Since 2000, the degree program in Industrial Engineering from the University of Costa Rica is recognized as substantially equivalent by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The CEAB is a commission that belongs to Engineers Canada founded in 1965 andresponsible for the accreditation of engineering programs as a requirement for registration and licensing of engineers. Since 1997, Engineers Canada included the evaluation of engineering programs outside Canada.
Being awarded as substantially equivalent means that the Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Costa Rica is comparable, in terms of content and educational experience, to other accredited programs by the CEAB from Canada and the rest of the world. Furthermore, it gives us confidence from Engineers Canada that our graduates have the necessary skills tobegin their practice in Canada. This boosts the mobility of students and professors to a step towards the internationalization of the program.