Mechanical Engineering Department History


Since 1913

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez was established in 1913 as part of the College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (CAAM). From its inception to supply engineers to a flourishing sugar industry in Puerto Rico, the ME Department has been committed to a high standard of excellence in teaching.

Masters Program

M.S. & M.Eng.

Hundreds of engineers have graduated through the solid five year program that the ME Department offers and occupy prestigious positions in industries all over the world but particularly in Puerto Rico and the United States. A graduate program at the Master’s level was introduced in 1967 to carry out academically relevant research.

Doctor of Philosophy


Recently, the Doctor of Philosophy program was accredited and has joined the solid history the Mechanical Engineering Department has registered over the past century. We are committed with advancing Engineering, Science and Technology, and we are certain our graduates contribute to society in an impressive way. If you are interested in joining us in making history, don’t hesitate on applying to either an Undergraduate or a Graduate program. We look forward to meeting you!