Master's in Engineering Sciences, Mention in Mineral Process Engineering


This program responds to the need to produce knowledge that facilitates the innovation and technological development of the mining industry. Our postgraduates are trained to carry out first-class scientific and technological research, and to apply this knowledge in an original and innovative way, emphasizing in the industrial processes involved in metal mining and industrial minerals fields.

Duration: The Master's program has a duration of 3 semesters. Courses are taught face-to-face in a modular system on Thursdays and Fridays.

Process Engineering Sciences

Studies the fundamentals of thermodynamics, electrochemistry, phase equilibrium and biotechnology with the aim to achieve a better understanding of the phenomena associated to the sustainable process engineering in mining fields, as well as the usage of industrial minerals as alternative energy storage sources.

Faculty Members:
– Cristina Dorador
– Luis Cáceres
– Pedro Vargas
– Mario Grágeda
– Svetlana Ushak.

Separation systems engineering

Studies separation technologies, emphasizing on leaching, bioleaching, crystallization, flotation, sedimentation, and electro-dialysis, with the aim of improving mineral extraction processes and the efficient use of energy and water resources.

Faculty Members:
– María Elisa Taboada
– Pía Hernández
– Teófilo Gráber
– Ricardo Jeldres.

Process Systems Engineering

Consists of the systematic application of computer-assisted methods in process engineering, emphasizing on the design, modeling, analysis and optimization of leaching, flotation, sedimentation, and water resources processes.

Faculty Members:
– Luis Cisternas
– Luis Moreno
– Yecid Jiménez

2021 Fees
  • Annual fee: $1.900.000 CLP.
  • Registration fee: $140.000 CLP.
External Scholarships
Internal Scholarships
  • Program Fee Release scholarships exempt their beneficiary from the obligation to pay their respective program’s tuition fees, either fully or partially. However, they must still pay the registration fee in full.
  • Academic Excellence scholarships are awarded to postgraduate students in accredited programs or programs in accreditation or reaccreditation processes (with a report sent to the accrediting entity), considering the beneficiary’s academic merits, and they consist in a reduction of the program’s total tuition fees along with a monthly allowance. However, they must still pay the registration fee.
  • Financial Aid to attend congresses, which consists in support for accredited postgraduate students (or those in the accreditation process), will be granted after an application process that is available twice a year (first semester of each year for congresses taking place within that year’s second semester, and second semester for those taking place in the following year’s first semester). This support will consist of a financial aid equivalent to a verifiable maximum of 15 UF for national congresses and 25 UF maximum for international congresses. For this purpose, that year’s January 2nd UF value will be used.
  • Productivity Allocation scholarships are intended to incentivize students taking postgraduate programs to publish their research in scientific journals. If the publication is in a journal indexed in Web of Science’s (WoS) Journal Citation Report (JCR), this will consist of 15 UF. If the publication is in the SCOPUS or Scielo systems, this will consist of 6 UF. For this purpose, that year’s January 2nd UF value will be used, and it will only be awarded once per publication.
  • Other scholarships, without excluding the aforementioned benefits, Research Centers or other units within the University may use their own resources to provide the University’s graduate students with other benefits.

Professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Sciences, a professional diploma as a civil engineer, or an equivalent degree or diploma that ensures satisfactory prior training for the program’s purposes and requirements.

People with a Bachelor of Science degree may apply for the Program, but could be asked to enroll in a number of additional courses.

Submit a written request addressed to the Director of the Master’s Program, within deadlines and according to all regulations.

To be accepted as a student by the program’s board.


  • First Semester: March 2021.
  • Second Semester: July 2021.

Request and documents

  • Admission request.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate.
  • Grades report.
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