Master’s Degree Programs
MASTER OF ENGINEERING
The Master of Engineering program is a general practice-oriented graduate program designed to enhance the capabilities of faculty members of engineering and of practicing engineers by strengthening their comprehension of engineering principles and by updating them on recent advances in engineering and technology. Instead of a thesis as a terminal requirement, the candidate for the degree of Master of Engineering shall be required to undergo practicum in industry or relevant training in an equivalent agency to enable the graduates of the program to be acquainted with current practices in industry or research.
Fields of Specialization:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
MASTERS IN MULTIMEDIA ARTS
The Masters in Multimedia Arts program focuses on comprehensive study of visual communication theories and practices for various applications such as Graphic Design, Animation and Film. The program aims to train the students to be professionally competent and contributors to society’s increasing demand for aesthetically innovative multimedia designs and applications.
The program research output is anchored on creative design production and implementation based on theoretical or conceptual framework for industry practice.
MASTER OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY
The Master of Arts in Psychology aims to provide graduate students with high level training in teaching, research, and professional practice in psychology.
The program provides an open-specialization curriculum system where students may select a track (clinical, industrial-organizational, educational, or other special areas in psychology) in which they may specialize. The chosen specialization may be pursued by completing the required number of hours of trainings in the form of practicum and continuing professional education, enrolment of chosen elective track, and alignment of thesis topic. The program also prepares students for the licensure examination for psychologists through state-of-the-art curriculum by equipping them with the current knowledge and skill requirements of advanced psychological practice and research.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE
The heritage site of Intramuros, Manila, where the Mapua Institute of Technology is located, provides a unique laboratory in which to learn and challenge conservation issues. The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Architectural Conservation program would like to examine these issues through a set of courses that allows architects to gain expertise in research and application of historic conservation principles and heritage laws to structures in the Philippines. This include recognizing, documenting, and protecting historic structures and sites, building analysis, rehabilitation and restoration technologies and design.
The program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Architecture Major in Architectural Education aims to provide (1) a solid foundation on life-long educational and cultural enrichment within the context of architecture and its allied disciplines, (2) opportunities for undertaking studies of personal interest with the end view of producing materials for publication, and (3) the opportunity to demonstrate professional competence in the areas of research and education.
The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Environmental Psychology aims to help architects to improve human environments at both the micro and macro levels. Coursework addresses the "social, cultural, psychological and political issues involved in the production, use, design, and occupation of space, place, and nature." The idea behind this major is that research based in the social sciences contributes to the planning, designing and managing of environments that enhance organizational and individual effectiveness, safety and comfort.
The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Sustainable Architecture aims to provide students with the tools necessary to understand and quantify sources of energy use in buildings and landscapes and to use design of natural and man-made systems to reduce their energy use. It focuses on the practices, processes, and materials with which a truly sustainable built environment may be created. Environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions will be explored in studio course work.
The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Urban Design will provide an approach of rigorous research into urban form with focus on available strategies for design at specific sites and in partnership with communities. It also deals with the continually evolving relationships among climate change, urbanization, global flows of capital, and natural resources as they are integrated into the design of contemporary cities.
The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Vertical Urbanism will provide a rigorous understanding of the critical factors that exist in the high density urban environment of the 21st century and will provide the student with the specialist tools to meet the challenges in the design and implementation of tall buildings in the urban habitat. It will also provide an understanding of the sustainability agenda and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration of built environment professionals as well as the importance of quantifiable techniques to substantiate central arguments in practice or academia. Students will be encouraged to take part in live research projects, participate in conferences and publish papers in the interests of both individual development and the sharing of knowledge to further the cause of sustainable vertical urbanism.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Biological Engineering is designed for students with undergraduate degree in biological engineering who wish to acquire mastery of the basic principles of the life sciences and engineering principles. The graduates of this program can apply their knowledge in the development or design of various biological processes, materials, and other innovations which are important in the field of agriculture, clinical diagnostics, biological imaging, medicine, environmental remediation and other relevant industries. The graduates of the program are also expected to be prepared to meet the challenges of the industry, research, academe, and other areas in the field.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Chemical Engineering is designed for students with undergraduate degree in chemical engineering who wish to acquire more in-depth mastery of the fundamental principles and a firm grounding in the important scientific principles of advanced topics in chemical engineering and related fields that are of interest to the students. It is expected that graduates of the program will be more prepared to tackle the present and future challenges of the industry, research, academe, and other areas in the field.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY
The Master of Science in Chemistry program is intended for chemistry students, who want to broaden their knowledge of and gain research experience in chemistry. The program also allows students to specialize in one of the four traditional areas of chemistry, namely, analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical.
The main goal of the program is to produce highly competent chemists, who will play an active role in the development of science and technology in the Philippines, performs independent research, and impart chemical knowledge.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering intends to provide graduates with additional fundamental knowledge as well as specialized advanced knowledge in selected specialization over and above the undergraduate degree course work. It provides opportunity to develop in-depth understanding in one of the five (5) areas of Civil Engineering.
Construction Engineering and Management
The Construction Engineering and Management track is designed to produce graduates with extensive and comprehensive knowledge of construction methods and materials as well as of management of infrastructures including their technological issues, financial and legal aspects. The program exposes the students to activities and issues of planning, financing, procuring, constructing, and managing the built environment. Through these combined technical and management backgrounds, graduates are expected to be competent in solving practical problems on issues related to the management of construction companies especially in the Philippines.
This track is particularly attractive to architects and civil engineers who wish to specialize on project leadership, management or finance and be highly competitive in the national or international scene.
The Geotechnical Engineering track aims to provide the graduate students with a comprehensive training on foundation design, engineering geology and geotechnics in preparation for their professional career in the construction and mining industry. It also aims to provide sound knowledge of geologic principles, soil and rock mechanics and geophysical techniques and their application to civil engineering work, mineral and energy exploration and development, groundwater investigation, environmental impact study, land use, and infrastructure planning and development.
The Structural Engineering track provides in-depth understanding of structural and foundation design, structural materials such as concrete and steel and specialized courses such as earthquake engineering. This track also enhances the analytical responses of graduates to different structural materials in terms of finite element analysis, limit analysis and structural dynamics. Expertise in these areas will enable undergraduates of the civil engineering program and other related fields to be globally competitive principally in the field of structural engineering.
The Transportation Engineering track provides in-depth understanding and skill needed for transportation planning and analysis, transportation modeling, traffic engineering and management, geometric design and road safety, intelligent transportation systems and environmentally sustainable transportation. The main thrust of this track is to direct students towards intelligent and sustainable transportation systems and infrastructures.
Water Resources Engineering
The Water Resources Engineering track aims to provide graduates intermediate and advanced study on measurements, modeling, design, management and operation of water processes and systems in natural and human environments. Courses related to resources planning and institutions, decision support systems, ecology, water resources infrastructure, economics, hydrology, hydraulics and quantitative methods are laid out to produce graduates with expertise in water resources engineering. Through this track, graduates will be more equipped in solving practical problems and issues related to waterworks by applying innovative technological approaches supplemented with solid, technical and management competencies.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program is designed to train and educate graduate students who would like to learn and pursue career as computer engineers as well as for their continued professional and scholarly development. The curriculum is designed to extend student's knowledge with research and design skills and theoretical concepts for both computer hardware and software design in an integrated manner. Students are required to complete 30 units of course work and 1 unit seminar course before preparing and successfully defending a Master's Thesis.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Master of Science of Computer Science (MSCS) aims to provide both breadth and in-depth knowledge in the concepts and techniques related to the design, implementation, and application of computer systems. It emphasizes comprehension and understanding of the principles and concepts needed for designing and formulating new tools for applications development as well as generating new knowledge in the field.
Students entering in this degree program must have completed undergraduate courses that provide the mathematical foundations for mathematical logic, calculus, discrete mathematics, data structures, computer programming, and data organizations. These students must have an undergraduate degree in any of the Information Technology Education (ITE) programs or in its allied discipline, which provide substantial background in computing; must be proficient in at least one (1) high-level programming language; and must have general knowledge in Computer Science equivalent to the following: discrete mathematics, algorithm design and analysis, operating systems, programming languages, database systems, and software engineering.
Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management
The Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management is intended for graduates of Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management and other related degrees (e.g., Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Architecture). This graduate degree program is designed to produce graduates with extensive and comprehensive knowledge of construction methods and technology, as well as improved managerial skills. Their advanced learnings in the use of modern tools, like the Building Information Modeling (BIM), will gear them toward more productive careers in construction. Moreover, with the balance of technical and management backgrounds, graduates are expected to be competent in handling, analyzing, and solving practical problems related to construction and in addressing issues arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program major in Power System is designed for graduates who are into generation, transmission, and distribution. It focuses on the operation of the power system in terms of economics, reliability, security, and protection. It also covers a discussion on load forecasting, power quality, and as well as simulation of faults in the power system. Electives courses provide the students an understanding of new technologies in power system. This program is research-oriented and culminates in a master’s thesis.
The curriculum is well-suited to the BS-MS program in EE but it is also open to EE practitioners and other EE graduates who are interested in obtaining a focused in power system studies.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering program major in Control Systems deals with the study of advanced control strategies of dynamic systems and processes. The program focuses on the mathematical bases of these strategies and their impact on the system or process through instrumentation and simulation work.
While this program is preferably for BS ECE graduates, it may also be offered to BS ChE and BS ME graduates provided that they take additional undergraduate courses prior to enrollment in the graduate program.
The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering program major in Microelectronics focuses on the theory and application of microelectronic devices and circuits. It offers electives that provide the student a specific track towards advanced integrated circuit design. This program is research-oriented and culminates in a master’s thesis.
The curriculum is well-suited to the BS-MS program in ECE but it is also open to practitioners and other ECE and EE graduates who are interested in obtaining a focused knowledge of microelectronics.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
The Master of Science in Engineering Management program offers the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills pertinent to entrepreneurial and intrapreneural management of existing and emerging technologies. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the ability to analyze, design and manage industrial and business systems by exposing them to various training on decision-making, strategizing, and operating. The program develops and prepares its graduates to become skilled leaders in terms of both managerial and technical abilities.
The program is particularly appropriate for undergraduates with a degree in business, technology, engineering, or industrial education.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
The program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is intended for engineering students who desire to acquire broad technical competence in environmental science and engineering. It aims to provide graduates with the necessary technical training and theoretical background that will help them tackle current and emergent issues and problems in environmental engineering.
The range of possible specialization within the program is broad. Students are given leeway to choose their specialization in consultation with an adviser. Some of the specialization areas include water quality process engineering, hazardous waste and remediation, and air quality engineering and science. This program provides knowledge in environmental toxicology.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GEOINFORMATICS
The program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Geoinformatics aims to provide graduate students with the theoretical and technical principles that need to be understood in handling spatial data. It involves the understanding of the different ways by which geographic space is perceived and represented in order to critically and effectively carry out spatial modeling, spatial analysis, visualization and interpretation of remotely sensed data in preparation for a professional career in managing geographic space. It focuses on geo-information management for sustainable development with applications in natural resource management, land use, infrastructure planning and development.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program is intended to enable students with engineering undergraduate degrees to enhance their training in special fields including operations research, human factors and ergonomics and production technology. The Master of Science (M.S.) degree requires a research thesis.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
The Materials Science and Engineering program primarily deals with the study of physical and engineering properties and the processing of metals, polymers, composites, and other hybrid and advanced materials.
The program leading to Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering aims to provide the graduates with competencies in dealing with the problems associated with the semiconductor, metal, and polymer industries. The program covers both theoretical and technical principles of materials characterization and testing, property enhancement and modification, and materials design and engineering. The required laboratory courses are expected to open avenues for the student to display creativity and innovation in the design and the development of materials testing equipment.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.) program is designed to offer students the opportunity to prepare for doctoral studies and leadership roles in government, industry, or research institutions. Graduates of this program are also expected to contribute to the technological, industrial and economic development of the country as they demonstrate competence in practice and commitment to sustainable development.
The M.S.M.E. program aims to provide the graduates a more in- depth understanding of the theories and principles in mechanical engineering which are covered in the core courses. In addition, the program serves as a platform for graduate students to be exposed to recent and novel developments and current issues in the discipline and allied fields such as energy engineering, environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, and biomedical engineering.
MASTER IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Master in Information Technology (MIT) – emphasizes the acquisition of concepts and technologies preparing and enabling the student for industrial practice of systems, integration, systems administration, systems planning, systems implementation and other activities that maintain the integrity and proper functionality of a system and its components. The Master in Information Technology (MIT) program aims to develop among its students the knowledge of information technology (IT) concepts, techniques, and principles, and skills in using IT to provide solutions to problems of organization and society.
Program Educational Objectives
- Engaged in professional development or post-graduate education to pursue flexible career paths adapting to future technological changes in information technology and related fields;
- Demonstrated professionalism and a sense of societal and ethical responsibility in information technology practice, development and in all their endeavors; and
- Articulated their expertise in making technical contributions to design, develop, and solve problems in their practice of information technology which meet the desired needs of the society.
- Apply information technology principles and practices.
- Apply suitable software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, and maintainable software.
- Produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems.
- Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives.
- Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology.
- Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems.