Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - General Information

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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) is a private non-profit institution specializing in Engineering, Architecture, Land Surveying and Geomatics, and Business Administration. The main campus is located in the island's financial district which is the very core of metropolitan San Juan.

Within the United States and its territories, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is the second largest institution of higher education graduating Hispanic engineers. Today, more than 40% of the graduating engineers in Puerto Rico are alumni of the Polytechnic University. Currently, there are nearly 6,000 students at the San Juan campus.

PUPR is accredited by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). In addition, five of PUPR's engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and two more programs are currently engaged in the preliminary accreditation process as required by ABET. These five engineering programs accredited by ABET are the first ones offered by a private institution in Puerto Rico that have received such a recognition.

In June 1–3, 2009 attended the conference organized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Seattle, Washington to receive the certificate as a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) for the years 2009 - 2014 and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certification. CNSS certification complies with the standards set by the US government's Committee on National Security Systems.

PUPR moved three steps higher in its history of success. In its persistent effort of providing opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to achieve their personal academic goals, in addition to the Middle States Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE of MSACS) full accreditation; PUPR obtained the accreditation of three School of Engineering and Geomatic Science programs submitted to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, Inc,) accreditation process for the first time; www.abet.org. Additionally, ABET extended the accreditation to the five oldest engineering programs.

The School of Engineering and Geomatic Science of PUPR now has eight programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and one by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, Inc.), as follows:

PROGRAM ACCREDITED OCCASION COMMISSION
Chemical Engineering (BS) First Time EAC
Computer Engineering (BS) First Time EAC
Land Surveying and Mapping (BS) First Time ASAC
Environmental Engineering (BS) Second Time EAC
Civil Engineering (BS) Third Time EAC
Electrical Engineering (BS) Third Time EAC
Industrial Engineering (BS) Third Time EAC
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Third Time EAC

Additionally, the School of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the School of Management is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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