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Curriculum and Electives

In order to graduate from UPRM as a Mechanical Engineer, you need to complete this curriculum. Here you will find the current curriculum designed for the ME Undergraduate Program.  We suggest you to visit our Academic Counselor and get evaluated at least once a year to verify that you comply with all the necessary requirements to obtain your degree.

 

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First Year
First SemesterSecond Semester
CoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
CreditsCoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
Credits
QUIM3131
CO: (MATE3171 or MATE3005 or MATE3143) & QUIM31333MATE3031MATE3005 or MATE3143 or MATE3172 or MATE31744
QUIM3133CO: QUIM3131 & (MATE3171 or MATE3005 or MATE3143)1QUIM3132QUIM3131 or QUIM3133
CO: QUIM3134
3
INGL____*
First year course in English
3QUIM3134QUIM3133 or QUIM3001
CO: (QUIM3132 or QUIM3001)
1
ESPA____*
3INGL____*3
INGE3809
3ESPA____*3
Social Sciences
3INME3810INGE3011 or (INGE3809 or INME3809)2
Total16Total16

 

Second Year
First SemesterSecond Semester
CoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
CreditsCoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
Credits
MATE3032MATE3031 or MATE3144 or MATE31834MATE3063MATE3032 or MATE31843
FISI3171MATE3031 or MATE3144 or MATE31834FISI3172FISI3171 or FISI31614
FISI3173
CO: FISI3171 or FISI31611FISI3174FISI3173 or FISI3163
CO: FISI3172 or FISI3162
1
INGL____*3INGL____*3
INGE3031
MATE3031 or MATE3144 or MATE31833INGE3032INGE3031, FISI3171 or FISI31613
EDFI____1
Total15Total15

 

Third Year
First SemesterSecond Semester
CoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
CreditsCoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
Credits
MATE4009MATE3063 or MATE3185

3INGE4010INGE3032 or MATE30634
INGE3016MATE3031 or MATE3144 or MATE31833INME4005INGE3032, INGE3017, INME3810, INME4001
3
INME4001QUIM3002 or QUIM3042 or (QUIM3132 & QUIM3134), (FISI3172 or FISI3162), (FISI3174 or FISI3164)3INME4002INME40013
INGE4019INGE3031, MATE30634INEL4075FISI3172 or FISI3162, MATE3063 or MATE3185
3
Social Sciences
3INME4107INME4001, FISI31714
Total16Total17

Fourth Year
First SemesterSecond Semester
CoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
CreditsCoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
Credits
INME4210MATE4009, INGE4019, INGE3032, INEL4075 or INEL31053ININ4007MATE3063 or MATE3185, ECON30213
INEL4076INEL40753INME4055INME4001 or INME41073
INME4011INME4005, INGE4012, INGE4001, INME4107, INGE40193INME4056CO: INME40551
INME4015INGE4015, INGE4019, MATE4009, INGE3016, INME4001 or INME40453INME4012INME4011
CO: INME4007 or INME4107
3
ECON30213Elective
3
Social Sciences3
Total15Total16

 

Fifth Year
First SemesterSecond Semester
CoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
CreditsCoursesPrerequisites/Corequisites
Credits
INME4235INME4015, INEL4076, INME40022INME4236INME42352
INME____3INME4057INME 4002, INME4007 or INME4107, INME4012, INME40154
INME____3INME____3
Elective3INME____3
Elective3Elective3
Social Sciences3EDFI____1
Total17Total16

 

* ENGLISH COURSES: With regards to the general requirement in English, three separate 12 credit-hour sequences exist within the Department of English.

A. The Basic Sequence: INGL 3101, 3102, 3201, 3202.

Students who score below 570** on the ESLAT (English as a Second Language Achievement Test) will be placed in the basic sequence of courses: INGL 3101, INGL 3102, INGL 3201, INGL 3202.

B. The Intermediate Sequence: INGL 3103, 3104 and six additional credit-hours in Department of English courses to be chosen from an approved list of courses provided by the Department of English.

The intermediate sequence of courses, starting with INGL 3103 and INGL 3104, is for entering students at UPR/Mayagüez who have scored above 570** on the ESLAT (English as a Second Language Achievement Test), but who have either not taken the Advanced Placement Examination in English or not qualified for advanced placement in the Honors Program of the Department of English by obtaining a score of 4 or 5 on that test. Students with a score of 3 on the Advanced Placement Examination will be placed in INGL 3103. Students who successfully pass INGL 3103 and INGL 3104 must take six more credit-hours in Departmen of English courses in order to satisfy the university requirement in English.

C. The Honors Sequence: Six credit-hours are granted to students by means of The Advanced Placement Examination. Students must then take INGL 3211 and 3212 to complete their requirement. Note that although these two courses carry 3000-level numbers, they are actually second year courses.

Academic Senate Certification 88-24 stipulates that ONLY a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination may be used to place entering first year students directly into second year courses by granting them six credit-hours of advanced placement.

Note that students who start in one sequence CANNOT take courses in one of the other sequences to satisfy the university’s English requirement. For example, students in the Intermediate Sequence (INGL 3103-3104) may not take either INGL 3201-3202 or INGL 3211-3212 to satisfy their second year requirement.

 

The Department of English also offers additional course work in the areas of conversational English, public speaking, advanced composition, creative writing, technical writing, literature, and linguistics. All students have an opportunity to take such additional courses in English to meet their particular needs.

Electives:

There are certain electives that a student may take during his/her bachelor’s degree. These may be free electives and professional electives. The free electives are classes that interest the student and can be any course given in the university, as long as it is not at a lower level than a curriculum class.  Also, there are different professional electives that the ME Program offers. They may be design or technical courses, to which the student must take at least two of each in order to complete the curriculum. Here you will find a list of the professional electives divided by category (technical or design).

 

Design Elective Courses
COURSE TITLEPREREQUISITESCREDITS
INME4027Energy Installation EngineeringINME4012, INME40153
INME4709Aerodynamics PerformanceINME4001, MATE4009, (INGE4015 or INGE4010)3
INME4717Design and Analysis of Aircraft StructuresINGE3016, INGE4010 or (INGE4015, INGE4016), INGE4019 or INGE4012, MATE4009, INGE30323
INME5717Advanced Design of Aircraft StructuresINME4717 or DIR3
INME4003Design of Thermal and Fluid Systems (Thermodynamics III)INME4001, INME40153
INME4035Refrigeration and Air ConditioningINME4002, INME40153
INME4058Computer Aided DesignINME4012, INME40153
INME4065Product DesignDIR3
INME4810Design and Automation Techniques INME40553

** THESE ELECTIVES VARY FROM SEMESTER TO SEMESTER. BEFORE PLANNING ON TAKING THEM, CONTACT THE ACADEMIC COUNSELOR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COURSES BEING OFFERED ON THE FOLLOWING SEMESTER.

Another option, regarding the professional electives, is available for the student. Every semester, special classes are opened and may count either as a technical or design electives. Please consult with the academic counselor at least one month prior to the enrollment process, in order to know the available courses and the required steps to enroll them. Here you will find the list of Special Topics available.

 

Special Topics
INME4039FREE ELECTIVE COURSES: DESIGN OR TECHNICAL (To be determined by the Professor in charge)
INME4995
INME4998
INME5015
INME5995
INME5996
INME5997
INTD4995BY EQUIVALENCE

**ALL SPECIAL PROJECTS (SAE, DART, MOONBUGGY , ETC.) ARE CONSIDERED DESIGN COURSES