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  • Program Description
  • Mechanical engineers use the fundamental principles of energy, material sciences, and mechanics in the design and production of mechanical devices and systems.  In particular, mechanical engineers are heavily involved in the generation, conversion and transmission of energy and motion.  The program is suited for students with a keen interest in applied physical sciences and mathematics.  It is designed to prepare our graduates to face with success the new challenges of the industry and to benefit our society.

    The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) covers the fundamental aspects of the field, stresses on basic principles and educates students to solve engineering problems.  The curriculum integrates advanced computer skills, laboratory work and design projects in a teamwork setting throughout the program.  The freshman and sophomore years emphasize courses in mathematics, sciences, humanities, computer programming, computer-aided drafting and design, conventional manufacturing, engineering mechanics, material sciences, solid mechanics and fluid mechanics.  The junior and senior years are devoted to thermodynamics, heat transfer, intermediate fluid mechanics, system dynamics and controls, mechatronics, thermal and mechanical design, computer-aided engineering, computer aided-manufacturing.  The program concludes with comprehensive capstone design courses in which the students apply the knowledge and concepts from previous courses in solving relevant problems from the industry. 

    Mechanical engineering students may decide to follow a traditional mechanical engineering path or to earn a concentration in aerospace engineering.  Students following the traditional path may take elective courses in areas such as air conditioning systems, power plant engineering, internal combustion engines, turbomachinery, manufacturing, robotics, vibrations, dynamics of machinery, biomedical engineering, plastics engineering or any of the courses that are part of the concentration in aerospace engineering.  The traditional course sequence also includes a course in entrepreneurship to enhance the business skills and self-employment opportunities of our graduates.  Students enrolled in the B.S.M.E. with a concentration in Aerospace Engineering will take courses in aerospace-related areas such as aerodynamics, flight dynamics, propulsion systems, aerospace structures, and aircraft design. 
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  • Mechanical engineers have many professional options due to the breath of their preparation. Mechanical engineers can work in design, research and development, manufacturing, service and maintenance, as well as technical sales. Mechanical engineers can pursue their careers with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as with private enterprises, or even organize their own businesses. Graduates from this program have found successful careers in a variety of industries such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals, electric utilities, electronics, medical devices, air conditioning, food industry, mechanical services among others. Mechanical engineering graduates may also elect to pursue advanced degrees in engineering, or continue their education in other fields, such a law or business.
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  • The Mechanical Engineering Department encourages its students to participate actively in the following student organizations:
    • Student Chapter of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers of the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR)
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    These organizations provide the students with the opportunity to get acquainted with the career and participate in conferences, seminars, and field trips to broaden their professional and social activities and nurture their leadership and communications skills.
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  • Dr. Hugo Peláez
    MW 4:00-4:29PM
    Ofic L-452
    Ext. 414
    e-mail: hpelaez@pupr.edu
    Prof. Ronald Sosa
    M 10:00-10:59am
    Ofic L-450
    Ext. 629
    e-mail: rsosa@pupr.edu
    Prof. Sandra Ordoñéz
    Ofic L-453
    Ext. 632
    e-mail: sordonez@pupr.edu

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  • Mechanical engineers have many professional options due to the breath of their preparation. Mechanical engineers can work in design, research and development, manufacturing, service and maintenance, as well as technical sales. Mechanical engineers can pursue their careers with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as with private enterprises, or even organize their own businesses. Graduates from this program have found successful careers in a variety of industries such as aerospace, pharmaceuticals, electric utilities, electronics, medical devices, air conditioning, food industry, mechanical services among others. Mechanical engineering graduates may also elect to pursue advanced degrees in engineering, or continue their education in other fields, such a law or business.
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