YACHAY TECH’s educational model is a constructivist-humanist one, whose key factors in shared learning are: development of logical, critical, creative, and scientific thought, and self-learning, and inter and trans-disciplinary research.

This model emphasizes the transition from basic research to applied research and the interrelations in the research cycle, innovation and technology transfer.

Virtual technologies support the contexts of learning that integrate activities for the development, generation and dissemination of knowledge. These technologies allow for the constitution of national and international networks in academic and scientific fields.


Department of Computational Sciences and Engineering

Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks; Data Analytics; Bioinformatics; High Performance Computing; Distributed Computing

Major: Software and Computer Engineering

Degree: Software and Computer Engineer

Graduate Profile:

The design and operation of modern knowledge, monitoring, production and transport systems is heavily reliant of efficient algorithms and their efficient implementation on distributed computing platforms. Software and Computer Engineers can adopt, combine and tune existing software for various IT applications on stand-alone or distributed computer systems.

They are aware of the inherent limitations and dangers of unrestricted information gathering, mining and distribution.  In their particular area of expertise they can conduct research activities, initially under supervision of experienced academics.

Department of Mathematics

Specialization areas: PDE Modeling and Numerics; Stochastic and Functional Analysis; Simulation; Optimization and Control; Complex Analysis and its Generalizations; Hamiltonian Dynamics and Geometric Integration.

Degree: Mathematician

Degree: Mathematician

Graduate Profile

In all natural Sciences, many fields of social sciences and even the humanities rigorous methods based on mathematical formalisms including stochastics have become indispensable tools for analysis and predictions. Mathematicians know the fundamental theoretical results and constructive methods to formulate and resolve mathematical models in cooperation with experts in the various application fields.

They are aware of the inherent limitations of mathematical model and the danger of its exploitation for purposes that do not benefit human society and global environments. In their particular area of expertise they can conduct research activities, initially under supervision of experienced academics.


Biomedical Engineering Department

General engineering of medical devices, imaging and medical detection, cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, biocompatible prostheses, medical electronics and nano devices, micromechanics of fluids and biomimetic designs.*

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Degree: Biomedical Engineer

Graduate Profile:

Biomedical Engineers combine biological knowledge and engineering skills to do research, define, develop, resolve, and give ethical value to problems in health care.

Biomedical Engineers may work as researchers and designers of new biomedical equipment, as consultants for biomedical technology and hospital management, as managers, technical advisers, or as project engineers in the modernization of technological hospital equipment.

Biology Department

Biology Department: Basic biology, plant evolution and genomics, infectious diseases, health of marine flora and fauna; marine diversity; crop genetics, biomass conversion, biopharmaceutical products, disease resistance.

Major: Biology

Degree: Biologist

Graduate Profile:

The field of study in Biology includes botany, zoology, ecology and evolution, as well as areas related to cellular and molecular biology such as microbiology, bacteriology, parasitology, biochemistry and genetics.

Its field of action covers research and industrial, business, and technological innovation related to environmental problems and management of natural resources, biotechnology, public health, conservation, and applications in medicine, among others.


Physics Department

Basic physics, atomic and molecular physics, quantum mechanics and physics, condensed matter physics.

Major: Physics

Degree: Physicist

Graduate Profile:

A Physicist is capable of doing research in industry, medicine and military matters.

There is theoretical and applied physics, and the field of work includes research, and industrial, corporate, and technological innovation in processes where physical phenomena intervene.

Physics is related to other areas such as biomedical engineering, renewable energy resources, solar energy, nonrenewable energy such as oil and its derivatives, and the application of nanotechnology in this type of resources based on theories and application of physics.

Nano Engineering Department

Nano devices of solid materials, optoelectronic materials, thin film structures and manufacturing of the corresponding devices, solar cells, and LED technology and energy efficiency.

Major: Nanotechnology Engineering

Degree: Nanotechnology Engineer

Graduate Profile:

A Nanotechnology Engineer is the professional with strengths to propose and analyze the quality of nanostructured products, micro devices and micro machines. A nanotechnology engineer is a consultant for projects in nanotechnology and nanomaterials, or a technological delegate in companies that develop and produce equipment using nanotechnology.

The field of study for Nanotechnology Engineering is in the interface of chemistry, physics, biology, physiology, mechanical and electrical engineering, mathematics and materials science. The field of work seeks integration and correlation of properties of nanosystems with systems of cells and tissues.


Chemistry Department

We aim to combine in our research effort and teaching the traditional areas of chemistry: physical, organic, inorganic and analytical, into a seamlessly view of fundamental molecular sciences that provide the understanding at the molecular level of complex processes and systems.

Major: Chemistry

Degree: Chemist

Graduate Profile:

A chemist is a professional who acts in an interdisciplinary manner applying basic scientific knowledge to the understanding of the behavior of chemical systems.

Since chemistry is present in all manifestations of life and also in many industrial processes, chemists are capable of taking part in understanding and controlling complex processes to obtain products of added value within the framework of a global view in favor of mankind and society, protecting the environment and ensuring the good use of energy and water.

Petrochemical and Polymer Engineering Department

Our effort is directed to combining research and teaching oriented to a molecular understanding of chemical processes with a view in engineering applications in the area of valorization of products from the oil and energy industry, specially polymer and petrochemical engineering, oil refining technics, petro-products, material synthesis and properties.

Major: Petro-chemistry

Degree: Petro-chemist

Graduate Profile:

An engineer in petro-chemistry is capable of intervening and designing processes in the whole span of the petro-chemical industry including the entire scale of products derived from oil, natural gas and other synthetic products.

Petro-chemistry engineers may work in:
Management of construction plans for petrochemical plants, storage and commercialization of petrochemical products, plant designing, and designing of product elaboration.

Examining petrochemical plans, monitoring quality control, plant care and health, doing studies regarding climate change.

Major: Polymer Engineering

Degree: Polymer Engineer

Graduate Profile:

Polymer Engineers are capable of intervening in all aspects of the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and material industry based in the use of polymeric materials and composites.

Innovation, control and modeling processes to obtain and develop new materials.
Use of polymers as advanced materials for housing, construction, energy production and storage, bio-regeneration and pharmaceutical industry, among others.
Control of protection methods against material degradation.

Management of human, material and financial resources, seeking the conservation and preservation of the environment.


Geology Department

Areas of study: petrology; mineralogy; tectonophysics; geochemistry; seismology; volcanology; ocean dynamics; earth observation; glaciology; paleontology; hydrogeology, basin analysis.

Major: Geology

Degree: Geologist

Graduate Profile:

Geology is the science in charge of studying rocks, fossils and minerals present in the earth’s crust and surface, as well as processes that create, modify or affect these. Geology is a science extremely applied to problems in society with a high level of theoretical and experimental demand.

Geologists may be able to develop: exploration and exploitation of mineral, energy and water resources; helping in the territorial planning and construction of structures of general interest such as dams or roads; informing about seismic, volcanic or hydrological risks by providing information about the creation and dynamics of internal and external processes that create them; trying to explain mechanisms, structure and evolution of Earth, its relief and biodiversity.

Departamento de Ingeniería Geológíca

Áreas de estudio: tecnología de extracción y perforación de hidrocarburos; ecología industrial; captura de carbono; energía geotérmica; ingeniería de terremotos monitoreo y mitigación de peligros para la infraestructura civil; cartografía del fondo marino; cartografía de los recursos minerales; extracción y procesamiento de minerales.


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