Master’s Degree Programs

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, enrollment 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 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 (Fully Online)
  • Electrical Engineering (Fully Online)
  • Electronics Engineering (Fully Online)
  • Industrial Engineering (Fully Online)
  • Mechanical Engineering


Master of Science in Architecture

Architectural Conservation

The heritage site of Intramuros, Manila, where Mapúa University is located, provides a unique laboratory in which one can learn and challenge conservation issues. The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Architectural Conservation program aims to examine these issues through a set of courses that allow architects to gain expertise in research and application of historic conservation principles and heritage laws to structures in the Philippines. These include recognizing, documenting, and protecting historic structures and sites, building analysis, rehabilitation and restoration technologies and design.

Architectural Education

The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Architectural Education aims to provide: a solid foundation on life-long educational and cultural enrichment within the context of architecture and its allied disciplines; opportunities for undertaking studies of personal interest with the end view of producing materials for publication; and the opportunity to demonstrate professional competence in the areas of research and education.

Environmental Psychology

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.

Sustainable Architecture

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 used 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.

Urban Design

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.

Vertical Urbanism

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 that 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, perform 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 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.

Geotechnical Engineering

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.

Structural Engineering

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.

Transportation 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 with 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 (Blended and Fully Online)

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering program is designed to train and educate graduate students who would like to learn and pursue a career as computer engineers as well as for their continued professional and scholarly development. The curriculum is designed to extend students' 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 Engineering by Research

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering by Research program is a combination of 15-unit coursework and 15-unit research work program designed for graduate students whose interest is in research, development, and innovation.

The curriculum is well suited to bachelor’s degree holders in computer engineering, but it is also open to practitioners or graduates of related engineering programs. Graduates of related engineering programs may be admitted provided that they agree to take bridging courses that include undergraduate-level computer systems.

Students are required to complete 30 units of course works and research publications and/or presentations. The research topics should fall within the research thrust and agenda of the School.

Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science of Computer Science program 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. The program aims to provide both breadth and in-depth knowledge in the concepts and techniques related to the design, implementation, and applications of computer systems.


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Blended and Fully Online)

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program major in Power System is designed for graduates who are into power 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. Elective courses provide the students with 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 students of BS-MS program in electrical engineering, but it is also open to electrical engineering practitioners and electrical engineering graduates who are interested in mastering power system studies.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering by Research

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering by Research program is a combination of 15-unit coursework and 15-unit research work program designed for graduate students whose interest is in research, development, and innovation.

The curriculum is well suited to bachelor’s degree holders in electrical engineering, but it is also open to practitioners or graduates of related engineering programs. Graduates of related engineering programs may be admitted provided that they agree to take bridging courses that include undergraduate-level electrical systems.

Students are required to complete 30 units of course works and research publications and/or presentations. The research topics should fall within the research thrust and agenda of the School.


Master of Science in Electronics Engineering (Blended and Fully Online)

Control Systems

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 bachelor’s degree holders in electronics engineering, it may also be offered to bachelor’s degree holders in chemical engineering and mechanical engineering provided that they take additional undergraduate courses prior to enrollment in the graduate program.

Microelectronics

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 with 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 students of BS-MS program in electronics engineering, but it is also open to practitioners and graduates of electronics engineering and electrical engineering who are interested in obtaining a focused knowledge of microelectronics.


Master of Science in Electronics Engineering by Research

The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering by Research program is a combination of 15-unit coursework and 15-unit research work program designed for graduate students whose interest is in research, development, and innovation. The curriculum is well suited to bachelor’s degree holders in electronics engineering, but it is also open to practitioners or graduates of related engineering programs. Graduates of related engineering programs may be admitted provided that they agree to take bridging courses that include undergraduate-level electronics systems.

Students are required to complete 30 units of course works and research publications and/or presentations. The research topics should fall within the research thrust and agenda of the School.


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 for those with a bachelor’s degree in business, technology, engineering, or industrial education.


Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering program 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 Master of Science in Geoinformatics program 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, and 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, and 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 program requires a research thesis.


Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

The Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program 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 (Blended and Fully Online)

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 Business Analytics

The Master in Business Analytics program is a professional master’s degree that focuses on the tools, methods, and applications of advanced analytics. The program aims to enable graduates to understand and solve complex business analytics problems using appropriate analytics techniques and tools. Graduates will be able to devise, refine, and apply business analytics techniques and tools competently in solving analytical problems in different industries and sectors. Ultimately, this will lead to an appreciation of the current business analytics problems in the industry worldwide and foster confidence in contributing to problem resolutions.


Master in Information Technology (Blended and Fully Online)

The Master in Information Technology emphasizes on the acquisition of concepts and technologies preparing and enabling the student for industry 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.

This program is offered either in fully online or blended mode and aims to develop among its students the knowledge of information technology concepts, techniques, and principles, and skills in using information technology to provide solution to problems of an organization and society.


Master in Multimedia Arts

The Master 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 to be 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.


Dual-Degree Master’s Programs

Student takes a degree in two phases: first at the home university for a specified period and then at the host foreign partner university for another period. Student will then be conferred with degrees from both Mapúa and its partner international institution.

MS Biological Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Biomedical Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Biological Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Computer Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Biological Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Electrical Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Biological Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Electronics Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Chemical Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Chemical Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Civil Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Civil Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Environmental Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Environmental Engineering and Science (Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science)
MS Environmental Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Environmental Resources Management (Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science)
MS Environmental Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Industrial Safety and Disaster Prevention (Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science)
MS Environmental Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Bioenvironmental Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Computer Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Information and Computer Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Electrical Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Electrical Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Electronics Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Electronics Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Engineering Management (Mapúa) – MS Industrial and Systems Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
MS Mechanical Engineering (Mapúa) – MS Mechanical Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)



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