Our undergraduate activities specialize in Computer Science Engineering. In addition, the Bioinformatics Engineering and Cybersecurity Engineering programs are studied. The short-cycle program in Network Administration and Computer Security complements our offerings.

We also offer courses, internships and other shorter programs related to Computer Science.

Estudiantes de la Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas UCI

We train integral professionals, endowed with skills based on a scientific and dialectical-materialistic conception of the world; capable of responding to the objectives of the nation, international trends and professional problems in the area of Computer Science and Computing.

The training model is based on the principle of José Martí and Fidel Castro that proposes the link between study and work, which is achieved through the incorporation of students to real research and development projects. Thus, it is structured in two well-defined cycles: a basic period of integration and another of professional practice as the central axis of the curriculum.



The career in Computer Science Engineering trains integral and highly qualified professionals, whose function is associated with the development of the Informatization of the Cuban Society from three important aspects: the development of the national software industry, the digital transformation of organizations and the necessary support for the maintenance of information technology infrastructures.

The academic training is similar to other related careers, highlighting its theoretical and practical preparation in Software Engineering and Programming, as well as in other disciplines such as Mathematics, Computational Intelligence and Digital Systems.

The distinctive feature of this engineering, from the curricular point of view, is the high degree of integration of the training process with practical activity. Curricularly, the professional roles that the student must play in the Research-Development projects to which he/she is linked from the second year of the course are defined.

The University has a network of internationally certified Software Development Centers, which develop informatics solutions for Cuba and other countries. It is directly linked to these centers in real software development projects.

This training model enhances the graduate's natural insertion into the labor market and stimulates his or her projection towards postgraduate training.

Accreditation: Certified by the National Accreditation Board.
Degree: Engineer in Computer Science
Duration: 4 years
Mode: Attendance, in regular daytime course and course by meetings.



The Bioinformatics Engineer has as the object of his profession the computational treatment (acquisition, storage, organization, processing, analysis and visualization) of data, information and knowledge of chemical-biological and medical origin, which includes the processes and nanoscopic structures associated with life, from research, production or services in the biomedical, agricultural and biopharmaceutical areas.

The basic curriculum of this Engineering includes subjects of the following disciplines: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, General Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Professional Research Activity.

The research-labor activity is based on the development of the discipline of Professional Research Activity, which constitutes the Main Integrating Discipline. It is carried out in a distributed manner and with the guarantee of the incorporation of students to real productive projects. From the third year onwards, students spend a considerable part of the academic period located in the centers that act as teaching units, directly linked to real research-production-service processes.

Accreditation: Degree approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.
Degree: Bioinformatics Engineer
Duration: 4 years
Mode: Presential, in regular daytime course.



The Cybersecurity Engineer will have as object of the profession the management of cybersecurity of organizations, from the establishment, implementation, operation, monitoring, review, maintenance and continuous improvement of the necessary measures for the preservation of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information; as well as the protection of the technologies through which this information is created, processed, stored and transmitted.

The cybersecurity engineer will be qualified to perform the following tasks:

  • The design of the organizations cybersecurity system, which involves the elaboration of the IT security plan starting from a risk analysis.
  • The implementation of the necessary security measures for the preservation of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.
  • The configuration and administration of technical security controls such as: intrusion detection systems, firewalls, protection against malware, trace analysis, cryptographic systems, vulnerability and patch management, information backup, among others.
  • The analysis and processing of information relevant to the security system through the use of database management and event management systems, as well as the application of programming algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques.
  • The establishment of security mechanisms in the complete cycle of the development of computer applications.
  • Penetration testing (ethical hacking) of computer systems.
  • Incident management through permanent monitoring of the security system and the application of computer forensic techniques, ensuring compliance with the country's regulatory framework.

Accreditation: Degree approved by the Ministry of Higher Education
Degree: Cybersecurity Engineer.
Duration: 4 years
Mode: On-site, in a regular day course.



The Short Cycle Higher Education level training program in Network Administration and Computer Security trains higher level technicians whose object of the profession is the administration of computer network applications and infrastructures that guarantee the country's Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense.

The Program has a great weight on practical activities both in specialized laboratories and in organizations and companies.

The basic curriculum of the Advanced Technician in Network Administration and Computer Security includes subjects such as: Mathematics, Physics, Programming, Analog and Digital Systems, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Telematic Applications and Services, Database Systems and Professional Practice. A group of electives complements its formation.

Accreditation: Program approved by the Ministry of Higher Education.
Degree: Higher Technician in Networking and Computer Security.
Duration: 2 years
Mode: On-site, in a regular day course.


We also offer academic services of short courses, internships, internships, training, conference cycles, teaching internships and thesis advising, all modalities of shorter duration related to Computer Science.

Technology Transfer Office
Postal address: Carretera a San Antonio de los Baños, Km 2 ½, reparto Torrens, municipio Boyeros, La Habana, Cuba. POSTAL CODE: 19370
Telephone numbers: (+53) 78373880, 78373866, 78358019
Mail: servicios.academicos@uci.cu

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