MEXICO: ENGINEERING AT INSTITUTO TECHNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY
Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
2.75 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
At least one term of college-level Spanish, and completion of both Newtonian Physics and Integral Calculus.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
for course information.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.
Students pay the same tuition for Mexico: Engineering at Technológico de Monterrey as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Mexican academic cycle begins in February and ends in November.
Academic Year: July to June.
The Mexico: Engineering at Technológico de Monterrey program is affiliated with Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), better known as Tec. The Tec is a major university system with 32 campuses throughout Mexico. CSU IP students study at Tec’s Querétaro campus, which was founded in 1975 and enrolls about 5,000 students in 19 majors. The Tec draws students not only from North America but from around the world. To learn more about student life and diversity at the Tec, click here.
The Mexico: Engineering at Technológico de Monterrey program, which started in 2015, was designed by CSU engineering faculty so that engineering students would have the opportunity to study abroad while taking coursework in English in their major. The program is best-suited for 2nd year engineering students, but may work for other class levels as well (consult with your Academic Advisor for course suitability). Each semester, students will be enrolled in 6 units of Spanish language coursework, as well as 9 units of major coursework taught in English:
Fall semester coursework:
Spanish language, 6 units
Calculus III/Multi-variable Calculus (in English), 3 units
Differential Equations (in English), 3 units
Statics (in English), 3 units
Spring semester coursework:
Spanish language, 6 units
Solid Mechanics (in English), 3 units
Dynamics (in English), 3 units
Fluid Mechanics (in English), 3 units
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year.
The Mexico: Engineering at Technológico de Monterrey program is located in North-Central Mexico in Querétaro, which is located 125 miles north of Mexico City and 220 miles east of Guadalajara. Querétaro is one of Mexico’s most well-known and beautiful colonial cities and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is located near the ancient capitals of the Aztecs and the Toltecs, and is growing as an important business and industrial center.
Upon arrival in Mexico, students are provided with temporary host family accommodations, for one month, prearranged by the Tec. During this first month, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. Some students choose to stay with their host family for the remainder of the academic year, while others rental local apartments.
Internships (Type A only for three units per semester) may be available to students depending on availability and the language required for the internship. Internships are given upper division credit and are limited to three units per semester, which is the CSU IP policy. While the Tec offers six and nine unit internships (per semester), this is not permitted by the CSU IP Office. For internship information, contact the Programas Internacionales Office.