PhD in Mining Engineering


Grado académico

PhD in Mining Engineering

Área del conocimiento

Ciencias Naturales y Matemáticas

Facultad o Instituto

Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

N° de Decreto





Prof. Willy Kracht


Valor Matrícula 2013: $110.900.-
The PhD in Mining Engineering was created in 2010, motivated by the need to train highly specialized graduates that contribute to developing the next generation of highly technological and sustainable mining systems. The Program has a multidisciplinary character and it is aimed at graduates from Engineering and/or Earth Sciences.

The graduates of the Program will have a broad understanding of the mining process, and will be able to lead scientific research and technological development applied to the mining activity. The student will have the opportunity of specializing on one of the following areas: ore reserve estimation; rock mechanics; design, planning and mining technology; automation and robotics for the mining industry; and geometallurgy.

The Program is conceived as a full-time program and considers 4 training courses, 4 guided research courses, 3 elective courses, and a thesis, which altogether should take the student 4 years to complete.


Students wishing to apply for Doctoral programs offered by the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile must have a bachelor or master degree in a similar area, granted by a national or international university certifying a solid background in the specific area of the doctoral program. The Academic Committee of the program will review each application taking into account all the required background.

Applicants have to submit all their educational records at the moment of application. Some of them are:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Form
  • Transcript of records of the previous courses and their programs in case they come from other national or international universities.
  • Bachelor's or master's diploma
  • A letter of intention, and at least two letters of recommendation.

1º Semestre: septiembre - diciembre año anterior

2º Semestre: abril - junio