Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Civil Electronic Engineering


The USM Electronic Civil Engineer stands out for its scientific and technological preparation accompanied by training in management and humanities, with a program of 7 semesters of basic instruction and 5 semesters of specialization from flexible curriculum, combining a main and a complementary specialization, and elective courses. He/she can specialize in analysis, design and implementation of: Computers, Control and Instrumentation, Industrial Electronics or Telecommunications. In addition, this study program can be complemented with a non-elective specialization, or Computer Science, Management, Physics or Mathematics, among other fields of learning. This flexibility allows students to accommodate their vocation and provide cutting-edge solutions in all sectors of industry, contributing from innovation to services in Chile and the world.

  • Professional Degree: Civil Electronic Engineer
  • Academic Degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering
  • Duration: 6 years (12 academic semesters)
  • Study regime: Daytime
  • Location: Main Campus, Valparaiso
  • Visit the website of the Electronic Department


1st Semester
  • Physical Education I
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mathematics I
  • Chemistry and Society
2nd Semester
  • Physical Education II
  • General Physics I
  • Humanistic Course I
  • Mathematics II
  • Programming
  • Diagnostic English Test
3rd Semester
  • Sports
  • General Physics II
  • Humanistic Course II
  • Humanistic Course III
  • Mathematics III
  • Theory of Electrical Networks I
4th Semester
  • •Linear Systems Analysis
  • Electronics A
  • General Physics III
  • Electronics Laboratory A
  • Theory of Electrical Networks II
5th Semester
  • Electronics B
  • English Language I
  • Digital Systems Laboratory
  • Electronics Laboratory B
  • Mathematics IV
  • Digital Systems
6th Semester
  • Automatic Control I
  • Computer Structures
  • Automatic Control Laboratory
  • Computer Structures Laboratory
  • Electromechanical Systems
7th Semester
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • English Language II
  • Communications Laboratory
  • Probabilities and Random Processes
  • Telecommunications Systems I
  • 1• Elective Course
8th Semester
  • General Administration
  • General Physics IV
  • Operations Research Management
  • 1st Specialization Course
    • 2nd Specialization Course
9th Semester
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Economy1-A
  • 1st Complementary Course
  • 3rd Specialization Course
  • 4th Specialization Course
10th Semester
  • Information and Financial Control
  • 2nd Complementary Course
  • 2nd Elective Course
  • 3rd Elective Course
  • 5th Specialization Course
  • 6th Specialization Course
11th Semester
  • Economic Engineering
  • Degree Project
  • 3rd Complementary Course
  • 4th Complementary Course
  • 7th Specialization Course
12th Semester
  • Production Management
  • Dissertation
  • Electronic Projects
  • 5th Complementary Course
  • The level of English at the end of the course must be at least B1 (ALTE), passing two compulsory courses and other elective courses.

    The industrial and professional internships take place during the summer following the corresponding semester and each one lasts eight weeks.

    In addition, the Department of Architecture offers:


    l. Master of Science Program in Electronic Engineering, in the areas of:

        a. Computers
        b. Automatic Control
        c. Power Electronics and Energy Conversion
        d. Telecommunications and Signal Processing
        e. Telematics


    2. Doctorate in Electronic Engineering:

    This program develops research and technological innovation in the research lines framed in one or more areas of specialization of the Electronic Engineering Department.
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