Doctorate in Engineering Sciences (DCI)


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Program Description

By its nature, the DCI is multidisciplinary, covering four areas of knowledge (biotechnology, mechatronics, industrial engineering and environmental systems) that have been selected among the research lines with greater strength within the Division of Engineering and Architecture. These areas interact with each other through projects, centers and research chairs

The areas of knowledge serve as a crucible for the definition of the research lines of the DCI Program:

  • Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing
    Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing comprises the analysis and synthesis of complex systems in which multiple disciplines interact. The Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing line responds to the need to train human resources for research, with a high level of preparation in the disciplines of Automation, Mechanics and Electronics.

  • Clean Energies and Sustainable Use of Water
    Clean Energy and Sustainable Use of Water responds to global needs by evolving operational approaches, from treatments for pollution control to the concept of corporate social responsibility. Indicates the relevance that in relation to the economic and social spheres has the use of natural resources with an ecosystemic approach, the care of the physical environment and the protection of the health of the population, all with a focus and vision of sustainability.

  • Industrial engineer
    Industrial Engineering is related to the increase of competitiveness worldwide and represents one of the greatest challenges of any nation, particularly its institutions and companies who will have to face a continuous process of increased productivity, efficient use of resources and generation of courage to face the growing competition. Research at the frontier of knowledge of the Industrial Engineering line contributes to the search, development and implementation of new ways of operating and improving operational and administrative processes mainly through the development of new and innovative models of decision making.

  • Telecommunications (T)
    Telecommunications contributes with solutions to fundamental problems in networks and systems that transport information and that allow the design of platforms that drive the digital industry of the future and technologies such as IoT, Smart Cities, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), smart-grid, Big-Data, e-health, 5G, cognitive radio, white spaces, location systems, and sensors, to improve the quality of life of 21st century society. Research is developed to optimize and stochastically model the essential understanding of the fundamental performance in the areas of wireless communications and networks, in the treatment of signals and information, in the convergence between optical communication networks and wireless networks, vehicular communications, photonic crystals, aspects of the levels of the physical layer, connectivity, modulation, reconfigurable network architecture, sensors, and their applications.



Program taught by professors with doctorate degree and professional experience of the School of Engineering and Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey.


  • This program has accreditations and recognitions from national and international institutions such as:
  • Program accredited by the National Graduate Register of Quality (PNPC) of CONACyT
  • Commission of Universities of the Association of Schools and Universities of the South of the United States (SACS).
  • The Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Commission of Universities of the Association of Schools and Universities of the South of the United States to grant professional degrees and academic degrees of masters and doctorates. Contact the College Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (1) 404-679-4500 (1) 404-679-4500, for questions about the Tecnológico de Monterrey accreditation.
  • Recognition of official validity of the Secretariat of Public Education of Mexico.

Educational model

The active participation of students in their professional and personal education is promoted through individual and collaborative learning. This model also allows the student to build their knowledge with the guidance of expert teachers in their professional field and in teaching.

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The Doctorate in Engineering Sciences is aimed at:

  • Candidates with proven academic capacity, creativity, motivation and potential to carry out research that manifests itself in original works that contribute to enrich the field of technology.
  • This program has an adequate selection mechanism for applicants that considers the relevant aspects to identify the academic profile, such as the research necessary for an outstanding performance.

The candidate to enter the doctorate must have an excellent academic background, and have a vocation as a researcher in any of the fields of knowledge promoted by the doctoral program. The admission process is designed to ensure the above, emphasizing the need to have the skills and potential for research. During the admission process, the financial support needed by the student and the research topic are reviewed. All the above with the purpose of raising the chances of success of the student and the research line.


The Doctorate in Engineering Sciences aims to:

  • To train independent researchers, with skills, knowledge and skills to identify opportunities, develop and direct original research projects at the frontier of knowledge.
  • Disseminate the results of such investigations and apply the knowledge generated in the country's technological development. To be recognized as a high impact engineering program in the productive, educational-academic and social sectors of the country.

Lines of investigation

State of Mexico Campus

  • Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Clean Energy and Sustainable Use of Water
  • Industrial engineer
  • Telecommunications

Campus Monterrey

  • Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Clean Energy and Sustainable Use of Water
  • Industrial engineer
  • Telecommunications

Agreements with universities

The Institution considers important for the formation of students who know the political, economic and social reality of Mexico and the world, therefore, and in accordance with the General Statute each director, as promoter of the external relations of its academic program, in particular, the DCI Program, promotes that students perform variable stays of 6 to 24 months in prestigious institutions. For this there are collaboration agreements for exchange of students and development of joint research.

Currently, there are agreements with the following institutions:

State of Mexico Campus

  • ITESM student stay at The George Washington University
  • La Rochelle University
  • Institut Superieur de L'automobile et des Transports
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Tnau Coimbatore India

Campus Monterrey

  • UNAM.
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
  • Université de Poitiers and Université de Haute Alsace.
  • Texas Tech Univeristy.
  • Exchange with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Girona
  • The Ohio State University
  • Arizona State University

Linkage with other sectors

State of Mexico Campus

  • Institut Superieur de L'automobile et des Transports
  • Electronic Instrumentation for Industrial Monitoring Processes
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Tnau Coimbatore India
  • Bosch (Opt. Carcass)
  • Henkel Mexican
  • Theoretical an Experimental Investigation of Carbon Foam Composites
  • Computer Simulation of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Foam Materials
  • Mexico-Germany Cooperation Agreement
  • University La Rochelles

Campus Monterrey

  • Joint Optimization of Prices and Inventories
  • Bioinformatics
  • Hokkaido University
  • Research Project on Nanocomposites and Rheological Models
  • Rice University
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • The Ohio State University
  • Center and Research and Development in Health Sciences, UANL
  • Control and Automation in the Energy Area
  • Halmstad University-Competitive Intelligence
  • Kuo Research and Development Center
  • Metalsa-Lean Production
  • Minorte SA de CV -
  • Process Chiapas. Lean Manufacturing and Strategic Alignment
  • Prolec GE-Development and Characterization of Nanofluids for Transformer
  • Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Mathematical Physics
  • Viakable
  • Cemex Cemex-Tec Chair for the Development of Sustainable Communities
  • Evaluation of Phenolics, Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties of Sorghums
  • MABE, Querétaro.
  • Manipulation of Bioparticle Mixtures in Microdipositives using Dielectrophoresis
  • Nestlé-Manantial
  • Prolec GE, SA de CV
  • Ternium-Tenaristamsa
  • Autonomous University of Yucatan
  • Amshoremexicowind_Nye-Wind Resource
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tx
  • Zmbombas_ITESM_Aerodynamiccontrol
  • Certification Six Sigma Black Belt Joint Itesm-Arizona State University
  • Elecsol-Td
  • Gipsa- Lab
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

El Tecnológico de Monterrey es una institución de carácter privado, sin fines de lucro, independiente y ajena a partidos políticos y religiosos. Fue fundado en 1943 gracias a la visión del empresario ... Read More

El Tecnológico de Monterrey es una institución de carácter privado, sin fines de lucro, independiente y ajena a partidos políticos y religiosos. Fue fundado en 1943 gracias a la visión del empresario mexicano Eugenio Garza Sada. Cuenta con 31 campus y 21 sedes y oficinas de enlace internacional. Su objetivo es formar líderes con espíritu emprendedor, sentido humano y un alto nivel de competitividad. Read less
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