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 aim of this program is that graduates acquire the knowledge, competencies, attitudes, and values that enable them to display a high level of adaptability and employability in the national and international work world in the different areas of the Materials Science and Engineering.

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

Competencies Description
General Competencies
Instrumental Competencies
  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 5. Use the logic, critical, creative and proactive thinking to analyze natural and social phenomena that allow maning appropriate decisions in its influence field with responsibility.
  6. 6. Uses a second language, preferably English, with clarity and correction to communicate on daily, academic, professional and scientific contexts.
  7. 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. 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.
Personal and social interaction competencies
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Integrating competencies
  1. 12. Builds innovative proposals based on the holistic understanding of the reality to contribute to overcome the struggles of the independent global environment.
  2. 13. Assume the leadership committed to social and professional needs to promote a pertinent social change.
  3. 14. Solve personal and social conflicts in accordance to specific techniques in the academic and professional field to the adequate decision making.
  4. 15. Achieves the adaptability required by the social and professional environment of uncertainty of our time to create better living conditions.
Competencies specific engineering
Competencies of graduates of the FIME
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 19. Apply methods and techniques of scientific and technological research to the development of engineering projects.
Specific competencies of Materials Engineering
  1. 20. The Materials Engineering Program student applies the appropriate experimental techniques for the characterization of materials, generating a technical report.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

The relationship between competencies of the bachelor in materials engineering program and the ABET-Outcomes::

ABET-Outcomes for PE IMT Competencies PE IMT (401 version)
(a) An ability to apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. 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.

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.

17) Generates models in the mathematical language that describes the behavior of a system, a phenomenon or a process, through the hypothesis planning that allows the validation through analytical methods or computational tools.
(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. 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, a phenomenon or a process, through the hypothesis planning that allows the validation through analytical methods or computational tools.
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. 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,

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.
(d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. 7) Make academic and professional inter, multi and transdisciplinary proposals in accordance with the best global practices to foment and consolidate the collaborative work. 13) Assume the leadership committed to social and professional needs to promote a pertinent social change.
(e) An ability to identify, formulates, and solves engineering problems. 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
(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities. 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.

14) Solve personal and social conflicts in accordance to specific techniques in the academic and professional field to the adequate decision making.
(g) An ability to communicate effectively 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.

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.

6) Uses a second language, preferably English, with clarity and correction to communicate on daily, academic, professional and scientific contexts.
 
(h) To understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. 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.

15) Achieves the adaptability required by the social and professional environment of uncertainty of our time to create better living conditions.
(i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 5) Use the logic, critical, creative and proactive thinking to analyze natural and social phenomena that allow maning appropriate decisions in its influence field with responsibility. 

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.
 
(j) A knowledge of contemporary issues. 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.

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

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.
 
(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 17) Generates models in the mathematical language that describes the behavior of a system, a phenomenon or a 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.
 
(l) An ability to properly use of the experimental techniques of synthesis, characterization and processing of materials. 20) The Materials Engineering Program student applies the appropriate experimental techniques for the characterization of materials, generating a technical report.
(m) An ability to diagnose the potential applications of materials. 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.
(n) An ability to the development and innovation of technologies and their adaptation to the development of new 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.

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.