Software Development in Mexico – Education Part 3
By Cesar Contreras
Becoming a software developer wasn’t one of the top career choices for Mexicans back in 2004. Young people wanted to land a job as a lawyer or doctor. With the rise of new technologies, students across Mexico saw software development as an option to be competitive in the modern economy.
A slow start
The growth of software development in Mexico happened a lot like India, where the software industry blazed the trail for a different lifestyle. The software industry opened a wide range of opportunities for young people in Mexico. Giving Mexican students the chance to have a solid career with the potential to grow and have a better life.
Back in 2004, the closest thing to working as a software developer was to have a computer science engineering degree. 10 years have passed, and most of Mexican society has adopted the new tech trends that rule the world.
Where to study
Mexico has many universities that can help students get relevant skills that allow them to be competitive in today’s marketplace.
Some of the best universities to learn software development in Mexico are:
- Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL)
- Centro de Enseñanza Tecnica y Superior (CETYS)
- Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora
- Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG)
- Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC)
- Universidad Panamericana
Mexican developers knowledge base
The evolution of the software industry makes it necessary for students to have a solid foundation to deal with constant change. Software engineering training needs to be on top of the change in operating systems, programming languages, and computer software.
Some of the basic classes that a Mexican software engineer student takes are:
- Programming and coding
- Digital systems
- Logic design
- Project management
- Artificial intelligence
Years of experience being an outsourcing software development destination has made Mexicans excel in key positions. Some of these key positions are:
- Application developer
- Computer science
- Information technology
- Software developer
- Quality assurance developer
Mexican universities and online courses have created a great environment to learn and flourish in today’s marketplace. Students can pursue a career as a software developer, changing their lives for the better. The constant evolution of the software industry made Mexicans turn into great resources for anyone willing to give them the chance.