Who We Are

The Industrial Engineering Department, was founded in 1965. It has history, tradition and a great future. It is part of  the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile, which attracts the best students in the country.

One of the main ways through which we contribute to the country is our undergraduate and graduate programs, which deliver relevant and rigorous education. We are pioneers in the training of Industrial Engineers and our graduate programs are recognized nationally and in Latin America. Within the framework of our graduate training we have international agreements with prestigious academic centers worldwide. Our graduates, are characterized by their commitment to the development of their countries and their  capacity for quantitative analysis and entrepreneurship.

The quality of the programs taught by our department is associated with the rigorous and relevant research that we carry out. We have the talent and ability to identify and attract very good researchers, while offering them an environment where academic work is valued and promoted.

In the field of Continuing Education, we have a long history of more than 30 years training more than 600 professionals a year.

Today we have a total of 41 academics: 25 tenure track and 16 adjunt faculty, who specialize in the fileds of operations management,  economics, marketing,  finance, and data science.  As evidenced by the number of scientific publications and the impact of the applied projects, our department is the leader in the country and recognized within  Latin America.


  • To be leaders in Latin America in the training in Management and Economics, with a focus on analytics and technology.
  • Develop theoretical and applied research with scientific impact and international recognition.
  • Create a diverse working environment that fosters the ability to innovate, the development of personal skills and the commitment towards our country.


  • Freedom of thought and expression.
  • Excellence, rigor and relevance.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Respect, diversity and pluralism