Privado: Ecological Engineering in Cuzco

General Information

The course focuses on teaching green technologies that allow people to live comfortably in the farm as well as on production technologies to take advantage of local resources. Green technologies include basic needs such as water, sanitation, lighting, communication, among others, and production technologies comprise concepts ranging from sowing, cultivation and harvesting of certain tropical products (tea, coffee, and cacao) to the use of renewable energy for operating machines used in industrial processing.

The Ecological Engineering course will be taught completely in Granja Ecológica PUCP in Huyro, which is a center for the implementation, spreading and development of sustainable technologies for Peruvian rural residents. The 6.5-hectare land has a high jungle ecosystem characterized by having sunny days throughout the year, a well-defined wet season and diverse flora and fauna; which makes from it an ideal environment to grow a variety of native species such as mango, tea, tubers, loquats, bamboo, cane, Andean fruit, coffee, cacao, banana, among others. The farm is a place of recovery and preservation for some of the species which are disappearing from the area. In addition, it is located only 3 hours away from Machu Picchu archaeological ruins, where you can arrive on foot.

Professor of the Course

Miguel Hadzich Marin, Mechanical Engineer of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and an MBA Energy & Environment at the University of Twente – Netherlands. Principal Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering PUCP in charge of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics Design and Equipment for Renewable Energies courses. He is currently the Coordinator of the Group of Rural Sector Support – GRUPO, and author of numerous research projects and publications in the field of renewable energies. He has been teaching more than 40 courses related with these topics. He has participated in more than 20 national and international seminars. He is the director of the AMERICA RENEWABLE magazine and has published several essays for The Green House PUCP publications. He has received the Special Award for Research by the CONCYTEC, the Energy Globe International Award 2007 and 2012 and other prizes related to Engineering and Ecology. He is consultant to various Ministries, International Cooperation Agencies and companies’ involved related to renewable energy.

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Huyro – La Convención, Cuzco

Time period:

1month/4 weeks.

Number of hours:

180 hours.


6 credits

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Miguel Hadzich Marín