About Polytechnic University

Polytechnic University Miami Campus is a private, non-for-profit university providing access to education through its main campus in San Juan, PR, and branch campuses in Miami and Orlando, Florida. Also, Polytechnic University works in partnership with the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

President’s Message

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Dear Students:

You are embarking on a great journey that can ultimately afford you professional and personal success and a higher education degree.  Education is the foundation to your future and we are proud you chose Polytechnic University Miami Campus.

Polytechnic University Miami Campus is here to support you academically in your endeavors and extends an open invitation to seek our assistance for academic advising, career counseling, placement opportunities or other related career and University issues.  We are dedicated professionals, committed to quality education and community.  Your success as a student is important to us.

Welcome!

Sincerely,

Ernesto Vazquez Barquet
President

Mission

The mission of the Polytechnic University is to provide opportunities to individuals from diverse backgrounds and in different locations, to cultivate their potential for leadership, productivity, competitiveness and critical thinking, through exposure to intellectual, scientific, humanistic and technological advancement, with the purpose of contributing to regional and global sustainability.”

Vision

“To be recognized as the leading Hispanic Serving Institution in multiple fields of study, meeting societal and industrial standards in general, in association with public and private enterprise; characterized by an emphatic relationship between faculty and students, and with a culture of client-oriented quality service, empowerment and teamwork. Polytechnic University Miami Campus reflects the meeting of the two pervasive cultures of the Americas, thus it is well positioned to serve as a catalyzer of a symbiotic relationship between the United States and the Latin American nations.”

Polytechnic University Miami Campus Mission Statement

Preamble

Polytechnic University Miami Campus is a private, non-for-profit university providing access to education through its main campus in San Juan, PR, and branch campuses in Miami and Orlando, Florida. Also, Polytechnic University works in partnership with the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Mission

As an institution of higher education, the mission of the Polytechnic University Miami Campus is to provide opportunities to individuals from diverse backgrounds and in different locations, to cultivate their potential for leadership, productivity, competitiveness and critical thinking, through exposure to intellectual, scientific, humanistic and technological advancement, with the purpose of contributing to regional and global sustainability.”

Vision

“To be recognized as the leading Hispanic Serving Institution in multiple fields of study, meeting societal and industrial standards in general, in association with public and private enterprise; characterized by an emphatic relationship between faculty and students, and with a culture of client-oriented quality service, empowerment and teamwork. Polytechnic University Miami Campus reflects the meeting of the two pervasive cultures of the Americas, thus it is well positioned to serve as a catalyzer of a symbiotic relationship between the United States and the Latin American nations.”

Goals

The following goals guide Polytechnic University Miami Campus in meeting its mission:

  • To contribute to regional and global socio-economic development, sustained by a capable and committed Faculty and through the formation of competitive professionals in the fields of architecture, applied sciences, business, engineering, math, and science education.
  • To provide access to higher education through on-campus and at a distance programs of study in compliance with guidelines that comprise hallmarks of quality.
  • To instill in Polytechnic University graduates a genuine interest to search for solutions to the challenges associated with the needs and aspirations of society.
  • To promote the dissemination of knowledge through the teaching-learning process and through publications, and to develop an interest in applied research.
  • To adapt current and develop new programs of study that respond to the needs and realities of Polytechnic University constituents and to society in general.
  • To foster the linkage between Polytechnic University and industry, government, commerce, professional associations, as well as with other universities.
  • To promote teaching and learning best practices supported by ‘state of the art” technology.
  • To achieve long-term sustainable growth in financial resources.
  • To promote global and socio-cultural exposure of the Polytechnic University community.
  • To continuously seek innovative ways to increase student retention and graduation rates, and to reduce students’ time to degree attainment.

Guiding Principles

  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Professionalism and Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Creativity and Innovation

History

Polytechnic University is a private, non-profit, coeducational nonsectarian institution founded in 1966.  Until 1974, it offered specialized courses in Land Surveying and Mapping.  In 1974, Polytechnic University became a degree-granting institution with a Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Mapping (BSLS) and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) followed by Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (1980), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1984), Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1987), and Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Industrial Management (1990).  In 1992, the institution started offering a graduate program to include a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management.  In 1995, a Bachelor in Architecture program was initiated.  A Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering were initiated in 1997.  Also in 1998, the Master in Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science and Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering, Master in Environmental Management, Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and Master of Science and Master in Manufacturing Competitiveness were added.

The Polytechnic University, with campuses in Orlando and Miami, is fully accredited and internationally recognized in the fields of engineering, architecture, computer sciences and business management and administration.  The Polytechnic University is the nation’s second largest institution of higher education graduating Hispanic engineers.  Currently, there are over 5,000 students at the San Juan campus.

The demand for an increase in higher education services targeted at Orlando and Miami audiences as well as the State of Florida’s great need for increased Baccalaureate degrees prompted University officials to study, analyze and plan for new curriculum and degree programs.  Curriculum is designed with a meaningful career choice in mind, and graduates will be able to identify available career opportunities.

Facility

The Miami Learning Center is located on the fourth floor of the Doral Holdings Building at   8180 NW 36th Street.  The Miami Campus occupies approximately 5,000 square feet of space.  This space provides for classroom instruction, computer instruction, library/media, administrative, faculty and staff offices.  The building meets all zoning, fire, safety and sanitation requirements as outlined by Miami-Dade County.

Mission and Goals

Polytechnic University fosters learning, scholarship, and service in the core area of liberal arts, and in the professional fields of architecture, business, education, land surveying and engineering. The Polytechnic University character arises from its vision of teaching/learning, and service/outreach functions as independent, mutually supportive, and central to its mission and goals.

 

Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Telephone: (267) 284–5000, Web Site: http://www.msche.org/

LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

Many of the University’s courses and programs provide knowledge that may support a student’s efforts toward various licensures or certifications.  However, these courses and curricula are not necessarily designed to meet various requirements among individual state guidelines.  It is the responsibility of each student to check with regional authorities to confirm requirements in preparation for licensures and certifications.

The school is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.  Additional information regarding this Institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.

  • San Juan Campus:  Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

STATEMENT OF LEGAL CONTROL

Polytechnic University is a foreign non-profit corporation registered with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, doing business in Miami, Florida as Polytechnic University Miami Campus.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Polytechnic University Miami Campus does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, sex, or national origin in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other university administered programs.

Contact Information

Polytechnic University Miami Campus
Miami Learning Center
8180 NW 36 Street, Suite 401
Miami, Florida 33166
Phone:  (305) 592-POLY and (305) 418-8000
Fax:  (305) 418-4325
Web:  www.pupr.edu

DIRECTIONS 

From South Dade:

Turnpike north, exit on NW 41st St. Turn right (east) to 82nd Ave.
Palmetto north, exit on NW 36th St. West.  Straight to NW 82nd Ave.

From Downtown Miami & Beaches:

I-95 to 836 west to 826 north.  Exit on NW 36th St. West.  Straight to NW 82nd Ave.

From Broward County:

I-95 south to 836 west.  836 west to 826 north.  Exit on NW 36th St. West.  Straight to NW 82nd Ave.

 

MAP – MIAMI CENTER

 Miami Map

Directory

University Switchboard: (305) 418-8000
Toll Free Number: (888) 729-7659 or (888) 729-POLY
Fax: (305) 418-4325

Physical Address:
Polytechnic University Miami Campus
8180 N.W. 36th Street
Suite 401
Miami, FL 33166

Staff Directory
Name & Title: Number: E-Mail:
Ernesto Vazquez-Barquet
President
(787)-622-8000 Ext. 200 evazquez@pupr.edu
Ernesto Castro, MBA
Academic Dean / Campus Director
(305) 418-8000, Ext. 706 ecastro@pupr.edu
Teresa Cardona, BBA
Promotions & Admissions Institutional Director
(787) 622-8000 Ext. 240 tcardona@pupr.edu
Sergio Villoldo, BBA, MBA
Financial Aid Director
(787) 622-8000, Ext. 253 svilloldo@pupr.edu
Mercedes Arias, BS
Academic Administrative Assistant &
Financial Aid Officer 
(305) 418-8000 Ext. 708 marias@pupr.edu
Lourdes Ramirez, BA
Registrar & Finance Officer
(305) 418-8000 Ext. 707 lramirez@pupr.edu
Ulises Guigou, MS
Associate Professor/IT Technician
(305) 418-8000 Ext. 703 uguigou@pupr.edu
Karina B. Otalora Murillo, MIB
Promotions & Admissions Officer
(305) 418-8000 Ext. 704 kotalora@pupr.edu
Katherine Rodriguez, BA, BS
Administrative Assistant
(305) 418-8000 Ext. 701 krodriguez@pupr.edu

Faculty Directory

Name & Title: Campus: E-Mail:
Alonso, Evangelina, PsyD
Adjunct Professor
Miami valonso@pupr.edu
Alvarez, Thais, JD, LLM
Adjunct Professor
Miami, Orlando talvarez@pupr.edu
Arroyo, Martin, BBA, MBA
Adjunct Professor
Miami marroyo@pupr.edu
Belvis, Rosa, MBA
Adjunct Professor
Miami rbelvis@pupr.edu
Castro, Ernesto, MBA
Adjunct Professor / Academic Dean / Campus Director
Miami ecastro@pupr.edu
Gil, Dalia, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Miami, Orlando dgil@pupr.edu
Guigou, Ulises, MS
Associate Professor
Miami uguigou@pupr.edu
Matos, Taina, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Miami tmatos@pupr.edu
Morales, José A., PhD, PE
Associate Professor
San Juan, Miami, Orlando jamorales@pupr.edu
Nigaglioni, Rolando, DBA
Adjunct Professor
Miami rnigaglioni@pupr.edu
Nobels, Juan, MBA, PhD Candidate
Adjunct Professor
Miami jnobels@pupr.edu
Ortíz III, Israel, MBA
Adjunct Professor
Miami isortiz@pupr.edu
Pérez, Carlos A., MBA
Adjunct Professor / VP Enrollment & Student Services, San Juan
Miami cperez@pupr.edu
Rivera, José O., PE
Associate Professor
San Juan, Miami, Orlando jorivera@pupr.edu
Rodríguez, Manuel, MBA
Adjunct Professor
Miami manrodriguez@pupr.edu
Sanchez, Osvaldo, MBA, PhD Candidate
Adjunct Professor
Miami osanchez@pupr.edu
Sicre, Manuel, MBA, PhD Candidate
Adjunct Professor
Miami, Orlando msicre@pupr.edu
Soto, Iris E., MBA
Adjunct Professor
Miami isoto@pupr.edu
Valdes, Stephen, MSM
Adjunct Professor
Miami svaldes@pupr.edu

Please contact Mercedes Arias, Academic Administrative Assistant at 305-418-8000 ext 708 should you have any difficulty contacting a professor.