Welcome to the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR). Chemical Engineering is a versatile and exciting career with many opportunities for your development.
The Chemical Engineering Program at PUPR offers you a thorough curriculum with hands-on experience in modern and fully-equipped laboratories. Thus, as a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared to face the current and future challenges of the field.
The ChE Department offers a personalized service by attending to the specific needs of its students. They are oriented throughout their academic career in the department. Class sizes usually consist of no more than 20 students, giving the professor the opportunity to provide a nearly individualized attention to each student.
At the ChE Department, we are a family. Our students feel comfortable openly offering suggestions for improvement. Furthermore, many of them actively participate in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Chapter and the Instituto de Ingenieros Químicos (IIQ) de Puerto Rico Student Chapter. These student chapters organize diverse activities that complement their technical proficiency with soft skills such as leadership, team work, and community awareness, important ones in the formation of a future professional.
The ChE Department also promotes the students’ participation in summer internship experiences sponsored by federal and private organizations as well as other universities. Students have the opportunity to conduct research with the guidance of a coach of the sponsor institution. These internships usually take place in the United States; however, there are many opportunities in Puerto Rico as well. Studying ChE at PUPR means not only dealing with academic activities within the classroom, but also having the opportunity to explore the real world, visiting different industries and getting exposed to the environment you would most likely be involved with when working.
If you like math and sciences, particularly chemistry, and enjoy looking for and discovering new methods to solve real problems by means of technology, choose Chemical Engineering at PUPR. Here you will be able to study in a familiar environment at your own pace, according to your skills and abilities. If you have any questions or if you want to know more about our department and visit our facilities and laboratories, please contact us and we will be more than happy to help you.
I am looking forward to meet you soon and to have you as part of the Chemical Engineering family at PUPR.