• A message from our Director
  • 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.

    Best regards,

    Elba B. Herrera
    (787) 622-8000 Ext. 382
    (787) 667-9646 (mobile)
    Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET For more information, please visit the following address
  • Mission
  • Land Surveying is the science of determining the position of points on the surface of the Earth through the application of mathematics and the use of specialized instruments. The term “ Earth surface” refers to everything on Earth that can be explored: the bottom of the seas, bays, lakes and rivers; the interior of caves and mines; mountains and deserts; and even the frozen and desolated polar regions. Surveying includes the measurement of angles and distances, the establishment of horizontal and vertical control points, plan confection, cadastral measurements, highway tracing and building locations, submarine topography and oceanic depths, plus the location of legal boundaries.
  • Objectives
  • 1. Contribute to society with professionals that execute their work following the principles of moral conduct and ethics.

    2. Generate graduates with the necessary knowledge and techniques to pursue education at a graduate level.

    3. Generate graduates that can be employed and successfully work in a broad range of sub disciplines within the field.

    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for lifelong learning via successful completion of continuous education.
  • Expected Outcomes
    • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and Applied Sciences.
    • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
    • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet the desired needs.
    • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
    • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve applied sciences problems.
    • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
    • An ability to communicate effectively.
    • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of Surveying solutions in a global and social context.
    • Recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
    • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional practice.

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