Polytechnic University Graduate School

Engineering Management

Overview:

The Master in Engineering Management (MEM) program prepares engineers for managing complex technological organizations in service and manufacturing industries. The program of study is multi and intra disciplinary, merging the latest development in management and technology theory and practices. The program design aims at developing the knowledge, abilities and judgment to become a successful manager and entrepreneur using best practices, techniques and paradigms of project management, supply chain operations and system thinking. Therefore, it provides a well balanced education among management and business thinking, engineering judgment, and technological operations. The Master‟s Degree in Engineering Management was authorized by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico in 1992.

Phylosophy

The combination of management concepts and technical skills presented in the MEM Program allows engineers to acquire the managerial skills necessary to advance in today's technological driven organizations, in either the service or manufacturing sector. Emphasizing the continuity of management and engineering related efforts from planning through development, operations and controlling, and stressing the application of management and system theory and techniques to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization, is one key issue facing many organizations. Based on these realities the Program stresses the importance on using practices of project and program management, management information systems, organizational behavior, and system operations. It is amply confirmed that the MEM Program is well designed to develop future industry leaders by combining a core management curriculum with a master‟s level education.

Graduate Profile:

- Admission Requirements

The MEM program is subject to the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. The admission requirements specific to the MEM program are as follows:

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have obtained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50/4.00.

- Degree Offered

The program offers graduate instruction leading to the Master of Engineering Management Degree. The emphasis areas are:

  • Manufacturing Management
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Public Work Management

Curricular Sequence

The structure of the program and the sequence of the curriculum include a series of courses on basic, general, and areas of emphasis.

All students entering the Graduate School of Management will take 18 credit-hours as part of the General Core Courses in Management.

This core will provide all graduate students with a common and basic core of knowledge needed to carry out further graduate work in their respective areas of specialization.

The present Master in Engineering Management is specially designed for engineers.

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Faculty

  • Ayala Cruz, Jorge – Professor - Ph.D., Management Engineering, Operation Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1993; MBA Production Management, Quantitative Methods, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1990; M.S. Operation Research Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1991; B.S.M., Mathematics, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus 1983.
  • Dávila Aponte, Edwin – Assistant Professor – Ph.D., Entrepreneurship Development, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 2006; MBA Accounting, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, 1999; BBA., Accounting, Caribbean University, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 1986.
  • Elias Rivera, Johnny- Professor - J.D., University of Puerto Rico, 1974; Accepted to practice Law at the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United State District of Puerto Rico, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuits, Registered Attorney at Law, 1974; Licensed in Real Estate, 1990; LLM, Economy, Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 1983; Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, 1964; BSCE, Civil Engineering, 1959.
  • Faría González, Rafael – Professor, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1973; M.S., Industrial Engineering; The Pennsylvania State University, 1967; B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 1964.
  • González Juarbe, Juan – Lecturer II, De.E., University of Puerto Rico, M.B.A., Financial and Construction Management, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, 1990; M.E., Structures, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 1971; B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, 1969; Associates, Arts, Pre-Engr. Canal Zone College, Panama, 1967; Project Manager Certification, Bortech Institute, Hato Rey, PR, 2006.
  • González Miranda, Carlos J. – Professor, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995; M.M.S.E., North Carolina State University, 1990; B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1987.
  • Irizarry, Janet – Associate Professor, Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 1992; M.A., Organizational Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 1991; M.A., Education, Counseling and Guidance, University of Puerto Rico, 1983; B.A., Education, University of Puerto Rico, 1981; B.A., Philosophy and Arts, University of Puerto Rico, 1976.
  • Mueses Pérez, Auristela – Professor, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Florida; M.S.C.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 1992; B.S.C.E., Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1987; P.E.
  • Pabón González, Miriam – Professor, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2001; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1995; B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 1990.
  • Pagán, Leticia – Associate Professor, Ph.D., Information Systems and Globalization, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2004; M.B.A., Inter-American University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1976; B.S., Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico, 1979.
  • Pons Fontana, Carlos A. – Assistant Professor, Ph.D., General Psychology, Carlos Albizu University, 2004; M.E.M., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1994; B.S.I.E., Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1986; M.S. Psychology, Carlos Albizu University, 1975; B.A. Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, 1972.
  • Ramírez Santiago, Juan – Lecturer II, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship Development and Management, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2005; M.E.M., Management in Engineering Management, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 1999; B.S.E.E., Science in Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, 1992.
  • Villalta Calderón, Christian A. – Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2009; M.S.C.E., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, 2004; B.S.C.E. University of Costa Rica, 2001.

Contact Information

Rafael Nieves, Pharm.D.
Manufacturing Management and Public Work Management
Graduate Program Coordinator
E-mail: rnieves@pupr.edu
Phone: 787 622-8000 x. 349

Héctor Cruzado, Ph.D.
Construction Management and Environmental Management
Graduate Program Coordinator
E-mail: hcruzado@pupr.edu
Phone: 787 622-8000 x. 436