• Message from the Director
  • Dr. Héctor Rodriguez

    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.
    Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET For more information, please visit the following address http://www.abet.org

    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.

    Dr. Héctor M. Rodríguez, P.E.
    Department Head

    787-622-8000 x323
  • Mission
  • 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.
  • Program Educational Objective

  • Mechanical Engineering graduates at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico are expected to pursue (within a few years) a successful career in thermal and mechanical systems

    1.   in a technical engineering path

    2.   in an engineering management path

    3.   in research and development

    4.   as a self-employed entrepreneur

  • Expected Outcomes
  • Under Construction

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