Department of Mechanical Engineering

Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. We have the challenge and commitment to provide the highest quality curriculum, driven by the needs of the industry, in the training of engineers in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

Program History

In 1995 the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus (IAUPRBC) launched the B.S. program in Mechanical Engineering. On January 1997, the academic program and services moved to the current location at Road 830, Dr. John Will Harris in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. In 1998, the Board of Trustees approved for the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus (IAUPRBC) a new mission focused on programs in Science, Engineering and Technology. The first students’ class was graduated in year 2000.

Options

At present the program offers a minor concentration in aerospace. In addition, elective courses are offered in the different areas of the Mechanical Engineering field.

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon Campus Mission Statement

The mission of the Bayamón Campus is to produce competent professionals by means of a high-quality academic education that is dynamic, relevant, and responsive to the latest advances in science, engineering, aeronautics, technology, business administration, and the arts. This educational experience is, in addition, framed within ethical, Christian, and ecumenical values. Our academic programs offer pre-university, undergraduate, and graduate levels of study through both traditional and online courses and degree paths. The Bayamón Campus contributes to society by educating individuals from both Puerto Rico and abroad, and from a wide range of socioeconomic sectors. The education we offer is distinguished by its emphasis on social and environmental responsibility, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our academic community is committed to academic excellence, service to others, and the advancement of knowledge through research.

The principles that guide our efforts are:

  • Integrity and behavior representative of ecumenical Christian values.
  • Respect for human dignity, the environment, and cultural diversity
  • Peaceful and democratic coexistence in society.
  • The provision of high-quality services.
  • Operational efficiency and effectiveness.

School of Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Engineering is to develop outstanding professionals in the engineering field, competent to work in different scenarios, and able to contribute with their knowledge, skills, and abilities to the well-being of society.

Mechanical Engineering Mission Statement

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to educate and prepare proficient and ethical professionals in the field of mechanical engineering who demonstrate leadership in the workplace; to advance the knowledge base of the profession and to influence the future directions of its education and practice.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Mechanical engineering program are expected to attain the following educational objectives within the first few years of graduation:  
  1. Perform successfully the mechanical engineering profession in the private or public sector by applying engineering knowledge and technical skills with professionalism and ethical behavior.
  2. Participate adequately in teamwork environments by fostering collaborative leadership and applying effective communication skills.
  3. Engage in the pursuit of life-long learning.

Student Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes are shown below. Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.
  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts, as applicable
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.