Engineering, Design & Architecture
Department of Engineering
B.S. in Civil Engineering
This program is avaialble at: Main Campus.
The program offers to the student, the opportunity of learning about the design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure. Most of the infrastructure surrounding you is provided by the work performed by civil engineers. All the buildings, highways, bridges, drainages, channels, water and wastewater systems are designed, built, maintained and improved by civil engineers. Civil engineers use science and mathematics to solve engineering problems in several areas such as: Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, Water Resources, Environmental, Materials, Project Management and Surveying.
Curriculum and Plan of Study (128 credits)
The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission de ABET, http://www.abet.org
The Civil Engineering program admitted its first students in January 2013. The program graduated its first class on June 2016. The number of enrolled students, and the number of graduates, in the past three years is summarized in the following table:
To become the number one choice for all motivated students who wish to pursue a Civil Engineering education in Puerto Rico.
To prepare Civil Engineering students who, as graduates, are capable of fulfilling the needs of society.
Educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering Program
(broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve)
A few years after graduation, our civil engineering graduates will be able to:
- Undertake civil engineering design projects giving due consideration to different alternatives, their safety, sustainability and costs, and the needs of stakeholders, while complying with ethical standards in such a way that they become honorable members of our profession.
- Share, clearly and thoughtfully, their ideas with supervisors, associates, clients and the general public, demonstrating their expertise verbally and in writing, in both English and Spanish.
- Recognize the limits of their knowledge, and have the tools and motivation to continue their professional development.
Outcomes for the Civil Engineering Program
(What students should know and should be able to do by the time of graduation)
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.
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary 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.
h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global 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.
Civil Engineering Studies
The curriculum has been developed to prepare students in the field of Civil Engineering. Civil engineering courses have been incorporated into the curriculum, with the support of the courses they offer the appropriate basis for social and human sciences, Spanish and English languages, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics and engineering sciences.
128 credits, 8 semesters program include 24 credits of general studies and 3 credits of electives, 34 credits of math and science, 18 credits of general engineering, 40 credits in civil engineering concentration courses (including 3 credits of civil engineering design project) and an additional 9 credits in civil engineering or professional electives.
Dr. Nelson Gómez-Torres
Civil Enginnering Program
787.743.7979. Ext. 4613
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