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Associate Degree in Product Design

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Mission of the Associate Degree in Product Design

The associate degree will develop individuals in the discipline of product design for their incorporation in the professional working environment as entrepreneurs. The student will collaborate in partnership with local and international manufacturers of products made by the systems of mass production and distribution. The Associate Degree focuses in the integration of product design with the architectural and building environment.

Objectives

1. The objective of the program is to contribute to the economy and socio-cultural development of the country developing creative students in Architectural Product Design a strong sector on the building industry.

2. Also innovation and invention in Product Design will be fomented to increase patent develop fomenting the local economy as describe Law no. 173 of 13 October 2014 to Promote the Creative Industries of Puerto Rico that consider the Product and Industrial Design as fundamental multidisciplinary careers for service export.

3. El grado asociado permite desde una etapa temprana la inmersión del estudiante una visión general del diseño y la variedad de oportunidades de carreras que ofrece el diseño como disciplina.

4. El egresado tendrá la oportunidad de elegir entre la las diferentes carreras que ofrece la Escuela de Arquitectura y los ofrecimientos de grados de bachillerato y maestrías del ofrecimiento académicos ARQPOLI y la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico tomando en consideración la educación interdisciplinaria.

Career Opportunities

Following on from the mission of Polytechnic of Puerto Rico (PUPR) and its School of Architecture, the Associate Degree Program on Product Design will provide opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop their personal potential to become socially responsible professionals. The incorporation of local industrial manufactures as partners of the Program will create a real work experience during lessons where the student will develop the necessary skills to be an entrepreneur. The integration of creativity and a multidisciplinary education with the Polytechnic University Engineering, Science and Mathematics programs will exposure the student to a professional collaboration environment in order to create functional products from the process of ideation and their viability addressing their lifecycle according to a sustainable logic, marketing, project management and distribution.

Courses and Credits

Total of Credits for the Associate Degree: 67

Pre requisites: 6 Credits

Socio Humanistic & Languages: 15 Credits

Mathematics: 3 Credits

Architecture: 43 Credits

Elective: 6 Credits

 

Curriculum/Sequential

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Pre-requisite Courses

Course Title Credits Available
ENGL 0100 Preparatory English 3 On-Campus
MATH 0102 Preparatory Mathematics 3 On-Campus

On-Campus = You may need to attend your classes in-person or through a combination of online and on-campus sessions.

Freshman (1st Year)

First Quarter

Course Title Credits Available
ARCC 0170 Perspective 3 On-Campus
ENGL 3010 Conversational English 3 On-Campus
ARCC 0240 Introduction to Industrial Design 3 On-Campus
SPAN 0100 Preparatory Spanish 3 On-Campus
ATUL 0100 Adjustment to University Life 3 On-Campus

On-Campus = You may need to attend your classes in-person or through a combination of online and on-campus sessions.

Second Quarter

Course Title Credits Available
ARPD 1020 Product Design I 4 On-Campus
SOHU 2010 Socio-humanistic Studies I 3 On-Campus
ARCC 2010 Architectural Representation II 3 On-Campus
MATH 0106 Elementary Algebra 3 On-Campus

On-Campus = You may need to attend your classes in-person or through a combination of online and on-campus sessions.

Third Quarter

Course Title Credits Available
ARPD 1030 Product Design II 4 On-Campus
ARCC 0410 Parametric Modeling and Digital Fabrication 3 On-Campus
SPAN 0110 Spanish Grammar 3 On-Campus
ARTE 2010 Materials and Methods 3 On-Campus

On-Campus = You may need to attend your classes in-person or through a combination of online and on-campus sessions.

 

Sophomore (2nd Year)

First Quarter

Course Title Credits Available
ARPD 2010 Product Design III 4 On-Campus
ARCC 0191 Visual Communication in Architecture 3 On-Campus
ARTE 0440 Architecture Light and Lightning 3 On-Campus
ARPP 3010 Practice Experience 3 On-Campus

On-Campus = You may need to attend your classes in-person or through a combination of online and on-campus sessions.

Second Quarter

Course Title Credits Available
ARCH 0203 Design Seminar 4 On-Campus
ARIN 2310 Color Theory and Psychology 3 On-Campus
Elective Recommended Elective 3 On-Campus
Elective Recommended Elective 3 On-Campus

On-Campus = You may need to attend your classes in-person or through a combination of online and on-campus sessions.

Annual Offering

Code Pre-requisite Credit Description TERMS
Pre-requisite Courses FA  WI  SP 
ENGL 0100 None 3 Preparatory English X X X
MATH 0102 College Board 200-549 3 Preparatory Mathematics X X X
Core Courses FA  WI  SP
Socio Humanistics & Languages
ATUL 0100 None 3 Adjustment to University Life X X X
ENGL 3010 ENGL 0100 3 Conversational English X X X
SPAN 0100 None 3 Preparatory Spanish X X X
SPAN 0110 SPAN 0100 3 Spanish Grammar X X X
SOHU 2010 None 3 Socio Humanistic Studies I X X X
Matemathics
MATH 0106 MATH 0102 3 Elementary Algebra X X X
Architecture
ARCC 0170 None 3 Perspective X X
ARCC 0191 None 3 Visual Communications in Architecture X X
ARCC 0240 None 3 Introduction to Industrial Design X X
ARCC 0410 ARCC 2010, ARPD 1020 3 Parametric Modeling and Digital Fabrication X X
ARCC 2010 ARCC 0240 3 Architectural Representation II X X X
ARCH 0203 ARPD 2010 4 Design Seminar X X
ARIN 2310 ARPD 1020 3 Color Theory and Psycology X X
ARPD 1020 ARCC 0240 4 Product Design I X X
ARPD 1030 ARPD 1020 4 Product Design II X X
ARPD 2010 ARPD 1030 4 Product Design III X X
ARPP 3010 ARPD 1030 3 Practice / Experience X X
ARTE 0440 ARPD 1020 3 Architecture Light and Lightning X X
ARTE 2010 ARPD 1020 3 Materials and Methods X X
Elective Courses FA  WI  SP
ARCC 0315 None 3 Ceramics (Recommended Elective) X X
ARIN 2320 ARPD 1020 3 History of Furniture I (Recommended Elective) X X

Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

BETANCOURT LLAMBÍAS, CARLOS E. AIA
Dean, Professor
M. Arch, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Environmental Design, University of Puerto Rico
cbetancourt@pupr.edu

RIVERA RIVERA, DIANA
Associate Dean
M. Arch, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Environmental Design, Education, University of Puerto Rico
drivera@pupr.edu

RIJOS PÉREZ, MARIBEL
Assistant Professor
M.A. Education, Inter American University
B.A. Education, University of Puerto Rico
mrijos@pupr.edu

PÉREZ DENDARIARENA, ROBERTO
Instructor
B. Arch, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
rperez@pupr.edu

RIGAU PÉREZ, JORGE FAIA
Professor
M.A. History, University of Puerto Rico
B. Arch, Cornell University
jrigau@pupr.edu

RIVERA RODRÍGUEZ, NELSON AIA
Assistant Professor
M. Arch, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Environmental Design, University of Puerto Rico
nrivera@pupr.edu

ROLÓN BONILLA, EDUARDO J.
Instructor
M. Arch, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Environmental Design, University of Puerto Rico
ejrolon@pupr.edu

SANTIAGO LUCERNA, JAVIER
Associate Professor
M.A. Community Social Psychology, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Psychology, University of Puerto Rico
jasantiago@pupr.edu

SUÁREZ TORO, JAIME L.
Professor
M. Arch, Columbia University
B. Arch, Catholic University, Washington, DC
jsuarez@pupr.edu

VELÁZQUEZ FIGUEROA, JUAN C.
Assistant Professor
M.A. Fine Arts Sculpture, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
jcvelazquez@pupr.edu

Part-Time Faculty

ABRUÑA LOJO, ENRIQUE
Lecturer
M. Arch, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Environmental Design, University of Puerto Rico
eabruna@pupr.edu

CASTILLO MÁRQUEZ, JAVIER
Lecturer
M.A. Science Engineering Management, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
B.A. Science Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
jcastillo@pupr.edu

COBAS RODRÍGUEZ, JAIME
Lecturer
M. Arch, Yale University
B. Arch, Cornell University
jarodriguez@pupr.edu

COLÓN ARIZMEDI, EDMUNDO
Lecturer
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
ecolon@pupr.edu

COLÓN RODRÍGUEZ , YARA M.
Lecturer
Doctor in History and Theory, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
M. Art History, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies in History of Art and Architecture, University of Puerto Rico
ycolon@pupr.edu

CORCHADO, SAMUEL AIA
Lecturer
M.A. Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, Harvard University
B.A. Environmental Design, University of Puerto Rico
scorchado@pupr.edu

LORENZO TORRES, JOSÉ
Lecturer
M. Arch, Harvard University
B. Arch, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
jlorenzo@pupr.edu

LUGO AGUDO, FERNANDO AIA
Lecturer
M. Arch, Massachusetts Institute and Technology
B. Arch, Cornell University
flugo@pupr.edu

MARTÍNEZ MARTÍN, MARÍA MERCED
Lecturer
M. Arch, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Barcelona
B. Arch, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Barcelona
mmartinez@pupr.edu

MORENO RIVERA, JOSE A. AIA
Lecturer
M. Arch, University of Puerto Rico
B.A. Environmental Design, University of Puerto Rico
jmoreno@pupr.edu

PARRILLA NAVARRO, CRISTINA M.
Lecturer
B. Arch, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
cparrilla@pupr.edu

RIVERA GANDÍA, JOSUÉ
Lecturer
B. Arch, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
josrivera@pupr@pupr.edu

ROSA LOPEZ, CLAUDIA C.
Lecturer
B. Arch, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
MFA Architectural History SCAD
G.certificate Historic Preservation SCAD
crosa@pupr.edu

RODRÍGUEZ SANTIAGO, MAGDIEL
Lecturer
M. Arch, University of Puerto Rico
magrodriguez@pupr.edu

TOLEDO, NELLY
Lecturer
B.A. Fine Arts University of Puerto Rico
M. in Industrial Design at Wayne State University
MBA Michigan State University’s Executive Development Program
NELLY TOLEDO PAINTINGS
www.nellytoledo.com
ntoledo@pupr.edu

Laboratory and Equipment

The associate degree in product design has the support of an appropriate technological Infrastructure for the search, management and investigation of information that is integrated to the academic program. The Material Laboratory has physical samples of advanced and traditional Materials that support the development of models and prototypes of products.

Also has a Computer Laboratory for the development of three-dimensional digital models of product design and a Laboratory of Digital Fabrication for the production of prototypes of products.