The program is aimed to train researchers and specialists in Electrical Engineering, capable of making scientific-technological contributions
Graduates from this program will be able to work as faculty members or researchers in universities, research centers, and development companies.
This program is aimed to professionals in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degrees interested in doing research in topics that contribute to the development of this scientific & technological discipline. With emphasis in Energy Systems, Control, Computational Intelligence and Robotics (Intelligent Systems), Astronomical Instrumentation, Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
To train high level autonomous researchers, capable of making proposals, lead and perform research that contributes to the generation of new knowledge in Electrical Engineering.
Graduates from this program will be capable to work as faculty members or researchers in universities, research centers, and development companies.
The plan of studies of PhD program in Electrical Engineering consists in a sequence that considers the fulfillment of curricular activities by the Academic Committee: qualification exam, preparation of a thesis and grade exam.
The plan of studies of Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering is made up of general and specific training courses as follows:
The approval of 120 UDs (72 credits)
In general training courses 50 UDs (30 credits), and specific training courses 70 UDs (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 of other academic units.
The Qualification Exam will be held in front of a commission proposed by the Academic Committee and appointed by the Director of the Graduate School. The passing of the qualification exam will empower the student to continue his Doctorate studies by presenting his 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 his PhD and closely related to the subject of his PhD thesis, discarding for this effect the publications made in journals belonging to the fourth quartile (Q4) of their respective associated discipline. The ISI article must be written in English. The article must be at least accepted for publication at the time of taking the degree exam.
The development of the PhD thesis, whose length is estimated in at least 4 semesters of exclusive dedication, must be translated into an original and creative contribution in a specific subject of the area of Electrical Engineering.
Specialization could be carried out in fields of control systems, energy & power systems, information and communications technology (ICT), robotics & intelligent systems, and astronomical instrumentation.
GENERAL COURSES (Mandatory courses)
The 50 UDs (30 credits) of general courses required by the program will be selected from a list that might be updated annually. It will be possible to validate general courses from other departments or Universities if approved by the academic committee.
SPECIFIC COUSES (Elective courses)
The 70 UDs (42 credits) of specific courses required by the program will be selected from a list that might be updated annually. It will be possible to validate general courses from other departments or Universities if approved by the academic committee.
The application to the program is made through the online application website at the following link https://ucampus.uchile.cl/m/fcfm_postgrado_postulacion/
For this application process, the following documentation (in digital form) must be attached:
- Certificate of Bachelor degree in Engineering or equivalent
- Certificate of grades and relative position (academic ranking obtained during Bachelor degree)
- Certificate of grades and relative position (academic ranking obtained during the Master degree in case it was obtained)
- General plan of studies of the Bachelor degree, that should contain the main topics of the courses, study plan, and objectives.
- Updated BIA (only for Universidad de Chile students)
- Motivation letter to enter the program that should clearly indicate the research areas of interest, full time commitment to the program, and if it possible indicate if you already have an advisor.
- Two recommendation letters, in the format of Universidad de Chile, written by previous professors or supervisors (downloadable document link below).
Original documents must be presented to the Graduate School at the time of enrollment.