Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Major in Structural Engineering

This program develops the skills needed to participate in analyzing and designing structural civil works (e.g. buildings, bridges, ports, and industrial installations, etc.), in addition to fostering a multidisciplinary mentality through collaborations with professionals in a diverse range of areas, such as environmental science, construction, geotechnics, and economics, among others.

The Major in Structural Engineering combines training in civil works with subjects inherent to this specialty, such as Earthquake Engineering, the computational and experimental analysis of structures, and the design of reinforced-concrete and steel structures. This combination prepares students for the traditional areas of structural engineering, as well the creation of innovative systems for preventing and mitigating risks to protect structures and their contents.

Recommended Exploratory Courses

  • ICE2006 Static

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

Associated Depth Minor

  • Specialization Civil Engineering

Employment Prospects

The graduates of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Major in Structural Engineering will be able to utilize their degrees in a number of areas within civil engineering.

The primary fields of employment are consultancies in structural engineering, multidisciplinary consultancies in civil engineering, construction companies, mining companies, and public entities.

Program Director

“The Major in Structural Engineering will allow you to discover and apply innovative tools for modeling and designing civil works,” Hernán Santa María Oyanedel.

List of Elective Courses



Contact: majorestructural@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.