Mapua is the only institution in the Philippines using the Quarter System of education, which divides one school year into four (4) terms.  Under the system, students are only given a maximum of fifteen (15) units per term, with longer number of classroom hours per week per unit. This, in turn, would compensate for the shorter number of weeks per term.  Aside from giving students a more manageable academic load, the system also enables students to finish a specific program one year ahead than the usual.

Mapua is the only Philippine institution which applied for accreditation at the United States-based organization, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This certification, once granted, would make Mapua programs equivalent to the university programs in the United States.

In the past eight years, Mapua produced 20 Board 1st Placers in the fields of Engineering and Architecture and is the only school in the Philippines to have the most number of Level III PACUCOA accredited Engineering programs.

The success of the efforts of the Institute to establish a culture of excellence in education is firmly evidenced by the high performance of its graduates in the licensure examinations, consistently placing in the top ten, and maintaining high passing percentage rates. This accounts for the high demand for Mapua graduates by private and government institutions, where a big number of important positions are occupied by alumni of the Institute.

To ensure quality education, the Institute employs outstanding faculty members who are highly qualified in terms of academic degrees and teaching experience. The qualifications of these teachers are enhanced through scholarship grants for higher learning as well as attendance in conventions and seminars to keep them abreast with the latest teaching approaches. Excellence in teaching is always encouraged, acknowledged and rewarded.

Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT, Mapua Tech or simply Mapua) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila and in Makati. It was founded by Don Tomas Mapua in 1925.

The institute is a reputable source of architects, engineers and science graduates and topnotchers in the architectural and engineering licensure exam.

As of 2006, diplomas and official documents issued by the institute includes a footnote with the message – Malayan Colleges operating under the name of Mapua Institute of Technology noting the implementation of the name change of the administration.

Type: Private non-sectarian; coed

Application Period:  July to March

Application Fee: Freshman:  P500.00
Transferee: P500.00
Foreigners: US$ 40.00

Campus: Intramuros Campus
Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila

Makati Campus
333 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

Office to Contact:  Intramuros Admissions Office
G/F South Building
Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila
(+632) 247-5000 local 5101; (02) 524-5570

Makati Admissions Office
333 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
(+632) 896-1650

Entrance Exam: Mapua Scholastic Aptitude Examination (MSAE)

Examination Dates: Saturdays from September to March (as scheduled)

Exam Coverage:  Verbal and Numerical Aptitude, Biology,
Chemistry, Physics and Computer

Tuition Fee per Unit:

P 1,411.00 for Engineering and Architecture
P 873.00 for Nursing
P 1,092.00 for Accountancy and Business courses

Testing Centers:Aquinas University of Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay
Canossa Academy, Lipa City, Batangas
Canossa College, San Pablo City, Laguna
Divine Word Academy of Dagupan
Don Bosco Academy, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac City, Tarlac
Holy Spirit Academy of Laoag, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Immaculate Conception School for Boys,
Malolos, Bulacan
Palawan Hope Christian School,
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, Quezon
St. Joseph College, Olongapo City
Tomas Del Rosario College, Balanga City, Bataan

For freshmen applicants:
1.Proof of candidacy for graduation (photocopy of any of the following: 4th year report card, Certificate of Good Moral Character, etc.)
2. Two (2) identical pictures (plain background), size 1 x 1
3. Application fee

For previous graduates:
1.  Original and photocopy of 4th year report card
2.  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

For Transferees:
1.Weighted average of at least 2.00 (equivalent to 86) or better, excluding Religion, Physical Education (PE) and National Service Training Program (NSTP)
2.  No failing grades
3.  Original transcript of records for evaluation purposes
4.  Original certificate of good moral character issued by the Student Affairs Office (with school seal)
5.  Letter of Intent addressed to the Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs. In the letter state the program applied for.

For Foreign Nationals:
1. Proof of candidacy for graduation (photocopy of any of the following: 4th year report card, Certificate of Good Moral Character, etc.)
2.  Two (2) identical pictures (plain background), size 1½x 1½
3.  Application fee
4.  Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)

Note: Foreign students are only taken in at the First Year level.  No advanced college units are credited in Mapua.  For Procedural Guidelines in the issuances of student visas, and in the change in the admissions status, applicants must inquire at the Registrar’s Office.

For applicants coming from schools abroad (except for Filipino schools under DepEd):
*  Certificate of completion of secondary education (high school or its equivalent)

Additional Requirements Once Approved by EVPAA
1.  Honorable dismissal/Certificate of Transfer Credential
2.  Original or certified true copy of detailed course (subject) descriptions
3.  Original birth certificate printed on National Statistics Office (NSO) paper
4.  Two identical pictures (plain background), size 1½x 1½
5.  Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR), for foreign national
6. Official Results of Basic Medical Laboratory Work-up (CBC, Urinalysis, Stool Exam, Chest X-Ray: PA View) from accredited list of hospitals and clinics.
7.  Admission fee



Architecture & Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Engineering & Science
Biological Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics & Communications Engineering
Environmental & Sanitary Engineering
Geological Science and Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Management
Engineering Management

Social Sciences
AB Psychology
BS Psychology

Multi-Disciplinary Program
Management Science & Engineering
Multimedia Arts & Sciences

Double/Triple Degree Programs
Biological Engineering and Chemistry
Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry


Information Technology
Computer Science
Information Technology

Health Sciences

Business & Management
Business Administration
Hotel & Restaurant Management


Mapua Institute of Technology offers numerous scholarships to outstanding students who deliver high marks academically. Scholarships sponsored by the Mapua Administration include:

This scholarship offers free tuition and other fees for the entire duration of the program with a quarterly stipend of P 5,000.00, quarterly book allowance of P3,000.00 and one (1) Academic Adviser.

This applies to incoming college freshmen with a rating of not lower than 80% in the Mapua Entrance examination. They must qualify in the scholarship examination and panel interview. The scholar must maintain an average of at least 1.75 every quarter and no failing grade in any course.

The scholarship is given in full for high school valedictorians and in half for high school salutatorians. This scholarship shall be in effect for two (2) quarters.

This scholarship applies to incoming college freshmen where the valedictorian or salutatorian is a graduate from a batch of at least 20 students.

The student shall enjoy the scholarship on the 2nd quarter should he/she not incur any failing grade.

(Applicable to all programs)
This incentive provides for a 40% discount on tuition fee for incoming freshmen starting batch 2008-2009. The annual family income of the student must not be more than p 500,000.00. This incentive shall be given to a student with a rating of no lower than 60% in the Mapua Entrance Examination.

The scholar must maintain a GPA of 2.75 every quarter. Likewise, the scholar is prohibited from shifting to another program.

This applies to currently enrolled students whose combined annual family income is not more than P550, 000.00 and whose re-admission status is ok. The student under this program shall render work to assigned departments/offices. This program allows the student to avail of an incentive with regards to the miscellaneous fees.

This applies to currently enrolled students who render work to assigned departments/offices. The student under this program can avail of the incentive for work rendered to Mapua to cover quarterly loanable amount (may be used to purchase supplies at the mapua bookstore or pay for service in other departments)

F.  Other Scholarships sponsored by Mapua
Athletic Scholarship; Cheerleader Scholarship; The New Builder Scholarship; FAMIT Scholarship; MITLU Scholarship; non-FAMIT/Non-MITLU Scholarship; P.D. 577 Scholarship

G.  Other Scholarships sponsored by Private Agencies/Companies
Texas Instrument Inc. (available to incoming freshmen); Merck, Inc. Philippines (available to incoming freshmen); Airlift Asia Charity Foundation; AY Foundation; Fluor-Daniel; Fujitsu Philippines; Go So Tee Foundation; Lexmark Research and Development Corporation; New PAGCOR; PHINMA Foundation Inc.; SGV Foundation Inc.; and Mapua Scholarship Grant


Mapua maintains a strong linkage in order to provide its students an effective foundation in their on-the-job training and educational enhancement. Institutions where Mapua has linkages include, among others, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems-Java, Ericsson Telecommunications, Cisco Systems and the Department of Science and Technology. Students taking up their on-the-job training will have a competitive edge as the school partners with distinguished companies such as the Aboitiz Group of Companies, Maynilad Water Services, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Accenture and the National Power Corporation.

Faculty and Academic Development aspires continuous excellent standing with the help of companies such as Toyota, Microsoft, Sykes, Fuji Xerox Foundation and the Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching.


State-of-the-art Laboratory Equipment
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) System
Electronic and Electrical Instrument Calibrators
Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant
Universal Testing Machine
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
Triaxial Machine for Soil Testing
Miniaturized Hydraulics Laboratory
Mechanical Drive System
Microwave Kit (miniaturized microwave set-up)
Antenna Laboratory with transmission line trainers
Nursing Skills Laboratory/Simulated Hospital
HRM Laboratory

Computer Laboratories with 1:1 student to computer ratio
Branded PC units in 30-seat laboratories
Backed by 1 gigahertz backbone
Purely Cisco Network Equipment
E1 internet access

Simulated Hospital for Nursing students
Nurses Station
Operating Room
Delivery Room and Nursery
Intensive Care Unit
Ward and Private Room
Community Health Room
Orthopedic Bed

Simulated Hotel for HRM students
Hotel Room
Bar and Restaurant

The Library
With a Multi-Media Room and Internet Service
Contains more than 40,000 titles
With at least 800 seating capacity
With automated circulation and billing systems
On-line Public Access Catalog
On-line databases of periodicals, general references, etc.

Audio-Visual and Seminar Rooms
Equipped with the latest multi-media equipment and closed circuit TV

Student Lounge with Cable TV
Mapua Judos Dojo Room
Fully Equipped Fitness Gym

Cardinal Plus
Contact-less Smart Cards used for student IDs

RCBC Automated Teller Machines
Water Purifying Station
– dispensers to provide purified water to all students are located all over the campus


Total Student Population of Intramuros Campus:  9,000+
Total Student Population of Makati Campus:  2,000+
Average number of freshman applicants per year: 3,000+

Admissions Office, Mapua Institute of Technology

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