The curriculum of an academic program is the sequence of courses a student should achieve to obtain the admitted and desired degree. The department has prepared forms that contain information about curriculum and helps the students to plan their corresponding program of studies. The revised forms are included in this document. These contain a list of each core course, pre-requisite or co-requisite, the corresponding credits, and the sequence of courses for each semester.
The Bachelors of Civil Engineering Program requires a curricular sequence of five years. Students need to obtain 179 credits that are distributed in the following way: 12 free electives, 15 socio-humanistic electives, 3 technical electives, 2 physical education electives, 57 required departmental course, 26 required sciences in engineering course, and 64 required courses in general studies.
The Bachelors of Surveying and Topography Program requires a curricular sequence of four years. Students need to obtain 148 credits that are distributed in the following way: 12 free electives, 6 socio-humanistic electives, 6 technical electives, 2 physical education electives, 42 required departmental course, 13 required sciences in engineering course, and 67 required courses in general studies.
The socio-humanistic electives are courses that provide students basic knowledge about social sciences and humanities. Its purpose is to have the student familiarize with intellectual knowledge that serves as a technical background. A list of all the courses that qualify as socio-humanistic courses for the programs of the Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering and the Bachelor’s of Surveying and Topography is provided by the Office of the Dean of Engineering. http://ingenieria.uprm.edu/mod/resource/view.php?id=5.
Technical electives are courses from the Department of Civil Engineering (Codification INCI) that are offered in different areas of expertise to complement requisite courses and allow students to be better prepared in a specific area among the wide diversity of Civil Engineering and Surveying and Topography.
Free electives are courses from any department that students can feel free of taking if available to complete their professional development. Free electives must be of equal or higher level of required courses and cannot duplicate the content of these required courses.
The courses of the first two years of both programs will provide students the necessary background in Math, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, and Basic Sciences of Engineering. In the remaining years, students will take specific courses offered by the Department of General Engineering or Civil Engineering. These specific courses will prepare students for the different areas of expertise in the respective programs.
Students are responsible of maintaining their curriculum up to date and to coordinate regular meetings with their academic councilor for orientation about the program.