Mexico’s First Degree Program in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence

El Retoño is the first BIS (Bilingual, International and Sustainable) technological university in our country and is distinguished by its commitment to innovation, technology, and sciences. For this, the university established the country’s first academic program for data science with an orientation towards artificial intelligence.


The great advances in science and technology demand the permanent renewal of study programs and new careers at a professional level. The management of a new associate degree option is a process that leads to the careful articulation of several stages, including preliminary studies, labor analysis of the environment, definition of the professional competences, validation of the training project, production of the study program, approval of the program and its implementation. (CGUTyP, 2015).
The methodology established by the Technological and Polytechnic Universities to generate the curricula of a new educational program is the situation analysis of work, which consists of carrying out a workshop with employers, supervisors and experts in the area where the graduate will work in the labor market. The objective of this multidisciplinary group is to collect reliable information about the competencies, abilities, knowledge, skills and attitudes that the professional must possess to perform successfully in the labor field (CGUTyP, 2015).

Profession Overview

Program graduates will leave with knowledge and skills to develop the activities of pre-production, production and post-production of creative content in an efficient and functional way. Through the Situation Analysis, the specialists gathered in the workshop identified the key tasks of the sector and grouped them by productive function based on this classification the general purpose of a career in Data Science was formulated:

  • Integrate data collection, organization and processing solutions, using databases, programming languages, libraries and specialized tools, process automation and service implementation, for data consumption and contribute to decision making.
  • Develop computational learning solutions, by identifying and modeling data patterns and generating products, as well as documenting and communicating the project, to automate processes and make decisions.

Labor field

The Data Science, Artificial Intelligence Area Associate Degree may work at the local level, regional, national, and international, as well as in any organization in areas related to technology solutions; software; digital marketing; financial and banking institutions; stores wholesale; discount department stores; warehouse clubs; the INEGI; the SAT.


Being the first educational program in this area will allow the university to graduate talent for a growing industry. The above will make the UTR a benchmark and leader in this sector, in which the efforts of experts from research centers, institutions such as INEGI and IEE Aguascalientes and recognized companies in GO FORWARD -PROUDLY UTR the market such as IBM, Siemens, Continental and Capgemini, who collaborate closely with the University for the consolidation of this project.

The University maintains its social commitment to continue contributing to the development of the region by implementing actions aligned with Industry 4.0