Faculty of Engineering at the University of Antioquia recognizes its role
in today's globalized society. Knowledge is fundamental in the training of
engineers, and the goal of the Faculty is to generate, transmit and use scientific
and technical knowledge. In doing so, we must meet the international standards
of quality expected by this globalized world in which we live.
The faculty seeks
engineering solutions to problems, with emphasis on problems in our immediate
environment, by applying the most advanced universal principles. Our mission
is to prepare professionals for today's world; professionals on a par with,
and able to relate to, their colleagues from any other part of the world;
professionals who will contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
competent engineers for the globalized world, at both undergraduate and postgraduate
levels; to develop programs of research and continuous education, and to provide
consultation, in the area of technological innovation; to contribute to sustainable
development within the country and the region, according to the philosophical
principles of the University of Antioquia."
of Engineering will lead Colombia, and be recognized within Latin America,
for innovation resulting from research. Graduates of the Faculty will distinguish
themselves by their professional qualities, their integral education and their
contributions to regional sustainable development."
The Faculty of
Engineering at the University of Antioquia began as the School of Chemical
Sciences, created in February, 1943. Its first program was oriented towards
Pure Chemistry, but later (1944) this changed to Industrial Chemistry, and
in 1946 programs became oriented more towards Chemical Engineering and the
name was changed to the School of Chemical Engineering. Later, in 1958, the
School became a Faculty.
This year the
Faculty celebrated 63 years of continuous professional training. During this
time the Faculty has produced 8,263 professionals. It is now one of the largest
faculties at the University of Antioquia in terms of academic programs and
student numbers, with a total of 7,245 undergraduate students and 228 postgraduate
The Faculty building,
infrastructure and services have been operating for approximately 35 years.
A new four storey building is currently under construction, and this will
allow the Faculty to expand to better meet the needs of the community in the
The Faculty is
directed by the Dean, the representative of the Rector in the department.
He is supported in his work by the Faculty Board.
of academic administration is the Vice Dean. Each of the nine academic units
or departments has a Head of Department. There are also three administrative
units for research, extension and logistical support and an office devoted
to Specializations, Master's and Doctorate programs.