Interuniversity Headquarters Alajuela


During the first year, the students took courses like liberal arts at the Universidad Estatal a Distancia and Calculus and Chemistry at Headquarters Tacares. This presented transportation difficulties especially for students from distant areas. This problem was solved in 2008, and all the require courses were opened at UNED. Since then, and until 2009, Industrial Engineering takes place in the building of the Universidad Estatal a Distancia, including the laboratories of Physics, Chemistry, Thermal fluids, Electro-techniques and Robotics.

In 2011, the Interuniversity Headquarters is moved to Plaza del Este in Alajuela seeking for better suitable facilities for the number of students and needs in areas such as classrooms, library, laboratories, dining room etc. Moreover, in the same year, the facilities were remodeled for the installation of the new labs. Industrial Engineering, currently, has the Robotics Lab a specialized laboratory with high-tech equipment.

In 2012, the School of Industrial Engineering opened up, for the first time, all the courses in the plan of study. This was, due to the fact that in 2013-2014 the School will have the first graduation of students that were admitted six years ago and who saw the growth of the headquarters and the major.

As described in these few lines, the challenges initially proposed for the Industrial Engineering at headquarters Alajuela Interuniversity have been greatly exceeded, and the program is being successfully developed for either the students and those involved in this wonderful project.



West Headquarters


The West Headquarters, located in San Ramon in Alajuela, 59 km from San José, was founded in April 1968 and is the most developed campus of the University of Costa Rica. It has a population of over 1,600 students.


Substantially Equivalent Major (Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board- CEAB)


Important Dates
II Term, 2014  
August 11 to November 29
Final Exams
December 1 to 13

Preregistration III-2014 (Summer Term)
December 9 & 10

Registration III-2014 (Summer Term)
December 15 to 17

Summer Term III- 2014
January 5, 2015 - February 28, 2015

Grade for admission -2014:

Rodrigo Facio HQ:645.48
West HQ: 604.51
Alajuela InteruniversityHQ:577.24


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