Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, be a civil engineer, or hold an equivalent university degree or professional certification.
The objective of the Master of Engineering Sciences Program is to train professionals able to conduct research in science and technology. This aim is achieved by teaching students how to solve relevant problems within the selected specialized research line. Graduates are able to fully able to conduct, manage, and supervise engineering research in the academic sphere and in public/private industries. Program graduates will have the skills needed to enter industry, begin a doctorate program, or launch their own ventures, founding businesses that have technological and innovative elements.
To apply to the Master of Engineering Sciences Program, candidates should have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, professional certification as a Civil Engineer, or an equivalent university degree or professional certification.
The Master of Engineering Sciences Program only grants one degree but has a number of specializations:
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area acquire the competencies needed to solve complex problems associated with infrastructure development, construction, and maintenance. This is in addition gaining the skills required for creating and disseminating knowledge that will improve the productivity, quality, safety, and competitiveness of the construction industry.
Area head: Alondra Chamorro Gine
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area specialize in the design and analysis of infrastructure works: buildings, bridges, dams, industrial structures, tunnels and retention walls, and docks and coastal defenses. Particular attention is given to seismic-resistant structures, which includes aspects related to seismic risks and responses, as well as the behavior of earthquake-resistant structures and appropriate methods to mitigate damage.
Area head: José Luis Almazán Campillay
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Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area can investigate the behavior of fluids; the evaluation, planning, design, and operation of systems; water works; and integrating the effects systems have on the environment. Furthermore, students can research the design of treatment processes for preventing and/or controlling water and air contamination.
Area head: Sebastián Vicuña Díaz
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area will be able to analyze transport and logistics problems in diverse environments, model complex situations, and propose innovative solutions that will contribute to the success of public/private businesses and institutions, including the academic and research spheres. Graduates are also expected to have an entrepreneurial spirit and to be able to develop novel methodologies, tools, and processes in their area of expertise.
This research line is focused on studying the microeconomics of transport markets, with special attention given to issues associated with the regulation, externalities, and provision of public assets inherent to the transportation sector. The applied analytical approaches include microeconomic models, statistical and econometric models, and optimization models. This research line includes the development of transport demand models and studying the interaction between the land-use and transportation markets in an urban setting.
This research line focusses on the use of advanced mathematical models to make better operational decisions towards more efficiently using available resources. These models are applied to varied problems in diverse areas, such as vehicle traffic, network flow, public transport operations, air transport operations, the localization and operation of terminals and distribution centers, and the design, operation, and control of logistical and cargo transport systems.
Area head: Luis Ignacio Rizzi Campanella
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area can specialize in management and economics or operations research, developing skills related to creativity, innovation, and leadership that are integrated with technological tools used in management processes.
Area head: Tomás Reyes Torres
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area can conduct research on mechanical design, energy conversion, characterizing and synthesizing materials, new manufacturing processes, mechatronics and automatization, laser metrology, and engineering applications in medicine and biology.
Area head: Ignacio Lira Canguilhem
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area are able to integrate the principles of Chemical Engineering with food processing and other industries that work with biological materials. Biochemistry, fluid transport, heat transfer, and mass transfer are given particular emphasis. Graduates also acquire specific knowledge for investigating and understanding the factors involved in environmental contamination processes.
Area head: Néstor Escalona Burgos
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area acquire the competencies needed to work with electric power systems, electrical machinery, power electronics, automatic control and signal processing, electronics, and telecommunications.
Area head: Matías Negrete Pincetic
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area are able to lead cutting-edge research in the area of computer science, particularly related to computer systems and software, networks, and robotics.
Area head: Denis Parra Santander
Graduates from the Master of Engineering Sciences Program in this area expand their knowledge on all aspects related to mining management, economics, and operations. Program graduates can conduct research to solve problems associated with minerals exploitation, the management of mining companies, the coordination of mining operations, and the operation of machines used in this sector.
Area head: Álvaro Videla Leiva