Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Civil Mechanical Engineering


The constant transformations of the country’s industrial processes demand effective and efficient solutions to face different problems. For this reason, the productive sector requires integrating professionals of excellence, innovators, with mastery of technology and sense of entrepreneurship, aspects strongly enhanced in the training of the Mechanical Civil Engineer of the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, whose scientific and technological seal enables him/her to design, plan and develop energy systems, production systems, machinery and equipment, and to direct and manage companies.

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


1st Semester
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • Programming
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Mathematics I
  • Physical Education I
2nd Semester
  • Mechanical Physics
  • Mathematics II
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Physical Education II
  • English Language l
  • Mechanical Engineering Graphics
3rd Semester
  • Mathematics III
  • Physics & Electromagnetism
  • Statics
  • Mechanical Systems Graphics
  • Materials for Engineering
  • English Language ll
4th Semester
  • Mathematics IV
  • Modern Physics
  • Dynamics
  • English Language III
  • Shop Floor Technology
5th Semester
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • English Language lV
  • Transcendent Vision of the Human Being
  • Industrial Internship
6th Semester
  • Industrial Internship
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Machine Components
  • Immanent Vision of Human Doing
7th Semester
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanics of Machinery
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Aesthetic Vision of Human Activity
8th Semester
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Measurements
  • Fundamentals of Administration and Legislation
  • Elective course I
9th Semester
  • Thermal Equipment and Machines
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Quality
  • Fundamentals of Economics and Finance
  •  Elective course ll
10th Semester
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pneumatic and Oleohydraulic Automation
  • Turbomachines
  • Formulation of Projects
  • Elective course lll
11th Semester
  • Professional Internship
  • Degree Process Seminar
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Mechanical Engineering Projects
    • Elective course IV
12th Semester
  • Elective course V
  • Mechanical Civil Engineering Degree Project
    • 2. Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Sciences at the Main Campus, Valparaíso.
      Accredited for 5 years, until 2020, by Agencia Acredita CI. Day time, presence based.In addition, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers:
      • 1. Industrial Mechanical Engineering, with entry at intermediate level from Civil Mechanical Engineering. Duration 5 years (10 academic semesters)

      Professional Degree: Industrial Mechanical Engineer

      Academic Degree: Bachelor Degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering. Study

      Regime: Daytime

      Location: Main Campus, Valparaiso Modality

      Presence based.

    • 3. Master’s Degree in Energy Economics (MEE), Campus Vitacura. Daytime, on weekends.
    • 4. Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. Accredited for two years by the CNA, from 2018 to 2020.
    • Areas of specialization:
      • a. Fluid Mechanics
      • b. Solid Mechanics
      • c. Energy and industrial systems
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