The Chemistry Program is one the first programs offered by Mapúa University (former Mapúa Institute of Technology). The Chemistry Program with the Chemical Engineering Program was instituted in 1934. The program provides a strong foundation not only on the core sub-disciplines of chemistry namely, organic, inorganic, biochemistry, analytical and physical chemistry, but also on emerging sub-disciplines like environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, computational chemistry and food chemistry. Students are provided with the knowledge and training to gain skills in undertakings such as composition analysis and testing of different materials and products, discovery of new pharmaceutical products and materials for construction, development of methods of pollution control and prevention, and formulations for consumer products and others.



Within the five years after graduation, the graduates of Chemistry 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