Director’s Message

Welcome to the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico! Our department was established in 1954 and this year we celebrate our 60th anniversary. We are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology since 1970. Today our baccalaureate program is among the largest in the nation and our students are recruited by the best companies in both Puerto Rico and globally.

Our faculty, graduates of the best universities in the U.S. and Europe, are highly committed to the education and preparation of our students. Our curriculum takes advantage of the vast industrial area and service sector in Puerto Rico, incorporating significant practical experiences that allow students to apply concepts learned in class in the workplace. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in the co-op education program, exchange programs, research, and develop their leadership through professional societies and service associations.

Over time we have evolved from mainly teaching and applied program to one where research is a cornerstone. In the last ten years, undergraduate research has become one of the strengths of our program.

We offer an evening master’s program that caters to both full-time students and those working in the industry. We have graduated over 100 local and international students since the beginning of our program in 1982. We hope in the near future to launch a doctoral program.

We hope to see you soon!

Viviana I. Cesaní , Ph.D. , PE