Undergraduate in Industrial Engineering


Program Description

Presentation / Information of the Program


The Industrial Engineering program of the Universidad Santo Tomás is recognized by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia through Resolution 15785 of December 4, 2012, which granted the Qualified Registry to begin its academic and training activities, under the institutional accreditation of high quality.

It forms part of the academic and formative offer of the University of greatest tradition, history and experience in the country, as the First University Senate of Colombia, guided by proven humanistic principles, ethical values ​​and a deep sense of social responsibility. It has a competitive and flexible curriculum, with a teaching staff highly qualified professionally, ethically and pedagogically, with the necessary and appropriate bibliographic and technological means and with a physical plant suitable for the integral formation and well-being of the academic community. . The program offers the possibility of interacting with other programs of the Engineering Division and opting for a double program in several of them for those who demonstrate conditions of high academic performance.

It has international agreements with other universities in the country and abroad for the academic and research mobility processes, double degree, advanced training, research developments and international projection.

Why Study Industrial Engineering in the Santoto?

The Santoto is a university with Institutional accreditation in High quality Multicampus and with certification in its academic and administrative processes, whose research projects are articulated with the Social Projection programs.

The Industrial Engineer of Santo Tomás has clear humanistic principles, deep technical knowledge, analytical and integrative capacity, critical vision, innovative spirit; is motivated to start a business and is socially responsible. He is a professional who cultivates research and applies its results to improve business productivity and the quality of life of people, who use all branches of engineering for social and business benefit.

The Santoto includes the following fields of formation:

  • Institutional training: It is oriented to train you in the values ​​of Christian humanism that characterize the mission of the Santoto. It is distributed throughout the entire race.
  • Sports training: Support your comprehensive training, consolidating the Institutional Educational Project from a personalist vision of the human being and taking corporeality as the main axis of work.
  • Language training: Improve your communicative competence in a foreign language as a strategy to improve national competitiveness and to facilitate openness to the international community.

In addition to this, Universidad Santo Tomás has a high strength in the Engineering division, with six faculties of high trajectory with Engineering programs such as Civil, Mechanical, Telecommunications, Electronic, Environmental and Industrial Engineering. Among which students can develop interdisciplinary projects and perform double degrees depending on their academic level.

In 2011 for the third time in a row, tomasinos engineers won the Latin American competition in robotics in competition with renowned universities in Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

We received the SciatVt Siaviat award from the International Federation of Catholic Universities FIUC for our scientific and social institutional commitment to serve displaced populations in Colombia.

We are the first University of the Country that certified its academic processes under the International Standard ISO 9001, and whose system of quality management maintains this recognition with the scope of its processes.

We maintain academic cooperation agreements with institutions of higher education in more than fifteen countries.

We have coverage in different regions with face-to-face programs in Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Medellín, Tunja and Villavicencio, and with distance programs in twenty-seven cities of the country. Industrial engineering is currently in Bucaramanga and Bogotá.

We have received the accreditation of nine embassies that have been invited by the University to show the most representative of its academy, its culture, its art and its gastronomy, in the week of friendly countries organized by the faculty of international business.

Seven of our journals are indexed in publindex and we maintain the growth of the active groups of researches recognized and categorized before colciencias.

We develop student retention actions that place us above the national average reported in the SPADIES information system report.

We have the best student representation nationwide.

The USTA Bogotá has benefited a large number of students per year with discounts on enrollment through agreements, encouragement to ethnic communities and outstanding academic, cultural, sports, research and social outreach.

The academic pairs highlight the positive impact of our social projection in vulnerable sectors where we provide support in the cultural, social, community and scientific fields in localities where people with low resources live.

The business project of Tomasinos students of Culture, Physics, Sports and Recreation was recognized with the first place in the call for entrepreneurship made by Banco Santander.

The Institute of Languages ​​of the USTA is recognized by resolutions of the Secretary of Education of Bogotá for offering preparation programs in other languages.

We are part of prestigious international academic associations and as an academic program we are part of high impact student associations in the training of industrial engineers such as Speed ​​and ANEIAP.

Who is the industrial engineer tomasino?

The tomasino industrial engineer is a professional trained with deep technical knowledge, clear humanistic principles, analytical and integrative capacity, critical vision, ability to adapt and update, innovative spirit, which cultivates research and applies its results to improve business systems and environments. organizational, which promotes the integration and quality of processes focused on efficiency and effectiveness, in search of excellence in the production and administration of goods and services.

Admission profile

Applicants to study industrial engineering are people who have completed their high school studies and have an affinity with research, science and technology. These competences will be strengthened and will grow throughout the career development and are evidenced, first of all by the university, as follows:

  • Show academic results during the baccalaureate above the average in the subjects of physics, mathematics and language as well as in the test SABER 11.
  • Have participated in the design, conception and / or operation of productive systems of goods and services, preferably through innovation or creativity events.
  • Demonstrate interest in technology, processes, information technology, logistics and communication.
  • Have the ability to inquire and to learn independently.
  • Show curiosity with a critical sense and proactive attitude for the world that surrounds us, in global contexts.
  • Social projection support to the communities.
  • Work in a team with ethics, with a humanistic sense for the benefit of society, for the achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Have a responsible attitude for the environment, for society and be open to interact with multicultural environments.

Egress Profile

Universidad Santo Tomás offers society an integral Industrial Engineer, capable of finding effective solutions to the problems of companies, with ethical sense and social responsibility, committed to the search for effective solutions as a contribution to the quality of life of people and of the organizations, in accordance with the institutional mission and the research lines of the program.

The Industrial Engineer of Universidad Santo Tomás can opt for the emphasis of Logistics, Industrial Production and Comprehensive Business Management and has theoretical and practical training in basic sciences, in administrative, economic-financial areas, in systems and logistics operations, in management of productive systems, design and integral management of quality systems, technology and communication tools and in the evaluation of productive projects; based on philosophical and humanistic principles of Thomas Aquinas.

Distinctive Features of the Program

The curricular content will be oriented through training in three key purposes that constitute the "plus" of the program; the differentiating element that gives identity and characterizes it within the concert of the Industrial Engineering programs offered in the region. These purposes are:


Emphasis of the program

These three purposes through which the program is oriented determine three (3) emphases by which students can project their professional training which are:


Internationalization tangentially touches the three emphases of the program achieving that the professional in Industrial Engineering has a global vision of the company so that it impacts internationally in the decisions that are made within the organizations that it leads.


Universidad Santo Tomás has designed a curriculum that includes a mandatory component: Basic Sciences, Basic Sciences of Engineering, Applied Engineering, Socio-Humanistic and Institutional and a flexible component, all this allows a humanistic and Christian preparation, integral, interdisciplinary, basic and specialized in Industrial Engineering.

Semester I

  • Algebra and trigonometry
  • Linear algebra
  • General chemistry
  • Oral and written communication
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Institutional philosophy
  • English I

Semester II

  • Diferential calculus
  • Physical Mechanic
  • Programmation logic
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Physical culture Cat. Henry Didón
  • English II

Semester III

  • Integral calculus
  • Static and dynamic
  • Investigation methodology
  • Costs
  • Elective of University I
  • English III

Semester IV

  • Vector calculation
  • Thermofluids
  • Material physics
  • Probability and statistics
  • Elective of University II
  • Political philosophy
  • English IV

Semester V

  • Differential equations
  • Electric physics
  • Design of products
  • Methods and times
  • Industrial Security
  • Optional chair (s)
  • English v

Semester VI

  • Operations research I
  • Manufacture process
  • Budgets
  • Quality Management
  • Economy for Engineers
  • Theological culture

Semester VII

  • Operations research II
  • Logistics
  • Production management
  • Projects formulation
  • Financial analysis
  • Epistemiology

Semester VIII

  • Storage
  • Transport
  • Proyect Management
  • Environmental management
  • Human Talent Management
  • Ethics and deontology

Semester IX

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Elective
  • Professional Elective
  • Professional Elective
  • Seminar of work of degree
  • Professional Elective

Semester X

  • Professional Elective
  • Professional Practice
  • Degree work


  • Process Improvement (Industrial Production and Business Integral Logistics) Productivity
  • Strategic planning (Comprehensive business management and innovation)

General information

  • SNIES code: 102083
  • Qualified registry: Resolution n ° 15785 of December 4, 2012 with effect of 7 years
  • Face-to-face modality
  • Degree awarded: Industrial Engineer
  • Duration: 10 Semesters
  • Hours: Day
  • City: Main Headquarters, Bogotá DC (Carrera 9 No. 51-11)
Last updated May 2018

About the School

Universidad Santo Tomás is a non-profit Catholic Higher Education Institution. The University is present in five cities of the country with campuses in Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin, Tunja, and Villav ... Read More

Universidad Santo Tomás is a non-profit Catholic Higher Education Institution. The University is present in five cities of the country with campuses in Bogota, Bucaramanga, Medellin, Tunja, and Villavicencio, as well as 23 Centers for University Assistance that support distance learning nationwide. Read less