07 Laboratorio de ArmamentoDuration: 5 years

Degree:  Mechanical Engineer with concentration in Armament Design

Program Director: GEN (R) Staff Officer Military Engineer Enrique Rodolfo Dick, Ph.D.

Our program observes the requirements and recommendations established by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for all engineering programs in our country. It is accredited with Resolution 585/03 of the National Commission of University Evaluation and Accreditation. (CONEAU)

The program is organized in a two-year basic track common to all engineering programs. In case of transferring to a related field, the structure provides students with the necessary flexibility avoid losing course credits.

The last three years of the program focus on applied training  in the skills and professional qualifications of armament design engineering approved by Resolution Nº 2768/92 of the Ministry of Culture and Education.

Our graduates are proficient in the analysis and assessment of technical issues by applying the specific tools of their professional practice and taking decisions in strategic areas like National Defense, research and development institutes, educational institutions, and mechanical manufacturing processes – in particular, weaponry, equipment, and ammunition.

The Ministry of Education – through resolution Nº 1232/01 – determines the professional qualifications reserved to the practice of a mechanical engineer. It enables graduates to: research, study, assess, design, plan, estimate, manage, develop, construct, install, implement, operate, test, measure, verify, maintain, repair, modify, transform, recover, and overhaul:

  • Mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, thermodynamic, and fluid-dynamic systems and/or their parts and components included in other systems, and intended to the generation, regulation, conduction, and application of mechanical, thermal or fluid-dynamic energy.
  • Labs of all types related to the previous paragraph, except civil and industrial works.
  • Control, guidance, automatization, and industrial robotic systems.
  • Ignition, projection, propulsion, aerodynamic, thrust vector control, trajectory, and telemetry systems, as week as others.
  • Facilities intended for destructive and non-destructive tests, performance trials, structural analysis, tensile tests, and failure analysis (for metal and non-metal materials) used in mechanical or other associated systems.
  • Same as above for propulsion, meteorological forecasting, hydraulic, ballistic, and effect systems.


In addition, professional competencies include study, management, and consulting to:

  • Legal, economic, and financial engineering related to issues from the previous paragraphs.
  • Arbitrage, analysis, diagnostics, audit, and valuation related to issues from the previous paragraphs.
  • Health, industrial safety, and environmental issues from the previous paragraphs.