits:    3  - Construction


Code:  24109           Credits:    4  - Aqueducts and Sewerage


Code:  22964           Credits:    3  - Corporate Management I


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Code:  24113           Credits:    3  - Pavement Design


Code:  22975           Credits:    3  - Graduate Work I


Code:  22109           Credits:    3  - Citizenship Ethics


Code:  00003           Credits:    3  - Elective Subjects


Code:  00002           Credits:    2  - Context Subject


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Code:  22977           Credits:    7  - Graduate Work II


Code:  00003           Credits:    6  - Elective Subjects


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Code:  21586           Credits:    3  - Engineering Projects


Code:  24114           Credits:    3  - Bridge Design


Code:  24115           Credits:    3  - Mechanics of the Continuous Medium


Code:  24116           Credits:    3  - Analysis and Advanced Design of Structures


Code:  24117           Credits:    3  - Prestressed Concrete Design


Code:  24118           Credits:    3  - Foundation and Containment Structures


Code:  24119           Credits:    3  - Industrialization of Construction


Code:  24120           Credits:    3  - Design of Special Structures


Code:  24121           Credits:    3  - Hazards, Vulnerability and Seismic Risk


Code:  24122           Credits:    3  - Pathology and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures


Code:  24123           Credits:    3  - Earthquake Engineering


Code:  24124           Credits:    3  - New Construction Materials


Code:  24125           Credits:    3  - Groundwater Engineering


Code:  24126           Credits:    3  - Aquifer Mechanics


Code:  24127           Credits:    3  - Hydrosystems Management


Code:  24128           Credits:    3  - River Engineering


Code:  24129           Credits:    3  - Advanced Hydrology


Code:  24130           Credits:    3  - Advanced Modeling of Hydrosystems


Code:  24131           Credits:    3  - Treatment Plant Design


Code:  24132           Credits:    3  - Hydraulic Structures Design


Code:  24133           Credits:    3  - Hydraulic and Sanitary Installations


Code:  24134           Credits:    3  - Environmental Sanitation Techniques


Code:  24135           Credits:    3  - Vadose Zone Flow


Code:  24136           Credits:    3  - Environmental Impact Assessment


Code:  24137           Credits:    3  - Transport of Solutes


Code:  24138           Credits:    3  - Earth Works


Code:  24139           Credits:    3  - Foundations II


Code:  24140           Credits:    3  - Advanced Geotechnics


Code:  24141           Credits:    3  - Erosion Control


Code:  24142           Credits:    3  - Slope Stability


Code:  24143           Credits:    3  - Advanced Road Design


Code:  24144           Credits:    3  - Maintenance of Road Networks


Code:  24145           Credits:    3  - Optimization Techniques I


Code:  24146           Credits:    3  - Programming and Costs


Code:  24147           Credits:    3   - Legislation and Contracting


Code:  24148           Credits:    3  - Transportation


Code:  29086           Credits:    3  - Optimization Techniques I


Code:  29087           Credits:    3  - Programming and Costs


Code:  29088           Credits:    3  - Statistical Methods for Monitoring and Control of Systems and Projects


Code:  29089           Credits:    3  - Risk Management


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Faculty

Professor Alvaro Viviescas Jaimes of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Álvaro Viviescas Jaimes

Doctor en Ingeniería de Construcción

Professor Gustavo Chio Cho of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Gustavo Chio Cho

Doctor en Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Professor Guillermo Mejía Aguilar of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Guillermo Mejía Aguilar

Doctor en Ingeniería de Construcción

Professor Miller Humberto Salas Rondón of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Miller Humberto Salas Rondón

Doctor en Gestión del Territorio e Infraestructura del Transporte

Professor Oscar Begambre Carrillo of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Oscar Begambre Carrillo

Doctor en Ingeniería Civil

Professor Ricardo Alfredo Cruz Hernández of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Ricardo Alfredo Cruz Hernández

Magíster en Ciencias Técnicas

Professor Silvia Juliana Tijo López of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Silvia Juliana Tijo López

Doctora en Construcción de Edificaciones

Professor Wilfredo del Toro Rodríguez of the School of Civil Engineering, UIS, is presented to the general public and the educational community. The photo was taken in close-up, with a white background, and the professor is positioned in the center.

Wilfredo del Toro Rodríguez

Magíster en Ingeniería Civil

Állex Eduardo Álvarez Lugo

Doctor en Ingeniería Civil

Álvaro Rey Soto

Especialista en Gerencia de Proyectos de Construcción

Edgar Ricardo Oviedo Ocaña

Magíster en Ingeniería (Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental)

Eduardo Castañeda Pinzón

Magíster en Ingeniería Civil

Hebenly Celis Leguízamo

Doctor en Ingeniería

Hernán Porras Díaz

Magíster en Telecomunicaciones

Isabel Cristina Domínguez Rivera

Doctora en Agricultura, Alimentación y Desarrollo Rural (Administración del Agua)

Jhon Jairo Cáceres Jiménez

Doctor en Ingeniería Civil y Costera

José Miguel Benjumea Royero

Doctor en Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental

Luis Eduardo Zapata Orduz

Doctor en Ingeniería Civil

Sandra Rocio Villamizar Amaya

Doctora en Sistemas Medioambientales

Vladimir Ernesto Merchán Jaimes

Doctor en Ingeniería

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School of Civil Engineering

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 2485 – 2453

+57 (607) 632 0744

E-mail: escciv@uis.edu.co

Ubicación

UIS Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Carrera 27 calle 9

Building of the Faculty of Physicomechanical Engineering, Laboratory Pesados, first floor

Horario

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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