Civil Engineering Programme

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Snies 54495


168 Credits

10 Semesters

Registration 2.50 UVT

Tuition 50 UVT


Civil engineering is a discipline that focuses on the planning, design, construction and maintenance of essential infrastructure for society, such as buildings, bridges, roads, airports, dams, among others.

Our program is focused on preparing students for careers in areas such as construction, project management, structural design and urban planning. Students will explore fundamental topics such as mechanics of materials, hydraulics, geotechnics, structural theory, project management and urban planning.

Study plan

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Study plan of the civil engineering program at the University of La Guajira.


Applicant Profile

Person with interest in solving regional, national and international problems related to the conception, design, construction and operation of multidisciplinary civil infrastructure projects.

With skills in mathematics, critical reading and aptitude to acquire knowledge in the use of computational tools, in order to process information to study, analyze, design, execute and maintain infrastructure works of different types.

With good analytical, investigative, creative and innovative capacity; as driving forces for the generation of knowledge due to the need to understand specific topics.

With logic and abstract reasoning capacity, because the phenomena in reality happen in spaces with three dimensions and the models that describe them also behave this way, so it is necessary to have the ability to visualize the effects on volumes and not on planes.

Social responsibility, willingness to work in a team and verbal communication skills based on the concept of sustainable development and given the social nature of the profession, integrity, ethics and collective conscience are fundamental qualities for the applicant.

Graduate profile

Consultant in the areas of design, construction and auditing of civil works.

Researcher in different areas of applied engineering such as construction materials, road infrastructure, transportation modeling, soils, water resources, sanitation and environmental management.

Technical and/or administrative manager of civil works projects, with the ability to lead and interact effectively in interdisciplinary work teams.

Teacher in technical, technological and university careers.

Development in the different stages of projects: formulation and evaluation, execution, follow-up and control, both in the public and private sectors, within strict canons of ethical and social responsibility, and with an iron discipline of study.

Albert Elkjaer De La Hoz Navas Director Programa de Ingeniería Cilvil

Albert de la Hoz Navas

Director of the Civil Engineering Program

Team of teachers
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Resolution of Approval No. 007130 of 2023.

Honor Roll

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The University of La Guajira offers the only civil engineering program in the department of La Guajira. This program has well-equipped laboratories in various areas and an updated curriculum that adapts to regional, national and international dynamics. In addition, there are agreements with companies and other institutions for internships, exchanges and research in different parts of America and Europe.


Block 6 - second floor
University of La Guajira
Riohacha Headquarters
Km 3 + 354 Via Maicao

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Call the office of the  civil engineering program of the University of La Guajira at +57 (605) 7282729 Ext. 240, 241 and get the information you need. Our team is ready to assist you and solve all your questions, we are waiting for your call!

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