Materials Science and Engineering

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program of the Mapua University was established in 2001 when the university was still implementing the semestral system under the name Mapua Institute of Technology. The program has been part of the School of Earth and Materials Science and Engineering (EMSE) together with other programs – Geology, and Geological Science and Engineering from 2001 to 2009. Courses from these programs like Geology, Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy have become part of the Materials Science and Engineering program curriculum ever since the program was established because of the congruity of such courses to ceramics and processing of metals. Due to the extensive nature of the program topics – encompassing other engineering fields, some of the MSE core courses became one of the three set of elective tracks offered by the Chemical Engineering program (the other two being in Environmental Engineering and Food Science and Engineering) from AY 2005-2006 to AY 2009-2010. A joint degree of B.S. in Chemical Engineering / M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering was also offered by the School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and the School of Graduate Studies. Eventually, starting AY 2010-2011, the School of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry spearheaded the implementation of the Materials Science and Engineering program.



Within the five years after graduation, the graduates of Materials Science and 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