Industrial Engineering
  • Mission
  • To provide our graduates with the knowledge and skills in Industrial Engineering necessary to hold professional positions in industry and government, to pursue graduate studies and life-long learning, and to contribute with the development of the community and the society.

  • Educational Objectives
  • The undergraduate program in Industrial Engineering at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico prepares graduates that:

    • • 1. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamentals of Industrial Engineering, and an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities that will prepare them for successful careers and life-long learning.
    • • 2. Demonstrate ability to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems, processes or components that may include people, materials, information, equipment and energy.
    • • 3. Demonstrate technical competence within their field, including the ability to identify, formulate, analyze and solve industrial engineering problems by applying basic principles of mathematics, science, engineering, computational skills and modern engineering tools.
    • • 4. Demonstrate skills pertinent to the design process, including the ability to design and conduct experiments, to analyze and interpret data, to communicate effectively, and to function on multidisciplinary teams.
    • • 5. Demonstrate a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues necessary to understand the impact of industrial engineering solutions in a global and societal context, and to become competitive professionals with leadership skills with a sense of social responsibility toward their communities.
    • • 6. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish.
    • • 7. Demonstrate practical experience in working with IE projects in real life environments.

  • Expected Outcomes
  • Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes:

    • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
    • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    • (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
    • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
    • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    • (g) an ability to communicate effectively (Oral and Written)
    • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
    • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
    • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


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