The University of San Carlos de Guatemala (also known by its acronym: USAC) is the largest and oldest university in Guatemala, and is the only state university. The main office is located in Ciudad Universitaria, in zone 12 of Guatemala City and has university centers in almost all regions of Guatemala, as well as a metropolitan university center where the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Psychology operate.

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The Faculty of Engineering is one of the 10 Faculties that conform the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. Founded in 1880, it is the largest engineering faculty in Guatemala. It serves a student population of more than twelve thousand undergraduate students and is therefore one of the most populous academic units of the University.

The Faculty of Engineering is dedicated to the training of professionals of prestige, whose knowledge contribute to the scientific and technological progress of Guatemala.

In this academic unit there are six facultative pre-degree schools with twelve careers, a Central American regional postgraduate school; In addition, the Center for Engineering Research (CER), so that its projection is broad to various economic and social activities of the country.

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The creation of the School was approved by the Honorable University Superior Council in August of 1967. It began its work at the beginning of the year 1968 under the Direction of its founder Engineer Rodolfo Koenigsberger, being Dean the Engineer Amando Vides Tobar. Initially he was responsible for the careers of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering, later in 1988 the career of Electronic Engineering was created.