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Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering
Creating new professionals in the area of ​​Engineering

Race Code:
25010


Job title: Engineer (a) Constructor (a)
Academic degree: Bachelor of Science in Construction
Duration: 10 semesters


Entry requirements:

  • Secondary Education: 20%
  • Ranking: 10%
  • PSU Language and Communication: 15%
  • PSU Mathematics: 40%
  • PSU Sciences: 15%

Egress Profile:

The Engineer (a) Constructor (a) graduated from the University of La Serena is a professional who has a background in Basic Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Specific Technological Disciplines in the field of construction, and also has knowledge and skills to interact with the social environment and become involved in it, based on ethical and value principles.

The social responsibility and domain competences of the "information-communication technologies" established in the Educational Model (2011: 12) of our University are highlighted, which will be dealt with transversally in the different subjects and will be made explicit in them.


Occupational field:

The solid formation of the professionals graduated from the career of Construction Engineering at the University of La Serena enables them to participate in the design and administration of projects, providing them with tools to direct and train human and integrate interdisciplinary work groups with the ability to adapt to technological changes.

The Engineer is a professional capable of managing companies and construction works, directing the technical execution of civil works, planning, evaluating, developing, carrying out and controlling specific projects in his field of action. . Organize, coordinate and control the execution of building, industrial, maritime, hydraulic and road works. Manage the human, material and financial resources that intervene in the execution of construction works.

Act as an entrepreneur in the field of civil works. Participate in the generation of construction projects. Project, execute, direct and supervise the complementary installations of civil works. Conduct budget studies, topographic works for the construction and measurement of land, assessments and land recognition. Serve as arbitrator, advisor and consultant in matters pertaining to their profession. Directing industries that are dedicated to the exploitation and manufacture of construction materials, researching and carrying out studies on them, which lead to their improvement and standardization.


Desirable skills:

Applied knowledge of basic sciences and engineering sciences to the innovative resolution of problems in the area of ​​construction applying theoretical knowledge, principles, methods and restrictions associated with the practice. Applies specific technological and information media for construction. He has knowledge of the English language, in the technical aspects that involve the performance of the profession. Among other desirable skills.


Vacancies: 60
Studies Regime: Semiannual
Continuity of Studies: Postgraduate Programs in Chile or abroad


Weighted: 500
PSU score - 2018 admission: 554,75 - 660,50


Information: Construction Engineering School, Ignacio Domeyko Campus, Benavente N ° 980, La Serena.


Phone: 51-2 204220


Accredited Career 3 years, October 2016 -October 2019. On-site mode, day shift, Sede La Serena (Accreditation Agency: Qualitas).


Career with Curriculum Renewal Valid from 2017


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