Research Laboratories

Our research laboratory facilities provide students with the necessary space and tools to conduct research in many areas.

These areas include, engineering analysis to extract biological knowledge from scientific experimentation, practical research-based solutions to contemporary logistics problems, and the culture of innovation and problem solving of societal issues.

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Teaching Laboratories

The Industrial Engineering department integrates modern equipment, materials, and people to provide students with several facilities for practice based experiences.

Our labs create hands on experiences in areas of analysis, design, computation and evaluation of production and the working environment.

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Model Factory

The UPRM Model Factory integrates modern equipment, materials, and people into a manufacturing system.  Its mode of operation is through interdisciplinary working teams from several engineering and business disciplines.  This is a coordinated effort between Industrial, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering.

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The goals of these laboratory facilities are to provide the following:

  • Basic training to students through course labs and project initiatives
  • Practice based experiences dealing with all aspects of an actual manufacturing system.
  • A space where local manufacturing industry issues can be studied.
  • A place where modern production technology and techniques can be studied as they are applied in an integrated manufacturing system.
  • The opportunity to assist local manufacturers in the development of their production system.
  • Incubator facilities where products and process can be developed or improved.
  • Serve as a meeting place where people from several disciplines can meet and learn to work in teams, and get an appreciation for the technical aspects of the other’s area of knowledge.

Currently, this laboratory houses a for-profit manufacturing activity and provides students with an exemplary manufacturing experience inside the university.  The factory hosts a surface mount technology (SMT) printed circuit assembly (PCA) line and a three-axes CNC milling machine in which production and prototype runs are performed.

As for-profit initiatives are defined, students receive pay for their involvement, similar to a COOP experience.  These students are then ideal candidates for course projects and summer and COOP internship in related endeavors.  Such young but experienced graduates are then positioned to initiate new business ventures or play lead roles in interested recruiters. Various companies (notably Hewlett Packard, Fuji America and FeatureCam) have contributed to this initiative, which has been active for over ten years.

Computer Center

The Department of Industrial Engineering has a modern computing and information technology infrastructure. Servers running on Windows Server 2012 platforms support the computing infrastructure. The servers support all software packages and general applications used by the students in the IE courses.

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The computing center located in II-108 and is equipped with 36 stations connected to the department’s local area network and to the Internet. It serves as a general-purpose computing facility and training center. It provides printing and plotting capabilities. The computer center has extended operation hours during weekdays and Sundays. An additional virtual computing laboratory is available as a remote desktop to students and faculty for use with simulations, analytics, modeling, and computing demanding software.

A video conferencing room is available in II-114. This multifunctional facility is equipped with 30 computer stations and is used as a regular classroom for technical courses, computer center, and for distance learning.

Study Hall (Las Peceras)

Study space equipped to provide students with a relaxed environment to concentrate and get work done in a comfortable area.

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Instructions to request an access card for use of the Study Room or “Las Peceras”.