Why recruit at the Polytechnic University
- Polytechnic University offers 488 courses in 35 fields of study, in arts, sciences, business and entrepreneurship, education, engineering, surveying and geospatial science, information technology, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.
- 13,615 graduates in 50 years
THE ONLY IN PUERTO RICO AND THE CARIBBEAN:
- Plasma Engineering Research Laboratory
- Aerospace Laboratory with MOTUS 622i full motion flight simulator
- Architectural Conservation Laboratory
- Designated as National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Master in Landscape Architecture, LAAB Accredited
OUTSTANDING RESEARCH – PATENTS:
- Simultaneous Determination of a Computer Location and User Identification, by Arturo Geigel, former computer engineering professor. Security system in which events that take place in a digital network are tied to a security camera footage of the user carrying out such actions in a computer to identify cybercrime suspects. A second patent from the same former faculty member is pending for US Patent & Trademark Office approval.
- First formal research of the cultural landscapes comprised by the gardens at Casa Blanca, Ponce de León’s homestead in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Private university in Puerto Rico with ABET accreditation.
- To establish the first professional BA in Architecture in Puerto Rico, NAAB accredited.
- To implement the Systems Engineering Method in undergraduate research projects, to design, develop and fulfill capstone projects requirements.
- To implement the Affinity Research Group method for plasma engineering research targeted to interdisciplinary groups of undergraduate students.
THE ONLY UNIVERSITY IN PUERTO RICO:
- With the largest numbers of ABET accredited programs.
- Recognized by Excelencia in Education as #1 in Graduate Programs and among the 25 most important institutions of STEM Education in the USA
- That adheres to Quality MattersTM Standards, among over 850 current subscribers, primarily within the USA. PUPR ensures the regulation of online and hybrid course design, development and delivery through the use of Quality TM Matters standards, a national benchmark for online course design that tackles the issues of quality in Distance Education led by a group of practitioners that developed a system of quality assurance and continuous improvement.
- To develop hardware and software for Advanced Plasma Diagnostics tools (Langmuir Probes, Hyperbolic Energy Analyzer, and Cylindrical Lens Energy Analyzer)
- Biomechanical Laboratory for GAIT analysis, at the clinical level (among private universities)
- Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Environmental Engineering program, and one of the biggest in the USA
- BS in Computer Science that can be completed in three years
- Interior Design undergraduate program that aligns architecture and interior design in the first year of studies.
FUNDING RECEIVED FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND
OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES SINCE 2010
SOME MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OF STUDENTS’ CAPSTONE PROJECTS
- Research: Hydroponic crop on Mars performed by an autonomous programmed Robot. (PUPR is an Affiliate of the Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium) The final mission is to create a prototype of an autonomous robot that could develop simple crop plants on Mars.
- Maunabo Tunnel
- Nanosatellite Design – CubeSat project funded by NASA
- First Electric Formula Car, and the only university in Puerto Rico that participated in the competition of Formula SAE Lincoln & Electric, Lincoln, Nebraska
- Guanín I USLI, the first high potency rocket developed and launched by a university in
- Landmine detector for NavSea
- Analysis of Toyota plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
- Energy conservation systems in a multinational company
- Study used to develop Península de Cantera community ecotourism project in the Guachininanga Islet
- Analysis of electric charge, photovoltaic cell operation and improvement of power factor for the Museo de Vida Silvestre de San Juan
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
- Academic Exchange
- Academic summer travels to the United States, Latin America, Europe and the Orient
- Competitions in their field of studies
- Special research projects funded by the federal government
- Plasma engineering interdisciplinary research
FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
- Civic engagement and social and cultural participation
- Capstone Design Project Methodology for academic collaboration with government, industries, private and non-profit enterprises
- Coop Placement