The Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, one of the six departments that is part of the Faculty of Engineering, offers two programs undergraduate and two graduates programs (Master and Ph.D).
Civil Engineering, one of the long standing divisions of the traditional engineering, is the profession responsible of the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the systems that composes the infrastructure necessary for the public and private life of a country. All of this focuses on a framework of sustainable and globalized development which can ensure a safe enjoyment of our society in the present, without compromising the resources of future generations. In addition, this development needs to be economically viable and a reason for an economic and competitive development in the global market.
The Civil Engineering program initiated in the year 1913 with the fundamental objective of providing our island highly qualified civil engineers to satisfy the immediate, technological, and future demands of the Puerto Rican society. In the first semester of the academic year 2014 – 2015, this program has an enrollment of 871 undergraduate students. In our graduate academic program, we have 107 masters’ students and 34 doctorate students. This enrollment is currently one of the largest in the Engineering program of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus and in the entire Civil Engineering program of the United States of America. The department has the following Masters programs (Plan I, Plan II, and Plan III) and one Doctoral program. The program graduated 147 students in June 2014 (108 BSCE, (73 males and 35 females), 32 MS/ME, 3 PhD).
Surveying is one of the most ancient applied sciences of humanity, which seeks to determine the form, size, and position of the ground on our planet. The importance and impact of Surveying in the socio-economic development of our island encouraged the foundation of the Bachelor’s Program in Surveying and Topography in August of 1979. During the first semester of the academic year 2014 – 2015, the program has an enrollment of 260 students. The program graduated 24 students in June 2014 from BSST, (22 males and 2 females).