During the last 20 years the progress of maritime engineering in Chile has been vertiginous and challenging, considering the extensive national coast, the natural threats that are part of our reality and the need to efficiently manage the national logistics and port system. Therefore, to intelligently develop the coastal territory and the port system, professionals need to be trained to master the various aspects of the design of maritime works and port operations, under a multidisciplinary approach. We face this challenge, convinced to make an innovative contribution to the development of the country.
Today there is a consolidated demand for specialists in the national market, and there our graduates contribute with their quality and professionalism to the improvement of the management of the coastal territory and, consequently, to the quality of life throughout the Nation. Today ocean engineering is a specialty positioned nationally.
The Oceanic Civil Engineer is a professional trained in Basic Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Applied Engineering, with an orientation towards the design, execution and operation of civil works in the maritime environment. He has skills to provide solutions in the field of engineering at sea.
It develops management skills to direct activities in the maritime-port industry, including logistical aspects of maritime transport and ocean engineering projects.
Its comprehensive training involves skills to work in multidisciplinary teams, with ethical-professional, social and environmental responsibility, with a focus on technological innovation and in accordance with the competencies of the graduate profile of the University of Valparaíso.