The Environmental and Sanitary Engineering program of the University of Magdalena has as its mission to generate knowledge and train professionals with solid scientific and technical bases, with high levels of human quality, outstanding ethical conditions and ability to pose and provide solutions to the environmental problems of the Caribbean region, the country, and the world. All the above, through the evaluation, appropriation, design, and implementation of high technology that promotes sustainable development and based on a scientific, humanistic, and political field and supported by flexible, dynamic and comprehensive academic processes.
The Environmental and Health Engineering program will count on the high quality of its teaching, research, and outreach activities. The program will have a great impact on the region and the country because of the professional, technological and human leadership of its graduates and staff. Its governing body, teachers, and students will direct their efforts to the study and solution of the environmental problems and needs of the region and the country based on academic and administrative excellence, on the updating of their teams, and on the promotion of research and outreach. Its graduates and professors will be qualified, bilingual and respectful of people, democratic values, ??and nature.
In response to the commitment of the University of Magdalena to the environmental development of the Region, and within the framework of the Mission and Institutional Vision, the institution proposed to create the Environmental and Health Engineering Program on campus mode. As a result, the program was registered by the ICFES on April 2, 2001 under the code 121346280014700111100, later the Academic Board of the University created the program by agreement September 23, 2001.
Since 2010, a curricular reform process has been initiated through Academic Agreement 076 of 2010 in order to strengthen the flexibility and interdisciplinarity of the curriculum to guarantee greater integrality in the training process, as well as the need to adapt the Curriculum to trends in disciplinary training, institutional arrangements, and the demands of the regional and national environment.