Why come to CyAD?

The Division of Sciences and Arts for Design has a large number of outstanding teachers in different professional and academic areas of design. They gear their efforts to bringing knowledge closer to our students in the different academic spaces. For the most part, they are teachers-researchers and this characteristic impacts their teaching since they bring advances in research to the classrooms.

We hold a great number of academic events regarding architectural design, industrial design and graphic communication design. You will be able to attend these events for free, and this will allow you to broaden your knowledge in a wide range of topics.


We are one of the Best -ranked universities in Mexico (4th place in 2018). It is a constant principle for the Division of Sciences and Arts for Design that our undergraduate programs are considered within the best options at national and international level.

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Our institution has a great infrastructure where you will have access to during your academic exchange.

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Academic Offer

Take a look at our undergraduate and graduate programs; please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

UAM Calendar

Remember that the UAM offers three quarterly periods a year, which can be different from other institutions. Each period lasts at least 12 weeks. Our activities are organized by week, so it is important that you get to know them in order to plan your activities during your academic exchange and avoid problems.

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The Division of Sciences and Arts for Design of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco campus invites undergraduate students from national and international higher education institutions to take part in the mobility program during the winter, spring and fall quarters. Come and learn Design in the UAM, Azcapotzalco campus.

Download: The guide for visiting students (in spanish).

We recommend you to be aware of the announcements we publish institutional page  and our social network.

  • Must be enrolled in an institution at the time of the application
  • Have minimum grade average of 8.0
  • Have completed at least 50% of the credits
  • Register online (your university must postulate you and after that you must finish the process)
  • Obtain a favorable evaluation by the academic unit concerned of the UAM

Notice: The online registration will remain open during the previously established dates and must be complete in order for the UAM to process the application.

Immigration application

Avoid delays and complications. In some cases, it is necessary to apply for a visa for travelling to Mexico. We recommend that you verify this database to confirm it.


About Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital of the United Mexican States. It is the largest urban spot of the country and also the main political, academic, economic, fashion, financial, and cultural center in the country. It has an area of 1,495 square kilometers and it is divided in 16 municipalities. It has a population of approximately 8.8 million people.



Due to its elevation, Mexico City has climates that go from mild to humid cold. The urban area has a mild rainy climate with an average temperature of 16.6° C, with high temperatures over 28°C in some days at late spring, but in winter the temperature could drop to 0° C in downtown.


The Metro is a public transportation train system that serves extensive areas of Mexico City and part of the State of Mexico. The Metro system has 12 lines, each one identified by a number or letter and a color. In 10 lines, the trains have tires and in two other lines (A and 12) they have steel wheels. The total length of the network is 225.9 kilometers with 195 stations.



The Metrobus is a rapid transit bus system that serves Mexico City. The system has six lines and each one has a number and a color. It has a total length of 125 kilometers and 208 stations. All stations are in Mexico City.


Where is the UAM Azcapotzalco?

The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco campus is located in the northern part of Mexico City. Due to its original objective it is set in a mainly industrial zone, in the Azcapotzalco municipality, a region characterized by popular traditions. In the map, you can see all the campuses of the UAM, transportation options near the Azcapotzalco campus and places of general interest.

What are UEAs?

Teaching-learning unit, synonym of courses or subjects, they are the basic element of the curricula.


Academic grading

They are established by a letter system: MB, B, S and NA.







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