LEATHER TANNING SPECIALIZATION
We train high-level human resources for the study and treatment of problems derived from
innovation in leather tanning processes and tanned products, through the application of the
newest knowledge, within the framework of an educational system that harmonizes theory with practice;
this specialization has a quality focused on the student, equality, academic rigor and is sustained by
continuous teacher improvement.
The graduate of the leather tanning specialization will design new products and processes for the tannery through the study of the transformation that raw skin experiences, until its conversion into finished leather. The graduates will understand the influence of each of the tanning process stages on the properties of the final product as well as their environmental impact.
The three areas of knowledge covered by the syllabus include:
• Innovation and process optimization in the tanning and related industries; these are taught with a focus on innovation to improve existing processes or to implement new processes to convert raw skins into finished leather with defined characteristics.
• Analytical chemistry applied to tanning. Skills are developed to define the formulations of the products and materials that help in the tanning of hides or in the applying of their coatings.
• Environmental management. Procedures are developed to control processes and their environmental impact through the establishment of work methods and quantitative record keeping by sub-process.
Graduates of careers in the area of engineering and technology in the disciplines of industrial engineering, biotechnology, environmental engineering, biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial chemistry, chemical sciences.
The candidate must have:
– Knowledge. Engineering or undergraduate degree related to this postgraduate area and who demonstrates an ability to read and understand a technical text in English.
– Experience. If you do not have this specific type of academic preparation, you should have experience in the tanning process or in the hides supplying process.
– Abilities. For the handling of chemical products and materials from the tanning process; ability to describe productive, manufacturing processes and write technical reports.
– Values. Interest in innovation; ability to work on a team and be willing to take responsibility.
The graduates will have developed a scientific knowledge base for the innovation of products and tanning processes. They will be able to: optimize the use of the resources employed while tanning skins, to innovate processes, systematize the suppliers development, make use of clean technologies and develop new products. The graduate of the specialization will have the aptitude to perform the function of technical director of a tannery, based on their knowledge and scientific practice, with a focus on innovation.
SYNTHESIS OF THE SYLLABUS
The program can be completed in two semesters; as it has a practical/theoretical graduate focus, it is developed in the classroom, using on site laboratories and visits to companies
(*)A: Classroom; L: Laboratory, (**) These points will be assigned at the end of the program.
|Semester||Subject / Learning Units||Code||Hours /Professor||Hours extra class||Points||Infrastructure|
|1||Advanced design of tanning processes 1||IN-01||60||60||8||(A)(L)|
|1||Design and automation of the tanning industry||IN-02||20||20||3||(A)(L)|
|1||Advanced finishing technology||IN-03||90||90||11||(A)|
|1||Instrumental analysis and Normalization||GA-01||20||20||3||(A)(L)|
|2||Science and technology of chemical and auxiliary products||QA-02||15||15||2||(A)(L)|
|2||Advanced design of tanning processes 2||IN-04||60||60||8||(A)(L)|
|2||Internationalization and market management||GA-02||20||20||3||(A)|
|2||Life cycle analysis of the skin||GA-03||20||20||3||(A)(L)|
|.||Practical report (**)||TT-01||.||180||11||.|
|.||Final Work (**)||TT-02||.||270||17||.|
(*)A: Classroom; L: Laboratory, (**) these points will be assigned at the end of the program.
BASIC ACADEMIC STAFF
The teaching body or academic core is made up of the following professors:
|Armando Saldaña Valencia|
Masters degree in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Master of Science and Technology in the specialization of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing, graduated at CIATEC, A.C. Specialization in leather tanning at CIATEC. Chemical Industrial Engineer graduated from the Technological Institute of Celaya. He works as certification engineer of the Product Certification Group at CIATEC, A.C.
|Alejandra Rivera Trasgallo|
Masters in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. She has a Master degree in Environmental Protection and Conservation from the Universidad Iberoamericana, campus León. Biological Pharmaceutical Engineer by the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the University of Guanajuato. Associate professor of the subject QUI-369 "Technology of the Tanning Process", Faculty of Chemical Sciences at the University of Guanajuato. She is currently an advisor/researcher in the environmental area belonging to the technology solutions department at CIATEC, A.C.
|Benjamín Aguilar Ruíz|
Master in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC. Chemical engineer from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the University of Guanajuato. He works as a technical consultant, specialized in wet tanning processes of the technological solutions department at CIATEC, A.C.
|José Martín Calvillo Mares|
Master in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. Chemical engineer from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the University of Guanajuato. Currently, he is a technical consultant focused on the dry finishing of leather, in the technological solutions department at CIATEC, A.C.
|Yolanda Nieto Urroz|
Master in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Biologist by the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the University of Guanajuato. She has a certification course in Environmental Management from the University of Guadalajara. Currently, she works as a technical consultant in tanning processes in the technology transfer department at CIATEC, A.C.
|José León Montoya Valadez|
Master in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. Industrial Engineer from the University of León. He works as a technical consultant in manufacturing processes in the technological solutions department at CIATEC, A.C.
|Walter Valeriano Acevey|
Master in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. Chemical engineer from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the University of Guanajuato. He has a Master degree in Industrial Engineering by the Technological Institute of León. Currently, he works as a technical consultant in tanning processes in the technology transfer department at CIATEC A.C.
Master in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. Chemical engineer and Master in Administration from the University of Guanajuato. He is currently a researcher/consultant in the department of technological solutions at CIATEC, A.C.
|María del Socorro García Murillo|
Master in technical direction of tanning by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering by the Technological Institute of León and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. Chemical engineer from the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the University of Guanajuato. Currently, she works as a technical consultant in the technological services department at CIATEC, A.C.
|Felip Combalia Cendra |
Middle Degree in Chemical Industrial Technical Engineering from EUETII (UPC), Master in Technical Direction of Tannery from UPC, Higher Degree in Engineering in Industrial Organization from ETSEIT (UPC) and Doctorate from ETSEIT (UPC).
Researcher ID: N-6521-2014
Orcid Code :00-0002-8789-8399
|Anna Bacardit Dalmases|
Grado medio en Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial Química, por la EUETII (UCP), Máster en Dirección Técnica de la Curtición por la UPC, Grado superior en Enginyeria en organització industrial por la ETSEIT y Doctora en Ciencias Químicas por la Universidad de Barcelona.
Researcher ID: N-5722-2014
Código Orcid: 0000-0003-1871-4127
|Lluis Ollé Otero|
Medium degree in Technical Engineering in Chemical Engineering from EUETII (UPC)
Postgraduate in tanning techniques from EUETII (UPC), Master in technical tanning management from EUETII (UPC), Bachelor of Chemical Sciences from the National University of Distance Education and Doctor of Chemical Sciences from the University of Barcelona.
|Carolina Dueñas Martín del Campo|
Currently, she is the managing director of Tenería Dueñas del Centro S.A., has a Master degree in Leather Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a specialization in leather tanning, graduated from CIATEC, A.C. She has a bachelor degree in Public Accounting and Finance from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Campus León. She attended the Manager Training Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology with Mexico, organized by the GIZ Deutsche Gesselschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Munich, Baveria, Germany, October - November 2013. From June - July 1997, she consulted with Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina. In addition, she consulted with Societá Dante Alighieri Rome, Italy, during September - December 1995.
|Armando Saldaña Valencia||CIATEC|
|Alejandra Rivera Trasgallo||CIATEC|
|Benjamín Aguilar Ruíz||CIATEC|
|José Martín Calvillo Mares||CIATEC|
|Yolanda Nieto Urroz||CIATEC|
|José León Montoya Valadez||CIATEC|
|Walter Valeriano Acevey||CIATEC|
|María del Socorro García Murillo||CIATEC|
|Felip Combalia Cendra||Universidad de Lleida|
|Anna Bacardit Dalmases||Universidad de Lleida|
|Lluis Ollé Otero||Universidad de Lleida|
First Degree Graduates interested in participating in the 2018 admission process for the Leather Tanning Specialization, the following information is given:
Opening and closing date of the call (October 16 – December 08, 2017)
- Have a university degree related to the graduate area.
- Submit an official certificate of studies that endorses the average obtained in their first degree study or official record that endorses the average obtained. Minimum average required 8.0 (8/10).
- Successfully completion of a diagnostic test of tanning processes, technical chemistry, and English knowledge.
- To take and pass the introductory course for leather processes.
- To have an interview with the admission committee.
- Provide an official copy of identification.
- Submit an application for admission.
- Submit two photographs (2.5cm width x 3cm height) head-on and in color.
- Sworn Letter stating the commitment of the candidate as to the exclusive dedication to graduate school if accepted.
KEY DATES of the process 2017-2018
- Period of reception of admission applications from October 16 to December 08, 2017.
- Diagnostic knowledge exam, December 13.
- Interview with admission committee, 9 and 10 January, 2018.
- Introductory course to leather processes, January 15 - 27, 2018.
- Publication of the results of the admission process, January 30, 2018.
- Start of Generation 2018 program, February 2nd.
- Total cost of the program $ 78,000.00. Includes registration fee for the stay at the Igualada School.
AREAS OF RESEARCH AND/OR
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE
The three areas of knowledge covered by the syllabus are:
– Innovation and process optimization in the tanning and related industry.
– Environmental Management.
– Analytical Chemistry applied to tanning.
RESEARCH AREAS AND APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE
Innovation and process optimization in the tanning and related industry
Analytical Chemistry applied to tanning
|RESEARCH AREAS AND APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE||DEVELOPED PROJECTS|
|Innovation and process optimization in the tanning and related industry||34|
|Analytical Chemistry applied to tanning||27|
LINKAGE WITH OTHER
SECTORS OF SOCIETY
Professional practice by teaching body. All professors carry out activities at CIATEC related to consultancies, technological services and research from or for industry, which gives them practical experience.
Academic exchange. CIATEC maintains a cooperative agreement with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia through the Higher School of Tannery at Igualada, in Spain. Through this agreement, students can make academic exchanges to receive courses, internships and industrial visits. Through an evaluation of knowledge, the degree of Master in Technical Engineering of Leather can be obtained.
A tripartite agreement has been signed between the Chamber of Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICUR), the University of Guanajuato, through the Faculty of Chemistry, and CIATEC, to promote technological development projects. Graduate students from other Universities can participate in the postgraduate program at CIATEC.
Strengthening of Human Resources training capacities. Support has been received from CONACYT and CONCYTEG to develop the teaching body, modernize the infrastructure for teaching and laboratory practices, and to complement book holding.
Scholarship management. By being enrolled in the PNPC (Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad in Spanish), a student may apply for national and mixed scholarships from CONACYT. Additionally, CIATEC provides institutional support to Center staff or those students who, for some reason, cannot obtain a CONACYT scholarship.
Placement of the graduates. A high percentage of graduates of the program work in companies or institutions related to the subjects studied. Among them the following stand out: Eagle Ottawa, Cuero Centro S.A. de C.V., GST Autoleather, plantas, León, Saltillo y Nuevo Laredo, Tenería Dueñas del Centro S.A. de C.V., Tenería Futura, S.A. de C.V., Tenería Lefarc, S.A. de C.V., Toroza Química, S.A. de C.V., Concentradora Nacional de Productos Químicas, BADER de México, Curtidos Malpe, S.A. de C.V., Midori Autoleather, S.A. de C.V. Planta San Luis Potosí, Botas Cuadra, S.A. de C.V., Universidad de Guanajuato.