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Doctoral Program in Engineering and Technology

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Doctor in Engineering and Technology

schedule Duration

8 semesters

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01/09/2023 - 31/10/2023

date_range Classes start

March 2024

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$7.478.000 (annually)

Program Description

This new program seeks to connect research with the real needs of industry, the public sector, and civil organizations through applied research and technological development.

Years of Accreditation

  • Pending

Program Objectives

The objective of the Doctoral Program in Engineering and Technology is to train Doctoral programs of excellence, with the competencies and skills necessary to generate, apply, and transfer knowledge in one of the research areas of the Program to strengthen the technological and productive capacities of industries in the public or private sector, contributing to the economic and social development of the country.

Learning Outcomes

To obtain the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Technology, students must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Academic Competencies:
    • To model and analyze complex problems, providing solutions from engineering and technology.
    • To develop original, formal, and excellent research in an applied context.
    • To move the frontier of knowledge in the industry and impact its productivity.
  • Professional Competencies:
    • To formulate and manage research projects with defined resources and deadlines.
    • To effectively employ expertise and cognitive skills in a professional context.
    • To gather feedback from companies and participate in development teams.
    • To deploy transversal skills in a professional setting.

Research Areas

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Systems and Processes

Encompasses projects that require advanced study of how the parts of an arrangement of components, material or conceptual, relate to each other and how this interaction leads to producing a desired or undesired result.

Sustainability and Infrastructure

Encompasses projects based on the advanced study of facilities and systems that are fundamental to the functioning of a society or community, with a focus on maintaining functionality over time, both in typical conditions for the system and in the face of extreme events.

Information and Technology

Encompasses projects based on the advanced study of the techniques, methods, and skills necessary to meet an objective rooted in the availability, quality and meaning of information about a system and/or process.

Application Requirements

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  1. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences or related disciplines. The degree must have been awarded by recognized universities in Chile or abroad. In case of having academic degrees of foreign origin, these must be equivalent to those mentioned above.
  2. Applicants must have sufficient understanding of the English language to read articles, books, and access international documents and databases. Applicants who do not have a certificate of English language proficiency as stated in the regulations of the UC Doctoral program must take a diagnostic test at the university to assess their language level and enroll in the courses indicated to achieve the required competencies.

Graduation Requirements

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  • To have fulfilled the requirements for graduation.
  • To have spent a minimum of four semesters in the Program.
  • To have passed the doctoral thesis and the degree exam.
  • To have completed a research internship abroad.
  • To have passed the Ethics Workshop and two other transversal skills workshops.
  • To demonstrate proficiency in English.
  • To deposit the final version of the thesis in the UC Repository.
  • To have no debts of any kind with the University.

Unidades académicas

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