School of Science and Engineering

The Ateneo School of Science and Engineering is committed to train students in the most advanced and appropriate science and technology that will ensure appropriate and sustainable development for all and protection of our environment. Students are trained in the basic and applied scienced through advanced education, research, and individual personal attention. The School also recognizes the importance of interdisciplinarity in addressing many of our most pressing problems. Starting from our strong expertise in the individual disciplines, we actively promote cooperation in our chosen priority interdisciplinary areas: Information and Computer Technology, Environment, Materials Science & Engineering and Nanotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Science and Mathematics Education. 

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School of Science and Engineering

    Bachelor of Science

  • Applied Physics

    There are 2 available tracks in the Applied Physics program: B.S. Applied Physics(Instrumentation Track) and B.S. Applied Physics (Materials Track). Both tracks are 5-year programs aiming to develop among students a detailed understanding of some of the most important concepts in physics as well as train them in applying physics concepts to solving realistic and practical problems. The Instrumentation Track is for those students who plan to design and build their own instruments while the Materials Track is for those who wish to develop novel materials with specific and desired qualities. Both programs require the submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year.

  • Applied Physics (Instrumentation Track)

    The Applied Physics - Instrumentation Track is  a 5-year program aiming to develop among students a detailed understanding of some of the most important concepts in physics as well as train them in applying physics concepts to solving realistic and practical problems. The Instrumentation Track is for those students who plan to design and build their own instruments. It requires the submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year.

  • Applied Physics (Materials Track)

    The  Applied Physics (Materials Track) is a  5-year program aiming to develop among students a detailed understanding of some of the most important concepts in physics as well as train them in applying physics concepts to solving realistic and practical problems. The Materials Track is for those who wish to develop novel materials with specific and desired qualities. The program requires the submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year.

  • Biology

    BS Biology is a 5-year undergraduate honors program that provides a holistic and rigorous approach to the biological sciences. The curriculum covers the most essential concepts, principles, and theories of biology across a diverse range of disciplines through innovative lecture and laboratory courses. The program offers its students both the Thesis and Practicum options, the latter of which would allow them to do laboratory or field research work in an affiliated institution. The Junior Term Abroad (JTA) Program is also now available to BS Biology majors, with affiliates in Asia, America, and Europe prepared to accommodate the students in their laboratories. The BS Biology program provides the most comprehensive preparation for further education, including medical studies; virtually 100% of our medically inclined graduates have enrolled in one of the top medical schools in the country and even abroad. Graduate research programs are also a common option for our majors. Our alumni are enjoying success in their respective fields, be it in medicine, research, industry, or the academe.

  • Chemistry

    The four-year B.S. Chemistry program provides students with a very strong foundation that gives them opportunities to work as chemists in industry or research, to pursue an academic career, or to move into other areas such as business and engineering. The curriculum puts emphasis on fundamental principles of chemistry, modern chemical instrumentation, and a strong hands-on component. Because laboratory work is done individually under the supervision of highly qualified faculty and using state-of-the-art facilities, each student develops a high level of competence and confidence. Graduates are eligible to take the Chemist Licensure Examinations. Most graduates of the program have found careers in industry, inevitably moving into positions of leadership. Those who opted for academic careers successfully finish their graduate degrees from prestigious universities abroad. There are also those who chose to become entrepreneurs, and have succeeded in their businesses.

    Outstanding students in the B.S. Chemistry program may choose to move into the integrated B.S./M.S. Chemistry program starting their junior year. Students in this program receive a B.S. Chemistry after four years and complete their M.S. after an additional year. This program features advanced coursework and emphasizes independent research in a streamlined study program. It is designed for students who are interested to do graduate studies in Chemistry, and allows graduates to immediately pursue doctoral studies at institutions that require a master’s degree for admission.

    A 4-year program that prepares the student for careers in industrial manufacturing firms, research and development, product development, postgraduate work and research in science, and others; the program culminates in a thesis research project.

  • Computer Engineering

    This 5-year engineering program prepares students to become quality engineers in information technology and computer applications. Graduates will have good communication and analytical skills gained from mathematics, science, engineering, and elective courses offered by the department. The department puts special emphasis in the field of microelectronics and its application in the rapidly evolving field of digital systems. The hands-on and integrative approach aims to train students to become leaders in enterprises dealing with digital technologies.

  • Computer Science

    The BS in Computer Science Program (BS CS) provides a rigorous foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of computing. Core computer science courses provide the students with an intensive background in writing complex software systems and in the design and interconnection of computers. Electives are available from various areas in computer science – including multimedia, MIS and software engineering, networks and wireless systems, web-based systems, computer engineering, and computational science. These are designed so that the students can either take courses from several areas or specialize in a particular area.
     
    Students are provided extensive access to state-of-the-art facilities, including Windows and Linux-based PCs and servers with high speed connectivity to the Internet, a campus-wide wireless network that allows access to the Internet from laptops and PDAs, and the latest in software from Microsoft, Sun (Java), Oracle, Adobe, Macromedia, and other leading software companies.
     
    Throughout the four years of study, the students are constantly expected to innovate and to contribute to technology. Thus, graduates of the program can expect to be well prepared for graduate studies abroad or to become the systems designers and network administrators of software development firms and MIS/ICT departments of corporations.

  • Electronics Engineering

    This 5-year program aims to train licensed engineers who have a competent grasp of both the science and technology of modern electronics and telecommunications. It is expected that these professionals will not only be applications experts but also creative innovators in this field.

    The program is global in its outlook, with teaching and training extending beyond the classroom. The student curriculum incorporates exposure to industry and on-the-job training that will enhance the students' professional preparation. The industry commitment and linkage programs provide an excellent environment for research, innovation and technology development.

  • Environmental Science

    The BS Environmental Science (BS ES) curriculum combines the empirical focus of the natural sciences with the pro-active methodologies of management and the social sciences. It provides a broad disciplinary foundation needed to address many of today’s complex environmental problems.

  • Health Sciences

    Designed for future health professionals and physicians aspiring to continue their training in medical education, particularly at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH), the program of study requires a total of 162 academic units. The Core Curriculum provides a foundation for using the multi-disciplinary approach in the study of health while relevant course offerings in Social Sciences and Management further deepen this approach. The courses have been arranged in a sequential manner to enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for them to become outstanding health care professionals, dynamic manager, and decisive social catalysts.

  • Life Sciences

    BS Life Sciences is a 4-year undergraduate honors program that provides more specialized training in the biological sciences. Majors choose from among Specializations, namely: 1) Biomedical Science, 2) Ecology and Systematics, 3) Microbiology, and 4) Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. These being the research areas of the Department, the majors are given rigorous training through innovative lecture and laboratory courses and through the undergraduate Thesis. The Junior Term Abroad (JTA) Program is also now available to BS Life Sciences majors, with affiliates in Asia, America, and Europe prepared to accommodate the students in their laboratories. The specialization of the BS Life Sciences majors allows them to excel in particular biological fields and prepares them for careers in these disciplines. The program produces the best researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in medicine, biodiversity and conservation, microbiology, and molecular biology.

  • Management Information Systems

    The BS in Management Information Systems (BS MIS) program is designed to produce future Chief Information Officers (CIOs) – professionals who can harness information technology to meet business objectives. A joint offering of the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) and the John Gokongwei School of Management, students in this program enroll in computer science courses, management engineering courses, and core MIS network courses, and are provided with access to the latest in software, hardware, and network technologies. The program promotes MIS as a field and as a career, discusses the tools necessary for the profession, and provides in-depth analyses of the issues surrounding MIS operations.
     
    BS MIS caters to students who are interested in the application of computers to business organizations and to students who wish to pursue a management course with extensive exposure to computing. Graduates from the program find immediate employment as system analysts, project managers, applications programmers, and information technology support personnel in local as well as in multinational corporations.

  • Mathematics

    The BS Mathematics program is designed to give the mathematics major a competitive edge in our society by providing a solid foundation in pure mathematics complemented by extensive exposure to the applications of mathematics in the areas of statistics, operation research, and actuarial science. The program sharpens the students’ analytic ability and develops certain distinctive habits of mind that have produced leaders in education, the insurance industry, the computer industry, banking and finance, and in the practice of law. Students of outstanding ability are invited by the Mathematics Department to join the Honors Program in their junior or senior year. There are also opportunities for participating in the research projects of the faculty.

  • Physics

    This is a 5-year program for students interested in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to do research in either theoretical or experimental physics. The aim is for students to gain a more in-depth familiarity with some of the most important concepts in physics and also develop skills in performing physics experiments. The program requires a submission and successful defense of a research thesis during the fifth year. The thesis can either be in theoretical or experimental physics.

  • Double Degree

  • BS Applied Physics-BS Applied Computer Systems
  • BS Applied Physics-BS Material Science Engineering

    This is a 5-year double-major program where at the end of the fifth year the student will receive a B.S Applied Physics degree and a B.S. Materials Science and Engineering degree. The program integrates knowledge and tools from chemistry and physics with principles from engineering to design, fabricate, and characterize improved and novel materials. Because it is a double major program, it requires the submission and successful defense of 2 research theses: one for the applied physics degree and another for the materials science and engineering degree.

  • BS Chemistry-BS Material Science Engineering

    New materials and devices with special properties will be in demand for the technologies of the 21st century. Materials Science and Engineering answers this need by integrating the knowledge and tools of chemistry and physics with engineering principles to design, fabricate and characterize improved and novel materials such as polymers, biodegradable plastics, biocompatible materials; ceramics, metals, and composites for stronger structural materials; semi-conductors for more efficient electronic devices; longer-lasting paints, coatings and corrosion resistant materials; and many others. This recently-introduced program is a five-year dual-major program where the students obtain a B.S. Chemistry after four years and a B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (BS MSE) after the fifth year. The B.S. Chemistry program combines a strong foundation in chemistry with a focus on materials through specialized electives. The combined five-year program provides competencies for careers in industry, especially in the areas of semiconductors, plastics, rubber, paints and resins, ceramics, textiles, food, or even cosmetics. Graduates are eligible to take the Chemist Licensure Examinations.

  • BS Computer Science-BS Digital Game Design and Development

    The BS Computer Science - BS Digital Game Design and Development (BS CS-DGDD) is a dual degree five-year program that will award students with a BS Computer Science degree upon completion of their fourth year and BS Digital Game Design and Development after their fifth. The program aims to produce highly skilled game designers and developers who are capable of creating games for diverse purposes. Similar to other dual degree programs, the students are required to take a foundational degree before pursuing the specialized major of the program. In the last two years, the students will take a sequence of five inter depended subjects tailored to serve as the foundation for the DGDD degree. These include Introduction to the Design and Development of Computer Games, Basic Graphic Design, Computer Graphics Programming, Linear Algebra for Digital Game Design and Development, Computational Geometry, Advanced Computer Graphics Theory and Programming. At the end of the program, the students are expected to conceptualize and create a full-fledged video game.

  • Consecutive Degree

  • BS Management Information Systems/MS Computer Science

    The programs combine our existing undergraduate programs (BS Computer Science and BS Management Information Systems) with our graduate program (MS Computer Science). No revisions in either curriculum have been made and there are no credit overlaps between two degrees. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the end of the student’s fourth year, while the graduate degree will be awarded at the end of the fifth year. In essence, the undergraduate students under the BS-MS program will take graduate courses during their senior year, so that a student can realistically complete his/her master’s degree after an additional one year and two summers. Some rearrangements have been made on the scheduling of courses during the fourth year to accommodate graduate courses, in particular.

    The BSCS-MSCS and BSMIS-MSCS five year programs would be beneficial for the students who originally wished to pursue their Masters of Science in Computer Science degree after finishing their Bachelor’s degree. The 5-year programs provide students with the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in 5 years along with their respective Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science or Management Information Systems. In contrast, enrolling in the graduate program after their respective 4-year college courses would allow them to finish their MSCS in approximately 6-7 years from their college freshman year. The 5-year program significantly cuts down the number of years for them to obtain the MS degree in Computer Science.

  • BS/M Applied Mathematics with a specialization in Mathematical Finance

    Mathematical Finance is a flourishing area of modern science, which has rapidly developed into a substantial body of knowledge. The theory of finance has become increasingly mathematical to the point that problems in finance are now driving research in mathematics. Students of the five-year program will graduate with a BS Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance  at the end of the fourth year and a Master of Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance at the end of the fifth year. The content and curriculum for the program have been worked out jointly with leading practitioners in the field to ensure relevance of the program. The program aims to produce graduates with rigorous foundation in mathematical modeling and economics of financial markets combined with keen knowledge of business practices that will enable them to enter competitively the pool of potential employees of investment banks and other financial institutions. Graduates can also pursue a higher research degree in mathematical finance.

  • BS/MS Chemistry

    This ladder undergraduate/graduate program aims to (i) allow students to complete both the corresponding undergraduate and graduate degrees within a period of 5 years of continuous study; (ii) cater to students who seek to "fast track" to a Master's degree as prerequisite for a doctorate degree, or for preparation and advancement in industrial settings that require research in the professional practice of chemistry.

  • BS/MS Computer Science

    The programs combine our existing undergraduate programs (BS Computer Science and BS Management Information Systems) with our graduate program (MS Computer Science). No revisions in either curriculum have been made and there are no credit overlaps between two degrees. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the end of the student’s fourth year, while the graduate degree will be awarded at the end of the fifth year. In essence, the undergraduate students under the BS-MS program will take graduate courses during their senior year, so that a student can realistically complete his/her master’s degree after an additional one year and two summers. Some rearrangements have been made on the scheduling of courses during the fourth year to accommodate graduate courses, in particular.

    The BSCS-MSCS and BSMIS-MSCS five year programs would be beneficial for the students who originally wished to pursue their Masters of Science in Computer Science degree after finishing their Bachelor’s degree. The 5-year programs provide students with the opportunity to earn their Master of Science degree in 5 years along with their respective Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science or Management Information Systems. In contrast, enrolling in the graduate program after their respective 4-year college courses would allow them to finish their MSCS in approximately 6-7 years from their college freshman year. The 5-year program significantly cuts down the number of years for them to obtain the MS degree in Computer Science.

  • BS/MS Physics

     

     

School of Science and Engineering

    Department of Biology

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (Regular)

    The Ph.D. Biology is an advanced graduate biology program that focuses on modern advances in the different branches of Biology. The program covers the pertinent aspects of biology across organization levels (genetic, species, and ecosystem) with an optional track course in biodiversity. It entails a comprehensive study of the field through the allied disciplines in the life sciences: genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, taxonomy and systematics, evolution and ecology, among others. Most courses in the program are research-oriented and some have a service-learning component. The main goal of the program is to form responsible, critical, and independent-thinking leaders who are dedicated to serving the environment and society through their knowledge and practical research skills and innovations in biology.

    The Ph.D. Biology program aims to:
    1. provide the premier training in biology and the allied disciplines in the life sciences in the country;
    2. initiate and further the growth of biological research in the country; and
    3. produce professionals and leaders in research, academe, government, private industry and non-government organizations with a strong lgnatian ideal of being of service to others.

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc. Biology) are qualified to apply in the PhD Biology (Regular Program). Master of Biology (M.Bio.) (non-thesis) graduates may also qualify upon fulfilment of conditions set by the Biology Department Graduate Programs Committee (i.e. research publications, or M.Bio. special project converted to a publishable output and submitted to a journal, etc.). Non-biology M.S. degree holders may also qualify but may be required to take Biology bridging courses to be admitted to the program.

    Graduates of the B.S. Biology and B.S. Life Sciences program with honors are qualified to apply for admission to the PhD in Biology (Straight Program). However, they are required to compete an 18-unit graduate coursework (i.e. 15 units Biology core courses and three (3) units of any course from the list of specialty elective courses). Formal acceptance to the program is possible after passing the qualifying exams. (Note: Students who fail in the qualifying exams may opt to pursue a M.Sc. Biology or an M Biology degree.)

    M.Sc. in Biology students who have completed the 15-unit Biology Core Courses + a 3-unit elective course with very good academic standing (i.e. with a grade point average of 90%, or A-) may also apply to shift to the PhD Biology (Straight Program).

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (Straight)

    The Ph.D. Biology is an advanced graduate biology program that focuses on modern advances in the different branches of Biology. The program covers the pertinent aspects of biology across organization levels (genetic, species, and ecosystem) with an optional track course in biodiversity. It entails a comprehensive study of the field through the allied disciplines in the life sciences: genetics and molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, taxonomy and systematics, evolution and ecology, among others. Most courses in the program are research-oriented and some have a service-learning component. The main goal of the program is to form responsible, critical, and independent-thinking leaders who are dedicated to serving the environment and society through their knowledge and practical research skills and innovations in biology.

    The Ph.D. Biology program aims to:
    1. provide the premier training in biology and the allied disciplines in the life sciences in the country;
    2. initiate and further the growth of biological research in the country; and
    3. produce professionals and leaders in research, academe, government, private industry and non-government organizations with a strong lgnatian ideal of being of service to others.

    Graduates of the Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc. Biology) are qualified to apply in the PhD Biology (Regular Program). Master of Biology (M.Bio.) (non-thesis) graduates may also qualify upon fulfilment of conditions set by the Biology Department Graduate Programs Committee (i.e. research publications, or M.Bio. special project converted to a publishable output and submitted to a journal, etc.). Non-biology M.S. degree holders may also qualify but may be required to take Biology bridging courses to be admitted to the program.

    Graduates of the B.S. Biology and B.S. Life Sciences program with honors are qualified to apply for admission to the PhD in Biology (Straight Program). However, they are required to compete an 18-unit graduate coursework (i.e. 15 units Biology core courses and three (3) units of any course from the list of specialty elective courses). Formal acceptance to the program is possible after passing the qualifying exams. (Note: Students who fail in the qualifying exams may opt to pursue a M.Sc. Biology or an M Biology degree.)

    M.Sc. in Biology students who have completed the 15-unit Biology Core Courses + a 3-unit elective course with very good academic standing (i.e. with a grade point average of 90%, or A-) may also apply to shift to the PhD Biology (Straight Program).

  • Master in Biology Education

    The Master in Biology Education is specifically designed for science teachers of elementary and secondary schools. It does not only emphasize content, but also incorporates teaching strategies. The program seeks to address issues on learning and teaching; and current trends in biology education.

  • Master of Biology

    The Master of Biology program is designed to answer the professional needs of tertiary level biology teachers for upgrading, updating, and retooling. This is a non-thesis, straight coursework program that allows a student to finish the degree within one year and two summers, or within four summers.

  • Master of Science in Biology

    The Master of Science in Biology is a research-oriented degree that aims to prepare students for teaching and research, and for work in industry and government agencies that require expertise in the field of biology.

  • Master of Science in Science Education

    The Master of Science in Science Education program aims to better prepare in-service science teachers to teach science in an interdisciplinary manner, as prescribed in the new science curriculum. It aims to provide science teachers a solid foundation across four sciences, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, to help them cope with the demands of an integrated spiraling curriculum. The program likewise aims to enhance their skills in facilitation, classroom management, and performance assessment.

    The MS Science Education program was designed
    1. to provide a formal graduate degree program that can retrain in-service science teachers and upgrade the skills of new graduates who wish to teach science in the primary and secondary educational levels adopting the spiral progression approach;
    2. to assist science teachers so that they can meet the content and performance standards of the new science curriculum in the K + 12 basic education program;
    3. to offer relevant courses that can help teachers acquire the depth of knowledge, the appropriate educational tools and enhanced teaching skills to effectively approach science education in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner.

    The thesis is envisioned to be a research on science education, or equivalently, a collection of three papers in content, experimental design, and policy/current issues.

  • Master in Science Education

    The Master in Science Education is a non-thesis option to the Master of Science in Science Education program. The Master in Science Education program will be offered to accommodate special agreements entered into by the University with government or private scholarship funding organizations.

  • Department of Chemistry

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Standard)

    The PhD Chemistry (Standard Program) aims to (i) train students to conduct independent research and have a broad basic knowledge of all disciplines of chemistry and a more comprehensive knowledge in one specific field, and (ii) cater to students with an MS Chemistry degree or its equivalent. This program also provides flexibility with regards to the student’s background, experience, and interests.

    In order to be admitted into the program, the pre-requisite is an MS Chemistry degree or its equivalent in an allied discipline, obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning. These allied fields may include Agricultural Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geochemistry, Material Science, Molecular Biology/Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, and Physics. 

    The PhD Chemistry (Standard Program) requires 34 units, broken down as follows: required courses (6 units), electives (12 units), and a PhD dissertation (16 units). Additional requirements include language proficiency, cumulative and comprehensive examinations, a research proposal, and publications of research work.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (Straight)

    The PhD Chemistry program aims to (i) provide training that will allow the students to be able to conduct independent research and have a broad basic knowledge of all disciplines of chemistry and a more comprehensive knowledge in one specific field, and (ii) cater to outstanding undergraduate students with a BS Chemistry degree who wish to work directly toward the PhD degree.

    Undergraduate pre-requisite is a BS Chemistry degree or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning.

    The PhD Chemistry (Straight Program) requires 52 units, broken down as follows: required courses (21 units), electives (15 units), and a PhD dissertation (16 units). Additional requirements include language proficiency, cumulative and comprehensive examinations, a research proposal, and publication of research work.

  • Master of Chemistry

    This is a non-thesis coursework-based master’s program which aims to (i) provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation in advanced chemistry, without the typical emphasis on research leading to the publication of a thesis; and (ii) cater to students who seek a graduate degree for career or position advancement, increased competence in teaching or industrial settings, or other purposes related to the professional practice of chemistry.

    Undergraduate pre-requisite is a BS Chemistry degree or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning.

    The Master of Chemistry program requires 35 units, broken down as follows: required courses (17 units), electives (15 units) and a master’s project (3 units). In addition, the student is required to pass the comprehensive examinations.

  • Master of Science in Chemistry

    This is a research-based master’s program aiming to (i) provide a strong foundation in advanced chemistry and a high degree of competence in original research; and (ii) cater to students who seek a master’s degree as pre-requisite for a Doctorate degree in order to increase competency in teaching and research at the tertiary level, or preparation and advancement in industrial settings that require research in the professional practice of chemistry.

    Undergraduate pre-requisite is a BS Chemistry degree or its equivalent obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning.

    The MS Chemistry program requires 32 units, broken down as follows: required courses (20 units), electives (6 units), and MS Thesis (6 units).

  • Master of Science in Chemistry Education (Thesis)

    The MS in Chemistry Education is aimed at meeting the need for giving content courses to teachers of chemistry in colleges and high schools in the country. It is designed:
    1. to promote independent, student-centered learning;
    2. to make the independent work relevant to the needs of the students; and
    3. to facilitate timely completion of the program.

    The program consists of 32 units; 26 units are academic courses largely based in the Department of Chemistry, with possible electives from the Departments of Education, Psychology, or other science departments while the remaining 6 units are allotted to either a thesis or a two school- term project.

    Students who opt for the Thesis may concentrate on research in basic or applied Chemistry or scholarly work in the area of Chemistry Education. On the other hand, students who choose the Project Track can do two term papers (related or different) on innovations in the teaching of Chemistry, studies on chemical instrumentation and applications, and related areas. The Project Track is especially suitable for practicing teachers.

    The undergraduate prerequisite for the program is a BS in any natural or physical science. Education graduates with strong specialization in the sciences, especially in Chemistry, may also be considered for admission.

  • Master of Science in Chemistry Education (Non-Thesis)

    The MS in Chemistry Education is aimed at meeting the need for giving content courses to teachers of chemistry in colleges and high schools in the country. It is designed:
    1. to promote independent, student-centered learning;
    2. to make the independent work relevant to the needs of the students; and
    3. to facilitate timely completion of the program.

    The program consists of 32 units; 26 units are academic courses largely based in the Department of Chemistry, with possible electives from the Departments of Education, Psychology, or other science departments while the remaining 6 units are allotted to either a thesis or a two school- term project.

    Students who opt for the Thesis may concentrate on research in basic or applied Chemistry or scholarly work in the area of Chemistry Education. On the other hand, students who choose the Project Track can do two term papers (related or different) on innovations in the teaching of Chemistry, studies on chemical instrumentation and applications, and related areas. The Project Track is especially suitable for practicing teachers.

    The undergraduate prerequisite for the program is a BS in any natural or physical science. Education graduates with strong specialization in the sciences, especially in Chemistry, may also be considered for admission.

  • Department of Information Systems and Computer Science

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

    The PhD in Computer Science program is directed at highly competent students who intend to pursue careers in research and education. The program enables students to master advanced computer science theory and applications, undertake independent research that contributes to the body of knowledge, and convey expertise to younger generations of computer scientists.

  • Master in Information Technology

    The Master in Information Technology (MIT) is a non-thesis terminal program directed at information technology (IT) educators who need to upgrade their knowledge and skills. It is a content course, as opposed to an education course. It provides educators with increased training in core computer concepts, theories, and technology.

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

    The program leading to a Master of Science degree in Computer Science is research-oriented and requires full-time study. The program curriculum consists of a set of major courses and electives that provide the specialization within the program. Toward the end of the program, students submit a thesis on a selected topic.

  • Dual Degrees with Queen Mary University of London

    The dual degree programs in Data Science and Innovation through Media Arts Technology (IMAT) are jointly developed and delivered by Ateneo de Manila University and Queen Mary University of London. Students spend up to four months in London and obtain a degree from each university.  These programs are part of the Joint Development of Niche Programs (JDNP) by the British Council and the Commission of Higher Education (CHED).  

  • Department of Electronics, Computer, and Communications Engineering

  • Master of Science in Electronics Engineering

    The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering is a Research MS degree program that is structured to encourage innovative research in emerging areas of modern telecommunications, signal processing, and instrumentation. The course work is designed to this end, with six courses required for the three technical tracks in Microelectronics, Communications, and Instrumentation and Control and a flexible structure for adapting the program of study to successful research and thesis completion in a chosen area. The thesis required of all students must demonstrate innovative contributions to the technical community and mastery of a portfolio of projects as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

  • Department of Environmental Science

  • Master in Environmental Management

    During the last decade of the 20th century, a new development objective, termed “Sustainable Development,” was introduced. Governments and international agencies have now embraced this new concept of development, and also require that industry do the same. One of the key components of a sustainable development objective is environmental management. Environmental Management encompasses a broad range of sectors ranging from business, industry and finance, to national and local governments. There is an urgent need to train or retrain managers and leaders in these various sectors in EM.

    The Master in Environmental Management aims to respond to the needs of environmental management professionals from all sectors; to equip students with the basic concepts in Environmental Science and Engineering needed to undertake Environmental Management; to provide students with the essential background in Environmental Economics, Ethics, Law, and Policy; and to provide students with a wide array of courses covering various environmental management principles and practices.

    This Master’s program is conceptualized and prepared through the efforts of the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University with inputs from the Philippine Business for the Environment and the Ateneo School of Government. Moreover, the Environmental Management electives are meant to allow students to pursue a topic of interest and relevance to their line of work. As a culminating activity, students shall accomplish a Master’s Project.

    The program is open to students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any allied field. New students are admitted every First Semester.

  • Master of Science in Environmental Science

    The Master of Science in Environmental Science Program is designed to train graduate students and working professionals who hold careers in the environmental field. The curriculum ranges from basic scientific and technical courses in Environmental Science to more in-depth studies of specific environmental compartments like soil, water, air, and biota. It also incorporates courses in the social sciences such as law and policy, ethics, culture, and economics for a more holistic understanding of environmental problems. It provides students with advanced knowledge in resource conservation and pollution management; equips researchers with technical skills in identifying, analyzing, and developing innovative solutions to environmental problems; and links environmental research to policy, economic, and/or social issues. A master’s thesis will culminate the program of the student.

  • Department of Mathematics

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (Standard)

    The program is intended for individuals who have special interest in doing research in mathematics. Possible areas of specialization include Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Design Theory, Coding Theory, Financial Mathematics, Real Analysis, Stochastic Analysis and Computing.

    Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from a college of good standing and a master’s degree in mathematics from a reputable university. Their performance in both undergraduate and graduate mathematics must be satisfactory.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (Straight)

    The program is designed for individuals who wish to obtain a PhD in Mathematics but do not have a master’s degree in Mathematics.

    The applicant for this program should have a background in the four areas specified below at the level indicated:
    1. Algebra at the level of Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Gallian
    2. Linear Algebra at the level of Elementary Linear Algebra by Kolman
    3. Advanced Calculus at the level of Mathematical Analysis by Apostol
    4. Complex Analysis at the level of Complex Variables and Applications by Churchill and Brown.

    The applicant may be required to take an examination to determine his/her competence in the four areas. A student who is deficient in these requisites may be accepted into the program, subject to the approval of the Mathematics Graduate Coordinator, provided he/she takes certain subjects at the master’s level to cover his/her deficiencies.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education

    The Ateneo de Manila University School of Science and Engineering views the need to develop true researchers of mathematics education in order to respond to the many challenges of teaching and learning mathematics in the country. By offering a research-based PhD program in mathematics education, the department will be able to build a core of grounded scholars who are immersed in the real problems of teaching and learning mathematics and committed to generating solutions, new knowledge, and ideas to make mathematics teaching and learning more meaningful and productive.

    The program is designed to provide students with needed knowledge and skills for them to be able to:
    1. Educate school teachers and graduate students of mathematics education;
    2. Produce new knowledge by engaging in rigorous and meaningful research in mathematics education;
    3. Form and shape theories of mathematics education that are purposeful to the Philippine and East Asian contexts;
    4. Assume leadership roles in the field of mathematics education through the utilization of knowledge acquired from research and field experiences in mathematics education.

    This program is organized to enable students to learn the needed theories in mathematics education as well as research methodologies through rigorous courses and keen supervision by the mathematics education faculty of the department and mentors from allied departments in the Loyola Schools' The PhD in Mathematics Education degree will be awarded to students who have:
    1. Shown competence in articulating and utilizing the theories and methodologies of mathematics education;
    2. Completed a significant body of research that demonstrates an internalization of the major theories in mathematics education;
    3. Engaged in important discussions or forums that address problems and challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics relevant to the Philippine or East Asian context;
    4. Demonstrated leadership abilities in curriculum development, instructional innovation and research in mathematics education.

    The program may be completed in 3 years when taken full time. Seven years is the maximum number of years for completion.

    Applicants to this program should have finished a master’s degree in any of the following fields: mathematics education, mathematics, psychology, or socio-anthropology. Applicants to this program should be willing to take the prerequisite courses as deemed necessary by the PhD program director. It is preferable that applicants to this program have minimum teaching experience totaling two (2) years.

    Admission into the program will be in time for the intersession period. The application period is from March to April of each calendar year. If the applicant needs to take prerequisite courses, s/he may begin to do so in the months of June-July, provided that courses are offered.

  • Master of Science in Mathematics Education

    This degree program is primarily intended for upper elementary and high school mathematics teachers who want to improve their teaching skills and capacity for research by increasing their knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy. This program is also open to graduates who are intent in pursuing a career in mathematics education at the upper elementary or high school level. 

    Specifically, the program aims to: 
    1. Upgrade the teaching capability of mathematics teachers at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    2. Develop mathematics teachers’ skill in solving problems that relate to mathematics instruction, curriculum, and assessment at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    3. Provide opportunities for mathematics teachers to engage in research activities and develop the skills needed to carry out research in mathematics education

    Applicants to the program should satisfy the following: 
    1. a baccalaureate degree whose major of study is Mathematics or allied courses, such as Physics, Industrial Engineering, Psychology, Education (to be evaluated);
    2. a school teaching experience of at least 1 year. 
    3. above 70 percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test. Applicants who are below the 70th percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test will take the required non-credit courses EN212.3 and EN 212.7.

  • Master in Mathematics Education

    This degree program is primarily intended for upper elementary and high school mathematics teachers who want to improve their teaching skills by increasing their knowledge of mathematics content and pedagogy. This program is also open to graduates who are intent in pursuing a career in mathematics education at the upper elementary or high school level. Specifically, this program aims to:
    1. Upgrade the teaching capability of mathematics teachers at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    2. Develop mathematics teachers’ skills in solving problems that relate to mathematics instruction, curriculum, and assessment at the high school and upper elementary levels;
    3. Strengthen their potential as future leaders of mathematics education initiatives in the country.

    Applicants to the program should satisfy the following: 
    1. a baccalaureate degree whose major of study is Mathematics or allied courses, such as Physics, Industrial Engineering, Psychology, Education (to be evaluated);
    2. a school teaching experience of at least 1 year. 
    3. above 70 percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test. Applicants who are below the 70th percentile rank in the Verbal Subtest of the Graduate Admission Test will take the required non-credit courses EN212.3 and EN 212.7.

  • Master of Science in Mathematics

    This program is intended for individuals who wish to gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of mathematics through special courses in Analysis, Algebra, and Combinatorics. Students of this program may choose to major in Abstract or Applied Mathematics. The thesis work prepares students for doctoral level research in mathematics.

    Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in mathematics or mathematics-related program from a college of good standing and show satisfactory performance in their undergraduate math courses. Undergraduate pre-requisites are Advanced Calculus and Abstract Algebra or their equivalent.

  • Department of Physics

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (Regular)

    This program is for prospective students with a Master of Science in Physics with thesis. 

    This program aims to develop outstanding physicists who will actively pursue advance research in physics as well as regularly publish research articles in established physics journals and mentor the next generation of physicists. Prospective students of the program should have an undergraduate degree in physics or equivalent and should have taken the necessary background courses in mathematics (e.g., differential equations, vector calculus, linear algebra, complex analysis, and special functions) and advanced physics (e.g., classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics) associated to an undergraduate degree in physics. Prospective students with a master's degree in physics can opt to have some of the advanced physics and elective courses they have taken to be credited toward satisfying the requirements of the program. The program requires the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. In addition, the student is required to publish at least one research article in an ISI-listed journal.

    The regular program consists of 21 units of coursework (15 units of specialization courses and 6 units of breadth courses), 3 units of seminars and colloquia and a minimum of 12 units of dissertation research culminating in an oral defense for a total of at least 36 units for a 3-year program. The main focus of the work is on the originality of the dissertation.

    Although the amount of coursework is below 12 units per semester, it is expected that the student will join a research laboratory and engage in research work at the earliest possible time. Part-time students will require a longer time to finish the program.

  • Master of Physics

    The Master of Physics is a terminal course work (non-thesis) degree program. Students enrolled in this program who wish to pursue further studies may opt to shift to the Master of Science in Physics program before the completion of their Master of Physics degree. 

    The Master of Physics is open to researchers, college teachers, and professionals who wish to pursue careers in Physics research and education or in applied areas in industry. The program is designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of the concepts in Physics and its applications. The course work for this program reflects the current research areas of the Department, namely Environmental Physics, Photonics, and Materials Science. Students have the opportunity to specialize in their field of interest through their courses. The Master of Physics program consists of 30 units of course work. There is no thesis research required in this program.

  • Master of Physics Education

    The Master of Physics is a terminal course work (non-thesis) degree program. Students enrolled in this program who wish to pursue further studies may opt to shift to the Master of Science in Physics program before the completion of their Master of Physics degree. 

    The Master of Physics is open to researchers, college teachers, and professionals who wish to pursue careers in Physics research and education or in applied areas in industry. The program is designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of the concepts in Physics and its applications. The course work for this program reflects the current research areas of the Department, namely Environmental Physics, Photonics, and Materials Science. Students have the opportunity to specialize in their field of interest through their courses. The Master of Physics program consists of 30 units of course work. There is no thesis research required in this program.

  • Master of Science in Physics

    This program is for prospective students with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

    The Master of Science in Physics is open to students who wish to pursue careers in Physics research and education or in applied areas in the industry. The program is designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of the concepts in Physics and its applications. The course work for this program reflects the current research areas of the department, namely Environmental Physics, Photonics, and Materials Science. Under the guidance of their advisers, students have the opportunity to specialize in their field of interest through their courses and research. The MS Physics program consists of 27 units of course work and six units of thesis research and writing.

  • Master of Science in Atmospheric Science

    The Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MS AS) curriculum is founded on the classical graduate curriculum for Meteorology but allows for flexibility in accommodating the gamut of topics and fields that are beyond the scope of classical Meteorology. Proceeding from the classical foundational Meteorological courses, students tackle current atmospheric research problems from the general vantage point of either measurements (instrumentation and monitoring) and/or modeling (computer analysis). The curriculum also allows for balancing or bridging courses intended for potential students (i.e., Science, Math and Engineering students) with little or no background in Atmospheric Science. The MS AS program consists of 31 units consisting of 24 units of course work, one seminar and six units for thesis.

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