Ph.D. in Complex Systems Engineering

Ph.D. in Complex Systems Engineering

Destacado
Dates:
Marzo 2020
Campus Peñalolén
Welcome

The Phd in Complex Systems Engineering (PCSE) is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to train researchers who can formulate, analyze and solve engineering problems involving complex systems wherein physical, human, biological and computational agents interact.

The purpose of engineering is to solve society’s problems. Today’s most critical challenges involve complex systems, wherein physical, human and biological agents that cannot be analyzed from only one discipline interact.

The information revolution has increased the complexity of systems, but has also enhanced the ability to understand, model, predict and design.

Designed for:
  • University graduates with degrees in engineering or related sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry or others).
  • Professional civil engineers or holders of an equivalent degree that entailed a minimum of 10 academic semesters of study.
Program Objectives

The main objective of the program is to train researchers who are able to formulate, analyze and solve engineering problems involving complex systems by integrating knowledge and methodologies from various disciplines, including mathematics, physics, biology, computer science or the social sciences.

Complex systems are considered to be those whose behavior depends not only on the properties of its constituent elements, but also that of new properties that emerge from the interaction between its parts.

The program is interdisciplinary and entails a systematically thought out range of courses and research workshops, and the writing of a doctoral thesis that represents an individual, original and independent contribution to the development of complex systems engineering.

Graduates of this program should be able to:
  • Carry out original research of excellence related to complex systems engineering.
  • Design innovative solutions to advanced engineering problems by integrating knowledge and approaches from various scientific disciplines.
  • Conduct research and development (R & D) and technology transfer projects, taking into account the various implications on the environment.
  • Function successfully in academia, industry or research centers.
Admissions

– Application Process

Applications will be received from September 1 to November 20, 2017 for the 2018 academic year. To apply for the Conicyt scholarship, check background information here.

Upon receipt of all required background information through our online platform, application materials will be sent to the PhD committee for subsequent evaluation.

– Application Materials

  • Enter your information at “Apply here
  • Résumé
  • Photocopy of Chilean identity card or passport in the case of foreign applicants
  • Statement of Interest (format is open, to be determined by the applicant)
  • At least two letters of recommendation from academic or direct supervisors
  • Certificates of degrees earned
  • Grade point average (G.P.A.) with ranking or relative position within the undergraduate and graduate programs you have completed with their respective grade scales
  • English proficiency is required, since much of the study material is in English
  • Academic interview with the Program Director
  • $100 USD fee for foreign applicants not residing in Chile

* Send all background information to Andrea Pinto at e-mail: postgrados.fic@uai.cl |

General information
Costs Costs
  • Annual registration fee (for four years) U.F. 20
  • Annual tuition fees (for four years) U.F 200
  • Foreign students will pay an annual fee (for four years) of $12,000 USD
Times and Dates Times and Dates

The first year of PhD entails full-time study Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 7:30 PM with three hours of class daily on average. The following two or three years (depending on a case-by-case basis) will involve periodic corrections of the thesis. This being the case, students will schedule individual meetings with their respective thesis advisors.

September 1 to November 20, 2018 for the 2019 academic year.

Classes Begin: March 4, 2019 |Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m to 17:40 p.m

Scholarship Scholarship

Our PhD is accredited, so students can apply for the grant from Conicyt. Learn more about requirements and application deadlines here.

Campus Campus

Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Peñalolén

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  • postgrados.fic@uai.cl
  • (56 2) 2331 1227
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