Master’s Degree in Engineering Sciences: Chemical Engineering

  Accredited by the Mexican Postgraduate Quality Program SEP-CONACYT (PNPC)

(Scholarships for Foreing Students)

 


PROGRAM NAME: Master's Degree in Engineering Sciences: Chemical Engineering


General Office of Professions (DGP) Code: 501512

Typical time to degree:  4 semesters

Credits: 100

Degree conferred: Master of Science

Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

 


DESCRIPTION OF THE DEGREE PROGRAM


General Objective

To train personnel of the highest academic and professional level in chemical engineering and its related fields, capable of performing research to generate new knowledge or technological developments that contribute to the solution of problems of national interest.

Specific Objectives

  • To establish a suitable academic and infrastructural frame for the teaching of engineering.
  • To generate research projects for the development of basic knowledge and its applications.
  • To generate projects of innovative knowledge application and technological development.
  • To actively participate in the dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge of chemical engineering.
  • To promote links with the regional and national industry.
  • To promote quality professional practice in engineering and related fields.

 


WHAT COMPETENCIES WILL I HAVE ACQUIRED BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM?


Graduate Profile

The profile of the Chemical Engineering graduate must be in line with development trends in this field of knowledge for the 21st Century worldwide.

Industry development with a technological basis derived from this new knowledge offers a field of development for the chemical engineer, and their university education will allow them to participate in this development, looking to increase the country’s productivity and fairly distribute the wealth generated.

The areas in which the future development of Chemical Engineering is foreseen in the 21st Century are, among others, the following:

• Development of new materials.

• Efficient use and saving energy.

• Use of renewable energies.

• Treatment and recovery of effluents.

• Ecological control.

• Biotechnology.

• Process simulation and control.

In order to contribute to the development of the areas mentioned above, graduates of this postgraduate degree must be able to:

• Handle basic engineering and application principles which will allow them to thrive in the fields of technology analysis, creation and adaptation.

• Develop the skill of analysis and identifying areas of technological processes amenable to innovation.

• Use the technical-scientific language needed to communicate with the productive and social sector, and the scientific community, in order to implement research and development programs in a coordinated fashion.

• Collaborate with professionals from other fields in the implementation of interdisciplinary projects and problem solving.

• Efficiently develop research activities, as well as application, teaching and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

Specifically, the graduate must be able to carry out, in each of these areas, the following activities:

  • Carry out basic research for the generation of new knowledge.
  • Carry out applied research to solve specific problems.
  • Design, analyze, control, modify and optimize processes.
  • Participate in the research and development of new processes.
  • Participate in the research and development of new materials.
  • Simulate and optimize process operation.
  • Plan, control and evaluate the quality of materials, processes and products.
  • Develop, adapt and apply technologies to the process industry.
  • Participate in teaching activities.
  • Prompt, coordinate and implement large engineering projects.

 


PLAN OF STUDIES


Curriculum Map (Download PDF)

 

Course List

Mathematics Courses (8 credits per course)

Advanced Mathematics (required)

Numerical Methods in Engineering

Basic Courses (8 credits per course)

Mass Transfer Operations

Advanced Thermodynamics

Transport Phenomena

Reactor Engineering

Elective Courses (8 credits per course)

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Process Simulation

Bioprocess Design

Bioseparation

Advanced Biochemistry

Cell Culturing Basics I

Bioprocess Engineering

Energy Generation Technologies

Energy Prospects and Sustainability

Alternative Energy Sources

Water Treatment Plant Design

Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Chemistry

Industrial Waste Handling and Treatment

Multiparticle System Models

Surface and Interphase Physical Chemistry

Materials Processing

Aqueous Materials Processing

Chemical Materials Processing at High Temperatures

Solid-Fluid Reaction Engineering

Electro-chemical Materials Processing

Select Engineering Topics I

Select Engineering Topics II

Soil Chemistry

Advanced Instrumental Analysis

Experiment Design

Solar Energy Engineering

Separation Processes

Solid-Liquid Separation

Additionally, the following may be chosen as Elective courses:

Mathematics Courses

Basic Courses

Graduate courses in other postgraduate degree programs at the University of Sonora

Graduate courses in postgraduate degree programs at other institutions

Research and Thesis Courses (Required)

Advanced Research Techniques (8 credits)

Graduate Seminar (8 credits)

Research (12 credits)

Master’s Degree in Science Thesis (24 credits)

 


LINES OF GENERATION AND/OR APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROGRAM


1. Environmental Engineering

2. Bioprocess Engineering

3. Material Engineering

4. Metallurgical Processes

5. Renewable Energies

 


CORE FACULTY


Name

LGAC

Email

CABANILLAS LOPEZ RAFAEL ENRIQUE

5

rcabani@iq.uson.mx

GOMEZ ALVAREZ AGUSTIN

1

agomeza@iq.uson.mx

GUERRERO GERMAN PATRICIA 

2

pguerrero@iq.uson.mx

HINOJOSA PALAFOX JESUS FERNANDO

5

fhinojosa@iq.uson.mx

HERRERA URBINA JOSE RONALDO 

3

rherrera@guaymas.uson.mx

MARTIN GARCIA ABRAHAM ROGELIO

2

armartin@iq.uson.mx

MONGE AMAYA ONOFRE

2

onofrem@iq.uson.mx

PEREZ TELLO MANUEL 

4

mperezt@iq.uson.mx

TEJEDA MANSIR ARMANDO

2

atejeda@guayacan.uson.mx

VALENZUELA GARCIA JESUS LEOBARDO 

4

jvalen@iq.uson.mx

 


HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS GRADUATE PROGRAM?


Entrance Requirements

  • Entrance application, free-format curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Certificate of completion of EGEL-IQ or EXANI-III issued by CENEVAL.
  • Proof of knowledge of English language: TOEFL exam or certificate issued by language school that indicates the applicant’s English level.
  • Interview with the selection committee.
  • Copy of professional degree.
  • Copy of certificate of studies of previous academic level, indicating total credits covered and grade average.
  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate.

 

Applicant Profile

Applicants to the postgraduate degree in the field of Chemical Engineering must have, preferably, a Degree in Chemical Engineering. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in related fields may be accepted if, in the Academic Commission’s view, these applicants fulfill the academic requirements of admission to the program.

Applicants must fulfill a profile that shows skills and a vocation for scientific research and the generation of new knowledge, as well as commitment and taste for scientific work.

 


WHAT DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?


Graduation Requirements

To obtain the master’s degree, the student must:

  • Successfully complete all course credits and satisfy the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program.
  • Certify comprehension of a language other than Spanish, as established by the Graduate Academic Committee of the respective study program.
  • Pass the degree examination in the written and oral phase before an ex-professo appointed committee.
  • For the doctorate degree, pass a general knowledge exam, if established in the postgraduate program.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements established by the Department of Academic Services for the issuance of the degree.

 

Degree Options

To obtain the degree, the student must cover the credits corresponding to the postgraduate study plan, write and pass their written thesis, and pass the degree examination, which consists of the oral defense of the thesis before a committee designated by the Postgraduate Academic Commission.

Students with at least one article published or accepted for publication within the four semesters of the program, will have the option to present said article as their written document to be defended in the oral phase of the degree examination.

 


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY THIS DEGREE?


Cost of the National Graduate School Entrance Exam (EXANI-III)

The applicant registration fee to study at the University of Sonora is published every year along with the new student admission announcement. See last year's information: http://www.posci.iq.uson.mx/

 

Enrollment and tuition fees

When enrolling in one of the undergraduate or graduate degree programs, students must pay all the corresponding fees based on the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, pursuant to the Fee Regulation. See last year's information: fees and discounts per course http://www.serviciosescolares.uson.mx/

 


FURTHER INFORMATION


Dr. Abraham Rogelio Mártin García

Program Coordinator

Rosales y Blvd. Luis Encinas s/n, Col. Centro, C.P. 83000, Edificio 5C

posci@iq.uson.mx

Tel: +52 (662) 259 2106, +52 (662) 259 2100

http://www.posci.iq.uson.mx/