Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics


The graduate in Astrophysics has a solid background in contemporary physics, mathematics and astronomy. He/she will be able to analyze large amounts of data from astronomical observations (Big Data management) using current theories. In addition, he/she will be able to identify the basic operation and possible uses of state-of-the-art astronomical technologies and instrumentation. The graduate in Astrophysics will have a comprehensive training, which will allow him/her to develop in interdisciplinary environments, being able to integrate work teams in their areas of development, and to be part of national and international research institutions. In addition, the graduate will be able to continue postgraduate studies in Astrophysics or Astronomy at the Master’s or Doctorate level in Chile or abroad. Finally, the Astrophysics graduate will possess the hallmark competencies of the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, such as: social and ethical responsibility, problem solving, commitment to quality, effective communication and healthy living.

  • Professional Degree: Bachelor's Degree in Astrophysics
  • Academic Degree: Degree in Astrophysics.
  • Duration: 4 years (8 academic semesters)
  • Study regime: Daytime
  • Location: Main Campus, Valparaiso / San Joaquin Campus
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1st Semester
  • General Physics I
  • Mathematics I
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Physical Education I

2nd Semester
  • General Physics III
  • Mathematics II
  • Programming
  • Scientific Instrumentation
  • Physical Education II
  • Transcendent Vision of the Human Being
3rd Semester
  • General Physics II
  • Mathematics III
  • Experimental Physics
  • Immanent Vision of Human Doing
  • Sports I
  • English Language l
4th Semester
  • General Physics IV
  • Mathematics IV
  • Probabilities and Statistics
  • Intermediate Mechanics I
  • English Language II
5th Semester
  • Electromagnetic Fields I
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Methods of Mathematical Physics
  • Circumstellar Medium and Planetary Systems
  • English Language III
6th Semester
  • Electromagnetic Fields II
  • Atomic and Nuclear Structure 1
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Stellar Structure and Evolution
  • English Language IV
7th Semester
  • Astroparticles
  • Computational Astronomy 1
  • Extragalactic Astrophysics
  • Advanced Elective Course I
  • The scientific method
8th Semester
  • Cosmology
  • Computational Astronomy II
  • Undergraduate Seminar
  • Advanced Elective Course II
  • Advanced Elective Course III
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