Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Civil Mining Engineering


Civil Mining Engineers are specialists in the interaction with the earth’s crust for the extraction of non-renewable mineral resources. In their work they must solve the technical and sustainable management problems involved in the mining business.

They can develop their careers in various areas: in project development (exploration, preliminary studies, feasibility, development and decommissioning of deposits); in the operation of mining sites (extraction, processing and marketing); in the supply of technologies, products and specialized services from supplier companies; as entrepreneurs in the mining market or in academic and research areas for innovation.


1st Semester
  • Introduction to Mining Engineering
  • Chemistry and Society
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Physical Education I
  • Mathematics I
2nd Semester
  • General Physics I
  • Teamwork
  • Mathematics II
  • Physical Education II
  • Programming
3rd Semester
  • General Physics II
  • Mining Industry
  • Mathematics III
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Sports
4th Semester
  • General Physics III
  • Materials for the Mining Industry
  • Mathematics IV
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Geology
5th Semester
  • General Physics IV
  • Structural Geology
  • Geomatics
  • English for Engineering I
  • Mineral Processing I
  • Strength of Materials
6th Semester
  • Geostatistics and Spatial Analysis
  • Mineral Processing II
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Fluid Dynamics in Mining
  • Rock Mechanics
7th Semester
  • Rock Engineering
  • Economy 1-A
  • Surface Mining
  • Granular Material Engineering
  • Mineral Processing III
  • English for Engineering II
8th Semester
  • General Administration
  • Underground Mining
  • Economic Geology
  • Mineral Processing IV
  • Elective course l
9th Semester
  • Information and Financial Control
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Elective course ll
  • Reservoir Evaluation and Mine Planning
  • Humanistic Course I
10th Semester
  • Mining and Labor Legislation
  • Sustainable Mining Business
  • Project Management Workshop
  • Elective course lll
  • Industrial Safety & Ventilation
  • Humanistic Course II
11th Semester
  • Final Project of Mining Engineering (Degree Project)
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