The Computer Science degree trains professionals who actively participate in multidisciplinary groups to design and implement software and hardware solutions based on knowledge of the context, practices, and needs of the various groups in our society.

To form professionals in the computer science that throughout their professional lives will fully realize their potential in investigation, creating proposals, designing and implementing solutions to problems in our country and in the region, through the use of interdisciplinary groups and by applying fundamental competencies in their fields, considering social, economic and environmental aspects, all within ethical and moral frameworks.

Core Components of the Program
The professional axes listed below represent the fundamental knowledge of the disciplines mentioned by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This knowledge enables the integration of methods, languages, processes, and procedures that provide structure to these disciplines. Their production and application are oriented towards solving scientific and reality-related problems in the professional field. These knowledge areas have been categorized into 7 core domains:

  • Engineering Foundations.
  • Computer Architecture and Hardware.
  • Systems Infrastructure.
  • Software Methods and Technologies.
  • Applied Technologies.
  • Information Systems and Organizational Aspects.
  • Electronics.

International Accreditation
The Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The Computer Science program is certified with the EUR-ACE label from the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education.

* Undergraduate tuition/fees:
The Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador in its Article 356, among other principles, establishes that third-level public higher education will be tuition/fees free.  Zero cost education is linked to the academic responsibility of the students.

Number of students admitted per academic year
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1054 Total active students in the career

We are looking for curious, imaginative, creative and innovative students who have:

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Numerical aptitude and basic knowledge of Mathematics.
  • Capacity for abstraction, analysis, synthesis and logical reasoning.
  • Willingness to work in a team
  • Reading comprehension in English.
  • Capacity of perception and attention.


In a period of 3 to 5 years after graduation, alumni from the Computer Science career should be able to:
1. Solve professional challenges at a global level, applying the fundamentals of their profession and innovation, considering social, economic and environmental aspects, all within ethical and moral standards.
2. Communicate effectively, in Spanish, as well as in English, either individually, or as a member of a multidisciplinary team, under different cultural environments.
3. To plan and lead successfully the development and implementation of solutions related to their discipline, contributing with value offers to the different segments of society.
4. Acquire and improve skills and technical and scientific knowledge throughout their professional lives, taking as reference contemporary aspects of research and entrepreneurship.


SO 1.  Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
SO 2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
SO 3a. Communicate effectively in Spanish in a variety of professional contexts.
SO 3b. Communicate effectively in English in a variety of professional contexts.
SO 4.  Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
SO 5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
SO 6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
SO 7. Design real solutions that propose unique value as a response to specific needs considered from the perspective of stakeholders.

After 4 years of study you will be able to:

  • Coherently and comprehensively apply appropriate tools for the automated processing of information in areas such as Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems and related areas.
  • Solve professional challenges at a global level, applying the fundamentals of their profession and innovation, considering the social, economic and environmental, framed in the ethical and moral.
  • Propose and successfully lead the development and implementation of solutions linked to their discipline, contributing with value offers to the different segments of society.
  • Acquire and improve technical and scientific skills and knowledge, throughout their professional life, taking contemporary aspects of research and entrepreneurship as a reference

Occupational Profile

You can work as an entrepreneur, manager, director, auditor, adviser or consultant in projects of:

  • Analysis, design and implementation of information, multimedia and computer systems in general.
  • Management and development of IT projects.
  • Design and administration of databases.
  • Design, administration and operation of computer networks and systems for data transmission.
  • Implementation of higher end technological solutions that make use of cloud services, algorithms to infer patterns of massive data, optimization algorithms, and techniques orientated to safeguard the security of information.

To obtain the title of Computer Science the following requirements must be met:

  • Have approved at least 59 credits in Professional Training and Selected Elective Courses.
  • Have approved at least 25 credits in General Education and Elective Courses.
  • Have approved at least 21 credits in Math and Basic Sciences.
  • Accredit a minimum experience of 336 hours of professional internships, divided into; 96 hours of Community service internships and 240 hours of Pre-professional business internships, corresponding to 7 credits.
  • Pass the graduation process, equivalent to 8 credits.




Professional Training



Selected elective courses



Pre-professional business internships



General Education



Math and Basic Sciences



Community Service Internships



Curricular Integration Unit



Arts, sports and languages elective courses



Humanities elective courses



The Capstone Project is a culminating requirement for graduation. These projects provide students with the experience of applying acquired knowledge and skills to the needs of society, with a focus on sustainability.
The IDEAR Fair showcases all Capstone projects, offering students a valuable opportunity to showcase their work and hone soft skills such as communication and teamwork. It is also a space for students to network with potential clients and future employers.
Explore all of the Capstone projects completed by the Computer Science program.