Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Toluca

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Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Toluca
ITESM Campus Toluca (Gym).jpg
The Gym at Campus Toluca (2008)
Established 9 August 1982 [1]
Parent institution Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Location Toluca, Mexico
19°16′5.91″N 99°42′21.72″W / 19.2683083°N 99.7060333°W / 19.2683083; -99.7060333Coordinates: 19°16′5.91″N 99°42′21.72″W / 19.2683083°N 99.7060333°W / 19.2683083; -99.7060333
Website www.tol.itesm.mx

The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Toluca Campus (in Spanish: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Toluca) commonly shortened as Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Toluca or ITESM Campus Toluca, is a campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education private university system located on the west side of the city.

History[edit]

The establishment of the Toluca Campus was sponsored by a local group of businesspeople headed by Eduardo Monroy Cárdenas. This group, which would eventually be called Educación Superior y Promoción Cultural de Toluca, A.C., worked with the governor of the State of Mexico, Carlos Hank González, to sponsor the establishment of an institution of higher education within the city. With the support of the state government, talks with the Monterrey Institute of Technology began and the decision to establish the then-called Toluca Unit was made. The new unit would be located on 10 hectares (25 acres) donated by the state in San Antonio Buenavista, municipality of Toluca, at the former La Pila hacienda.[2] The first stone of the new complex was laid on 18 September 1981 and the unit opened on 9 August 1982, receiving its first generation of students.[2]

Academics[edit]

The high school or preparatory program is divided in three divisions: The Bilingual division, the International division and the Bicultural (now switching over to Multicultural) division. The Bilingual division requires students to take a total of 42 classes over six semesters. Study of English is required, with four to ten of the classes during any semester available only in English.[3] International division students have a plan of study that requires them to take 49 courses over six semesters, with English mandatory and third language strongly encouraged.[4] Bicultural students have plan of study that requires them to complete 42 classes over six semesters with the study of English and Anglo culture required.[5]

The university program is made up of four divisions: Administration and Finance, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Architecture and Information and Electronic Technologies. The Administration and Finance division offers degrees in Business Administration, International Business, Finance and Public Accounting, Law and Marketing. The Humanities and Social Science division offers degrees in Animation and Digital Art and Communications. The Engineering and Architecture division offers degrees in Architecture, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanics Administration, Industrial Design and Biotechnology. The Information and Electronic Technologies division offers degrees in Electronic Technologies Engineering, Information and Communications Technologies Engineering, Computational Systems Engineering, and Administration of Information Technologies.[6]

Master’s degrees are offered in Administration, Electronic Systems Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Industrial Engineering.[7] Doctorate degrees are offered in Industrial Engineering.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia del Campus Toluca" (in Spanish). Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Historia del Campus". Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Prepa Tec Bilingüe Plan de Estudios)". Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Prepa Tec Internacional Plan de Estudios)". Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Prepa Tec Bicultural Plan de Estudios)". Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Carreras Profesionales". Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Maestrias". Retrieved September 22, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Doctorados". Retrieved September 22, 2009.