On October 20, 1972, when the act of incorporation of the Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito was signed, an ambitious educational project was initiated whose objective was to train engineers of excellence.
First the civil engineering program was born, then came the electrical and systems; Later, once the School occupied a deserved position of honor among the institutions of higher education in the country, the programs of industrial and electronic engineering and economics were included. In 2002, the Board of Directors approved the creation of the business administration program, in 2003 the Mathematics program began work, in 2009 Mechanical Engineering, in 2011 Biomedical Engineering and in 2016 Environmental Engineering.
The structure of the School has been strengthened and diversified in recent years with the creation of Study Centers, the opening of different specialization and master's programs and the consolidation of research projects. On the other hand, services to the external sector are supported by the means of dissemination available to the School, such as the magazine, books, manuals, notes and essays, as well as the Web page, which allows networking the rest of the world.
Its founders were the following engineering and engineering professors:
Luis Guillermo Aycardi Barrero, Jorge Eduardo Estrada Villegas, Manuel García López, Gonzalo Jiménez Escobar, Ernesto Obregón Torres, Armando Palomino Infante, Ricardo Quintana Sighinolfi, Ricardo Rincon Hernandez, Alejandro Sandino Pardo and Jairo Uribe Escamilla.
In addition to the founders, the founding act was signed by the following Colombian businessmen, who contributed to the initiation of the School as founding benefactors:
Jaime Michelsen Uribe, Bernardo Pizano Brigard, Javier Ramírez Soto, Bernardo Saiz de Castro, Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo, Ignacio Umaña de Brigard and Luis Alberto Serna Cortés.
In January 1973 the founders informed their engineering colleagues of the creation of the School; Once the corresponding work initiation license was obtained, it opened its doors on March 20 of the same year to 88 students.
This school offers programs in:
- Spanish (Colombia)