Summer 2024
Online Courses in English

Catch up or get ahead with an Online Course, with over 75 courses to choose from ABET – accredited programs.

How to enroll

Easy steps to enroll in online courses at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
1. Let us know the courses you are interested in enrolling in.
After contacting us, you will need to do a few things:
Fill out the admission form.

You will need to ask for a special permit from your institution to take a course within the PUPR.
Download an example here.

Documents that need to be submitted to complete the admissions process: Birth Certificate and a Valid Photo ID
Submit payment to process registration.
2. Our staff will provide you support to complete these steps:
a. Filling out the admission form.
b. Asking for a special permit from your institution to take a course within the PUPR. Download an example here.
c. Submitting a Valid Photo ID.


If you have any questions or need help during your enrollment process, contact us at, and one of our admission officers will gladly guide you through the process.
The Admissions Office will evaluate your documents and notify you about your enrollment. If accepted, you will be able to complete your enrollment and start your Online Courses at PUPR.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions that are not addressed through the FAQs, please contact us. We will be happy to help.
All course content and instructional materials listed through this link (FA/23 online courses in English) are in English. Instructors are bi-lingual (English and Spanish). They will provide instructions, mentoring, and assessment in English and Spanish, as needed by students.

It begins on August 7, 2023 and ends on October 28, 2023.

To transfer credits earned at PUPR, you need to obtain a written authorization from your home institution’s dean or department chair prior to registering for online courses at PUPR.

Online students are not required to come in-person to campus. All academic work may be completed online. All supporting services and required transactions may be completed online.

The course instructional content is divided into 12 modules. Each term is twelve (12) weeks long. Therefore, students must complete one module per week. Thus, the online courses at PUPR are not self-paced.

The minimum requirement for taking Online courses thru the Blackboard Platform LMS are:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or newer; Mac OS 10.14 Mojave or newer.
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster.
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher.
  • 20 GB of available hard-drive space.
  • Screen resolution: 1280×1024 or higher.
  • Internet connection: Download speed of at least 1.5 Mbps, 750 kbps upload.
  • Webcam, microphone, and speakers.
1- Let us know your contact information and the courses you are interested in by filling the form here.

2- Shortly after filling out the form we will contact you to follow up on your enrollment as a Special Student.

Asynchronous instructional modality. The instructional content is divided into 12 modules. 

Most courses are three credit hours. The following are three examples of the total tuition and fees based on enrolling in a 3 credit-hour course, two 3-credit hour courses; two 3-credit hour courses and a 1-credit-hour lab.

The following academic programs are accredited by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  1. a. BS in Biomedical Engineering
  2. b. BS in Chemical Engineering
  3. c. BS in Civil Engineering
  4. d. BS in Computer Engineering
  5. e. BS in Industrial Engineering is accredited
  6. f. BS in Electrical Engineering is accredited
  7. g. BS in Environmental Engineering is accredited
  8. h. BS in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace
The BS in Land Surveying is accredited by Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
All support services are available to online students including but not limited to services provided by the following offices: Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Bursar, Library, Information Technology, Virtual Education, Guidance Counseling, etc.
You will have access to all Library online resources. Print resources copies from the Library Collection are limited due to Copyright law. You can contact the librarians for further details at .
Yes, you may use your phone or tablet to access your online courses on Blackboard. For this purpose, we recommend the use of the Blackboard mobile App. The Blackboard app is designed especially for students to view content and participate in courses. The app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.

However, PUPR uses Respondus Lockdown to secure online exams in classrooms or proctored environments. Respondus is not enabled on tablets and cell phones. To access it, you will need a PC, Mac or a laptop with a webcam.

Yes, during the week prior to the beginning of the next term, we will offer a training session on how to use the Blackboard Learn platform to navigate and complete online courses. The training session is approximately 2 hours long.

Yes, once you had a successful admission, you will be able to start the enrollment validation process and pay. All online.

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Choose any and all courses you would like to take:

Biomedical Engineering Courses

Chemical Engineering Courses

Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Courses

Industrial Engineering Courses

General Education Courses

General Engineering Courses