Guía de la carrera:

  • Título:

    Industrial Engineer

  • Duración:

    9 semesters

  • Modalidad:


**La malla curricular puede estar sujeta a cambios.

Orientación de la carrera:

Degree Description:

The Bachelor in Industrial Engineering aims to prepare its graduates as integral professionals in engineering and operations management; to meet the requirements of design, management and optimization of production systems, supply chain management, quality, and industrial safety in public or private companies, both in manufacturing and services.  Graduates will be able to analyze, formalize, and improve all the processes of the company at the global level of the organization.   They will also become the driving force of productivity improvement, quality assurance, continuous improvement, and the implementation of integrated management systems.


  • Advantages
    -Employability greater than 90%
    -Unique Technical and Administrative Engineering
    -Broad scope of application
    -Visits to prestigious companies throughout the country such as:  assembly, metal-mechanic, oil, mining, food, packaging, graphic, textile, banking, insurance, and consulting industries
    -Faculty with ties to the business world
  • Advantages
    -Laboratory to manufacture product prototypes and simulators
    -Flexible manufacturing simulators
    -International certifications in quality, processes, projects, and logistics such as ASQ, Lean Six Sigma, APICS, and Supply Chain
    -Application of simulation and modeling software such as FlexSim, Inventor, Factory, Bizagi, among others
    -We are the only Ecuadorian university accredited by WSCUC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges and University Commission)
  • Career Options:
    -Industrial plants
    -Service companies
    -Logistics, distribution, and transportation companies
    -Employment in departments such as:  Acquisitions, Quality, Production Processes, Maintenance, Engineering, Design and Development, Innovation, Projects, Operations, Logistics, Distribution, Industrial Safety, Human Resources, and Organizational Management

y habilidades:

  • Skills:
    As an industrial engineer, you will be able to:
    Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs; communicate effectively with a range of audiences; recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations; function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership; develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and acquire; and acquire new knowledge as needed.
  • Agreements:
    You will be able to access our professional internship agreements, capstone projects (cooperation projects), and visits to production, logistics or administrative centers of important multinational companies and SMEs in several sectors (assembly, metalworking, oil, mining, food, packaging, graphics, textiles, banking, insurance, and consulting).Collaboration agreements with international universities in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and United States.
Industrial Engineering

Degree Profile for the Industrial Engineering program

An industrial engineer graduated from Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) is a competent, enterprising professional with international/global vision who designs and optimizes operations through quality assurance, increased productivity and innovative development of operative processes of the manufacturing and services industry, with a focus on safe working environments and environmentally friendly methods.

The UDLA industrial engineer is able to identify, formulate and solve complex problems through the application of engineering, science and math principles and concepts. Moreover, a graduate from this program applies designs specific to industrial engineering with the purpose of creating solutions to satisfy specific needs related to public health, safety and wellness, as well as environmental, social, cultural, global and economic factors. They recognize ethical and professional implications in engineering projects and can make informed decisions while considering the impact of their solution in global, economic, social and environmental contexts. They work efficiently in teams with a collaborative and inclusive environment of leadership, where they establish and attain goals and plan necessary tasks together. Additionally, they can design, develop and carry out experiments, analyze and interpret data and results and use their engineering expertise to arrive to conclusions. Finally, they acquire and apply new knowledge as necessary, using appropriate learning strategies. The graduate of this program attains and is awarded the degree of Industrial Engineer.

An industrial engineer from UDLA is expected to lead multidisciplinary teams locally and internationally, while contributing to the needs of competitiveness, productivity and quality in the industry, acting with ethical values, social responsibility, environmental awareness and service to the community.

Educational Objectives

– Optimize processes in organizations through the application of industrial engineering methodologies and tools.

– Manage multidisciplinary teams oriented to improve productivity and quality in organizations.

– Expand their knowledge and expertise to strengthen their professional skills throughout their lives.

– Add value to organizations by exercising their profession with values and ethical principles.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Industrial Engineering program will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences within the field.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Career Advisory Committee

This committee addresses issues related to the fulfillment of the educational objectives, degree profile, and other academic aspects linked to the career’s development.


  • Review the career educational objectives, degree profile, student learning outcomes, and plan of study
  • Propose changes or recommendations for the career educational objectives, degree profile, student learning outcomes, and plan of study
  • Review the results of the career annual operating plan
  • Review the program review report and action plan

Committee Structure:

Description Committee Members
Dean of the College or its delegate Diego Buenaño
Highest authority of the career or its delegate Christian Chimbo
Professor in charge of graduate follow-up César Larrea
Representatives of employers and/or representatives of professional associations or guilds Cristina Larrea
Erick Zurita
Mariuxi Domínguez
Juan Manuel Loayza (President)
Carlos Zapater
Graduates Ana Gabriela De La Calle
Mery Gutiérrez Martínez
Lilia María Zúñiga Arellano
Dayana Elizabeth Moscoso Mosquera
Karen Stephanía García Portero
Francisco José Tobar Valdiviezo
Paola Carolina Moya De La Torre



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