Systems and Computing Engineering Degree

General Information


The undergraduate program in Systems and Computing Engineering of Universidad de los Andes is the oldest computing career in Colombia. Since 1967, the undergraduate program has been a national leader in education and its alumni have been well regarded nationally and internationnally,

Program educational objectives

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

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

Leads and guides society in the identification, appropriation, use and generation of the information and communications technologies most adequate for the transformation of organizations, and as such, contributes to the sustainable advancement of society;

Leads the creation and development of organizations, which are globally competitive, using information and communications technologies thus contributing to the development of the country;

Assumes positions and carries out tasks that require respect, commitment and responsibility with his professional context, acting in an autonomous, responsible and ethical manner, in settings that are both culturally and disciplinary diverse.

These are the known as a..k student outcomes:

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, 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.


Some SCE1 distinguishing features 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.


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

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 You can learn more about the opportunities offered by Uniandes.


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

Professors are divided into research groups that develop projects in which students of degree, MA and PhD participate. These groups focuses on developing research projects with government entities and productive sector.

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 You can learn more about results of the research groups


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.




Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
First-semester enrolled 84 61 80 76 86 87 75 67 80 68
 Graduates 63 68 82 68 93 72 86 64 59 62


Year 2014 2015 2016 2017-10
First-semester enrolled 75 97 182 80
 Graduates 57 75 54 32




International Accreditation ABET

B.S. degree of Systems and Computing Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET is an organization which serves the public globally through the promotion and advancement of education in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology


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