Biological Engineering

In 2008, the School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (now CBMES) of Mapúa Institute of Technology (now Mapúa University) offered the Biological Engineering (BE) program which is the first in the Philippines. The program started to engage in the academic development and research in the field of life science technologies and blended this with engineering. Currently, only Mapúa University is offering the Biological Engineering program in the country. The curriculum of the Biological Engineering Program is strengthened by the fusion of different fields such as chemistry, physics, biology, engineering and mathematics (thru differential equations). Advanced biology courses such as genetics, molecular, cell biology, physiology and biophysics are added in the curriculum to prepare graduates of the program to the various challenges of  the society.



Within the five years after graduation, the graduates of Biological Engineering program shall have

  1. Undertaken, singly or in teams, projects that show ability to solve complex engineering problems
  2. Had substantial involvement in projects that take into consideration safety, health, environmental concerns and the public welfare, partly through adherence to required codes and laws.
  3. Demonstrated professional success via promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility
  4. Demonstrated life-long learning via progress toward completion of an advanced degree, professional development/continuing education courses, or industrial training courses
  5. Exhibited professional behavior and attitude in engineering practice
  6. Initiated and implemented actions toward the improvement of engineering practice


  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies