What is Environmental Engineering?

It is a race to develop new uses of natural resources that help preserve and maintain the quality of life of society, also to develop and propose ways of occupation of the territory that prevent the loss of biodiversity, avoid pollution and guarantee the equitable access to ecosystem services, and design treatment systems that maintain minimum quality levels in natural resources.

The student of Environmental Engineering must assume his professional training as a life project and with a passion for science and technology and be willing to establish productive human relations and continuous improvement.

Why study Environmental Engineering?

  • Because the search for sustainable development remains in force, considering that natural resources are limited and that a growing productive activity, with no criteria other than economic growth, produces environmental problems both locally and globally.
  • Because integral solutions to environmental problems are imperative, with emphasis on the possibility of making the economic growth of the regions compatible with the preservation of the environment and with social equity to improve the quality of life.
  • The depletion and dependence of fossil fuels, the need to develop renewable energy sources, the problems associated with the availability and quality of water, conflicts in land use and occupation of the territory, inefficiency in the use of resources and by-products in the industrial sector, air pollution and the loss of biodiversity, among others, are realities of the country, and even of the world, which constitute challenges for engineering.
  • Because actions are needed such as the saving and efficient use of water and energy, the minimization and valorization of waste, the search for raw materials and alternative energy sources, the optimization of industrial and infrastructure processes, the rational use of biodiversity and the sustainable and orderly use of land, with a permanent consideration of the well-being of communities through concertation and participation processes.


The Environmental Engineering EIA program is developed in face-to-face mode, supported by information and communication technologies as educational resources that mediate learning.

Due to the training in engineering, the program implements the active learning methodology that links the student to the solution of problems in his professional field and makes him more involved in his training through the development of experimental practices, business experiences, studies of cases and learning projects, among others.

The classes are designed as academic work environments where the student reflects, discusses with arguments and proposes alternative solutions to different engineering problems under the guidance of a transforming teacher of ways of thinking and acting of his students to contribute with the training of better human beings and professionals

Program taught in:
  • Spanish (Colombia)

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Last updated May 15, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Jan 2020
10 semesters
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