Simon Bolivar University (Universidad Simón Bolívar)

The Simón Bolívar University (Universidad Simón Bolívar in Spanish) or USB, is a public institution divided in two branches, one in Miranda state and one in Vargas state, with scientific and technological orientation. The Simón Bolívar University is arguably the most prestigious science and technology university in Venezuela and one of the most important ones in South America. It is the most selective higher education school in the country admitting only the 95th percentile of its standardized admission test.

The university began academic activities in 1970 in the Sartenejas Valley in Caracas and seven years later in Camurí Grande Valley, Vargas. Currently has these two locations. Its rectory is Sartenejas headquarters, located in the Baruta municipality of Miranda state.

The USB has graduated approximately 25,000 engineers, architects, urban planners and graduates, along with 5,000 specialists, masters and doctors.

According to a research by the QS World University Rankings 2015, the USB has the No. 2 position nationally, while ranked No. 34 in Latin America

Simon Bolivar University Offered Courses

It offers the following undergraduate programs (B.Sc.):

College of Sciences:

Biology

Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

College Architecture and Urbanism:

Architecture

Urban Planning

College of Engineering:

Geophysics

Electrical

Electronics

Computer

Maintenance

Mechanical

Chemical

Production (Industrial)

Materials

Telecommunications

Associate degrees:

Electrical

Electronics

Mechanical

Aeronautic maintenance

Hotel Administration

Tourism Administration

Transport Administration

Customs Administration

Foreign Trade

Organization Management

It offers the following graduate programs (M.Sc., Ph.D. and Specializations):

College of Applied Sciences:

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biology

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Sciences

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Science

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Nutrition

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Food Science

Specialization in Clinic Nutrition

Specialization in Quality Control and Evaluation of the Food Industry

College of Engineering and Technology:

Ph.D. in Engineering

M.Sc. in Statistics

Specialization in computational statistics

Specialization in Telecommunications

Specialization in Telecommunication Management

M.Sc. in Biomedicine Engineering

M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering

Specialization in Telematics

Specialization in Electricity distribution

Specialization in Electric Installations

Specialization in Power Systems

Specialization in Electric Energy Transmission

M.Sc. in Electric Engineering

M.Sc. in Earth Sciences

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Specialization in Manufacturing and Maintenance

Specialization in Design and Industrial Maintenance

Specialization in Structural Engineering

Specialization in Geotechnical Engineering

Specialization in Plant Processes Engineering

Specialization in Industrial Systems

Specialization in Rotary Equipment

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

M.Sc. in Material Engineering

M.Sc. in Systems Engineering

College of Social and Humanistic Sciences:

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Political Science

Specialization in Public Opinion and Political Communication

Specialization in Environment Management

M.Sc. in Environment Development

Ph.D. in Sustainable development

M.Sc. in College Education

Specialization in Informative Education

Specialization in Public Transportation

M.Sc. in Public Transportation

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy

M.Sc. in Business and Administration

Specialization in Project Management

Specialization in Organizational Development

Specialization in State Audit Management

Specialization in Finance Management

Specialization in Market Management

Specialization in Business Management

Specialization in Technology Management

Specialization in Natural Gas Business Management

Specialization in English

Specialization in Maths Teaching for High School Level

M.Sc. in Applied Languages

Ph.D. in Literature

M.Sc. in Latin American Literature

M.Sc. in Music

M.Sc. in Psychology

Simon Bolivar University Admission

Entry Mechanisms

The Simón Bolívar University offers different admission mechanisms for all applicants who wish to pursue university studies.

  1. Revalidations, Equivalences of Studies and Readmissions

Applicants who wish to enter the Simón Bolívar University by revalidation, equivalency of studies or re-entry must submit the documents indicated in the following instructions:

Revalidation Instructions

Instructions for Equivalence of Studies and Readmissions

Temporary procedure for suspension of activities COVID-19

Instructions for Admission to the second career for Graduates in the USB (same type of career)

Portfolio of Design Works (Those applicants who are going to apply for Revalidation or Equivalence of studies to the Architecture career, must consign the Portfolio of Design Works, since it is an essential requirement for the analysis of applications.)

Place for consignment of receipts:

Sartenejas Headquarters: Basic Sciences I Building, ground floor, Department of Admission and Degree, Revalidation and Study Equivalences area. Hoyo de la Puerta road, Valle de Sartenejas. Baruta. Edo. Miranda

Litoral Headquarters: Administrative Building, Roofed Plaza Level, Department of Admission and Control of Studies; Camurí Grande, Naiguatá, Vargas State.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Important: To make the requests, each and every one of the documents indicated is necessary, so it is recommended, before making the corresponding payment, to go to DACE to review them.

  1. Internal Admission through the admission exam

The Simón Bolívar University currently offers 20 long careers (5-year programs), for information about the programs entering here and 10 short careers (3-year programs) information about the programs entering here .

The internal admission process for students in their final year of Baccalaureate or floating population who aspire to enter the USB is developed in three stages:

Pre-registration: the process is postponed until further notice.

Admission Test: Students who have pre-registered must take an admission test on the date and time indicated by the University. This takes place between the months of March and April of each year. There is an exam for long careers and another for short careers and the applicant may take one or both exams depending on the career of her interest. For more information about the Admission Test enter here . The process is postponed until further notice .

Registration: Admitted students formalize their admission to the University on the days and dates indicated, generally in the month of July of each year.

The process of formalizing the pre-registration is carried out in person at the box office of the Directorate of Admission and Control of Studies, located on the ground floor of the Basic Sciences I building, Valle de Sartenejas Baruta, Miranda State and on the ground floor of the building Administrative Office, Litoral Headquarters, Valle de Camurí Grande, Naiguatá, Vargas State.

Important notes:

If admitted, the applicant may be assigned to any of the University locations where there is space available in any of the careers.

The regulations of the Simón Bolívar University establish that applications for career changes will be conditioned to the recommendation of the career coordination, which will consider the academic merits of the applicant, the available space for each career and the result of the vocational evaluation carried out.

  1. Internal Admission through the MECE

The Simón Bolívar University currently offers 20 long careers (5-year programs), for information about the programs entering here and 10 short careers (3-year programs) information about the programs entering here .

The Mechanism for the Empowerment of Educational Competences (MECE), has been designed so that the participant becomes aware of their own training so that they can learn and strengthen their educational competencies, and be placed at a training level of the University Simón Bolívar according to the capacity of its academic offer.

The internal admission process through the MECE for students in their final year of Baccalaureate who aspire to enter the USB is developed in three stages:

Registration and empowerment of skills: through the platform available at www.mece.usb.ve

Location: Applicants who have registered must make a diagnosis on the date and time indicated by the University.

Registration: Admitted students formalize their admission to the University on the days and dates indicated, generally in the month of July of each year.

The process of formalizing the registration is carried out in person at the box office of the Directorate of Admission and Control of Studies, located on the ground floor of the Basic Sciences I building, Valle de Sartenejas Baruta, Miranda State and on the ground floor of the building Administrative Office, Litoral Headquarters, Valle de Camurí Grande, Naiguatá, Vargas State.

MECE creation resolution

Important notes:

The applicant may be admitted if there is availability of quotas in the requested career.

The regulations of the Simón Bolívar University establish that applications for career changes will be conditioned to the recommendation of the career coordination, which will consider the academic merits of the applicant, the available space for each career and the result of the vocational evaluation carried out.

  1. Admission through the National Entry System – OPSU

The University Sector Planning Office (OPSU), maintains the unique registry of the National Income System (SNI), through which you can opt for a quota to enter this house of studies in any of your careers. It is recommended to constantly consult the National press or the OPSU Web page . The OPSU opens the registry in the SNI in the last quarter of the year or in the first quarter of each year, so that those interested can register, either to opt for a place in one of the national universities or to obtain the certificate of stake.

In the month of July of each year, OPSU must send the list of those selected to study at the Simón Bolívar University, allowing them to proceed to formalize their registration, a process that is carried out in person at the Simón Bolívar University.

  1. Admission through the University Initiation Cycle (CIU)

The University Initiation Cycle (CIU) is a comprehensive academic training program, and its purpose is to contribute to equity in admission and the pursuit of higher education.

The CIU is aimed at applicants who took the Simón Bolívar University Admission Test, and whose score was immediately below the minimum passing grade. Annually, the Board of Directors will set the criteria for invitations to the CIU. The criteria followed by the University for invitations to the CIU is as follows:

Invited to the CIU Sartenejas: applicants who have placed one of the Sartenejas Headquarters careers as their first option and who come in 80% from official high schools and 20% from private high schools (includes schools subsidized by the State). The high school is the one where the student is studying or has completed his last year of studies.

Invited to the CIU Litoral: applicants who have placed one of the careers of the Litoral Headquarters as their first option and who come 100% from Vargas State high schools. The high school is the one where the student is studying or has completed his last year of studies.

The Simón Bolívar University summons these applicants drawn from two strictly sequential lists, in descending order according to the position obtained in the Admission Test.

The objective of the CIU is to facilitate, enrich and consolidate the knowledge and comprehensive training necessary to successfully complete the Long Courses (Engineering and Bachelor’s Degrees in Science, Architecture, Urban Planning and Hospitality Management) and Short Courses (Higher University Technician) offered by the USB.

The criteria for placement in the career will be related to the position obtained in the Admission Test. Once enrolled, those students interested in changing careers and who have obtained high performance at the CIU, will be able to opt for such a change before starting the Basic Cycle. Definitive admission to the Basic Cycle of the career will be conditioned to the fulfilment of the minimum requirements demanded by the program.

For more information, you can contact the CIU coordination:

Sartenejas Headquarters: Mechanics and Materials Building, 1st floor, Ofc. 116, Telephone 0212-9063919, Email ciu@usb.ve , Web page www.ciu.generales.usb.ve

Litoral Headquarters: Classroom Building, Telephone 0212-9064211, Email ciu-sdl@nul.usb.ve , Web page www.ciu.sl.usb.ve/

  1. Postgraduate programs

The Simón Bolívar University offers postgraduate courses leading to a degree at the Specialization, Master’s and Doctorate levels, as well as Professional Improvement Programs that do not lead to an academic degree. The Dean of Postgraduate Studies , through its teaching coordination, is the body responsible for the admission of new students to enter the different active programs. More information can be requested at the following email: dpost@usb.ve

Simon Bolivar University Tuition Fees

For further details contact:

Sartenejas, Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela

Phone: +58 212-9063111

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