Polytechnic University Graduate School

Environmental Management

Overview:

Environmental Management is concerned with the development of new and better ways to design and operate facilities and systems that will provide for protection and improvement of environmental quality and the conservation of natural resources. This is a new and developing field, and the emphasis is on environmental resource management and sustainable development. Professionals in this field help industries and government agencies to find ways of accomplishing what has to be done without causing pollution and without damaging the environment and protecting public health and safety.

Environmental managers work in industrial and service corporations, in consulting firms, in local, state and federal government, in Universities and with other professional corporations such as lawyers, financial institutions and public-interest groups. Almost all industries and government agencies have Departments or Sections of environmental protection. Environmental managers must be able to understand complex environmental laws and compliance regulations. They must be masters of statistical analysis, risk assessment, and permitting. Also, they must be up to date in water pollution treatment and pollution prevention, air pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, industrial safety and environmental impact assessment. The management of environmental emergencies and surveying and monitoring techniques is a must.

The content of the MEnvM covers all the disciplines discussed in a carefully integrated approach with the vision of a world in which it will be possible for everyone to meet their basic needs and to achieve an equitable share of their aspirations while maintaining an environment that is healthy, physically attractive, and biologically productive.

Phylosophy

To be successful, people with primary interests in careers in environmental policy and analysis, stewardship, education, consulting, or management dealing with natural resource or environmental issues have to be able to integrate technological knowledge with social studies. The main purpose of this program is to prepare students to address ecological and social systems within a complex underlying social and ecological context. This program also provides opportunities for engineers and scientists who have graduated in other fields to extend their knowledge in environmental management. This program is designed for engineers and scientists who require the skills and knowledge to integrate environmental planning, and monitoring into the broader decision-making process within their organizations.

Graduate Profile:

- Admission Requirements

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

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences, engineering or related fields from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have obtained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50/4.00.

- Degree Offered

The program offers graduate education leading to the Master of Environmental Management.

Curricular Sequence

The students registered in this degree will take 18 credit-hours in core courses related to management, 12 additional credit-hours in Environmental Management and 6 credit-hours in electives.

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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

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