- Message from the Director
Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. We invite you to look through our website and learn more about our academic programs, faculty, students, and laboratory facilities.
Since 1974 the Department has offered a civil engineering undergraduate program and since 1997 it is offering the only environmental engineering undergraduate program in Puerto Rico. These programs lead to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), www.abet.org. With the current enrollment of 900 undergraduate students the Department is one of the largest in the nation. The Department also offers a graduate program which leads to either a Master of Science or a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, in which 100 students specialize in the areas of Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources/Water Treatment Engineering, and Construction Engineering.
Our 40 faculty members are recognized for excellence in teaching and professional practice, and our well-rounded academic programs have the strong combination of theoretical and conceptual knowledge at the classroom and practice at our laboratory facilities. Since our undergraduate and graduate programs provide our students with the technical skills and tools necessary to succeed in the ever-changing and competitive workforce, our graduates are highly recruited as civil or environmental engineers in the public and private sectors.
We welcome prospective, current, and former students, industry and government employers of our graduates, and colleagues, and hope you find this site helpful. Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or suggestions. We appreciate your interest and feedback.
Hope to see you at the Poly!
Jose Borrageros Lezama, PE
(787) 622-8000 ext. 356