UPS-Cuenca Undergraduate Programs

Environmental Engineering

Students in one of the laboratories

Degree: Environmental Engineer

Study Mode: On Campus

Duration: 10 semesters

Description 

We educate professionals who will have scientific knowledge, be responsible, ethical and capable of using technologies that help solve environmental problems in society by applying mathematical models to design environmental control technologies. Environmental engineering professionals can develop environmental management systems according to environmental laws.

Job context

In the public sector:
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that complies with the current legislation to protect the environment and suggests environmental policies
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that manages waste
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that carries out campaigns to create awareness on environmental care
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that manages protected wilderness areas
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that controls and monitors water, land and air pollution in the city and the industry
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that manages the efficient use of resources to obtain products 
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that designs sanitation projects of waste water in urban and rural areas
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that designs infrastructure for water treatment
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that conducts environmental audits in different sectors
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that manages polluted land and designs treatment plans
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that directs environmental projects
 
- A technician, director, advisor, analyst that carries out environmental research projects
 
In industries: 
 
- Identifies negative and positive environmental impacts and assesses the level of damage caused in order to provide solutions according to environmental laws
 
- Can be in charge of management systems of environmental quality, health and occupational safety
 
- Establishes control methods to reduce emissions and waste
 
- Suggests technical solutions to reduce emissions and waste
 
- Designs or selects treatment equipment for waste 
 
- Proposes solutions or manages installations of environmental character, such as plants of final disposition of dangerous waste, plants of final disposition of common waste, stations of transfer, etc. 
 
As a freelancer:
 
- Carries out studies, evaluations, audits and environmental certifications for different economic sectors

Environmental Engineering Director

Miryan Loayza Valdivieso

  • Chemical Engineer

mloayza@ups.edu.ec

Professors

Professors Email
AMAYA PINOS JORGE BRAULIO jamaya@ups.edu.ec
ARIAS LUNA JUANITO jarias@ups.edu.ec
AVILES SACOTO ESTEFANIA CARIDAD eaviles@ups.edu.ec
CABRERA ORTIZ JORGE JACINTO jcabrerao@ups.edu.ec
CARDENAS CALLE LUIS FERNANDO lcardenas@ups.edu.ec
CARPIO SACOTO JUAN EDUARDO jcarpio@ups.edu.ec
CHICAIZA RIVERA OMAR VICENTE ochicaiza@ups.edu.ec
DELGADO FERNANDEZ MANUEL ERNESTO mdelgado@ups.edu.ec
DUQUE SARANGO PAOLA JACQUELINE pduque@ups.edu.ec
JERVES COBO RUBEN FERNANDO rjerves@ups.edu.ec
LOAYZA VALDIVIESO MIRYAN ALICIA mloayza@ups.edu.ec
LOYOLA ILLESCAS JUAN GERARDO jloyola@ups.edu.ec
PARRA GONZALEZ DIEGO ALEJANDRO dparra@ups.edu.ec
SILVA RUALES MEDARDO ANGEL msilva@ups.edu.ec
ULLOA CUZCO JOSE IGNACIO julloa@ups.edu.ec