About the UTEM

La Universidad Tecnológica Metroplitana (UTEM), is an institution of higher education that belongs to the State of Chile, accredited for four years in the following areas: Institutional Management, Undergraduate Teaching, and Links with the Environment.

Founded in 1993, the UTEM is a member of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities (CRUCH) and the Consortium of Universities of the State of Chile (CUECH), both prestigious entities that group together our country’s traditional and public higher education houses.

The university offers a total of 28 undergraduate degrees, following PSU completion, in the areas of Economics and Administration, Design and Architecture, Construction, and Science and Engineering.

There are three campuses located in the Metropolitan Region, spanning across more than 72,000 m2 of constructed space that is divided between classrooms, labs, libraries, food halls, and event salons. There are more than 8,000 students enrolled, with more than 5,000 receiving free education.

The institution’s highest authority, the Rector Sr. Luis Pinto Faverio, presides over
the Superior Council, a college organism charged with directing the institution and which is composed of representatives belonging to academic, functionary, and student tiers, and three members who are elected by the President of the Republic of Chile.

University Government

Words from the Rector

La Universidad Tecnológica Metroplitana (UTEM) has been forming professionals, who can boast extensive and renowned prestige in the workplace, for 26 years. Since 1993, close to 27,000 young people have carved out and transformed their futures in our classrooms.

For the most part, our students belong to the area’s most modest income quintiles. Thanks to their own personal efforts, and to those of their families, and to the support they receive from the community we forge, they manage to secure a better future, encourage social mobility, and facilitate their personal development.

We have been working toward this goal by concentrating on the principals that define us as an institution of higher education – a public, secular, pluralistic university – one that recognizes its origins and that remains true to its individual hallmark. By the same token, we work to shape men and women who loyally stand by our institutional seals: sustainability, social responsibility, and technology.

For us, forming professionals who demonstrate excellence, purely on a technical level and in their chosen fields, is not enough. Our pledge extends to the formation of citizens who possess solid ethical foundations, who are committed to the establishment of a collective wellbeing, and to a Chile that is, as each day passes, better than before.

In this sense, we offer an education that looks to enhance the talents of the young people in our care, that supports the development of a more equitable education system through the implementation of inclusion programs, and that allows thousands of students to fulfil their professional dreams.


Luis Pinto Faverio
Rector, The Universidad Tecnológica Metroplitana

Educational Model

The academic proposal, the definition of curriculum frameworks, and the teaching-learning methodologies applied to the degree programs at The Metropolitan Technological University (UTEM), are defined in the Educational Model, whose guidelines are based on institutional seals and objectives.

By means of an integrated model, the UTEM, loyal to its public university profile, works to ensure that all of its graduates leave in possession of a highly skilled technological profile that will serve to support Chile’s growth, that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable, and that shows a commitment to democracy, tolerance, and pluralism.

The UTEM adheres, in particular, to the idea of being clearly in tune, which is substantiated and forever continued through the profiles of those who graduate from its degree programs in possession of the requirements that belong to the corresponding professional environment.

The university’s educational model is coordinated and managed by the Academic Vice-Rector, and is based on the principals as outlined by the “Global Statement on Higher Education for the 21st Century: Vision and Action” and by the regulations for the installation of a system that ensures quality higher education, driven by the National Accreditation Commission (CNA).

The UTEM Across the World and the World in the UTEM

The Direction of National and International Affairs

The purpose of the Direction of National and International Affairs, DANeI, is to manage and coordinate the political institutions that drive our Studies House and the Public University forward, creating links both within Chilean society as a whole and within the international community.

DANeI is responsible for the management of our institution’s internationalization area; an area whose objective it is to securely position “the UTEM across the world and to invite the world into the UTEM”.

Information for International Students


The UTEM offers international undergraduate students the opportunity to take part in a one-semester academic exchange, within one of the five faculties and on one of the 28 undergraduate degree programs that are offered at our Studies House. The following list details the study areas that participate in the program at present:

Faculty of Administration and Economics

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Humanities and Social Communication Technology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Communication Technology

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies


Our institution offers professional specialist courses for students who have graduated abroad.

  • Masters in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, with a special mention in Construction – See More
  • Masters in Nuclear Technology – See More
  • Masters in Chemistry, with a special mention in Material Technology – See More

Study Abroad

The UTEM considers a range of options in order to increase the number of students and teachers, from our university, who commit to exchange programs abroad.

With the support of the Ministry of Education, in 2019 our Studies House launched the UTEM International Exchange Program, with the objective of using institutional funding to boost the numbers of students and teachers that our university sends abroad, as well as the numbers of international teachers who visit our university.

The establishment also provides external scholarships that finance academic costs for our students and teachers when they study abroad. Upon receipt of one of these scholarships, an application can be made to sign up to an exchange program at one of the 70 higher education institutions, located in Europe, the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, with which the UTEM enjoys academic cooperation agreements.

Click on the link to see the list of universities that have signed academic cooperation agreements.



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