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UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BUCARAMANGA - UNAB, is a private higher education institution that offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs in different fields. UNAB is a non-profit organization located in Bucaramanga whose purpose is the creation of professionals geared toward the improvement of the region and the country.

Mission: The University has as a mission the creation of professionals in different fields and the sustainable development of the region through research activities and inspired by democratic ideas and academic freedom.

Vision: UNAB has as a vision to be established as an important University in the Colombian region, and be recognized for its excellence and quality in education. Its technical and technological programs will play an essential part in the development of the institution and the region as well.

History

UNAB initiated its activities with the administrative and legal sciences programs, and it was in 1974 when the next three undergraduate programs, Business Administration, Law and Public Accounting, were established. By the end of the seventies and in the early eighties, with advances made in the fields of humanities and education, the Children's Education program, whose purpose is to strengthen pedagogical awareness, was established. These humanistic studies were complemented with the Social Communication program and the majors in Journalism and Organizational Communication.

In the nineties, the information science boom led to the establishment of the Systems Engineering Program. After that, the University decided to offer two innovative programs: Market Engineering and Financial Engineering. At the same time, the Tourism and Hotel Administration program was established.

By the end of the decade, the world and national debate on energy resources and their impact on the economy led the University to establish the Power Engineering program. This is how UNAB expressed its social commitment to the country and its concerns towards environmental sustainability. In a similar context, the University took on the challenge of creating the Mechatronic Engineering program, breaking new ground in Colombia and playing its part in the improvement of the competitiveness of the productive sector in the country.

Besides the development of conventional undergraduate programs in the nineties, the University began designing a virtual education model, with the support of specialists in Education, Communications and Information Technology. It was then when the Virtual UNAB department was established.

During the latest years, the Virtual Educational System of UNAB was strengthened with the creation of Virtual programs in Public Accounting, Business Administration and Literature. During the same period, the Audiovisual Production program was established.

In late March 2003, the academic technological division of UNAB was created, which centralizes in training and consultancy projects in information technologies and communications.

In the nineties, the information science boom led to the establishment of the Systems Engineering Program. After that, the University decided to offer two innovative programs: Market Engineering and Financial Engineering. At the same time, the Tourism and Hotel Administration program was established.

By the end of the decade, the world and national debate on energy resources and their impact on the economy led the University to establish the Power Engineering program. This is how UNAB expressed its social commitment to the country and its concerns towards environmental sustainability. In a similar context, the University took on the challenge of creating the Mechatronic Engineering program, breaking new ground in Colombia and playing its part in the improvement of the competitiveness of the productive sector in the country.

Besides the development of conventional undergraduate programs in the nineties, the University began designing a virtual education model, with the support of specialists in Education, Communications and Information Technology. It was then when the Virtual UNAB department was established.

During the latest years, the Virtual Educational System of UNAB was strengthened with the creation of Virtual programs in Public Accounting, Business Administration and Literature. During the same period, the Audiovisual Production program was established.

In late March 2003, the academic technological division of UNAB was created, which centralizes in training and consultancy projects in information technologies and communications.

 

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Contact info #1

Nayibe Chio Cho
+57 7 643 6111, +57 7 643 6261
Program Director of Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
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Avenida 42 No. 48 – 11 Edificio de Ingenierias

Contact info #2

Cesar Acevedo Arenas
+57 7 643 6111, +57 7 643 6261
Professor
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Avenida 42 No. 48 – 11 Edificio de Ingenierias

Contact info #3

Antonio Faustino Munoz Moner
+57 7 643 6111, +57 7 643 6261
Professor
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Avenida 42 No. 48 – 11 Edificio de Ingenierias

Contact info #4

Cesar Dario Guerrero Santander
+57 7 643 6111, +57 7 643 6261
Professor
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Avenida 42 No. 48 – 11 Edificio de Ingenierias

Contact info #5

Hernan Gonzalez Acuna
+57 7 643 6111, +57 7 643 6261
Professor
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Avenida 42 No. 48 – 11 Edificio de Ingenierias

Faculties

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BUCARAMANGA – UNAB offers pre-graduate and postgraduate programs in the following fields:

  • Business Administration,
  • Health Sciences,
  • Economics and Accounting,
  • Communication and Media Arts,
  • Law,
  • Education,
  • Technical and Technological Education,
  • Systems Engineering,
  • Administrative Engineering,
  • Physico-mechanical engineering,
  • Music Studies.

Pilot Plant Laboratory

This laboratory aims to design experiences in the area of thermo fluids and alternative energy. Within the services are found industrial process control and electrical power generation processes, the development of biodiesel production processes, the transport of molasses and alcohols, as well as solar technology and biotechnological processes. To complement the wide variety of technologies offered, the laboratory is equipped with a saturated steam generator with dual burner which allows the use of fuels, such as natural gas and oil.

Likewise, the laboratory has additional equipment, such as solar collectors, photovoltaic cells and a biofuel production and transportation system. Independent workbenches are equipped with cutting edge technology for data acquisition.

Electrical Machinery Laboratory

The electrical machinery laboratory is equipped with the necessary elements to enable practice related to the operation of static and rotating electrical machines, as well as six modular workbenches with AC and DC power (three phase and single phase).

There is also additional equipment, such as auto transformers, single and three phase transformers, rectifiers, induction motors, synchronous motors, DC motors, analog and digital measuring instruments, such as single and three phase power meters, analog voltmeters and ammeters, network analyzers, digital multimeters and clamp ampere-meters.

Hydraulics Laboratory

The hydraulics laboratory was designed to explain the fundamental principles of hydraulics through the management of positive displacement pumps, linear and rotary hydraulic actuators, valves and accessories that allow flow and pressure control. The laboratory is equipped with two multipurpose benches, which have positive displacement gear and pallet pumps, an accumulator tank with level and temperature indicators and a front panel for the mounting of valves and actuators.

Industrial Automation Laboratory

This laboratory is equipped with test benches of the latest technology for industrial automation processes, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial computer network protocols (FIELDBUS, PROFIBUS), data acquisition systems, electropneumatics, universal microcontroller programmers, analog and digital converters, servo motors and industrial computers, among others.

Electronics Laboratory

This laboratory supports the development of electronics and instrumentation activities, and has several LEYBOLD training systems in the areas of: direct current, alternating current, electronics components, digital electronics, microcontrollers, operational amplifiers and control systems. The lab is also equipped with workbenches and tools, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, FPGA and multimeters, among others. It also has an area of 12 computing systems for the development of computer simulation software, such as Matlab, Solidworks, Labview, Xilinx, MPLAB and Proteus, among others.

Machining Laboratory

This laboratory supports the following undergraduate programs, such as Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Robotics, Mechatronics Design, Manufacturing Processes, as well as Automation. This laboratory is equipped with a Fanuc CNC lathe and machining center, computers, workbenches, teaching robots, and a conveyor belt built by students.

Research & Development

The Research & Development department of UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BUCARAMANGA has developed research and development centers for promoting and coordinating research and technology development within the faculties, formulating problems of interest, drawing strategic plans and producing results on a subject. At present there are four research centers:

  • Engineering and natural sciences,
  • Biomedical sciences,
  • Law,
  • Psychology.

Besides these centers, UNAB has established Centers of Knowledge, such as:

  • Center of Knowledge in Social Sciences,
  • Institute of Political Studies - IEP,
  • Center of Knowledge in Education,
  • Center of Knowledge in Economic, Administrative and Countable Sciences,
  • Center of Knowledge in Humanities and Arts.

Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNAB)

  • Avenida 42 No. 48-11, Bucaramanga, Colombia
  • +57 7 643 6111, +57 7 643 6261
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