Bachelor in Industrial Systems and Technology Engineering



Degree Obtained:

Bachelor in Industrial Systems and Technology Engineering


Nine semesters



The Bachelor in Industrial Systems and Technology Engineering seeks to prepare students in five key areas of Industrial Engineering, production, quality, supply chain, productivity, and security, with a systematic and relevant focus so that the knowledge that students acquire is the most up-to-date in terms of methodology, tools, and software applicable to production processes and services. In addition to technology, the academic program prepares students to manage staff.

From the start and through their preparation as engineers, students take courses that are based on the fundamentals of mathematical and scientific reasoning, on the use of information and communication technology, and on how to create study and social habits that facilitate academic and workplace development.

As students advance in their academic studies, they take courses that are more specific to the field of systems and industrial technology engineering. The final phase of their academic study includes courses focused on more modern areas of knowledge and that integrate other areas of knowledge in order for students to successfully acquire required competencies for the workplace, including English. Upon completion of their coursework, students complete a 480 hour internship where they apply what they have seen in the classroom. This is in addition to many of the courses in the academic program that require final projects involving the application of knowledge in industry or research. This allows for students to work closely with these areas early in their academic careers.

Starting in the sixth semester, students who excel academically and have a good level of English are able to work in the field through a program carried out between businesses and university programs.

The department also has an active chapter (#736) of the Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE,, in which students organize activities related to academic development, social responsibility and fundraising to attend and organize national conferences (Puebla, Monterrey, Saltillo, Mérida, Villahermosa, Aguascalientes, Hermosillo, Ciudad Madero) and international conferences (Cancún, Montreal, San Antonio, Houston, and Nashville).


Academic Program


Facilities and Resources:

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  • Internal Auditor ISO / TS 16949 (Automotive Industry Action Group)
  • Core Tools (Automotive Industry Action Group)
  • Internal Auditor ISO 14000 and ISO 18000 (STPS)
  • Lean Practitioner (IIE)
  • Green Belt Six Sigma (STPS)
  • SAP and MINITAB courses

Achievements and Highlights:

  • 1st place in the National Technical Simulation by the Mexican affiliate of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) in Cd. Madero, Tamps. and in SLP (2014 and 2015)
  • 3rd place in the International Technical Simulation Competition by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) in Montreal, Canada. 2014
  • 2nd place in the International Lean Manufacturing Trial Competition by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) in Nashville, Tenn. USA 2015
  • 1st place nationally and 8thpPlace international in Excel 2013 in Dallas, Tx. USA, competition organized by Microsoft in nearly 125 countries.
  • 3 National CENEVAL Awards for high performance on the Industrial Engineering graduate exam.
  • 7 medals for exemplary students granted by the Trayectoria de Éxito association.


Dr. Luis Fernando Niño Luna - Department Head of the Bachelor in Industrial Systems and Technology Engineering

Dr. Luis Fernando Niño Luna is an Industrial Engineer in Production (ITSLP, 95). He has a Master’s Degree in Quality Systems (ITESM, 01) and a Ph.D. in Lean Manufacturing for Mexican SMEs (UPSLP – Orgmasz Institute, 10).

He joined the UPSLP in 2003. Currently he is a professor – Level “B” Researcher, has had a PROMEP profile since 2010 and is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). In addition, he was part of the National System of Researchers from 2010 to 2013. He is an ISO 9001 certified auditor and leader and has the training to use software such as Minitab and SAP B1.

He is the department head of the Bachelor of Systems and Industrial Technology Engineering at the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí. He has almost 15 years of experience as a teacher in higher education and 10 years of experience in the implementation of industrial systems and methodologies in various Mexican companies.

His areas of interest are those related to quality and design, improvement and implementation of lean production systems, both in manufacturing and service companies. He has presented several papers and published articles internationally.

Dra. Patricia Castillo Galván

Professor Patricia Castillo Galván has a degree in Industrial Design from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and also has a Master’s degree in Administration from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí.

She has 12 years of experience in industry in the areas of project management, direct raw material purchases, and development of new products and suppliers (investment project management). With 10 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level, she currently holds the appointment of Professor and Researcher at the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí with a Level B status in the area of Systems Engineering and Industrial Technologies.

The research areas in which she works are: productivity and industrial safety with an emphasis on human factors and ergonomics, work standards, safety and hygiene, and environment and sustainability.

She has certifications in Engineering and Design of Packaging and Packaging (IMPEE), Basic MOST Applicator (Accenture), Internal Quality Auditor ISO 9001: 2008, Auditor of Environmental Management Systems and Occupational Safety and Health ISO 14001: 2004 / OHSAS 18001: 2007, Internal Auditor in ISO/TS Quality System 16949: 2002 and Quality Core Tools.

Mtro. Juan Carlos Portales Rodríguez

Professor Juan Carlos Portales Rodríguez is a Mechanical Engineer Administrator (UASLP 1995). He has a Master’s Degree in Administration with a specialty in Strategic Marketing (UVM, 02), where he received the “Lince de Oro” award for graduating with the highest average of his generation.

He joined the UPSLP in 2004 as an adjunct professor and in 2009 became a full-time teacher, having previously taught mainly at the ISTI, LAG and LMKT academies. He is currently a professor – Level “A” Researcher, and he is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). He was certified in APICS CPIM from 2009 to 2014. He has certifications in ISO 9001: 2008, ISO / TS 16949, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS ISO 18001: 2007, in Packaging and Packaging Engineering and Development (IMPEE) and has a SAP Business One software diploma.

He has almost 11 years of experience as an educator in higher education and 7 years of experience in the automotive industry. He co-authored an International Trade book of ITESO and published articles in the magazine Inbound Logistics.

His areas of interest are those related to the development and design of packaging, programming and control of production, specifically with the Master Planning of Production and Manufacturing Requirements (MRP II), the International Logistics and the development of didactic practices related to the SAP Business One Program.

Dra. Mónica Marcela Zaldívar Muñoz

She is an Industrial and Systems Engineer (IIS ’95) from the Tecnológico de Monterrey campus San Luis Potosí, Honorable Mention, and she has a Master’s degree in Senior Management (MBA, 2003) from the University of Quebec in Montreal, with recognition as the best student of her class. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D.

Mónica has collaborated as a teacher and researcher at the Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí for 15 years, specifically in the department of Industrial Engineering developing didactic material, practices and research in the Lean Manufacturing line using the Toyota Production System. She has certifications such as Green Belt in the SixSigma methodology, Lean System Operational Excellence, Internal Auditor in ISO / TS 16949: 2002 Quality System, SAP Business One software diploma, among others. She has participated in SEDECO’s production chain program at the local level, promoting the use of world-class methodologies and tools in SMEs.

Currently, she coordinates the 9th generation of the University-Company Dual Training Program, COOP students, acting as a tutor and liaison with the contracting companies of the students enrolled in the program.

She is a leader of the CIEES Project for the evaluation of the ISTI educational program seeking Level 1 recognition, which guarantees good quality enrollment. She is also a member of the CACEI (Council for the Accreditation of Engineering Education, AC) list of Evaluating Peers in the area of Industrial Engineering.

Prior to teaching, she spent six years in the automotive (Cummins) and rail (GETS) industries as a Materials Coordinator.

Alumni Profile:

A graduate from the Bachelor of Systems and Industrial Technology Engineering designs, implements, administers, and improves processes as well as production systems in industry through fulfilling a variety of roles and functions, such as planning, logistics, purchasing, quality, maintenance, among others.

Career Paths:

A graduate from the Bachelor of Systems and Industrial Technology Engineering has the skills necessary to develop professionally in industries dedicated to the transformation as well as servicios:

  • Industry
  – Manufacturing
– Automotive
– Home appliances
– Agroindustry
– Food and Beverages
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutions
  • Self-service
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Messaging and package services
  • Consulting

  • Manager
  • Administrator
  • Supervisor
  • Coordinator
  • Leader
  • Engineer
  • Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Inspector

  • Products
  • Processes
  • Projects
  • Industry
  • Factories
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Product Quality
  • Process Quality
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Metrology
  • Vendor Development
  • Materials Planning
  • Production Controls
  • Inventory and Storage
  • Shipping
  • Logistics
  • Management and Flow of Materials
  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Productivity
  • Methods
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Operational Excellence
  • Security
  • Environment
  • Maintenance
  • Finances

Sites of Interest:








Coordination of Systems Engineering and Industrial Technologies