Individual and original work presented and defended before a university panel, consisting of a project in a field of technologies specific to agricultural engineering, which is professional in nature and synthesizes and integrates the knowledge acquired throughout the university education.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Knowledge of technical, scientific, and technological subjects to enable learning new methods and technologies, as well as endowing the student with great versatility for adapting to new situations.
- Ability to design, plan, organize, and control systems, processes and components that meet the needs of society within actual environmental conditions.
- Ability to develop projects within the field.
- Capacity for continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation.
- Capacity to use tools for solving problems within the field.
- Critical and analytical skills in the relevant specialty area.
- Creativity and imagination within the field of engineering and architecture.
- Capacity to evaluate, optimize, and compare criteria in decision making.
- Capacity to write, represent, analyze, and interpret technical documentation and data relevant to engineering and architecture.
- Ability to prepare reports and expert opinions based on critical analysis of realities in the field of engineering.
- Ability to carry out environmental impact studies and life cycle analysis of that projected.
- Ability to communicate and convey knowledge between expert and non-expert environments.
- Capacity to update knowledge independently with a constant willingness to do so.
- Capacity for planning, design, drafting, and signing projects in construction, remodeling, repair, conservation, demolition, manufacturing, installation, assembly, and the exploitation of moveable and immovable goods and property that due their nature and features are included within the very techniques of agricultural and farm production (installations and buildings, farms, infrastructure, rural roads), the agro-food industry (extractive, fermentation, dairy, canning, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, salted fish industries, and in general, any other dedicated to the preparation and/or processing, conservation, handling, distribution of food products), and gardening and landscaping (urban and/or rural green spaces, parks, gardens, greenhouses, urban forest, etc., public and private sporting installations, environments undergoing landscape recovery).
- Adequate knowledge of the physical problems, technologies, equipment, and water and energy supply systems, the limits imposed by budgetary factors and building regulations, the relationships between installations and/or buildings with farms, agro-food industries, and spaces related to gardening and landscaping with their social and environmental surroundings, as well as the need to relate those from that environment with human needs and environmental protection.
- Ability to lead the execution of works on projects related to agri-food industries, farms, green spaces and their facilities, infrastructure and installations, the prevention of risks associated with their execution, and the direction of multidisciplinary teams and human resources management in accordance with ethical standards.
- Capacity to draft and sign measurements, segregations, subdivisions, appraisals and assessments within rural areas, techniques belonging to the agri-food industry and the spaces related to gardening and landscaping, regardless whether they possess expert reports for legal or governmental bodies or not, and independently of the use for which this moveable or immovable good and property is destined for.
- Ability to draft and sign studies of rural development, environmental impact, and waste management for agri-food industries, farms and ranches, and for spaces related to gardening and landscaping.
- Skills for directing and managing all kinds of agri-food industries, farms and ranches, urban and/or green spaces, public or private sporting areas, with knowledge of new technologies, processes of quality, traceability, and certification, and marketing techniques for food products and cultivated plants.
- Knowledge of basic, scientific, and technological matters that enable continuous learning, as well as a capacity to adapt to new situations and changing environments.
- Ability to solve problems with creativity, initiative, methodology, and critical thinking.
- Leadership, communication, and transmission of knowledge, skills, and abilities in social fields of action.
- Ability to search for and use the rules and regulations relative to the field of action.
- Ability to develop activities, assuming a social, ethical, and environmental commitment in tune with the reality of the human and natural environments.
- Capacity to work on multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
- Skills for solving mathematical problems that may arise in engineering. Aptitude for applying knowledge towards linear algebra, geometry, differential geometry, differential and integral calculus, differential equations and partial derivatives, numerical and numerical algorithmic methods, statistics, and optimization.
- Capacity for spatial vision and knowledge of graphic representation techniques of both traditional methods of metric and descriptive geometry as well as computer aided design applications.
- Basic knowledge of the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases, and computer programs with engineering applications.
- Basic knowledge of general, organic, and inorganic chemistry and their applications in engineering.
- Understanding and mastery of the basic concepts of the general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields, waves, electromagnetism, and their application to solving engineering problems.
- Basic knowledge of the geology and morphology of terrain and its application to problems related to engineering. Climatology.
- Adequate knowledge of the concept of business, institutional and legal framework of the company. Organization and business management.
- Knowledge of the biological basis and fundamentals of plant and animal domains in engineering.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of identification and characterization of plant species.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the base principles of plant production, and production, protection, and exploitation systems.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the base principles of animal production. Livestock facilities.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize principles of biotechnology applications in agricultural and livestock engineering.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize ecological principles. Environmental impact study: assessment and correction.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of surveying and topographical stakeouts. Cartography, photogrammetry, GIS, and remote sensing in agriculture.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of rural engineering. Structural design and construction, hydraulics, motors and machinery, technical, and electrotechnical projects.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of the management and use of agro-industrial byproducts.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of decision making with the resources available for work in multidisciplinary groups.
- Ability to recognize, comprehend, and utilize the principles of technology transfer; understand, interpret, communicate, and adopt advances in the field of agriculture.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of valuation and marketing of agricultural enterprises.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of horticultural production technology.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of the basis and technology for horticultural, fruit, and ornamental propagation and production. Quality control of horticultural products. Marketing.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of genetics and plant breeding.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of engineering in green areas, sporting areas, and horticulture.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of civil works, installations, and infrastructure of green spaces and protected areas. Electrification. Irrigation and drainage. Machinery for horticulture and gardening.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of agricultural and landscape engineering.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of environmental legislation and management, sustainable development principles, market and professional strategies, assessment of environmental assets.
- Ability to recognize, understand, and utilize the principles of hydrology; erosion; plant material production, use, and maintenance; ecosystems and biodiversity; physical environment and climate change. Analysis, management, and land use planning. Landscaping principles. Specific design and graphic expression tools; practical development of environmental impact studies; environmental and landscaping restoration projects. Projects and maintenance plans for green spaces. Development projects. Tools for spatial and landscape planning. Projects and works management and planning.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
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