Faculty of Management and Social Sciences

The mission of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences is to train professionals that can successfully enter the national and regional labor market and are capable to face the challenges of the contemporary business, economic and social world. There are more than 400 professors and researchers in this faculty. 

The BSc in Economics is a four-year study program for students interested in professional careers devoted to the understanding of economic processes. The curriculum offers the opportunity to specialize in Finance or Business Economics. The curriculum includes the following subjects: Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics, Finance, International Trade, Law, Business Strategy and Marketing.

The material is delivered through lectures and workshops and the degree culminates in either an internship or the preparation of a monograph. During the internship the student spends three to six months in public or private organizations or international agencies, enabling them to have a real professional experience in their field of interest. The monograph, which is offered as an alternative curriculum to the internship, obliges the student to use the analytical tools acquired during their studies, in a subject area relevant to economic science.

Graduates of the B.Sc. in Economics are capable of developing and analyzing public policies critically. These include tax reforms, health reforms, labor, trade and monetary policies, among others. In the public sector, previous graduates have worked in the generation and implementation of these policies; in the private sector, they act as consultants to companies and institutions analyzing the impact of these policies.

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The BSc in International Studies is a degree program aimed at students who are interested in the overall study of the contemporary world, including subjects such as trends in diplomacy, trade between nations, foreign policy, tourism and international journalism.

The academic program consists of a multidisciplinary curriculum that combines several areas of knowledge including: political science, economics, law, business, languages, statistics, communication skills, negotiating skills and research methodology. A set of elective courses covers three areas: international business, diplomacy and international relations, and area studies. To obtain their degree, students must pass 33 compulsory subjects, four workshops, a monograph, an internship and four electives.

The Bachelor of International Studies offers the possibility of an international semester at a university with which ORT has established an agreement. Knowledge and skills gained from the degree are applicable in political and social sciences, international trade, international law, economics and marketing, among others. Graduates of the BSc in International Studies become professionals with a strong capacity for the diagnosis of complex international phenomena and their political, economic, social, commercial and legal aspects, which are needed for the analysis, understanding and management of international relations. They have sufficient legal knowledge to conduct commercial negotiations between companies and diplomatic negotiations between countries. Their management skills enable them to take up management positions in multinational corporations.

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This study program reflects the latest international thinking in management education. Theoretical concepts are illustrated with real-life examples in Uruguay and applied through case studies, problem-solving, field research, computer simulations and work experience. Active teaching methods promote the importance of academic rigor throughout.

The broad curriculum flexibility gives students the opportunity to customize their education according to their interests. Topics covered include management theory, accounting, economy and international trade, finance, marketing, law and taxes, strategic planning, operational research, human resources, statistics and mathematics.

The course is delivered through lectures, workshops and assignments, which include developing and presenting a business plan. Students have the opportunity to undertake internships through work placements, teaching assistant positions, participation in academic research projects, community service and other recognized activities.

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Public Accountants are responsible for the preparation, analysis and management of information required for decision-making and control in organizations. They may carry out their activities independently or work in companies in executive or advisory roles.

The Universidad ORT Public Accountant curriculum emphasizes the core competencies of the profession: accounting, auditing and taxation, while highlighting the accountant’s responsibility towards society. Six elective courses, offered from the fifth semester onward, allow students to customize their education according to their preferences and needs. They can choose from corporate finance, economics and finances and information systems.

Students have the opportunity to participate in overseas study programs and to receive transfer credits upon their return. These programs aim to educate students at an international level, improving their chances of obtaining employment in multinational companies.

Graduates interested in carrying out their profession abroad may obtain the degree of CPA (Certified Public Accountant) after studying one semester in the U.S. and passing the required certification exam.

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Faculty of Architecture

The mission of the Faculty of Architecture is to train professionals with solid theoretical and technical knowledge to teach them to understand the constant changes in discipline and needs of society, to respond creatively to them and to assume leadership roles in building the knowledge environment.

Architects design and build new buildings, restore and restructure old buildings and design outdoor spaces.

This degree course prepares graduates for a professional career in the field, covering technical, cultural, artistic, social and economic aspects. The curriculum includes courses, seminars and workshops in three academic areas: design, technology, and social science and humanities. 

Design - topics covered include: Architectural and Urban Projects, Drawing, Applied Informatics, Environmental Management.

Technology - topics covered include: Technology and Construction Procedures, Facilities and Amenities, Structures, Project Management, Professional Practice.

Social Science and Humanities - topics covered include: Writing, Urban Theory and Architectural Practice, Critical Analysis of Architecture, History of Western Architecture and Regional Development.

Students also undertake a range of elective courses, and the course culminates in the preparation and presentation of an architectural project. The School of Architecture encourages its students to participate in student exchanges and internships that allow them to gain work experience during their studies. Graduates of this program are admitted as members of the Society of Architects of Uruguay (SAU).

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Interior Designers design and build spaces and facilities, adapting existing ones to new functional and aesthetic needs and achieving a better identity of users, spaces and the objects that make up our everyday environment.

This study program provides a thorough grounding in thoeretical and technical aspects of interior design, together with training in the use of representation tools - all in line with technological and market innovations.

The curriculum includes materials and seminars in three academic areas:

Design - conveys the skills necessary to develop professional-level projects, and to use the basic tools of communication and representation.

Technology - introduces the principles, technologies and physical systems needed to design interior architecture projects. Training is also provided in project management.

Social and human sciences - incorporates the humanistic knowledge that can be developed through interior architecture.

Graduates of this study program:

  • achieve a comprehensive education and a unified vision of design, technology and social and human sciences, which allows them to perform their professional tasks in local and regional work environments
  • are able to identify, research, interpret and creatively solve the demands of customers and users, trying to optimize the solution according to aesthetic, functional, technological, economic, ergonomic, psycho-social and cultural requirements
  • acquire the conceptual and methodological tools for developing projects to improve the quality of interior spaces and user identity

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School of Communication and Design

Both schools offer a wide range of career paths with curriculum specially designed to provide a solid theoretical training and practice, accompanied by integration of professional values ​​such as quality, ethics and leadership. Innovative technology combined with experienced educators in the sphere of design and communication result in high academic achievements  

The BA in Animation and Videogame Design is aimed at students with a strong interest in games and the creation of animated cartoons.

In addition to learning about game development and animation, graduates of this program are equipped to perform tasks in a variety of areas, such as design, web programming and digital art. This is by virtue of the multidisciplinary technical and artistic education provided by the curriculum.

The curriculum covers the following areas:

Animation and Digital Arts - ranges from artistic exploration and painting to traditional animation, stop motion and 2D and 3D animation.

Digital Media - includes graphics, videos, animation and sound in order to meet the needs of the increasingly complex world of digital entertainment.

Game Design - introduces tools for game design, game narrative, game architecture and the design of characters and environments.

Programming Technologies - introduces techniques for creating the interactive systems used in video games.

Students carry out projects beginning with the identification and evaluation of ideas, the creation of design concepts, the critical analysis of existing and potential products and the analysis of cultural impact and industry trends. They go on to create their own animations, games and interactions, and then deliver a final product.

Graduates of this program are professionals who dominate the formal and technological aspects of animation and video games, and are able to optimize the processes of creation, presentation and documentation. They are able to propose and manage innovative projects at both artistic and commercial levels.
 
At the end of the second year students are asked to develop an animation project that synthesizes all aspects of production, from the concept to direction and post-production. Upon conclusion of this project they obtain the intermediate degree of animation technician, which enables them to carry out professional animation projects, such as advertisements or fictional films for TV, cinema and the internet.

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The BA in Mass Communications is divided into two parts: a basic core curriculum of two years, followed by two years of specialization within different fields. Students may choose to specialize in audio-visual communication, journalism, advertising or corporate communications, or to take their degree without a specific area of expertise.

  • Graduates specializing in audio-visual communications are able to analyze and interpret the complex political, economic, social and cultural phenomena that surround and influence audio-visual productions. They master the expressive languages of audiovisual media, generate original ideas and insert them into audiovisual products, and are active in existing production structures. They master the production technologies used and are able to work in production teams.
  • Graduates specializing in journalism have a solid background in both theory and practice. They develop a sense of journalism ethics and social responsibility, while learning to be investigative, critical and reflective. They can work in different journalistic positions in the printed press, radio, TV or internet media, and are able to initiate and manage their own journalistic projects.
  • Graduates specializing in advertising can formulate strategies for institutional communication of products and services. They can integrate teams in advertising agencies, marketing or other business-based organizations on massive or segmented communications. They can also work in media management in business and communications media.
  • Graduates specializing in corporate communications are able to formulate, implement and analyze corporate communication plans, both internal and external. They are able to design programs for corporate identity and image, according to the global objectives and strategies of the business. They can integrate communication tools for the daily management of internal and external audiences. They can also work with journalists and media, determining appropriate channels for reaching specific audiences.

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This degree program is aimed at students with strong creative skills and an interest in the field of clothing and textiles. The curriculum allows for working on design projects with a high degree of technical definition, market orientation and focus on cultural creation. The program’s sequence of subjects adopts a gradual approach to considering design problems and their resolution, in accordance with a student’s level of knowledge.

The curriculum is divided into three core areas:

Studio - this area combines theoretical and practical knowledge to involve students in the creative process of clothes design.

Instrumental - this area connects traditional and digital representation tools with the objectives of a project, to ensure proper communication of the designed product.

Culture and Enterprise - this area covers subjects related to communication, business and marketing.

A set of elective courses enables students to deepen their knowledge in areas of personal interest or to develop their skills in areas they need to improve upon. These elective courses can be taken from other undergraduate programs available at the university.

Upon completion of the program, students are able to:

  • carry out creative and innovative projects in the field of fashion design
  • meet design criteria as stipulated by a customer
  • find employment with a fashion design business or organization, work independently as consultants or advisers, or plan their own fashion design business

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The BA in Graphic Design is aimed at students interested in visual communication, advertising design, multimedia and web design, digital technology and the management of design projects.

The curriculum provides training in a variety of professional applications of design, including editorial design, advertising and environmental design. It provides a deeper knowledge of aesthetic concepts, advertising and marketing. Students conduct projects for companies and institutions, design brands and logos, and analyze models of corporate image.

Upon completion of the program, students are able to:

  • respond creatively to a company's or organization's needs for visual communication
  • optimize the processes of presentation and documentation, through their mastery of the formal and technological aspects of graphic design
  • propose and lead innovative graphic design projects in publishing and advertising
  • create proposals in all areas of graphic design, acting as independent professionals in multidisciplinary teams, design studios, advertising agencies, media and art departments

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The BA in Industrial Design is aimed at individuals with an interest in creating products within industrial and semi-industrial contexts.

The curriculum promotes the development of a critical and personal design style. It provides students with the familiarity of technologies needed to implement product projects and product lines. It also encourages students to look for productive alternatives which have not been considered in current business planning processes.

The curriculum is divided into three areas:

Design - topics covered include design and visual communication, typography, industrial design, computer graphics, project integration.

Instrumental - topics covered include digital design, expressive representation, design tools, product illustration, product photography.

Culture and Enterprise - topics covered include art and aesthetics, oral and written expression, ergonomics, industrial technology, business administration, finance, marketing, intellectual property, project management, contemporary design trends, regulatory frameworks.

Students augment their core studies by choosing a number of elective components, preparing an annual portfolio and undertaking project work.

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The BA in Multimedia Design is aimed at students with a strong interest in digital graphics, video and sound, web design, multimedia design and projects for digital television, mobile phones and new alternative digital media.

The curriculum incorporates the following areas:

Creativity - this area emphasizes creative software and digital art

Design - students receive an introduction to the basics of conventional design and work on the design of interfaces, web pages and CD ROMs

Picture and Sound - students learn how to create, obtain and process pictures, using traditional and digital tools

Audiovisual Techniques - in this area students learn about video and sound editing

Programming - this area provides an introduction to multimedia and web programming

Culture and Enterprise - this area covers the basic concepts of art and aesthetics, together with the fundamentals of marketing and new businesses.

Graduates of this study program become professionals who have mastered the formal and technological aspects of multimedia design. They are able to propose and run innovative multimedia and web design projects in the areas of digital television, mobile phones and alternative media. These projects can be carried out in advertising, trade, business or corporate contexts. They can work as independent professionals in multidisciplinary teams, design studios, advertising agencies, audiovisual production agencies, or in media departments of large corporations.

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The field of art is increasingly wide thanks to, among other things, the enormous development that technology has had. The artists' vision is increasingly needed to discover new applications, new expressive resources and new ways of communicating with technology to offer meaningful contributions to society.

This Degree is aimed at young people with a keen interest in the world of art, design and technology, capable of facing challenges and finding solutions in a creative way; To curious and enthusiastic people with vocation to investigate and experiment, without fear of being mistaken and searching for new ways; To those who want to learn, exchange experiences, collaborate and display the results of their work.

At ORT Uruguay we train artists for this millennium.

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Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering combines the School of Engineering and the School of Technology. The first is responsible for university courses and Master in Engineering Research. The latter manages technical careers, professional development programs, in-company training and external education.

The Faculty of Engineering combines the School of Engineering and the School of Technology. The first is responsible for university courses and Master in Engineering Research. The latter manages technical careers, professional development programs, in-company training and external education.

This program prepares engineers with the ability to specify, design, operate and maintain electronic systems in the most varied fields of application, such as control, instrumentation, power, audio, telecommunications, digital signal processing and consumer electronics.

The flexible curriculum provides comprehensive education in engineering sciences, the fundamentals of electronic devices and their use in analog and digital systems. It emphasizes the study of techniques, analysis tools and synthesis procedures used for the creation of new designs. Students learn in depth about the applications of micro-controllers and dedicated systems, industrial control, power electronics and digital signal processing. 

Students may choose electives in the areas of business management, computers or electronics, to align their training profile to their professional direction. They may participate in research groups, teaching assistantships and special projects. The program also includes a period of supervised work experience in a professional environment.

Graduates of this program go on to:

  • occupy management positions in companies where electronics is of strategic importance
  • manage multidisciplinary teams in fields such as medicine, biology, chemistry, industrial control and computing
  • serve as independent consultants or start their own business in different areas, such as control, industrial and analytical instrumentation, power devices, and audio, video and electronic communications

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This undergraduate course provides solid knowledge of advanced programming, databases, operating systems, software engineering, networks and the latest technologies applied to distributed systems.

The balance between theory and practice, and the resolution and implementation of real cases from the beginning of the program, ensures that students learn to apply the knowledge that they have acquired.

The flexible curriculum content enables students to be the engineers of their own curriculum. Core topics include: programming, software engineering, algorithms and data structures, theory of computation, system design, databases, administration, finance, business strategy, information systems, physics, mathematics, systems architecture, operating systems and computer networks, social sciences, software product engineering, management software, numerical analysis and engineering methods.

By choosing elective courses and their topic for their final project, students can customize their academic or professional education in various fields of specialization, such as information systems, software engineering, telematics, development of systems involving hardware and software, telecommunications and management.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • design and develop large and complex systems in diverse areas such as real-time management, games, industrial control and management information systems
  • work successfully as software developers, independent consultants, project leaders or system managers
  • adapt to the constantly changing computer and software industry and lead multidisciplinary R&D teams in developing new technologies

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This study program provides fundamental tools for the analysis and synthesis of analog and digital electronic systems. It covers voice and data networks, radio and video transmission and the intensive use of specialized laboratories.

Core topics include: basic electronics, electronic systems, radio, computing, mathematics, signals and systems, programming and telecommunication systems.

The flexible curriculum content, including a range of elective subjects and final projects, allows students to customize their academic or professional education and specialize in various fields of knowledge, such as information systems, software engineering and embedded systems design.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • analyze requirements and create specifications for the design and installation of communications systems
  • integrate different modules and do the necessary programming to set up complex systems in their area of expertise
  • manage the activation and operation of all sorts of electronic communication systems used by telecommunications equipment suppliers and communication departments of large corporations
  • occupy positions of technical management, to work as independent consultants or to create their own engineering company in the field of communications, television, telephone or computer networks

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The BSc in Biotechnology combines basic knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology and microbiology with laboratory and process technologies and with the mining and interpretation of genetic information stored in databases. The program also studies the operation of enterprises and markets, along with relevant ethical and legal considerations.

The focus of this program lies in the development of skills and includes a heavy laboratory workload, based on guided practice in early years, and supervised work in later years. Besides the acquisition of laboratory skills, students study programming and the use of software to analyze genomic and proteomic information (bioinformatics), as well as identifying business opportunities and awareness of the social impacts of the profession.

Graduates of this program are familiar with the physical and chemical processes that govern the activity of biological molecules, in order to improve existing value-creating processes or to create new ones. Upon completion of the third year of study, students obtain the intermediate degree of Associate in Biotechnology. This means that they have acquired knowledge and a set of laboratory skills that allow them to enter the labor market.

Among other fields, graduates work in the analysis and manipulation of genes, the transformation of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, the development of mechanisms of purification, structural analysis and the modification of biomolecules.

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Biotechnology, because of its transdisciplinary nature, can bring value to all the productive areas of the country. 

As their coordinator, Mag. Carlos Sanguinetti, says, the students of this course acquire knowledge about laboratory practices, quality standards, bio-business and business management. But above all they learn to generate economic value through science.

This course studies the functioning of companies and markets, along with the most relevant ethical and legal aspects.

It is suggested that the graduates play an important role in the development of the country, collaborating in:

·         The dynamization of agro - industrial chains

·         The preservation of the environment

·         The development of products with high added value

·         The identification of businesses and the creation of new technology-based companies

 The graduate in Biotechnology combines basic training in:

·         Cellular, molecular and vegetal biology

·         Microbiology

·         Laboratory and Process Technologies

·         Domain of information stored in databases

The central aspect of the course is the generation of skills, including an important load of laboratory hours.

The degree enables students to develop their professional activity or continue postgraduate studies both in Uruguay and abroad.  

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The aim of the course is combined, balanced training with special emphasis on network theory, power systems, electromechanical equipment, electrical installations, rational use of energy, use of clean and renewable sources and economic optimization.

In recent years there is a growing concern about the rational use of energy and the use of renewable sources to reduce the negative impact of human activity, streamlining the technological field of power systems. 

The framework of electric markets has begun to change, opening the door to new innovations. These innovations demand a growing number of professionals prepared to plan, install and operate electrical systems, who are aware of the energy economy, generation with renewables and the new regulatory framework. 

The training received will enable students to:

·         Plan, design, operate and maintain power facilities and ancillary communications and control systems.

·         Design, analyze and manage Smart Grids.

·         Address energy markets, regulatory aspects, and energy purchase and supply contracts.

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Graduates of the Degree in Systems play a key role in companies and organizations as they combine strong training in technology with a deep knowledge of the management and operation of companies. Due to their particular training, Systems Graduates usually hold management, equipment, consulting or technology-related decision-making positions. The theoretical and practical training received in the different areas of knowledge will enable a graduate to perform in different professional roles such as: Technology Administration and management Informational systems

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