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 individuals for leadership in industry, government, and educational institutions; to advance the knowledge base of the mechanical engineering profession and to influence the future directions of the mechanical engineering 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. Practice the mechanical engineering profession in a private or public company or in their own engineering business, demonstrating professionalism and ethical behavior.
  2. Engage appropriately in a teamwork environment in the field of mechanical engineering applying the acquired effective communication skills.
  3. Engage in lifelong learning manifested through independent learning, joining collegiate boards, professional organizations and/or involvement in advanced professional studies.

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.

(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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,  manufacturability, and sustainability.

(d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary 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, economic, environmental, 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.