PhD in Engineering Systems


Grado académico

PhD in Engineering Systems

Área del conocimiento


Facultad o Instituto

Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

N° de Decreto



This program in process to be accredited for the second time by National Committee on Accreditation.


Prof. Matteo Triossi


200 UF Anual
Valor Matrícula Año 2013: $116.400.-

The PhD in Engineering Systems is an academic and interdisciplinary program.

This ´program aims to find a new generation of high-level academics and experts in the field, capable to integrate quantitative methodologies and operational decision in companies and institutions related to complex problems, which could be described as: big size, intrinsic randomness, having non evident dynamics, and generate important externalities, such as transport and network systems, electric power systems, service and production systems.

This program considers method training, applications and approaches that make contributions to do high-level research. The PhD in Engineering Systems has a common period of theoretical courses related to optimization, estocastic processes and micro economy, following a period of specialization in one of the following areas: transport, operation management, economy, energy and elective courses. After that, students have to take a test, do a thesis research and take the final examination.

This PhD in Engineering Systems is composed of a good number of excellent academics in this field. Professors from the following Departments belong to the Faculty of PhD in Engineering Systems: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics Engineering.

Graduates will have a rigorous and cross-sectional vision of Engineering, emphasizing their first-level research and will be prepared to make new contributions to the growing challenges in terms of production and social developments, not only in research centers and institutions at a university level, but also in companies and governmental office centers.



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.

The doctorate classes in Engineering Systems begin in March and July of every year. The final applications are due the first of December of the year before the first semester or the first of June before the second semester.