Systems and Computing Engineer - ISIS

Duration: 8 semestres

Modality: On site

SNIES code: 1540

Dedication: Full time

General Information

The Systems and Computing Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

The undergraduate program of Systems and Computing Engineering at the Universidad de los Andes is the oldest computer science program in Colombia. Since its founding in 1967, the program has been a national leader in teaching and the quality of its graduates is recognized nationally and internationally. Systems and Computing engineering students will be trained to create and build IT solutions that benefit society.

International Accreditation ABET

  What is ABET?  

ABET is a recognized international non-profit organization that accredits college and university programs in Natural and Applied Science, Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology.

This ISO 9001-certified organization is comprised of 35 societies, and professional and technical organizations, that represent the above-mentioned areas. It is also one of the most respected accrediting organizations in the United States with more than 80 years of experience in the leadership of quality assurance in higher education.

ABET is an organization which serves the public globally through the promotion and advancement of education in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology

  What is the accreditation for?  

1 Being ABET accredited means quality in the curriculum, in the professors, in the students, in the academic processes, it demonstrates the University's commitment to offer its students a quality education.

2 This accreditation places the undergraduate engineering programs of the Universidad de Los Andes on par with any engineering program of a first world higher education institution.


More information

Here you can learn more about our accreditation process


National accreditation is a mechanism through which a Higher Education Institution or an academic program demonstrates, on a voluntary basis (Law 30 of 1992), before the National Accreditation Council, that it complies with the quality parameters proposed by this state entity. It is the way in which the Colombian state evaluates and attests to the quality of a higher education institution or academic program.


Program educational objectives (PEOs)

A graduate of the undergraduate program of Uniandes will be able to:

1 Identifies, generates, and takes advantage of the opportunities of his/her professional context, understands social needs, and responds to them with effective and innovative solutions based on his/her understanding and mastery of engineering methods and information and communications technologies.

2 Leads and guides society in the identification, appropriation, use, and generation of the information and communications technologies most adequate for the transformation of organizations, contributing to society's sustainable advancement.

3 Leads the creation and development of globally competitive organizations, using information and communications technologies, thus contributing to the country's development.

4 Assumes positions and carries out tasks that require respect, commitment, and responsibility within his professional context, acting in an autonomous, responsible, and ethical way in culturally and disciplinarily diverse settings.

Student outcomes SOs

The Systems and computing Engineering program of the Universidad de los Andes strives for students who have completed the proposed curriculum in the undergraduate program to have developed:

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.
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.


Some of the differentiating characteristics of the undergraduate program in Systems and Computing Engineering at uniandes are:

Modern and Flexible Curriculum

The program gives students insight into the information and communication technologies as a tool for development their environment. The program offers students a modern and flexible curriculum. Moreover, the program is designed to select a professional profile in which students want to deepen, either administrative, mathematical, technical, artistic or research.

Additionally, the program includes spaces that allow students to choose their areas of interest, through categories of their own choosing. 

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You can learn more about the curricular structure of Systems and Computing Engineering Degree. HERE

Academic options

The universidad de los Andes offers students alternatives to enrich their training: double-program, national and international academic exchanges, academic and social practice.

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 You can learn more about the opportunities offered by Uniandes. HERE


All professors have Máster and over 70% of them have PhD.

Professors are divided into research groups that develop projects in which students of the undergraduate and graduate (Master and Ph.D.) programs participate. These groups focuses on developing research projects with government entities and productive sector.


DISC has its own computer labs, with advanced technology to solve the curriculum needs. DISC has physical and virtual laboratories that allow students to propose solutions to everyday problems and evaluate their impact on society.

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