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Bahía Blanca Regional Faculty

 

It was established in 1954. The Faculty comprises a modern building infrastructure consisting of two towers and a central building for administration, occupying a total area of 7000 sq. mts. One tower is a ten-storey building devoted to lecture rooms and a computing center, and the other six-storey building includes laboratories, library and research groups.

Academic

The first implemented programs were Mechanical Engineering, Construction Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Initially, these programs had 50 students; today, the Faculty has over 2000 students.

Over the last years the Faculty has grown, making its academic programs wider. At present, the programs are the following:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering -with the intermediate degree of Electronics Technician
  • Degree in Industrial Organization
  • Doctorate in Engineering program
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Environmental Engineering
  • Graduate program in Labour Engineering

Students are fully assisted by the Office of Students’ Affairs, which implements several systems covering aspects like health, sports, scholarships and internships.

Outreach

In order to strengthen the relationship between the University, Industry and Community, the Office of Outreach and Culture was created. Nowadays, a modern Technological University Outreach Centre (CEUT) is being built, adding an area of 3,500 sq. mts.

Some examples of its activities are:

  • Centre for Professional Teaching and Competencies Accreditation (C4P) placed in the heart of the Industrial Park of the city, helping workers to get professional up-grade and providing the enterprises with highly qualified, technical human resources. Even though the Welding School is its main activity, other courses, such as instrumentation, construction, piping and pumps, are offered.
  • Language University Centre (CEDI), in which several foreign languages are taught to people from the community, such as: English, Portuguese, German and Italian.
  • An ambitious safety program has been conducted together with several important enterprises of the Bahia Blanca Petrochemical Site for the last 15 years, contributing to achieve safer working conditions for over 60,000 workers.
  • A Regional CISCO Academy teaches IT and network technologies.

Science & Technology

Scientific and technological research activities are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology. At present, the following research groups are active:

  • Centre for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Research (CIMTA)
  • Environmental Engineering Study Group (GEIA)
  • Energy Studies Group (GESE)
  • Automation and Control Group (GEMA)
  • Educational Computing Study Group (GEIE)
  • Mathematics Teaching Research Group (GIEM)
  • Bioengineering Study Group (GEBI)
  • Knowledge Management Study Group (GEGeCo)
  • Materials Study Group (GEMAT)
  • Coasts and Ports Study Group (GEPC)
  • Urban Planning Study Group (GEPU)
  • Communication and Information Technologies and Systems (SITIC)

Some research and development projects conducted by these groups are:

  • Steel behavior in components subjected to high temperatures and/or corrosive atmosphere.
  • Theoretical development and implementation of a Geographical Information System (GIS) for a port management and planning system. Study case: Ingeniero White Port
  • Comprehensive optimization of renewable energies with the hydrogen vector
  • Conflict and politics on water management . Territorial governance and development in answer to the resource crisis.
  • Noise pollution in urban and industrial environments.
  • Damage identification and lean structures design through optimization techniques
  • Modeling and Simulation of Sequential Batch Reactors in a process of anaerobic digestion of agro-industrial waste
  • Natural and anthropogenic processes in coastal and continental marine environments
  • Networks, protocols and systems for data communication. Study, modeling, simulation and development for high requirement applications.
  • Development of theoretical and experimental methods for predictive diagnosis of stator and rotor failures in AC electrical machines.
  • Analysis of the BSC applicability for the development of ontologies in management computing.
  • Initial training in Engineering and Industrial Organization Programs: students, teaching practices and tutorial actions
  • Analysis, modeling and development of mechanical systems applicable to land mobile platforms for handling explosives
  • Study of relationships between steel structure and its mechanical properties for use at room and high temperatures
  • QFT robust controller design for multivariable systems with significant uncertainty.

A Technological Transfer Office works with the Science and Technology Department offering:

Mechanics Computational Mechanics
Mechanical Vibrations & Noise
Acoustics
Fluids Mechanics
Material Testing
Transport and Traffic
Welding
Electrical Energy consumption optimization
Alternative energy sources
Testing and calibrations
Process control systems
Civil Laboratory of concrete
Laboratory of asphaltsEnvironmental Engineering Urban planning Ports and coasts
Electronics Automation and control
Communications
Electromagnetic fields pollution
Computing, networks and databases
Industrial Organization Quality Management
Human Resources Management
Process Management
Labour Industrial hygiene and safety