Master's in Industrial Engineering

College of Sciences and Engineering
Master in Industrial Engineering, Major in Quality and Productivity
Master in Industrial Engineering, Major in Logistics and Supply Chain

4 academic periods (3 ordinary and 1 extraordinary)

Subjects: 16

Total credits: 41

Teaching Mode
In-person classes.
Class sessions 3 days a week.

Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Includes occasional intensive weeks with class sessions from Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Start of Classes
August 2020

Approved March 29th, 2017

Resolution RPC-SO-11.No.204-2017

Updated June 3rd, 2020

Resolution RPC-SO-14- Nº.289-2020

Total Cost

Enrolment Fee: $1,272
Tuition: $12,728

Application Examination Dates

July 31, 2021

August 7, 2021

Includes training with Online Education tools. USFQ D2L virtual platform. Observation visits to local companies.


Graduate program aimed at professionals who wish to have a broad knowledge within Industrial engineering in areas such as: decision-making management, data analysis, system optimization, process management, and industrial safety, which will allow them to solve problems of all kinds, in order to improve the profitability of organizations. In turn, the professional will be able to focus on quality or supply chain management, which has broad applicability both in manufacturing and in services.

Applicant's Profile

The applicant profile that will be preferably chosen to enter the Master's is that of professionals who have a Bachelor's degree and fundamental knowledge in the fields of: Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Related technical engineering; Industry and Production; Construction and Civil Engineering; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Biotechnology; Renewable Natural Resources; Physical sciences; Physics; Mathematics and statistics; and Transportation Service. These titles must be duly registered in the SENESCYT system.

Applicants are recommended to have certified work experience of at least two years in the manufacturing and / or service sector. Being disciplined and honest professionals with skills to work independently and in groups to meet the high academic demands of the program. Additionally, the applicant must have the maturity and emotional stability to meet the expectations of the institution, professors and tutors.

Professional field

Future graduates will have job options as area managers in: quality, continuous improvement, production, logistics, purchasing, supply chain, warehouse managers, consultants, quality assistants, productivity executives, development analysts, process analysts, quality of service analysts, among others; thus meeting the needs that exist at the national and local levels.


Ecuador's only Master's in Industrial Engineering with 2 majors:

  • Quality and Productivity: Includes the option to receive a Green Belt Six Sigma (or Black Belt Six Sigma) certification.
  • Logistics and Supply Chain: Includes learning resources from one of the best universities in the world and the option to receive a MicroMaster certification in Supply Chain Management from MITx.

Agreements with universities in the United States and relevant professional credentials in national and international industries.

International professors and highly trained educators, with work experience in national and international companies.

Plan of study comparable to several equivalent programs in the USA; and modular subjects that allow you to focus on a few subjects in depth.

Flexible hours, ideal for people working individuals.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree issued by an accredited university in the country and registered in the SENESCYT, in: Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Related technical engineering; Industry and Production; Construction and Civil Engineering; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Biotechnology; Renewable Natural Resources; Physical sciences; Physical; Mathematics and statistics; and Transportation Service. In the case of Bachelor's degrees obtained abroad, they must be apostilled or legalized by Consular means. The University will verify that the degree corresponds to the third level, in accordance with the current Academic Regime Regulations.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to B1 of the Common European Framework.

  • Copy of identity card or passport.

  • Degree Certificate with grade average.

  • Official transcript with grades.

  • A printed copy of degree from SENESCYT.

  • Pass the USFQ graduate admission exam. To do so, refer to the admissions process at:

Specific requirements:

  • Work experience. It is recommended that candidates have at least 2 years of work experience; proof of this will be provided during the selection process by means of: CV, labor certificate, email, and conventional number of  employers in order to validate the information.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation; one (1) of them must be professional.

  • Letter of intent explaining your reasons for being part of the program.

  • Personal interview with the professors of the graduate program.

  • Specific knowledge test.

Funding and scholarships

Payment: Cash, Check, Credit Card.

USFQ Alumni have a 10% discount.

Option 1:
Full payment
Deferred at 3, 6 and 12 months no interest.

Option 2:
2 payments: 1st. payment $7,000 in August, 3 and 6 months without interest, 9 and 12 months with interest.
2nd. payment $7,000 in April, 3 and 6 months no interest, 9 and 12 months with interest.

Option 3:
4 payments: 1st. payment $3,500 in August, 3 and 6 months no interest, 9 and 12 months with interest.
2nd. payment $3,500 in December, 3 and 6 months no interest, 9 and 12 months with interest.
3rd. payment $3,500 in April, 3 and 6 months no interest, 9 and 12 months with interest.
4th.payment $3,500 in August, 3 and 6 months no interest, 9 and 12 months with interest.

Option 4:
Payment with student loan/financial institutions, by check or guarantee voucher, while the bank makes the disbursement.

The start dates of academic terms will be announced in the academic calendar.

More information about Financial Assistance:


According to the Scholarship Regulations of the Graduate Program, a total scholarship will be awarded, or two half scholarships as established in the Regulations.

For more information on this, contact us at the phone number and email that appear in the contacts section.


The experience through my studies in the Master's in Industrial Engineering has been very enriching, not only because it has allowed me to deepen my knowledge acquired in the Mechanical Engineering career for data analysis and process management, but it has also provided me with the criteria and adequate tools for making the right decisions. The multiple technological resources provided by this program have allowed me to experience the scope of the methodologies learned in class and have made my knowledge not only part of the theory, but also become a useful instrument in my professional development.

I am grateful to USFQ for giving me the opportunity to face this new academic challenge in the hands of professors passionate about teaching.

- Clara Orellana (2017-2018), Mathematics professor, USFQ -

Starting my fourth level studies at USFQ has allowed me to reach a high level of motivation that has driven me to continuous growth, both personally and professionally. I have great admiration for the MIIN teaching staff since they have an excellent academic preparation and extensive professional career, in addition, they have always presented the opening to share their experience in the classroom, which has facilitated the learning process. Without a doubt, I think that having chosen this program and this university was a wise decision, I have felt the passion and the energy present in every corner of the campus, and in this way, I have been able to successfully face the demands of the master's degree.

- Rodrigo Crespo (2017-2018), Maintenance Specialist Engineer, Transcurrency -

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Director of the Institute for Innovation in Productivity and Logistics CATENA-USFQ
Master's in Industrial Engineering Program Director
Escuela de Empresas Professor
Maxwell Building, M-102
(+593 2) 297-1700