The Bachelor in Materials Engineering Program

Vision:

In the year 2020 the Educative Program in Materials Engineering will be recognized internationally by its quality and important contribution to the human, scientific, and technological development, being sustainable and innovative, focused on the learning and development of competencies in different areas of materials science and Engineering..

Mission:

To train engineers with the attitudes and values that promote the State University of Nuevo Leon (UANL by its acronyms in Spanish) and ensuring that they have the required knowledge and competencies to understand and use the different process of synthesis, characterization and processing of materials. In the Educative Program in Materials Engineering is encouraged a reflexive, critical, innovative, humanist, entrepreneurship and leadership attitude that will enable the graduate to work with multi and inter disciplinary groups, in the synthesis and application of innovative materials that contribute to solve problems, and to create competitive advantages in the industrial and service sector, to favor the acquisition of high quality materials, according to the required needs, taking care of the social, environmental, economic, and technological impact.

Objective of the Educative Program in Materials Engineering:

The Bachelor in Materials Engineering Program has the objective of educating world-class professionals in the fields of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites in order to fulfill the needs of the industry of the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, as well as those of the program constituencies. Within a few years after graduation, graduates of this program will have demonstrated mastery in:

-The application of the materials characterization techniques and the generation of proper technical reports.

-Analyzing materials in components, structures and devices, establishing and using structure-properties-processing-performance relationships, reporting the results according to the highest professional and ethical standards.

-Optimizing synthesis and manufacturing processes for metals, ceramics, polymers and composites in order to solve problems developing high quality materials that fulfill technical needs taking into account the social, ethical, economical and sustainability dimensions.

The objective of ME program will be achieved by developing the following 22 competencies:.

Competencies Description
General Competencies
Instrumental Competencies
  1. Apply autonomous learning strategies in the different levels and fields of knowledge that allow timely and appropriate decision making in the personal, academic and professional context.
  2. Use the logical, formal, mathematical, iconic, verbal and non-verbal languages, in accordance to his/her stage of life, to understand, interpret and express ideas, feelings, theories and trends of thoughts with an ecumenical focus
  3. Handle the information and communication technologies as a tool for information access and its transformation into knowledge, as well as for collaborative work and learning using new techniques that will allow him/her to have a constructive participation in society.
  4. Master his/her native language in an oral and written form, with accuracy, relevance, consistency and ethics, adapting his/her message to the situation or context for the transmission of ideas and scientific findings.
  5. Use the logical, critical, creative and proactive thinking to analyze natural and social phenomena, allowing him/her to make the appropriate decisions in his/her field with social responsibility.
  6. Use a second language; preferably English, with clarity and accuracy to communicate on daily, academic, professional and scientific contexts.
  7. Develop academic and professional inter-, multi-, and transdisciplinary proposals in accordance with the best global practices to encourage and strengthen collaborative work.
  8. Use the new and traditional methods and research techniques for the development of his/her academic work, the practice of his/her profession and the generation of knowledge.
Personal and social competencies
  1. Maintain an attitude of compromise and respect towards the diversity of social and cultural practices that reassure the principle of integration on the local, national and international context, with the aim of promoting environments of peaceful coexistence.
  2. Take part on the problems of the contemporary society on the local and global level with critical attitude and human compromise with the academic and professional areas to contribute to help consolidate the general welfare and sustainable development.
  3. Practice the values promoted by UANL: truth, equality, honesty, freedom, solidarity, respect for life and others, respect for nature, integrity, professional ethics, justice and responsibility in his/her personal and professional field to contribute to build a sustainable society.
Integrated competencies
  1. Build innovative proposals based on the holistic understanding of reality to help overcome the struggles of the interdependent global environment.
  2. Take the lead, committed to social and professional needs to promote relevant social change.
  3. Solve personal and social conflicts using specific techniques in the academic and professional field for appropriate decision-making.
  4. Achieve the adaptability that our social and professional environment requires in uncertain times, in order to create better living conditions.
Engineering competencies
FIME graduates competencies
  1. Analyze the parts of a device, equipment, system or process, establishing the relation between them, allowing him/her to document the information gathered, in a structured, organized, and coherent way, including his/her own conclusions.
  2. Generate models in mathematical language to describe the behavior of a system, phenomenon or process, through the hypothesis planning, allowing their validation through analytical methods or computational tools.
  3. Solve engineering problems by selecting the appropriate methodology, applying established models, based on the basic sciences, verifying the results obtained using an analytic model or with the support of a technological tool, so that the solution can be pertinent and feasible meeting the quality standards and security policies.
  4. Apply methods and techniques of scientific and technological research to the development of engineering projects.
Specific competencies of Materials Engineering
  1. The Materials Engineering Program graduate will apply the appropriate experimental techniques for the characterization of materials, generating a technical report.
  2. The Materials Engineering Program graduate will establish the relation between the materials structure and its properties, with the purpose of designing statements and reports related to the many applications of materials.
  3. The Materials Engineering Program graduate will optimize processes for obtaining and transforming metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials that will lead to problem solution and will favor the obtaining of quality materials, according to the requirements established and devoting special attention to the social, economic and technological impact.

The relationship between the competencies of an IMT graduate regarding the ABET-Outcomes::

ABET-Outcomes for PE IMT ABET-Outcomes for PE IMT
(a) The ability to apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 1) Apply autonomous learning strategies in the different levels and fields of knowledge that allow timely and appropriate decision making in the personal, academic and professional context.

2) Use the logical, formal, mathematical, iconic, verbal, and non-verbal languages, in accordance to his/her stage of life, to understand, interpret and express ideas, feelings, theories and trends of thoughts with an ecumenical focus.

8) Use the new and traditional methods and research techniques for the development of his/her academic work, the practice of his/her profession and the generation of knowledge.

17) Generate models in mathematical language to describe the behavior of a system, phenomenon or process, through the hypothesis planning, allowing their validation through analytical methods or computational tools.
(b) The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 16) Analyze the parts of a device, equipment, system or process, establishing the relation between them, allowing him/her to document the information gathered, in a structured, organized, and coherent way, including his/her own conclusions.

17) Generate models in mathematical language to describe the behavior of a system, phenomenon or process, through the hypothesis planning, allowing their validation through analytical methods or computational tools.

20) The Materials Engineering Program graduate will apply the appropriate experimental techniques for the characterization of materials, generating a technical report.
(c) The ability to design a system, component, or process to meet the desired needs within the realistic constraints such as in economy, environment, society, politics, ethics, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 16) Analyze the parts of a device, equipment, system or process, establishing the relation between them, allowing him/her to document the information gathered, in a structured, organized, and coherent way, including his/her own conclusions.

17) Generate models in mathematical language to describe the behavior of a system, phenomenon or process, through the hypothesis planning, allowing their validation through analytical methods or computational tools.
(d) The ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams. 7) Develop academic and professional inter-, multi-, and transdisciplinary proposals in accordance with the best global practices to encourage and strengthen collaborative work.
(e) The ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 18) Solve engineering problems by selecting the appropriate methodology, applying established models, based on the basic sciences, verifying the results obtained using an analytic model or with the support of a technological tool, so that the solution can be pertinent and feasible meeting the quality standards and security policies.

19) Apply methods and techniques of scientific and technological research to the development of engineering projects.

20) The Materials Engineering Program graduate will apply the appropriate experimental techniques for the characterization of materials, generating a technical report.
(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities. 9) Maintain an attitude of commitment and respect towards the diversity of social and cultural practices reassuring the principle of integration at the local, national and international context, as a way to promote peaceful coexistence.

10) Take part on the local and global challenges facing the contemporary society with critical attitude and human, academic and professional commitment to help consolidate the general welfare and sustainable development.

14) Solve personal and social conflicts using specific techniques in the academic and professional field for appropriate decision-making.
(g) The ability to communicate effectively. 2) Use the logical, formal, mathematical, iconic, verbal, and non-verbal languages, in accordance to his/her stage of life, to understand, interpret and express ideas, feelings, theories and trends of thoughts with an ecumenical focus

4) Master his/her native language in an oral and written form, with accuracy, relevance, consistency and ethics, adapting his/her message to the situation or context for the transmission of ideas and scientific findings.

6) Use a second language; preferably English, with clarity and accuracy to communicate on daily, academic, professional and scientific contexts.

(h) The board education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. 11) Practice the values promoted by UANL: truth, equality, honesty, freedom, solidarity, respect for life and others, respect for nature, integrity, professional ethics, justice and responsibility in his/her personal and professional field to contribute to build a sustainable society.

12) Build innovative proposals based on the holistic understanding of reality to help overcome the struggles of the interdependent global environment.

(i) Recognition of need and the ability to engage in life-long learning. 5) Use the logical, critical, creative and proactive thinking to analyze natural and social phenomena, allowing him/her to make the appropriate decisions in his/her field with social responsibility.

9) Maintain an attitude of compromise and respect towards the diversity of social and cultural practices that reassure the principle of integration on the local, national and international context, with the aim of promoting environments of peaceful coexistence.

10) Take part on the problems of the contemporary society on the local and global level with critical attitude and human compromise with the academic and professional areas to contribute to help consolidate the general welfare and sustainable development.

(j) Knowledge of contemporary issues. 3) Handle the information and communication technologies as a tool for information access and its transformation into knowledge, as well as for collaborative work and learning using new techniques that will allow him/her to have a constructive participation in society.

6) Use a second language; preferably English, with clarity and accuracy to communicate on daily, academic, professional and scientific contexts.

8) Use the new and traditional methods and research techniques for the development of his/her academic work, the practice of his/her profession and the generation of knowledge.

(k) The ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and tools necessary for the engineering practice. 21) The Materials Engineering Program graduate will establish the relation between the materials structure and its properties, with the purpose of designing statements and reports related to the many applications of materials.

22) The Materials Engineering Program graduate will optimize processes for obtaining and transforming metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials that will lead to problem solution and will favor the obtaining of quality materials, according to the requirements established and devoting special attention to the social, economic and technological impact.

These 22 competencies will be developed in the student, through a certain number of activities, which are defined for each of the courses of the Educational Program.

Graduate Profile

The graduate in this major are professionals with a solid education in basic sciences, and also is competent to make activities related to the obtaining and process of metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers and compound materials, characterizations, and its technological applications, that lead them to the solution of the industrial and service sector problems, that favor the obtaining of materials of quality, according to the required needs, taking care of the social , economic, and technological impact. This graduate profile is described in more detail by the 22 competencies that constitute the Bachelor in Material Engineering Program:

  1. Apply autonomous learning strategies on the different levels and knowledge fields that allow appropriate decision making on the personal, academic and personal fields.
  2. Uses the logical, formal, mathematical, iconic, verbal and no-verbal languages, in accordance to his stage of life, to understand, interpret and express ideas, feelings, theories and trends of thoughts with an ecumenical focus.
  3. Handle the information and communication technologies as a tool to the information access and its transformation on the knowledge, such as for the collaborative work and learning with the new techniques that allow its constructive participation on the society.
  4. Masters his native language in oral and written form with correction, relevancy, opportunity and ethics, adapting his message to the situation or context for the transmission of ideas and scientific findings.
  5. Use the logic, critical, creative and proactive thinking to analyze natural and social phenomena that allow manning appropriate decisions in its influence field with responsibility.
  6. Uses a second language, preferably English, with clarity and correction to communicate on daily, academic, professional and scientific contexts.
  7. Make academic and professional inter, multi and transdisciplinary proposals in accordance with the best global practices to foment and consolidate the collaborative work.
  8. Uses the new and traditional methods and research techniques for the development of their academic work, practice of his profession and the generation of knowledge.
  9. The student maintains an attitude of compromise and respect towards the diversity of the social and cultural practices that reassure the principle of integration on the local, national and international context, with the aim of promoting environments of peaceful coexistence.
  10. Takes part on the problems of the contemporary society on the local and global level with a critical attitude and human compromise with the academic and professional areas to contribute to help consolidate the general welfare and sustainable development.
  11. Practice the promoted values of the UANL: truth, equality, honesty, freedom, solidarity, respect for life and others, respect for nature, integrity, professional ethic, justice and responsibility in its personal and professional field to contribute to build a sustainable society.
  12. Builds innovative proposals based on the holistic understanding of the reality to contribute to overcome the struggles of the independent global environment.
  13. Assume the leadership committed to social and professional needs to promote a pertinent social change.
  14. Solve personal and social conflicts in accordance to specific techniques in the academic and professional field to the adequate decision making.
  15. Achieves the adaptability required by the social and professional environment of uncertainty of our time to create better living conditions.
  16. Analyses the parts of a device, equipment, system or process, establishing the relations between them, that allows the documentation and information got on a structured, organized, coherent manner, including their own conclusion
  17. . Generates models in the mathematical language that describes the behavior of a system, phenomenon or process, through the hypothesis planning that allows the validation through analytical methods or computational tools.
  18. Solve engineering problems selecting the accurate methodology, applying established models, based on the basic sciences, checking the obtained results with an analytic model or with the support of a technological tool, so that the solution can be pertinent and feasible meeting the quality standards and security policies.
  19. Apply methods and techniques of scientific and technological research to the development of engineering projects.
  20. The Materials Engineering Program student applies the appropriate experimental techniques for the characterization of materials, generating a technical report.
  21. The Materials Engineering Program student establishes the relationship between materials structure and properties, with the purpose of designing statements and reports related to the many applications of materials.
  22. The Materials Engineering Program student optimizes processes for obtaining and transforming metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials that will lead to problem solution and that will favor the obtaining of quality materials, according to the requirements established and taking special care of the social, economic and technological impact.

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE NUEVO LEÓN

President: M.E.C. Rogelio G. Garza River
Vicepresident of Administration:I M.A. Carmen del Rosario de la Fuente Garcí
Vicepresident of Academic Affairs:Dr. Juan Manuel Alcocer González

SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Av. Pedro de Alba S/N, Ciudad Universitaria,
San Nicolás de los Garza, N.L.
Tel. 8329-4020 ext. 5910 y 5703

Contact:

Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs:
Dr. Arnulfo Treviño Cubero.arnulfo.trevinoc@uanl.mx

Vice-Dean of Graduate Affairs:
Dr. Simón Martínez Martínez.simon.martinezm@uanl.mx

Vice-Dean of Innovation Affairs:
Dr. Moises Hinojosa Rivera .moises.hinojosar@uanl.mx

General Academic Coordinator:
M.C María de Jesús Nañez Rodríguez.maria.nanezr@uanl.mx

Head of Program:
Dr. Dora Irma Martínez Delgado dora.martinezdl@uanl..edu.mx
Tel. +5281.8329.4020 ext. 5733