The Universidad de Chile has a 160-year tradition of educating mining engineers. The program was created under the leadership of Andrés Bello in 1853, during the presidency of Manuel Montt. Since then, the program's professionals have contributed to the development of the Chilean mining industry, leading important technological changes in mining and metallurgy resulting in worldwide recognition. Furthermore, in the field of business, they have contributed to the formation and development of companies such as ENAP and ENAMI as well as research institutes such as the CIMM.
In the outside engineering world the Mining Engineering program has gained recognition, thanks to exceptional academic performance of its graduate students in prestigious academic institutions and for its important contribution of publications and international conferences. Honoring this tradition and to meet the demands of professionals created by the recent expansion of the Chilean mining industry, the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Mathematics has made the mining specialization a priority area for development.
Thus, the Mining Engineering Department mission is to preserve its position as a center of excellence at a national and international level in a variety of areas associated with mining and the metallurgical industry.
|Staff in charge|
|Director||Dr. Xavier Emery|
|Subdirector||Dr. Javier Vallejos|
|Teaching coordinator||Dr. Gonzalo Montes|
In the teaching field, the department's academics assume responsibility for the Mining Engineering program, in addition to a master program in mining, a master program in extractive metallurgy and a doctorate program. The program professors actively develop and transfer knowledge to productive sectors through courses and degree programs.
The undergraduate program department oversees:
At the graduate level:
Postgraduate degrees offered:
Through applied research the department develops new knowledge that is then shared with the productive sectors of the country. The research areas in which we work:
The department has funding grants (FONDEF and FONDECYT), along with other funds to carry out research and publication of subsequent results in journals, international and national conferences, books, and ISI publications.
Goal: Strengthening community ties through consulting, conferences, seminars, among others, are all an essential part of our duties. The following are some of theseareas:
Evaluation of Ore Deposits and Sampling:
Mining Economics and Management:
In addition, the department of Mining Engineering offers laboratory service for:
|Address||Av. Tupper 2069, Santiago, Chile|