FOREIGN STUDENTS

Introduction


The general objective of the Sustainability Graduate Program is to contribute to society in the transition towards more sustainable lifestyles, by training professionals with a holistic and ethical perspective; with the knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate interventions that lead to prevent, eliminate and/or reduce risks and environmental and occupational impacts in the area of their profession and/or development for the benefit of their community.

To achieve this goal, two academic programs are offered; the Master in Sustainability and the Certificate in Sustainable Development. Both programs have specific objectives in common, but with different magnitudes depending on the degree of studies to be studied:

  • To train students in the state of the art of knowledge in sustainability.
  • Prepare students to solve unsustainability problems considering all the dimensions of Sustainable Development.
  • Promote technological innovation in the solution of sustainability problems.
  • Offer technical consultancy services to all types of organizations located in the region.
  • Participate with society in its transition to sustainable lifestyles.

Learning objectives


In the understanding that the purpose of the Certificate in Sustainable Development program is to provide the student with a broad and solid formation in a field of knowledge with a high capacity for professional practice and the Master in Sustainability program has the purpose of training to prepare a student for a career in applied scientific and/or technological research; It is expected that the professional graduated from both programs has been trained with the following professional competencies:

  • Understand and put into practice in the projects in which it participates, the three dimensions associated with sustainable development, as well as the good management of the complexity of the interactions between the different elements of sustainability.
  • Evaluate social problems and their relationships with the dimensions of sustainable development
  • Apply the methodologies of sustainability in the realization of projects.
  • Implement training programs to apply techniques and methodologies that prevent, reduce or eliminate environmental and occupational risks.
  • Identify the social and environmental costs of sustainability projects.
  • Coordinate groups for the sustainable management of resources.
  • Advise the working groups in the elaboration and application of the official norms and Mexican norms.
  • Understand compliance with environmental, occupational, and public health regulations.
  • Advise and evaluate the regulations and procedures in organizations.
  • Advise on environmental quality management systems.
  • Promote public and organizational policies with a sustainable approach.
  • Promote procedures so that sustainability becomes the transversal axis of public policies.
  • Encourage the development and increase of community management capacities.

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Admissions


Application process

Registration guide (in Spanish)

  1. Applicant needs to register and upload the required documentation on the website www.aspirantesposgrado.uson.mx. Once the registration is done, the applicant will be interviewed by a member of the Graduate Academic Committee. The day, time, and place of the interview will be provided through the same platform. This interview has the purpose of identifying if the interests of the applicant and the program are common.
  2. The Academic Commission will determine the students who have the desired profile to study in one of the Sustainability Graduate Programs. In no case, the Academic Commission decides based on the age, gender, religion, or any other characteristic of the applicant.
  3. Applicants with a desirable profile are enrolled in an introductory course called Módulo cero*, which is entitled “Introduction to Sustainable Development”, with a duration of four weeks, taught in the English language. It is not a formal course offered by the institution but is offered by the Sustainability Graduate Program as a tool to make the applicant selection process more efficient.
  4. In the case of foreign applicants, it is possible to participate in the course virtually through different platforms such as Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or similar applications.
  5. For both programs, it is necessary to successfully approve the introductory course Módulo cero in order to be formally accepted. Applicants with a final grade of 80 to 89 can choose and be formally enrolled in the institution in the certificate program. Applicants with a final grade of 90 to 100 may choose to be formally enrolled in the institution in the master’s or certificate program.
  6. Applicants who do not obtain a minimum grade of 80 may apply in the following call(s).
  7. Accepted applicants are given a Psychological Diagnosis Profile within the Educational and Psychological Orientation Program of the institution to complement their admission profiles and identify possible factors that could represent a personal or academic performance conflict.

Admission requirements

Master in sustainability

  • Bachelor’s degree in areas of engineering, economics, biology, humanities, or related areas.
  • Interested in acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow them to design, operate and maintain sustainable production and consumption systems, as well as sustainability management systems, from a holistic integral perspective that impacts well-being and quality of life for present and future generations.
  • Be a full-time student. A full-time student is defined as one who is dedicated to the program for eight hours a day and has enrolled in 100% of the courses assigned in the academic period.
  • Validation of the required documentation (Documentation return is not guaranteed, please do not deliver originals).
  • Have a minimum average of 80 (eighty) or equivalent in some other grading system.

Certificate in sustainable development

  • Professionals, teachers, and interested people regardless of their degree of origin.
  • Interested in acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow them to design, operate and maintain systems for the production of goods and services; as well as sustainable consumption from a holistic-integral perspective that has an impact on well-being and quality of life for present and future generations.
  • Be a full-time student. A full-time student is defined as one who is dedicated to the program for eight hours a day and has enrolled in 100% of the courses assigned in the academic period.
  • Validation of the required documentation (Documentation return is not guaranteed, please do not deliver originals).
  • Have a minimum average of 80 (eighty) or equivalent in some other grading system.

Required documentation

  • General data format – Formato de Datos Generales (available here).
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, administration, or related areas. A hard copy of the title is required.
  • Certified Copy of Birth certificate.
  • 4 photos credential size.
  • Copy of the official identification or Passport.
  • Certificate of grades indicating final average or proof of completion of studies indicating the final average.
  • Statement of purpose (maximum length 500 words)
  • Proficiency in the English language. This must be demonstrated with any of the following documents:
Certificate in Sustainable Development applicants are required: Master in Sustainability applicants are required:
For Entry, that demonstrates a basic level either institutional course endorsed by the UNISON’s Department of Foreign Languages or TOEFL For Entry, at least 450 points of the TOEFL test in its ITP version or an equivalent score of another TOEFL modality, corresponding to level 3 according to the UNISON’s Department of Foreign Languages.