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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.

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General Objective

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.

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ADMISSION PROFILE

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. 

SemesterSubject / Learning UnitsCodeHours /ProfessorHours extra classPointsInfrastructure
1Protein chemistryQA-0125253(A)
1Advanced design of tanning processes 1IN-0160608(A)(L)
1Design and automation of the tanning industryIN-0220203(A)(L)
1Advanced finishing technologyIN-03909011(A)
1Instrumental analysis and NormalizationGA-0120203(A)(L)
2Science and technology of chemical and auxiliary productsQA-0215152(A)(L)
2Advanced design of tanning processes 2IN-0460608(A)(L)
2Innovative Techniques QA-0360608(A)
2Internationalization and market managementGA-0220203(A)
2Life cycle analysis of the skinGA-0320203(A)(L)
.Practical report (**)TT-01.18011.
.Final Work (**)TT-02.27017.
.TOTAL.39084080.

(*)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 ValenciaArmando 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.


CVU: 224803

Internal Professor
Alejandra Rivera TrasgalloAlejandra 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.

CVU: 33478

Internal Professor
Benjamín Aguilar RuízBenjamín 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.


CVU: 358888

Internal Professor
José Martín Calvillo MaresJosé 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.


CVU: 175815

Internal Professor
Yolanda Nieto UrrozYolanda 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.


CVU: 246052

Internal Professor
José León Montoya ValadezJosé 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.


CVU: 223967

Internal Professor
Walter Valeriano AceveyWalter 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.


CVU: 112831

Internal Professor
Pedro CruzPedro Cruz

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.


CVU: 112119

Internal Professor
María del Socorro García MurilloMaría 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.


CVU: 231968

Internal Professor
Luis OlléLuis Ollé

School of Engineering of Igualada

External Tutor
Anna BacarditAnna Bacardit

School of Engineering of Igualada

External Tutor
Jorge Gerardo Díaz MuñozJorge Gerardo Díaz Muñoz

Currently, he works as Product Engineering Manager at the GST Autoleather Company. He has a PhD in Project Engineering and Systems from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He was awarded the Cum Laude recognition for his thesis project. Master in Leather Engineering, by the same Polytechnic University of Catalonia and specialization in leather tanning by CIATEC, A.C. In addition, he is a Chemical engineer from the University of Guanajuato.


CVU: 350872

External Professor
Carolina Dueñas Martín del CampoCarolina 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.


CVU: 259555 

External Professor

ADVISORS LIST

Active Advisors

TutorOrigin
Armando Saldaña ValenciaCIATEC
Alejandra Rivera TrasgalloCIATEC
Benjamín Aguilar RuízCIATEC
José Martín Calvillo MaresCIATEC
Yolanda Nieto UrrozCIATEC
José León Montoya ValadezCIATEC
Walter Valeriano AceveyCIATEC
Pedro CruzCIATEC
María del Socorro García MurilloCIATEC
Luis OlléUniversidad Politécnica de Cataluña
Anna BacarditUniversidad Politécnica de Cataluña

ADMISSION INFORMATION

CIATEC CALLS

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)

 Admission requirements:

  • 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.
 

Tuition fee

  • 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.

ACADEMIC PRODUCTIVITY

RESEARCH AREAS AND APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

DEVELOPED PROJECTS

Innovation and process optimization in the tanning and related industry

52

Analytical Chemistry applied to tanning

16

Environmental management

14

TOTAL

82