Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering program aims to provide graduates with competencies in solving more complex problems in process and equipment design, production plant operations, environmental concerns, biotechnological advances, nanotechnology, and other fields. The program also aims to harness the graduates’ ability to perform research and capability to work in upper levels of management in an industry.

The program is complementary to the research program being organized and undertaken by the Office of Research Promotion of Mapúa University.

The program will cater to graduates of engineering and physical sciences who are involved in production, research, government, academe, and related industries.


Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

The Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry program is intended for chemistry students who want to broaden their stock knowledge and intensify their research experience in chemistry. The program is specially designed to bolster the competencies of Master of Science in Chemistry graduates who are both in the academe and in the industry by specializing in one of the four traditional areas of chemistry, namely: analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. The main goal of the program is to develop the capabilities of chemists for them to play active roles in the development of science and technology in the Philippines and to be competitive in the global market.

This program is the University’s response to the call of the Philippine government to contribute to the advancement of human resources and physical facilities for research. Likewise, the University through this program aims to increase the number of Ph.D. in Chemistry degree holders who shall generate researches in order to promote opportunities for the socio-economic development in the country.


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering by Research

The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering by Research program is a research focus post-master’s degree program allowing the completion of 36 credit units. The program is designed to have only 6-unit elective courses and 30-unit research study. Ph.D. students will be involved in cutting-edge research in their chosen areas of interest. Students who enter this program must have a master's degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or a closely related field and must be interested in pursuing a research career either in the academe or the industry.


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science program emphasizes and focuses on study and depth of specific areas in computer science. The program is completed primarily through a supervised research that contributes to new knowledge, theory, and technology. The program aims to develop among its students the skills to: perform research on original work; initiate ideas, designs, and concepts; and develop advanced implementations on matters relating to the field of computer science.


Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics Engineering program is intended for Electronics Engineering students who want to expand their knowledge and strengthen their research experience in electronics and communications engineering. It is a known fact that Ph.D. is the highest level of university education and the terminal degree in many fields. Completion of a Ph.D. degree prepares the individual to pursue a career in teaching, research, and other scholarly activities. Nowadays, individuals seek continuous and higher education to fully equip themselves in their chosen fields of study or career. Even the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) encourages all college faculty members to pursue graduate studies program and conduct researches. This program is the University’s response to the call of the Philippine government to contribute to the advancement of human resources and physical facilities for research. Likewise, the University through this program aims to increase the number of Ph.D. in ECE degree holders who shall generate researches in order to promote opportunities for the socio-economic development in the country.


Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering program is designed to produce graduates who are equipped to generate new knowledge with technical proficiency, acquired skills in the field, and values founded on interdisciplinary academic instruction, and primed for a career in the environmental engineering research, environmental assessment and planning, and on environmental education professions and advanced studies. The program intends to fill the need for highly trained environmental scientists and engineers in private industries, government, and educational institutions and to deliver high-impact research that could aid in giving solution to environmental issues and concerns.


Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering by Research

The Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering by Research program covers a broad spectrum including human factors and ergonomics, mathematical modeling, and data analytics and applications. The objectives of this program are to provide the knowledge and develop the skills of the students for them to become leaders of research in the academe, industry, and government.

The field of industrial engineering is vital to the technological, industrial, and economic development of our country. This program will train personnel to do research in the new and emerging trends in industrial engineering.

Students of this program must have a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or other related fields.


Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering is designed to produce graduates who are equipped with the theoretical and technical principles of materials characterization and testing, property enhancement and modifications, and materials design and engineering. The program courses are expected to open avenues for graduate students to display creativity and innovation in the design and development of different materials. The program is a multi-disciplinary program that intends to prepare scientists and engineers to contribute to the technological, industrial, and economic development of the Philippines.


Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering by Research

The Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering by Research program is designed to address the current and perceived needs of many organizations, private and public, both local and international, to have specialists who possess not only a holistic but an in-depth understanding of new and emerging areas of mechanical engineering. It will cater to graduates of engineering who are involved in the energy sector, manufacturing, design and fabrication, and consultancy services related to mechanical engineering and similar endeavors.


Dual-Degree Ph.D. 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.

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Mapúa) – Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)
Ph.D. in Chemistry (Mapúa) – Ph.D. in Chemistry (Chung Yuan Christian University)
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (Mapúa) – Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Chung Yuan Christian University)


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