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Minors and Certificates

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, in an effort to prepare engineering students for the developing aerospace field in Puerto Rico, has created a minor in aerospace engineering. The goal of the aerospace minor, is to educate students to identify and solve aerospace-related problems in the fields of structures, propulsion and aerodynamics

Also, it is very important to expose students to a business environment so they can learn how to organize, start, plan and execute the different phases of an engineering project. For this reason, the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration have created the Project Management Certification providing the students with the tools they need to handle engineering work more effectively, from the management’s point of view.

These will add an amount of courses to the student’s regular curriculum but is a valuable asset for his/her professional development.  See below for more information about these opportunities.

 

Aerospace Engineering Minor

The aerospace engineering minor involves an intense bundle of classes which deliver to the student a thorough understanding of how aircraft and aerodynamic systems work. In order to start with this minor, the student must go to the Registrar’s office and apply for it. Some of the basic requirements include, but are NOT limited to:

  1. Must be a 3rd year engineering student, in good standing at UPRM.
  2. Apply during the period for re-admissions and/or transfers at UPRM (usually Sept 15 for January; Feb 15 for August).  See the academic calendar for the exact dates.

NOTE:  There is no penalty for students who apply or begin the minor and do not complete the minor’s requirements.

Here is an overview of the courses that the student needs to approve to obtain this minor.

 Course Offering
CoursePrerequisitesCreditsFallSpring
INME4705
Applied Aerodynamics
INME4001 or INME4045 or INQU4011, INGE4010 or (INGE 4015 & INGE4016), INGE3016, MATE4009 or MATE41453X
INME4709
Aircraft Performance
INGE4010 or (INGE 4015 & INGE4016), INGE3016, MATE4009 or MATE4145 or DIR3X
INME4717
Aircraft Structural Analysis and Design
INGE4010 or (INGE 4015 & INGE4016), INGE3016, INGE4012, INGE4019 or INGE4012, MATE4009 or MATE41453X
INME5717
Advanced Aircraft Structural Design
INME4717 or DIR
3X
INME4707
Gas Turbine Thermodynamics and Propolsion
INME4002 or INME4045 or INQU4012, INGE4010 or (INGE 4015 & INGE4016), INGE3016 and MATE4009 or MATE4145, DIR3X
INME5707
Gas Turbine System Operation
INME4707 or DIR3X

In addition, ONE of the following courses must be approved:

CoursePrerequisitesCredits
INME 5XXX: Aero Design*DIR3
INME4995 or INME4039: COOP Program or InternshipDIR3
INME4998: ResearchDIR3

Project Management

 

The project management certificate involves a bundle of classes which deliver the understanding of how today’s Engineers manage projects, schedules, budgets and more. In order to start with this certificate, the student must apply for it at the Academic Counselor’s office during the period for re-admissions and/or transfers at UPRM (usually Sept 15 for January; Feb 15 for August). See the academic calendar for the exact dates.

Here is an overview of the courses that the student needs to approve to obtain this certificate.

General RequirementsCourse Offering
CoursePrerequisitesCreditsFallSpring
ADMI4085
Project Management Fundamentals
ADEM Dean's Approval3X
INGE4008
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Project Management
ADMI40853X
+ Mechanical Engineering Requirements (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING)
INME4019
Energy Auditing and Management
INME4001 or QUIM40113------
INME4998, INME5015, INME5995, INME5996, INME5997:
(Variable credit courses)
DIR3------
INME4035
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
INME4015 & INME40023------
+ Elective Courses (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING)
INME4998, INME5015, INME5995, INME5996, INME5997:
(Variable credit courses)
DIR3------
INME4039
Mechanical Engineering Practice
DIR3------
INME4995
COOP Program Practice
DIR3------