- Message from the Director
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico offers the opportunity to engage students in an exciting and rewarding career. Mechanical Engineers use the fundamental principles of energy, material sciences, and mechanics in the design and production of mechanical devices and systems. Particularly, Mechanical Engineers are heavily involved in the generation, conversion and transmission of energy and motion.
Our program is committed to educate the best Mechanical Engineers in Puerto Rico through an effective integration of classroom theory and highly practical applications. With almost 900 students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest departments within our School of Engineering and also within Puerto Rico. Our recently reviewed curriculum provides the opportunity to complete the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree in 4 years. The program is fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and provides the students the flexibility of either pursuing a traditional Mechanical Engineering path or a concentration in Aerospace Engineering.
Most of our junior- and senior-level courses are offered in the evenings or on Saturdays, which facilitate that many of our students are already working in the industry even before they graduate. We invite you to further explore the unique opportunity of joining us to begin a lifelong learning experience through our program. Please feel free to contact us for further information or just to answer any question you may have.
The Mechanical Engineering program at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is designed to develop graduates from different backgrounds who can deal with situations that involve technological and humanistic/societal issues and to cultivate their potential for leadership. The program emphasizes on developing the ability and competency of our students in utilizing scientific and engineering methods for devising useful products to satisfy the community in and economical way, while considering the impacts on society.
Our goal is to prepare mechanical engineering professionals in thermal and mechanical systems areas to successfully pursue any of the following career paths:
- Work in industry in an engineering position or
- Apply engineering knowledge through research and development to improve the state of the art of engineering or
- Obtain an engineering management position in industry or
- Become an entrepreneur of a company, that promotes the industrialization of Puerto Rico and the United States
- Expected Outcomes