PhD in Electrical Engineering
PhD in Electrical Engineering
Accredited, from November 28, 2019 until November 28, 2026, by the National Accreditation Commission (CNA-Chile)
800 UF (Complete Program). 2020 Tuition Value:
+562 2 978 42 07 | Primer Piso
- From October 1st to November 15th 2021 to enter the first semester, March 2022.
(Upload all required background information, including letters of recommendation in this period).
The program is aimed at the training of specialists who have a broad domain of Electrical Engineering and who are capable of making contributions to the advancement of this scientific-technological discipline.
Graduates of the program will be qualified to hold academic positions in institutions of higher education, both in teaching and research. Likewise, they will be able to carry out research and development tasks in organizations and companies in the area.
This program is aimed at professionals in Electrical Engineering and related disciplines with concerns related to research on topics that respond to the greatest needs of engineering. With a special emphasis the themes of: Systems control, Information and communication technologies, Astronomical instrumentation, Energy systems, Computational intelligence and robotics.
To train high-level autonomous researchers, with the ability to propose, direct and carry out investigations that lead to the generation of new knowledge in Electrical Engineering.
Graduate Profile Graduates of the program will be qualified to hold academic positions in institutions of higher education.
Likewise, they will be able to carry out research and development tasks in research centers and companies.
GENERAL TRAINING (Compulsory courses)
The 50 UDs or 30 credits of general training required by this program will be selected from a list that can be updated annually. General training courses from other Departments or Universities may be recognized with prior authorization from the academic committee.
The study plan of the Doctorate program in Electrical Engineering consists of a sequence that includes the fulfillment of curricular activities established by the Academic Committee: qualification examination, preparation of a thesis and degree examination.
The curriculum of the Doctorate in Electrical Engineering program is made up of general and specific training courses that are broken down as follows: The approval of 120 UDs (Teaching Units) or 72 credits in total courses. General training courses 50 UDs or 30 credits and specific training 70 UDs or 42 credits.
The general and specific training courses will be set individually for each student by the Academic Committee. The courses, both general and specific, will be established from a list of courses that will be considered valid for this Program and that the Academic Committee will keep updated.
The Academic Committee may authorize general and / or specific training courses for other academic units. Qualification examination will be given before a commission proposed by the Academic Committee and appointed by the Director of the Graduate School. Passing the qualification exam will empower the student to continue their doctoral studies by presenting their Thesis Project. To take the degree exam, the student must be the first author of at least one publication in a mainstream indexed journal (ISI) generated during the period of their doctorate and closely related to the topic of their doctoral thesis, discarding for this purpose the publications made in journals belonging to the fourth quartile (Q4) of their respective associated discipline. The ISI article must be written in English. Said article must, at least, be accepted for publication at the time of taking the Degree Exam. The development of the Doctorate thesis, whose duration is estimated to be at least 4 semesters of exclusive dedication, must be translated into an original and creative contribution in a specific topic in the area of Electrical Engineering.
The specialization can be carried out in the areas Control systems, Information and communication technologies, Astronomical instrumentation, Energy systems, Computational intelligence and robotics.
SPECIFIC TRAINING (Elective courses)
The 70 UDs or 42 credits of specific training courses required by this program will be selected from a list that can be updated annually. In addition, specific training courses from other Departments or Universities may be recognized with prior authorization from the academic committee.
The application to the program is done through the online application website at the following link
For this process, the following documentation must be attached in digital format:
- Certificate of university degree or degree (Bachelor's degree)
- Certificate of grades and relative position obtained in the Bachelor's degree or related degree.
- Certificate of grades and relative position obtained in the Magister (in case of having completed it).
- Curriculum vitae Program of the relevant courses of the Bachelor's degree for the evaluation of the level of training, which mentions the contents of the courses, study plan, objectives. Updated BIA (only University of Chile students)
- Letter of motivation to enter the program that mentions the research areas of interest, commitment to full dedication to the program and indicates if you already have a possible guide teacher.
- Two letters of recommendation, in the format of the University of Chile, issued by professors or supervisors (downloadable document in link below).
The original certificates must be presented to the Graduate School at the time of enrollment.
The following links provide information to assist current PhD students with the various procedures required to obtain their degree.
Please note that the information contained in the following links summarizes the rules and information contained in the document: “Internal Regulations for the Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering”, in order to advise doctoral students regarding various parts of the course PhD. The purpose of these links is to provide doctoral students with a quick means of understanding how the various parts of their courses should be completed, but they are not intended to replace the document “Internal Regulations for the Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering”. Therefore, in case of doubts or disputes, the document "Internal Regulations for the Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering" will be considered valid.