Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Major in Robotic Engineering

This program instills students with the ability to construct and apply devices and software to the advanced automatization of instruments, machines, and complex productive processes, integrating knowledge from the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and the computer sciences.

Autonomous systems are systems able to operate automatically for prolonged periods of time without human interaction; systems able to avoid, react, and adapt to unforeseen circumstances and changes in the surroundings. Achieving this requires autonomous systems to measure information from the environment, to process said information, and to act accordingly despite uncertainties and perturbations.

In turn, modern robotics is not restricted to repetitive manufacturing processes and can be found in medical, scientific, and military applications. The development and use of robots is especially useful for tasks that are too dangerous and/or costly to perform manually.

Recommended Exploratory Courses

  • IRB1001 Introduction to Robotics

These courses will allow students to obtain a general vision of the Major in Autonomous Systems and Robotics and the areas of knowledge that are studied.

Associated Depth Minors

  • Robotics

Employment Prospects

Engineering Sciences graduates with a Major in Autonomous Systems and Robotics will be able to participate in automatization and robotics projects, designing systems that combine perception, calculus, and action to the real world by applying computer, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

Program Director

“The UC Major in Autonomous Systems and Robotics will equip you to face technological challenges and create solutions that integrate computing, electronics, and mechanics in the design and implementation stages. Students of this major are known for their talent, passion, and dedication to developing autonomous systems and robotics that address the current needs of industry and society,” Miguel Torres Torriti.

List of Electives

Curriculum

Contact: majorsar@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.