Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Civil Engineering


The development of the country demands the design, evaluation and construction of infrastructure works and structures that contribute to the quality of life of the people. This requires technically trained professionals, who integrate teams and communicate effectively, with a professional ethical attitude and aware of the impact that their work has on society, intrinsic aspects in the education offered by the study program. The USM Civil Engineer, with his generalist training and technical excellence, can perform and develop in different professional stages and assume technical and managerial roles in various sub-disciplines and related areas.

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


1st Semester
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Programming
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Physical Education l
  • Mathematics ll
2nd Semester
  • General Physics ll
  • Humanistic Course ll
  • Mathematics ll
  • Physical Education ll
  • Chemistry and Society
3rd Semester
  • General Physics ll
  • Civil Engineering Drawing
  • Mathematics lll
  • Humanistic Course ll*
  • Statics of Structures
  • Sports
4th Semester
  • General Physics lll
  • Topography
  • Mathematics lV
  • Humanistic Course lll*
  • Mechanics of Materials
5th Semester
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Rational Mechanics
  • Geology
  • Materials Technology
  • Humanistic Course lV*
6th Semester
  • Fundamentals of Construction Engineering and Management
  • Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineering
  • Humanistic Course V
7th Semester
  • Structural Analysis
  • Economy l-A
  • Fundamentals of Operations Research
  • Theoretical Hydraulics and Laboratory
  • Elective Transversal Training Course
8th Semester
  • Dynamics of Structures
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Project Planning and Control
  • oil Mechanics ll
  • Hydrology
9th Semester
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Soil Mechanics ll
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Geometric Design and Road Capacity
  • Total Quality Management in the Supply Chain
10th Semester
  • Steel Design
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Elective Course of Specialty l
  • Machines and Hydraulic Systems
  • Structural Design of Pavements
11th Semester
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Elective Course of Specialty ll
  • Seismic Engineering
  • Project Evaluation
  • Degree Workshop l
12th Semester
  • Civil Engineering Project
  • Degree Workshop ll

Esta asignatura (*) podrá ser de Formación General o Inglés, de acuerdo al resultado de la prueba de diagnóstico que se realiza en primer año.

Todo estudiante debe realizar una práctica industrial de 4 semanas de duración y una práctica profesional de 12 semanas, desarrollada en uno o dos períodos. Las prácticas deberán realizarse antes del semestre 12 del plan.

Además, el Departamento ofrece:

  • Programa de Magíster en Ciencias de la Ingeniería Civil.

Áreas de especialización:

    • Ingeniería en estructuras
    • Ingeniería vial
    • Ingeniería hidráulica-marítima

Acreditado por 5 años, hasta marzo de 2020. Campus Casa Central Valparaíso. Jornada diurna, modalidad presencial Agencia Acredita CI.

  • Programa Profesional. Magíster en Gestión del Agua (Master of Water Management). Para más información: watermanagement.usm.cl
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