UPS- Cuenca Undergraduate Programs

Mechanical Engineering

Students in the mechanical engineering lab

Degree: Mechanical Engineer

Study Mode: Full Time On Campus

University branch: Cuenca and Quito

Duration: 10 semesters

Description:

The aim of this major is to prepare mechanical engineers with human and academic excellence based on values, principles, ethics, fairness, freedom, kindness, and ecological awareness. These professionals will be capable of solving our society's problems through research, organization, surpervision, maintenance, quality improvement, productivity and competitiveness. They can transfer technologies to systems, machines, and production lines as well as plan, advise, organize, supervise, and administer workers, and companies in order to improve our country's development. 

Employment context

The role future professionals will play, as well as their functions, fall within the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the economy, in the primary sector, by obtaining raw material through sustainable exploitation of oil and mining resources that will benefit the economy, considering mid and long term mitigation plans. In the secondary sector, through design, research and innovation, technology transfer and disaggregation, optimization of productive processes and the development of new materials, therefore modernizing the country's production. In the tertiary sector, which produces services, the subsectors where mechanical engineering can be applied are: trade, transport, communications, finance, tourism, public administration, safety, health and education.

Additionally, future professionals in mechanical engineering will operate in the small, medium and big industry, whether public or private, in fields such as:

  • Design processes, production of parts and machines in companies like: Continental Tyres, General Motors, Omnibuses, BB, Metaltronic, Aymesa, Indufrance, and others, where they need innovative engineers to create products that can be accepted not only nationally but internationally by using IT packages
  • Fields of research, development, innovation and technification at an industrial or educational level, where mechanical engineers are required so that through research they can provide added value to products and thus be innovative, applying industrial automation.
  • Maintenance management, in industrial areas and services such as: food, transportation, medicine, and others. Professionals who can apply good production practices and quality management systems to improve current manufacturing processes.
  • Development and application of standards for: the industrial sector, INEN performance institutions, oil companies, private entities.
  • The efficient use of renewable energy sources, such as: wind, solar, geothermal, tidal, by participating in the construction of new hydroelectric, geothermal plants and others, which will help the country's energy and economic development, applying it to the National Plan of Good Living 2013 - 2017.
  • Administration, supervision, advice, consultancy and management of production processes.
  • Improve the domestic production of components and mechanical systems, the transfer and disaggregation of technology, for which research should be applied to solve problems that arise.
  • Teaching and research in higher education
     

 

 


Mechanical Engineering Director

Luis Eduardo Garzón Muñoz

  • PhD in Physical Sciences and Material Sciences
  • Master's degree in Biophysics

Telephone number: (7)2862213 ext. 1359

Email: lgarzon@ups.edu.ec 

Professors

Professors Email
ABAD FARFAN GABRIELA BLANCA gabadf@ups.edu.ec
CARDENAS TAPIA JUAN ALCIDES jcardenas@ups.edu.ec
CHERREZ AVILA IVAN MARCELO icherrez@ups.edu.ec
FAJARDO SEMINARIO JORGE ISAAC jfajardo@ups.edu.ec
GARZON MUÑOZ LUIS EDUARDO lgarzon@ups.edu.ec
GUAMAN BUESTAN ADRIANA DEL PILAR aguaman@ups.edu.ec
JARA COBOS NELSON GUSTAVO njara@ups.edu.ec
LOPEZ LOPEZ LUIS MARCELO llopez@ups.edu.ec
MEJIA REGALADO IVAN ALEJANDRO imejia@ups.edu.ec
NAIDIUK OLENA LEONIDIVNA oneira@ups.edu.ec
ÑAUTA ÑAUTA ADRIAN EUGENIO anauta@ups.edu.ec
REINOSO AVECILLAS FRAN ZHOVANI freinoso@ups.edu.ec
SANCHEZ LOJA RENE VINICIO rsanchezl@ups.edu.ec
TORRES JARA PAUL BOLIVAR ptorresj@ups.edu.ec
ZUMBA RIVERA RENE FRANCISCO rzumba@ups.edu.ec