About DUOC UC

Duoc UC is a non-profit, private institution of higher education. We offer two and a half year Technical Programs and four-year Professional Programs. In 2010, we received a 7 out of 7 years of institutional accreditation from the Accreditation National Agency, which certifies the quality of our educational project and its relevance among the higher education institutions in our country. Only three higher education institutions in Chile have been granted this distinction. Duoc UC is the only Professional Institute, alongside with, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile, the most important two Universities in the country, to have ever received this recognition. We are also part of Learn Chile: a consortium of 21 Chilean higher education institutions that work together, with support from Chilean government to enhance the promotion of Chile as a destination for international students who choose our country to live the experience of studying abroad.

Our History

Duoc UC was founded in 1968 by a group of students at the prestigious Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, with the help of professors and labor unions, to offer training courses for blue-collar workers that lacked access to university education. In 1973 “Fundación Duoc” was created to achieve managerial and financial independence from the University, this privatization process was completed in 1974. In 1981 Duoc’s Professional Institute and Duoc Technical Training Center were created under the umbrella of this foundation. In 1982 the Ministry of Education recognized the professional institute and in 1983 the technical training center. Duoc UC remains a part of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile’s network.

Why should I choose DUOC UC?

Duoc UC is one of the leading educational institutions in Chile. In 2010, we received a 7 out of 7 institutional accreditation from the Accreditation National Commission (Comisión Nacional de Acreditación), which certifies the quality of our project and its relevance among the higher education institutions in our country. Only three higher education institutions in Chile have this distinction. Duoc UC is the only Professional Institute, alongside the most important two Universities in the country. Our future students are able to pick one from our 82 technical and professional degree programs through 9 schools over 16 campuses in Santiago, Concepción (south of Chile), Viña del Mar and Valparaíso (The Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Our infrastructure includes over 130 laboratories and workshops. Other available equipment is available over an area equivalent to 712,385 ft². Duoc UC offers “industry-focused” educational programs, through its 2-year “technical” and 4 year-long “professional” degrees. It provides a stimulating learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities to pave the way for academic success.

Our Academic Offering

School of Business and Administration Duoc UC offers a varied and versatile alternative technical and vocational training in the disciplines of management and business. The School of Business and Administration Duoc UC develops the full potential of their students, whether to work for private companies or to embark on their own ventures. School of Communication In these days, we are highly communicated and connected to one another through different platforms: media, social networks and mobile devices linking us 24 hours a day to people across the globe. The Duoc UC School of Communication imparts a wide range of studies that will transform students into highly trained professionals that can understand and implement communications in their different languages and forms of expression. School of Construction The Duoc UC School of Construction offers a wide range of fields of study that from the first year of study incorporate the latest technology in classrooms, workshops, laboratory equipment and computer support, to enable students to develop all their technical skills. School of Design Design can be found everywhere: in the products we use, the containers that protect food, in the spaces we inhabit, in the languages of communication with which we interact, and even in the services that we use on a daily basis. Today, the design is transversely part of everything, and there are many industries and economic sectors that generate value through working with design professionals. The School of Design trains design specialists, who through strong international links and a vision of social innovation can achieve their full development. School of Engineering To meet the great challenges of the XXI century the training of human capital specialized in critical subjects for the development of our society, such as energy, transportation, and mining, is required. Those trained in these areas must have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (work skills) in order to make projects become real and reach the development of the countries, while also incorporating technological and interpersonal skills. The School of Engineering provides Duoc UC students with technical training and Engineering degrees in the areas of maintenance, machinery and mining, Electricity and Automation, and also Mechanical Automotive and Autotronics technologies. School of Information Technology and Telecommunications In the last decades the world has undergone a profound transformation. The technological development, especially in ICT, has not only changed our daily lives but has created a new world that could not have been imagined before. In an open and globalized environment that promotes innovation and technology interchanges, the School of Informatics and Telecommunications at Duoc UC seeks to train people who will be the leaders of tomorrow's world, capable of transforming our reality into a world that enriches the lives of people and society in general. School of Natural Resources The School of Natural Resources offers various courses aimed at achieving a balance between human needs and the use of natural resources. School of Health The School of Health at Duoc UC offers careers with a human, modern, dynamic, innovative and decisive vision of health problems, with a strong ethical basis and using the most modern clinical simulation centers of the country. The school also delivers the tools that allow students to become the best specialist in the area. School of Tourism Today tourism in Chile and the world has experienced a strong growth, generating different types of activities ranging from outdoor and eco-tourism, working aboard a cruise, in the culinary and gastronomical sectors, or within airports and hotels, among others. Duoc UC students will develop language skills in English and Portuguese, work with technological tools related to tourism, and experience the satisfaction of a “job well done” by seeing the smile of satisfied customers.

Programs taught in:
English
Spanish

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Duoc UC

Audio Engineers are qualified to work in: Recording Studios. As a Recording and mixing engineer, designing and directing the process of recording and mixing music produc ... [+]

School of Communication

In these days, we are highly communicated and connected to one another through different platforms: media, social networks and mobile devices linking us 24 hours a day to people across the globe.

The Duoc UC School of Communication imparts a wide range of studies that will transform students into highly trained professionals that can understand and implement communications in their different languages and forms of expression.

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineers are qualified to work in:

Recording Studios. As a Recording and mixing engineer, designing and directing the process of recording and mixing music production. Audiovisual productions. Sound Engineers will perform, direct and capture live sound and field environments. Audio post-production. As audio post-producer, they will direct the recording of speech and foley, synchronizing audio and image, and integrating and creatively proposing music and sound environments. TV channels. As an Audio Engineer, they will perform tasks associated to electro-acoustic design and recording, mixing and audio post-production for programs. Radio. As a sound control and post-producer, they will be responsible for recording and broadcasting of programs and creating an auditory identity for the station or program. Sound Reinforcement Companies. As Audio Engineers they will work designing and operating amplification systems for fixed or temporary installations. Production of events and shows. They will be able to work as Audio Engineers and Technical Coordinators, integrating and controlling the areas of sound, lighting, stage, power and backline equipment. Acoustic Solution Companies. As Audio Engineers, they can design acoustic solutions in the areas... [-]
Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Duoc UC

The field of Automotive and Autotronics Engineers corresponds to production, administrative, commercial and management jobs for the various types of businesses in the aut ... [+]

School of Engineering

To meet the great challenges of the XXI century the training of human capital specialized in critical subjects for the development of our society, such as energy, transportation, and mining, is required. Those trained in these areas must have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (work skills) in order to make projects become real and reach the development of the countries, while also incorporating technological and interpersonal skills.

The School of Engineering provides Duoc UC students with technical training and Engineering degrees in the areas of maintenance, machinery and mining, Electricity and Automation, and also Mechanical Automotive and Autotronics technologies.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Duoc UC

These professionals are trained to act as land administrators working in land management and agricultural companies; as a land manager, land supervisor, head of orchards ... [+]

School of Natural Resources

The School of Natural Resources offers various courses aimed at achieving a balance between human needs and the use of natural resources.

Agricultural Engineering

These professionals are trained to act as land administrators working in land management and agricultural companies; as a land manager, land supervisor, head of orchards and irrigation manager for farms and agricultural enterprises that focus on the production of fruit, vegetables, herbs, and vines. This degree will also enable graduates to work in agroindustry as head of packaging or processing. Furthermore, they can also work independently.

Professional Title: Agricultural Engineer. Technical Title: Agricultural Technician. How to apply ... [-]
Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Duoc UC

An Auditor will perform the financial record-keeping, tax payments and management, information systems and management control of enterprises of different sizes and revenu ... [+]

School of Business and Administration

Duoc UC offers a varied and versatile alternative technical and vocational training in the disciplines of management and business. The School of Business and Administration Duoc UC develops the full potential of their students, whether to work for private companies or to embark on their own ventures.

Auditing

An Auditor will perform the financial record-keeping, tax payments and management, information systems and management control of enterprises of different sizes and revenues, as well as auditing firms. In addition, one can perform and be independently contracted to advise different types of companies in the financial, accounting, tax, labor and auditing areas.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Duoc UC

This graduate may perform various tactical and strategic roles within organizations in the public and/or private area and, related to the international trade of goods and ... [+]

School of Business and Administration

Duoc UC offers a varied and versatile alternative technical and vocational training in the disciplines of management and business. The School of Business and Administration Duoc UC develops the full potential of their students, whether to work for private companies or to embark on their own ventures.

Foreign Trade

This graduate may perform various tactical and strategic roles within organizations in the public and/or private area and, related to the international trade of goods and services, regulatory institutions, maritime port companies, financial institutions and those that are oriented in developing advisory consulting activities for national and international markets.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English
Duoc UC

Graduates in Computer Animation are trained to work in television, film video and multimedia production, audiovisual post-production facilities, audiovisual departments o ... [+]

School of Communication

In these days, we are highly communicated and connected to one another through different platforms: media, social networks and mobile devices linking us 24 hours a day to people across the globe.

The Duoc UC School of Communication imparts a wide range of studies that will transform students into highly trained professionals that can understand and implement communications in their different languages and forms of expression.

Computer Animation

Graduates in Computer Animation are trained to work in television, film video and multimedia production, audiovisual post-production facilities, audiovisual departments of companies, technical services and creative audiovisual production animation (modeling, animation, rigging, render, compositing and visual effects), advertising agencies, design agencies, web and video games companies. They can also work as an independent consultant or contractor for any of these aforementioned areas.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English
Duoc UC

The professional field for these engineers consists of companies of any industry, both public and private, productive or services, which have a data and/or voice network ... [+]

School of Information Technology and Telecommunications

In the last decades, the world has undergone a profound transformation. The technological development, especially in ICT, has not only changed our daily lives but has created a new world that could not have been imagined before.

In an open and globalized environment that promotes innovation and technology interchanges, the School of Informatics and Telecommunications at Duoc UC seeks to train people who will be the leaders of tomorrow's world, capable of transforming our reality into a world that enriches the lives of people and society in general.

Connectivity and Network Engineering

The professional eld for these engineers consists of companies of any industry, both public and private, productive or services, which have a data and/or voice network of medium or large size. Graduates from Connectivity and Network Engineering will work on the technology, infrastructure and communications of the company, and will be responsible for maintaining the operational continuity of the services provided on the network, supporting and managing communication devices and phones, keeping the security levels required by the business on a wired or wireless network.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English
Duoc UC

Graphic Designers are trained professionals that can work freelance, as part of consulting and development services for visual communication projects, participating in mu ... [+]

School of Design

Design can be found everywhere: in the products we use, the containers that protect food, in the spaces we inhabit, in the languages of communication with which we interact, and even in the services that we use on a daily basis. Today, the design is transversely part of everything, and there are many industries and economic sectors that generate value through working with design professionals.

The School of Design trains design specialists, who through strong international links and a vision of social innovation can achieve their full development.

Graphic Design

Graphic Designers are trained professionals that can work freelance, as part of consulting and development services for visual communication projects, participating in multidisciplinary teams of diverse public and private companies in the communications sector and related industries, and/or directly contributing to the development of graphic communication solutions.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English
Duoc UC

Graduates in marketing engineering will perform in both public and private organizations, being qualified for executive levels and to support large enterprises and organi ... [+]

School of Business and Administration

Duoc UC offers a varied and versatile alternative technical and vocational training in the disciplines of management and business. The School of Business and Administration Duoc UC develops the full potential of their students, whether to work for private companies or to embark on their own ventures.

Marketing

Graduates in marketing engineering will perform in both public and private organizations, being qualified for executive levels and to support large enterprises and organizations. Their skills will allow them to perform dynamically in commercial, industrial, financial and service companies, complying with the social and economic objectives of the organization and a commitment to the country’s development.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English
Duoc UC

This degree has two programs that share the same curriculum but one is taught in Spanish and the other one is completely taught in English. Graduates from Tourism and Hos ... [+]

School of Tourism

Today tourism in Chile and the world has experienced a strong growth, generating different types of activities ranging from outdoor and eco-tourism, working aboard a cruise, in the culinary and gastronomical sectors, or within airports and hotels, among others.

Duoc UC students will develop language skills in English and Portuguese, work with technological tools related to tourism, and experience the satisfaction of a “job well done” by seeing the smile of satisfied customers.

Tourism and Hospitality

This degree has two programs that share the same curriculum but one is taught in Spanish and the other one is completely taught in English. Graduates from Tourism and Hospitality have the skills to work in the areas of management and administration, both locally and internationally, in various tourism businesses: hotels, bed & breakfasts, hostels, restaurants, cruises, convention centers, catering & events, tour operators, wholesalers and agencies, public administration and municipalities, tourist information, consulting, air transportation enterprises and car rentals. They are also capable of undertaking their own businesses and innovation projects for the industry.... [-]

Chile Santiago
February 2020
English,Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Read more in English