Engineering has been one of the great enablers of progress in modern society, allowing humans to transcend their natural limits.. Nowadays, circumstances have changed, with the new challenges arising, such as overpopulation, growing pressures on natural resources, hyper-connected societies, and most importantly, climate change.. Given this panorama, there is a growing need to prepare engineers with a broader and more analytical vision, essential for a modern society based on scientific thinking, fact-based decision making, and critical dialogue.

The Master in Engineering Sciences (MCI) seeks to meet this challenge by training researchers and professionals with a strategic vision to identify and solve important problems and the ability  to generate innovations. The MCI degree confers broad and cross-disciplinary qualities, but also allows students to specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Clean energy and sustainable water use 
  • Mechatronics and advanced manufacturing, including robotics and control
  • Telecommunication

Industrial Engineering


The general objective of this program is to train professionals as agents of change for the industrial and academic sectors who are capable of doing applied research, technological development and technology transfer, in the areas of engineering sciences.

  • The program is linked to different fields of society, through projects with national and international companies.
  • Research professors that belong to Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI, Spanish).
  •  An environment of innovation and entrepreneurship to assist and solve major engineering problems.
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey holds accreditations such as: SACS*, CIEES, SEP, and CONACYT**

* Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (+1) 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tecnológico de Monterrey

** See the accreditation’s validity of our programs and their benefits in accordance with CONACYT’s provisions, at Mexico’s National Quality Graduate Programs official website.

Graduates from areas of engineering and exact sciences interested in conducting high-impact research to contribute to the knowledge of one of the specialty areas of Engineering Science. Students entering this program should have excellent academic background, vocation in the generation of knowledge and fluency in communication.  Moreover, this program is for those who professionally work under strict ethical standards, who are open to new ways of assimilation of knowledge and professional practice and who are intellectually curious.

Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:

  • Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree Certificate, where the following information is indicated:
          a. The overall GPA.
          b. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  •  Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree.
  • Motivation letter or essay in which the candidate explains the reasons for his or her interest in the program, his or her potential contribution to it and the area in which he or she wishes to develop professionally with a research project.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  • Obtain at least 585 points in the adaptive version of the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP) or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  • Obtain at least 550 points in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent in the other exams authorized by the Institution as an instrument for assessing the sufficiency of English language proficiency.

* The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee
 ** Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.


Face to Face


2 years





Conceptual competencies:

Demonstrate a high level of fundamental engineering knowledge, including mathematics, statistics and computers.

Master the theory and methodology of the Engineering Sciences in any professional situation.

Procedural competencies:

Model and develop solutions to problems using appropriate technology and mathematical language.

 Conduct research, which provides new relevant knowledge, under the supervision of the direct advisor and the thesis committee, communicating the results in a clear, effective and efficient way

 Attitudinal competencies:

Work in his/her area of expertise with leadership in an efficient, collaborative and ethical manner.

Have a proactive and creative attitude towards non-documented problems, creating innovations


a) Clean Energies and Sustainable Use of Water 

The objective of this line of research is to form specialists in clean energy fields and sustainable use of water able to perform high quality basic and applied research that contributes to the solving of challenges posed by: the need for the efficient use of energy, the responsible use and management of water resources, and climate change commitments. 

b) Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications 

The objective of this line of research is to form specialists at the cutting edge of knowledge in industrial engineering and telecommunications that contribute to the search, development and implementation of new forms of operating and improving the operative and administrative processes through the development of new and innovative models; as well as specialists in wireless technologies and in mobility models to predict the demand for services and for resource management, to analyze performance, and to optimize the practices of network design and its applications.

c) Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing

The objective of this line of research is to form specialists in priority areas for the scientific and technological development of Mexico who, as agents of change, are able to perform applied research, technological development, innovation, and technology transfer in the different disciplines of mechatronics such as automation, mechanics, manufacturing and robotics.