Master of Civil Engineering
Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Experience and professional practice are essential elements in the formation of an engineer, but an in-depth knowledge of the foundations of the different Civil Engineering (CE) areas, and the development of strong analytical skills based on state of the art knowledge, methodologies, and techniques are also necessary. The professional experience would complement and strengthen the study through applications, but they cannot substitute the experience acquired through an academic graduate level degree.
The CE graduate program seeks to promote advanced studies and research at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Moreover, it seeks to involve graduate students in this process and to instill in them an intense desire for knowledge.
Civil engineers are responsible for providing the world‟s infrastructure, which are basic to the existence of modern society. These facilities can be large and complex, thus requiring the civil engineers to be broadly trained and able to deal with the latest technologies. The goals of the Graduate Program in Civil Engineering at PUPR are to provide comprehensive training in the Civil Engineering fields and related areas, to offer instruction in the methods of independent investigation, and to foster the spirit of research. A graduate program is much more than a continuation of undergraduate work; its true spirit is one of inquiry and of promotion of the desire to contribute to human knowledge. Graduate studies should therefore be contemplated only by students who have already demonstrated in their undergraduate programs high intellectual achievement and the power of independent thought and research.