Sanitary Engineering – Student Outcomes

1. Engineering Design

Design and implement sanitation works and systems satisfying requirements and needs, as well as given technical, economic, social and legal constraints and limitations.

Interpret requirements and needs and translate them into the formulation of an sanitary engineering project.
Formulate and analyze the specifications of a design project considering technical variables, as well as realistic economical, social, legal and environmental restrictions.
Propose and evaluate solution alternatives to select the most adequate satisfying requirements and constraints.
Present and describe the solution through specifications, planes, maps, graphs, engineering drawings, diagrams and virtual simulations.
Propose the process to implement the solution.

2. Problem Solving

Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems properly using the methods, techniques and tools of sanitary engineering.

Identify and diagnose problems and prioritize them according to their impact and relevance.
Propose adequate and realizable solutions using appropriate norms and standards.
Use techniques and methodologies of sanitary engineering to describe, analyze and solve engineering problems.
Operate and use equipment, instruments and software required for sanitary engineering practice.
Take into account safety measures in the practice of engineering.

3. Sciences Application

Apply the knowledge and skills of mathematics, sciences and engineering to solve sanitary engineering problems.

Identify the relevant variables of a system, define their metrics and formulates dependence relationships.
Apply mathematical models for analyzing, simulating, predicting and optimizing the behavior of sanitation works and processes.
Explain and interpret physical phenomena and chemical processes from the fundamental laws that govern them.
Analyze materials properties and evaluate their impact in the behavior of sanitation works.

4. Experimentation and Testing

Conceive and conduct experiments and tests, analyze data and interpret results.

Determine objectives and restrictions of the experiment to be performed.
Determine the required equipment, tools and software applications according to the experiment or test to be done.
Discriminate the relevant variables of an experiment, relating, measuring and quantifying them, and determining their tolerances.
Analyze and process data and results using proper concepts and criteria.
Use the scientific method for developing experiments, design and research projects.

5. Modern Engineering Practice

Use and apply techniques, methods and tools of modern engineering necessary for the practice of sanitary engineering.

Use equipment, instruments and software typical of professional practice.
Apply modern techniques and methods for the analysis, design, integration and management of sanitation processes and systems.
Apply up-to-date standards, norms and criteria for the practice of sanitary engineering.

6. Engineering Impact

Understand the impact of sanitary engineering solutions on people and society in local and global contexts.

Recognize the role of sanitary engineering on the progress of society and the wellbeing of people.
Identify and appraise the economical and social benefits of sanitary engineering works.
Understand the role of sanitary engineering in risk prevention and disaster mitigation.

7. Project Management

Plan and assists in the management of sanitary engineering projects with efficiency and productivity criteria.

Formulate the objectives and restrictions of an engineering project and propose strategies for implementation.
Identify the required resources and their costs, and estimate the budget of sanitary engineering projects.
Determine the scope of a project, its activities and priorities, and propose execution and control schedules.
Determine the technical and economical feasibility of an engineering project as well as its social and environmental viability.
Participate in the supervision and development of an engineering project considering quality, efficiency and safety aspects.

8. Environmental Appraisal

Take into account the importance of preserving and improving the environment in the development of their personal and professional activities.

Promote the use of materials, technologies and processes that are environmentally adequate.
Make a rational use of natural resources understanding their importance in the life of people and society.
Participates in activities and campaigns for environment and ecosystems conservation and improvement.
Promote the sustainable development in their professional activities and apply norms of environmental management.

9. Lifelong Learning

Recognize the need to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date according to advances of engineering physics, and engage in lifelong learning.

Identify relevant areas for the development of their professional career.
Keep themselves up to date on new tendencies and technologies of sanitary engineering, as well as their diverse applications.
Be autonomous in their learning process.
Be part of research groups and students branches of professional associations.
Attend and participate in events of professional development.

10. Contemporary Issues

Know and analyze relevant contemporary issues in local, national and global contexts.

Be informed and emit opinion about the main social, economical and political facts in local and global contexts.
Understand relevant social and economical issues affecting his/her professional career and working environment.

11. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Evaluate their decisions and actions from a moral perspective and assume responsibility for the executed projects.

Anticipate the implications of their decisions as well as the results of their actions and projects
Appraise the punctual and responsible fulfillment of their personal and professional duties.
Take into consideration community interests and the social benefit.
Respect intellectual property rights and appraise the contribution of others.
Know and act according to the professional code of ethics.

12. Communication

Communicate clearly and effectively in oral, written and graphical formats, interacting with different types of audiences.

Express their ideas clearly and concisely using the adequate technological support.
Elaborate clear and precise technical documentation using norms, symbology and terminology proper of sanitary engineering.
Adjust their speech according to the type of audience for getting a proper understanding and interpretation.
Read technical documentation in English.

13. Teamworking

Appraise the importance of teamworking and participate actively and effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

Can perform as leader or active member of a working team effectively participating to achieve the proposed goals and results.
Propose and accepts ideas conducting to the achievement of objectives and results.
Appraise the differences of opinion, is tolerant and respect agreements.


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Aprobado en Abril del 2017.

Comisión de Acreditación