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Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria

The Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria (Spanish for Colombian School of Engineering) Julio Garavito is a private engineering-based school. Currently, the school is located on a campus in a beautiful natural environment in the north part of Bogota and has approximately 4,600 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. It includes complete state-of-the art laboratories, advanced computer systems, one of the largest collections of Engineering texts and journals in Colombia as well as international and national access to information via the internet.


Taking its name from Colombian engineer and astronomer Julio Garavito, the school was founded on October 20 of 1972, when the constitution act of the Colombian School of Engineering was signed, it started as an ambitious educational project with the goal of make excellent engineers.

The first established program was the Civil Engineering, followed by the Electric and Systems (Computer Sciences) Engineerings. Later, by the time the School got one of the most prestigious places among the Colombian superior educational institutions, the Industrial Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Economics programs were added.

In the year 2002 the Board of directors approved the creation of the Administration and International business program.

The school's structure has diversified ever since opening several other courses and specializations.

The teachers and engineers who founded the school are:

Luis Guillermo Aycardi Barrero

Jorge Eduardo Estrada Villegas

Manuel Garcia Lopez

Gonzalo Jimenez Escobar

Ernesto Obregon Torres

Armando Palomino Infante

Ricardo Quintana Sighinolfi

Ricardo Rincon Hernandez

Alejandro Sandino Pardo

Ignacio Umana de Brigard

Jairo Uribe Escamilla.

The foundation act was signed also by the following Colombian Entrepreneurs, who contributed to the initiation and foundation of the School as benefactors:

Jaime Michelsen Uribe

Bernardo Pizano Brigard

Javier Ramirez Soto

Bernardo Saiz de Castro

Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo

Luis Alberto Serna Cortes.

In January 1973 the founders told about the School foundation and the start of academics labors started with 88 students on March 20th of the same year.


The Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria offers, as of 2007, 8 undergraduate programs. It has approximately 4600 students in both undergraduate and graduate programs

Undergraduate programs


Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronic Engineering

Systems Engineering (Computer Sciences/Software Engineering)

Industrial Engineering


Administration (with emphasis in business and international finances)


All the academic programs are 10 semesters with the exception of the Economics and the Administration programs which are 9 semesters.

Specializations (Graduate Programs)


Project Management and Development

Design, Construction and Conservation of Highways


Hydraulic Resources and the Environment

Environmental Sanitation

Economics for Engineers

Telecommunications and e-business

External links

Main Site (Spanish)

Civil Engineering Site (Spanish)

Electrical Engineering Site (Spanish)

Electronics Engineering Site (Spanish)

Computes Sciences and Engineering Site (Spanish)

Industrial Engineering Site (Spanish)

Economics Site (Spanish)

Business Administration Site (Spanish)

Mathematics Site (Spanish)

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