Civil engineers are responsible for providing the world’s infrastructure facilities, which are basic to the existence of modern society. These facilities can be large and complex, thus requiring the civil engineers to be broadly trained and able to deal with the latest technologies. The goal of the Civil Engineering Program at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is to develop in the students a professional knowledge of the technology needed to enter into these highly competitive fields, and to prepare the graduates to pursue a productive civil engineering career that is characterized by continued professional growth. The student develops the ability to apply pertinent knowledge to the practice of engineering design in the major discipline areas of civil engineering: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, Highway and Transportation Engineering, and Construction Management. This engineering design experience is built upon the fundamental concepts of mathematics, basic sciences, engineering sciences, and the humanistic and social sciences. This will provide civil engineers a healthy self image, a well rounded knowledge of their role in society, the ability to communicate and to develop their creativity to apply engineering design with originality.
The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to prepare and motivate students from diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence through intellectual, humanistic, scientific and technological advancement on their way to becoming practicing professional civil engineers with a sense of social responsibility.