Industrial Engineering

The Industrial Engineering career at Universidad de La Sabana trains professionals oriented to the design, analysis, management and optimization of production and logistics systems in both the industrial and service sectors, contributing to the continuous improvement of organizations in local or international scenarios.


Industrial Engineer.


This program degree is subject to inspection and surveillance by the Ministry of National Education.


Renewal of Accreditation through Resolution No. 12506 of August 5, 2014. Valid for 6 years. Granted by the Ministry of National Education.


On-campus, daytime academic program.




Modification of the Qualified Registry according to Resolution No. 04532 of March 21, 2018. Renewal of the Qualified Registry according to Resolution No. 12506 of August 5, 2014. Valid for 7 years. Qualified Registry according to Resolution No. 4273 of November 18, 2004.


University facilities, Campus del Puente del Común, Km. 7, Autopista Norte Bogotá. Chia, Cundinamarca, Colombia.




177 credits.


10 semesters.

*The intership is carried out in the tenth semester.


Registration fee: $ $ 125,000 COP / 41 USD

The cost of the enrollment for 2018 is differential and therefore based on the socioeconomic situation of the applicant.

The cost changes as follows:

Value of the semester in Colombian pesos. Approximate dollar value *
$ 10,550,000 COP $ 3,405 USD approx.
$10.950.000 COP$3,542 USD approx.
$11.250.000 COP$3.644 USD approx.

* It is settled at the approximate value TRM of the day.

  The Industrial Engineer undergraduate program at Universidad de La Sabana is able to perform with excellence in the following fields:, in:

  • Operations engineering.
  • Plant and environment engineering. 
  • Quality engineering and development. 
  • Quality management. 
  • Organizational and economic engineering. 
  • Human Resources Management.
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management - SCM. 
  • Production of industrialized goods or services.
  • Management and direction of any type of organization.
  • Consulting and advice.

It comprises 177 Academic Credits to be developed in nine calendar semesters, including professional Internship; It has few prerequisites, which makes it easier for the student to organize their curriculum with flexibility. Approximately 60% of the credits of the study plan correspond to common subjects with other programs of the Faculty of Engineering, which gives the student the possibility of study a double program.

 If you get into the program in the period from 2015-2, click on Curriculum 2015-2.

If you got into the program in the period "second semester of 2013 to first semester of 2015", click on Curriculum 2013-2 - 2015-1.

If you got into the program in the period "second semester of 2007 to first semester of 2013", click on Curriculum 2007-2 - 2013-1.


The candidate for the Industrial Engineering degree at Universidad de La Sabana is a person who:

Having satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements of secondary education, is interested in becoming an integral person, as a future graduate of Universidad de La Sabana and with solid and extensive knowledge of industrial engineering. To this end, it is expected that it will possess a set of virtues, values and principles in line with what the University postulates in its PEI. This also implies that the qualities of the applicant must include an affinity with the basic sciences of engineering and a natural predisposition to the creative and integrated solution of problems that contribute to the common good and the development of society

The Industrial Engineer of Universidad de La Sabana is a professional:

Who has a systemic and humanist vision of organizations, competent in design, analysis, management and optimization of production and logistics systems in the industrial and service contexts, acting with social commitment, and contributing to the continuous improvement of organizations in local or international scenarios through the use of analytical, computational and experimental tools.

The Industrial Engineer of Universidad de La Sabana will be able to perform successfully in the following dimensions related to their professional context:professional who:

 Performance areas

  • Operations engineering.
  • Plant and environmental engineering.
  • Quality engineering and development.
  • Organizational and economic engineering.
  • Human talent Resources Management.

Type of institutions 

  • New or existing. 
  • Private or public.
  • National or international.
  • Producers of industrialized goods or services.
  • SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises).


Heads, managers, and directors of any type of organization, as well as in advisory or staff positions.


To lead organizations and processes in everything related to the resolution of problems such as:

  • Create new systems or combination of resources, to find solutions of a specific situation.
  • Maximize the quality of solutions and responses that are recommended to real-life organizations.
  • Maximize the probability that the solutions will be put in practice and that the answers will be accepted by the administration (company). 
  • Maximize the efficiency of all engineering resources used in the work place. 
  • Improve and standardize existing systems, ensuring their economic sustainability and service over time. 
  • Diagnose and solve any difficulty or determine the cause of non-compliance with requirements in any process. 
  • Find a new use for existing, value-added devices, information, resources or systems.

Student outcomes for the Industrial Engineering Program of the Universidad de La Sabana are:

 a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g. An ability to communicate effectively.

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.



What are the Program Educational Objectives ?

 The Industrial Engineers of the  Universidad de La Sabana:

  1. They will Perfom a leading role within the teams responsible for the analysis, design, management and optimization of industrial and service systems.
  2. They will be professionals committed to society taking into account the environmental, social and economic aspects of professional practice.
  3. They will adapt to global trends in the field of Industrial Engineering and to the different contexts of the profession's performance.. 
  4. They will achieve a systemic vision of organizations, dominating critical thinking and teamwork.