Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, Mapúa Tech or simply Mapúa) is a non-sectarian, research oriented, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila and in Makati.
It was founded by the first registered Filipino architect, Don Tomas Mapua, in 1925, a graduate of Cornell University.
Mapua Institute of Technology is a source of architects, engineers, and science graduates and produces high achievers in the architectural and engineering fields as Mapúa Institute of Technology specializes in these fields in the undergraduate and graduate levels, aside from its widening range of undergraduate programs such as Psychology, Computer Science, Digital Cinema, Multimedia Arts and Sciences, Technical Communication(New Program), Information Technology, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Hotel & Restaurant Management, and Nursing.
The Institute has been granted with the Level IV Accredited Status to its Civil Engineering program by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), which is one of the first engineering programs to be accorded such status. In addition, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recently recognized Mapúa’s Mechanical Engineering (ME), Computer Engineering (CpE) and Electronics Engineering (ECE) programs as Centers of Development for Engineering (COD).
1. The campus has a simulated hospital for the School of Health Sciences and equipment to support the Information Technology programs.
2. Today, MIT is the biggest engineering school in the Philippines, with at least 15,000 students.
3. Mapúa is also the first Philippine and Southeast Asian educational institution to have ABET certification, rendering the Institute to be at par with US-based colleges and universities.