Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Major in Construction Engineering

This program instills students with the ability to plan and administer the distinct phases of a construction project, including structural, environmental, and public-infrastructure works, among others. Special emphasis is placed on project planning and control, as well as on coordinating between the different specialties involved in project execution.

Recommended Exploratory Courses

  • ICC2304 Construction Engineering

This course will allow students to obtain a general vision of the Major in Construction Engineering and the areas of knowledge that are studied.

Specializations in Construction Engineering

  • Civil Works

Employment Prospects

The graduates of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Major in Construction Engineering can exercise their profession in a diverse multitude of areas (e.g. design, development, planning, administration, and execution of civil works). Each construction work is unique in regards to magnitude, complexity, and project type, and considerable skill is needed to design highly efficient, effective solutions that address these variations.

Program Director

“In addition to experiencing the distinct phases of a construction project, the UC Major in Construction Engineering provides students with various opportunities to explore specialized areas within construction engineering and management, ultimately meaning that graduating engineers are equipped to tackle new challenges,” Sergio Vera.

List of Elective Courses


Contact: majoricc@ing.puc.cl

This recommended curriculum is subject to modifications in accordance with current academic planning at the time of course enrollment. Stay informed as to the most recent updates to the Academic Plan.