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.



The program aims to:

  1. Produce graduates who comply with the current qualification requirements of professional chemists for local and overseas employment and entrepreneurship
  2. Prepare students for higher studies in chemistry and in other fields


  1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge and understanding in the core areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical chemistry; and in addition, the necessary background in mathematics and physics
  2. Gather data using standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques
  3. Identify and solve problems involving chemistry, using current disciplinary and interdisciplinary principles
  4. Qualify for further study and/or for entry-level professional employment in the general workplace
  5. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
  6. Act in recognition of professional, social, and ethical responsibility
  7. Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino
  8. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice (PQF level 6 descriptor)
  9. Interpret relevant scientific data and make judgments that include reflection on relevant scientific and ethical issues
  10. Preserve and promote Filipino historical and cultural heritage