The objective of this research is to know how engineering students in Chile are prepared in the development of teamwork, and if there are differences between different institutions. Teamwork is a fundamental skill that all engineers must have in their professional career. It is for this reason that higher education institutions must train this skill in engineering students. Among the main results of the research it was found that engineering students work as a team with colleagues of the same career, but not with colleagues of different career. It was also found that there are no differences between the different higher education centers about what students do when working as a team. The practices that most students do is to actively communicate and listen to their peers and the least they do is effective collaboration.