Mapua Institute of Technology

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Location

Manila, Philippines

Introduction

The Mapúa Institute of Technology is an 80-year old technology-focused school located in the heart of the Philippine capital of Manila. With 15,000 students in college level it is the biggest engineering school in the Philippines. The Institute’s name derives from its founder, Don Tomas Mapúa, an architecture graduate of Cornell University. The Institute was fully owned by the Mapúa family until 1999 when it was acquired 100% by the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) through a company now known as iPeople, Inc. The mission of Mapúa Institute of Technology is to disseminate, generate, preserve and apply scientific, engineering, architectural and IT knowledge.

Known For

Science, engineering, architecture and information technology are the main focus of Mapua.

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Financial Assistance Available

Many forms of financial assistance are available, scholarships, grants, fee discounts. Details at:

http://www.mapua.edu.ph/admissions/Scholarship.asp

Costs

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Undergraduate:

Fees are different for every program, check yours at:

http://www.mapua.edu.ph/admissions/TuitionFee.asp

Graduate:

MEP all MS Programs except MS Computer Science:

Tuition fee per unit: PhP 1,100.00

Computer Laboratory Fee per course: PhP 2, 400.00

Laboratory Fee: PhP 1, 500.00

Miscellaneous per quarter (new student): PhP 2, 606.00

Miscellaneous per quarter (old student): PhP 2, 206.00

MS Computer Science:

Tuition fee per unit: PhP 1, 400.00

Computer Laboratory Fee per course: PhP 3, 000.00

Miscellaneous per quarter (new student): PhP 2, 606.00

Miscellaneous per quarter (old student): PhP 2, 206.00

For In-situ programs:

Tuition fee per unit: PhP 1, 000.00

Laboratory Fee: PhP 2, 000.00

Miscellaneous Fees: PhP 3, 000.00

Registration: PhP 840.00

Library Fee: PhP 687.00

Medical and Dental Fee: PhP 278.00

Supplementary Fee: PhP 200.00

ID Fee: PhP 400.00

Central Computer Fee: PhP 600.00

Journals: PhP 300.00

Details at: http://gs.mapua.edu.ph/pros_stud/tuitionguide.asp

General Application Procedure

Undergraduate:

Graduates of accredited high schools may be admitted as freshmen on the basis of the following:

  • Performance in the Mapúa Scholastic Aptitude Examination (MSAE)
  • Quotas and other provisions as required by the chosen program
  • Performance in 4th year high school (or its equivalent): no failing grade in any subject in any quarter/term

All applicants for admission are required to take the MSAE which covers the areas of Verbal and Numerical aptitude. Subject tests are also given, covering specific areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer. Further assessment may be required for some programs as considered necessary.

Entrance examinations are administered as scheduled from August to March of each school year. Applicants shall be informed of the scheduled date and time of the examination upon their application at the Admissions Office.

The following are required in applying for the entrance examination:

  • Proof of candidacy for graduation (photocopy of any of the following: 4th year report card, Certificate of Good Moral Character, etc.)
  • Two (2) pictures, size 1½” x 1½”
  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) for foreign nationals
  • Application fee

For previous graduates:

  • Original and photocopy of 4th year report card
  • Photocopy of certification from the high school principal stating that the Form 137-A is still in the school file, and has not been forwarded to another school

Examination results, with the date of and requirements for enrollment (for eligible ones), are mailed to applicants.

An eligible applicant may defer enrollment to the succeeding terms until the 3rd quarter, provided that he/she has a valid reason for doing so, and provided that he/she still has his/her original high school credentials with him/her.

Foreign Students:

Who are qualified for admission?

  • A non-immigrant applicant who graduated from a high school abroad. He/She may be admitted as a beginning freshman.
  • An applicant who obtains a passing score in the Mapua entrance exam. The score shall be given upon arrival in the Philippines.
  • Foreign students are admitted only at the first year level; no advance college units are credited at Mapua.

Procedural Guidelines in the Issuance of a Student VISA Abroad

The foreign student must communicate with the authorized school and must submit the following documents:

  • Five (5) copies of the Student’s Personal History Statement (PHS) duly signed by the student, both in English and in his national alphabet accompanied by his personal seal, if any, and containing, among others, his/her left and right thumbprints and a “2” x “2” photograph on plain white background taken not more than six (6) months prior to submission;
  • The transcript of records/scholastic records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (PFSP) located in the student applicant’s country of origin or legal residence;
  • A notarized Affidavit of Support to include bank statements to cover expenses for the students accommodation and subsistence, as well as school dues and other incidental expenses;
  • A photocopy of the data page of the student’s passport showing date and place of birth, and the birth certificate or its equivalent duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post; and
  • Letters of recommendation from a professor of English and from a former principal or official of the last school attended (school file).

MAPÚA issues a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) to the foreign student upon submission of the required documents.

MAPÚA submits the documents to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) endorses the documents to the Philippine Foreign Service Post for the issuance of the corresponding visa.

The Philippine Foreign Service Post notifies the student-applicant with the instruction that he must appear in person before the Consular Officer for an interview and that he must submit the required documents, as follows:

  • The original copy of the school’s Notice of Acceptance (NOA) containing a clear impression of the school’s dry seal;
  • A police clearance issued by the national police authorities in the student’s country of origin or legal residence duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post having consular jurisdiction over the place; and,
  • A medical health certificate issued by an authorized physician including but not limited to a standard-size chest x-ray, an HIV clearance and an Hepatitis B clearance. The Consular Office shall not assume the task of determining the student’s scholastic fitness for the program applied for and shall issue the student visa as soon as all the requirements are accomplished.

The foreign student reports to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) student desk for registration and to the accepting school and shall enroll in the school which issued his NOA upon arrival in the Philippines. The school assists the foreign student in obtaining the Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) and the Certificate of Residence for Temporary Student (CRTS).

Procedural Guidelines in the Change/Conversion of Admission Status to that of a Student:

An alien admitted into the Philippines under any visa category may apply at the Bureau of Immigration for the change/conversion of his admission status to that of a student under Section 9(f) of the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, as amended pursuant to E.O. No. 285 subject to the following guidelines:

Documentary Requirements – The student shall submit the documentary requirements stated hereunder to the student desk of the Bureau of Immigration through the designated school’s Liaison Officer:

  • A written endorsement from the school for the change/conversion of the admission status of the alien to that of a student.
  • An original copy of the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) containing a clear impression of the school’s official dry seal.
  • A proof of adequate financial support to cover expenses for the student’s accommodation and subsistence, as well as school dues and other incidental expenses.
  • The scholastic records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post located in the student’s country of origin or legal residence.
  • A Police Clearance Certificate issued by the National Police Authorities in the student’s country of origin or residence duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post having consular jurisdiction over the place for the student who resided in the Philippines for less than 59 days.
  • However, the student who resided in the Philippines for more than 59 days at the time he applies for the said change/conversion of his admission status to that of a student shall also be required to submit the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance.

The Quarantine Medical Examination by the National Quarantine Office.

A copy of the student’s Personal History Statement signed by the student including a “2” x “2” photograph recently taken.

A photocopy of the photo, data and stamp of the latest arrival pages of the passport of the student. The passport itself shall be presented to the Office of the Registrar of MAPÚA for verification.

Payment of Filing Fee and Other FEES – The student applicant shall pay the filing fee of TWO THOUSAND PESOS (P2,000.00), the Express Lane Fee of FIVE HUNDRED PESOS (P500.00) plus the Legal Research Fee of TEN PESOS (P10.00) or a total of TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TEN PESOS (P2,510.00) upon receipt of the said endorsement from Mapua.

Order of Approval and Implementation – The Student Desk, upon finding that the requirements are complete and in order, shall recommend to the Commissioner the issuance of an order changing/converting the admission status of the alien from tourist visa category to that of a student visa. Upon approval, the student shall pay THREE THOUSAND PESOS (P3,000.00) for other Immigration fees (conversion fee, visa fee and implementation fee). After payment, the Student Desk shall implement the approved conversion in the applicant’s passport.

Issuance of the Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) & Certificate of Residence for Temporary Student (CRTS) – The alien student now reports to the Alien Registration Division for the issuance of an Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) and the Certificate of Residence for Temporary Student (CRTS) upon payment of all corresponding immigration fees and other charges appertaining thereto.

Initial One (1) Year of Stay as Student – The alien whose admission status is changed/converted to that of a student shall be granted an initial one (1) year authorized stay as student.

Details at:

http://www.mapua.edu.ph/admissions/AdmGuidelinesNew.asp

http://www.mapua.edu.ph/admissions/AdmForeign.asp

Graduate:

All candidates for admission shall be subject to approval for acceptance by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Those in possession of a related baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from any recognized institution of higher learning with GPA of 2.00 or better, or who are teaching or doing research in any area of science, engineering and architecture, shall have the first priority in admission.

A non-refundable application fee is required for all first time applicants and resident foreign applicant. For non-resident foreign applicants, the application fee is $50.00 payable to Mapúa Institute of Technology in Cashier’s Check or postal money order.

Graduates of a relevant degree from accredited colleges may be admitted as graduate students. The accompanying table specifies the baccalaureate degree requirement for each program. However, other BS degree not included in the table may be considered on a case-to-case basis.

GRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIRED BS DEGREE
Master of Engineering Program Any relevant BS Engineering
MS Architecture Education BS Architecture or any relevant degree
MS in Chemistry BS Chemistry, BS Biochemistry, BS Chemical Engineering
MS Civil Engineering BS Civil Engineering
MS Computer Science BS Computer Science, or any relevant degree
MS Construction Engineering BS Civil Engineering
MS Electronics and Communication Engineering BS ECE
MS Engineering Management BS Industrial Engineering, Management or any relevant courses
MS Environmental Engineering BS Engineering
MS in Geoinformatics Any relevant BS degree
MS Geotechnical Engineering BS Civil Engineering, BS Mining Engineering, BS Geology
MS Materials Science BS Materials Science or any relevant BS degree

The requirements for new students shall also be required of foreign students. A certificate of proficiency in English is also required of foreign applicants whose native language is not English. A score of at least 500 in the TOEFL of Test of English as a Foreign Language (Educational Testing Services, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540 USA) is required. For non-resident foreign applicants, the application fee is US$ 50.00 payable to Mapúa Institute of Technology in cashier’s check or postal money order.

Details at:

http://gs.mapua.edu.ph/pros_stud/admissionreq.asp

Important Dates

Undergraduate:

Admission period for freshmen for 2008 starts July 16, 2007. Entrance examinations are administered as scheduled from August to March of each school year.

Graduate:

Quarter Deadlines

First = 4th week of June

Second = 4th week of September

Third = 4th week of December

Fourth = 4th week of March

Degrees Offered

Bachelor:

BS Architecture
BS Industrial Design
BS Interior Architecture Design
BS Project Management
Civil Engineering
Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
BS Chemical Engineering
BS Chemistry
BS Biotechnology
BS Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (double degree)
BS Biotechnology and Chemistry (double degree)
BS Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (triple degree)
Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Computer Engineering
BS Geology
BS Mining Engineering
BS Metallurgical Engineering
BS Materials Science and Engineering
BS Geology-Geological Engineering (Double Degree) major in: Geotechnical Eng.
BS Materials Science and Engineering major in: Semiconductors and Electronic Materials/Metallurgy
BS Computer Science
BS Information Technology
BS Mechanical Engineering
BS Nursing
Accountancy
Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Hotel and Restaurant Management
BA Psychology
BS Psychology
BS Multimedia Arts & Sciences
Engineering Management
Project Construction Management

Master:

MENG Chemical Engineering
MENG Civil Engineering
MENG Computer Engineering
MENG Electrical Engineering
MENG Electronics and Communications Engineering Major in Computer and Communication
MENG Electronics and Communications Engineering Major in Electronics
MENG Industrial Engineering
MENG Mechanical Engineering
MS Architecture Education
MS Chemistry
MS Structural Engineering
MS Water Resources Engineering
MS Computer Science
MS Construction Engineering
MS Electronics and Communications Engineering Major in Control Systems
MS Engineering Management
MS Environmental Engineering
MS Geoinformatics
MS Geotechnical Engineering
MS Material Science

PhD:

PhD Environmental Engineering
PhD Chemistry