Industrial Engineering


To form professionals able to find solutions to national company problems as well as help in the social, economic and technological development of the country through design, construction improvement, operation, and integral systems maintenance leading to increase quality and productivity through an interdisciplinary approach while respecting both individuals and environment.

Candidate’s Profile

To succeed in Industrial Engineering, the candidate must have the necessary knowledge, skills and aptitudes required by the plan of study.


  • Mathematics, physics, chemistry, methodology, technology and administration.


  • Creativity and wit.
  • Analysis and synthesis.
  • Human interaction management.
  • Problem solution.
  • Análisis y síntesis.
  • Manejo de relaciones humanas.
  • Solución de problemas.


  • Identity with school philosophy.
  • High sense of responsibility.
  • Focus on studies.
  • Empathy for team work.


    Generic Admission Profile

To achieve success during the studies of Industrial Engineering, the candidate must have the necessary knowledge, skills and aptitudes with good grades records crediting the completion of high school studies.

Degree’s Admission Profile

Learning to know

The Industrial Engineering candidate must know about:

  • Mathematics.
  • Physics.
  • Chemistry.
  • Scientific methodology.
  • Technical expertise in engineering.
  • Socioeconomics and administrations.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Foreign languages.
  • Studying techniques.
  • Reading strategies.
  • Writing strategies.

Learning to do

The Industrial Engineering candidate should master the following aspects:

  • Creativity and wit.
  • Analysis and synthesis.
  • Human interaction management.
  • Problem solution.
  • Measuring instruments interpretation.
  • Decision criteria.
  • Abstraction, analysis, synthesis and forecast capability.
  • Technology development direction.
  • Capability to firmly manage engineering and applied technologies method and language.

Learning to be and learning to be together


The Industrial Engineering candidate should master the following values and aptitudes:

  • High sense of responsibility.
  • Sincerity.
  • Honesty.


  • Self-confidence.
  • Identity with school philosophy.
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Focus on studies.
  • Empathy to cooperate and work in team.
  • Projection and professional development awareness.
  • Willingness to change.
  • Decision making coping.
  • Focus on learning process.
  • Discipline.
  • Preference for service and social harmony oriented activities.
  • Willingness to combine knowledge from different areas.
  • Aspiration to contribute with solutions for both the country’s and the people’s development.

Graduate´s profile


  • Scientific, technic and socio-economic basic principles related to the major.
  • Design and redesign of productive systems.
  • Multimedia tools to facilitate daily lives.
  • Methodologies and standards related to information systems analysis, design, construction and implementation.
  • Computer assisting design and manufacture.
  • Manufacture engineering and integral quality.
  • Industrial hygiene and security at work.
  • Planning and control production.
  • Automation and robotics.
  • National and international, technic, legal, ethical and ecologic regulations intrinsic to the professional exercise to the achievement of everyday tasks.
  • Quality rate regulations.
  • Discipline principles related the field of study to generate and evaluate projects and business.
  • Oral and written communication processes.
  • Social and working groups operation to create harmonious co-existence.
  • Administrative and human training to supply elements to reach professional and personal goals.
  • Tests and inspection techniques on different materials.
  • Implementation and operation of electric distribution grids.
  • Control systems of different sorts.
  • Correct use of human resources.
  • Suitable plan distribution.
  • Necessary calculation to use materials and equipment properly.
  • Time and motion techniques.
  • Industrial maintenance of different types and their use according to the situation.


  • Use knowledge in an interdisciplinary way to identify problems at work opportunely and find suitable solutions.
  • Coordinate basic industrial and organisational strategic planning production process.
  • Give opinion about general consulting at work according to the needs and opportunities identified.
  • Foster harmony at work to integrate the staff in a healthy, transparent and organised way.
  • Configure control and acquisition systems formulating and evaluating projects.
  • Analyse and construe information from study assessment.
  • Develop engineering projects pursuing reliability and a suitable resources and goods administration.
  • Integrate a capable, trained and updated staff in the organisational positions.
  • Manage staff benefits and remunerations.
  • Design, administrate and give training courses.
  • Use and maximize materials and natural resources no matter how scarce or abundant they are.

    Attitude y Values

  • Be Critical, responsible, honest, collaborative, tolerant, and entrepreneurial. Show a solidary attitude towards the social, economic, politic and ecological reality in the country and in the world seeking to ennoble these principles.
  • Set interpersonal relationships with empathy and self-understanding to be an organizational leader.
  • Respect and ennoble the prestige of the national educative and administrative institutions.
  • Work methodically and efficiently either in groups or individually seeking to find solutions.
  • Lead the way solve problems no matter what the scope is.
  • Be open to change in order to meet the needs of society and environmental care.

Academic Requirements

Comply in a timely manner with each of the stages of the admission process highlighted in the call for entry to the university system at IPN and show documents such as:

  • High school Certificate.
  • Secondary School Certificate.
  • Unique Code of Population Registration (CURP).
  • Birth certificate.
  • Pass the entry examination.
  • 6 credential size photographs.

Work Field

Currently, Industrial Engineering is one of the most sought after degrees in Mexico, with a great opportunity to join the productive sector as the Industrial Engineering work field is large.

Every public or private company, small or large needs an Industrial Engineer to evaluate both quality and productivity and provide consulting and professional counselling.

The Industrial Engineering work field is located in both the productive and service sectors such as micro-, small and medium-sized companies to plan production, implement quality systems and maintain the plant, collaborate in the formal strategical planning and assure quality and ecological protection at different levels and as a supervisor, manager or director.

Within the services sector, industrial engineers work in the organisation and administration of communication services, trading and finances. In order to succeed, an interrelationship among professionals from different disciplines is needed as well as group leadership and multicultural work meetings.

The automotive industry usually hires industrial engineers for the productive sector. Within the last decade, industrial engineering has faced a number of changes from mechanical to electronical methods to process qualitative designs into new techniques which need modelling, simulation and a wide use of statistics, a centred production approach into an integrating approach of systems. Interest has moved from a fairly small systems to microsystems and the analysis of more complex and larger systems.

Some of the specific areas of development are listed below:

  • Metal-machining processes.
  • Plastics Industry.
  • Construction industry.
  • Textile and clothing industry.
  • Footwear Industry.
  • Counselling and training services.
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Mining sector.
  • Agriculture.
  • Tourist sector.
  • Commercial services.
  • Social sector bodies.
  • Public administration areas.
  • Research.
  • Science.
  • Teaching.
  • Consultancy.

Curriculum Map

Check the list of subjects, credits and total hours of the program on the website of each school.