The School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Costa Rica began as an initiative of Rodrigo Orozco, director of the Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In 1970, the Industrial Engineering was created as part of this department. The first professors in the field were the engineers Róger Collins and Salomón Lechtman, both with experience at American universities. Later, with the arrival of professors with advanced degrees in the subject and more industry experience, Industrial Engineering increased its prestige on a national level, and today its graduates are among the most valued in the job market. Since its beginning, the School of Industrial Engineering has continuously updated its curricula, meeting the existing needs in the country and creating a balance between the current and future needs of our industrial engineers.


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

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