About the School
Information Technology has come a long way since the dawn of the information age. More and more educational institutions are looking into it as a central focus of their academic offerings.
An inevitable chasm between the industry and the academic is established but the responsibility lies heavily in education.
In line with the far reaching transformation of Mapúa University, the School of Information Technology recognizes its value as an integral part of molding individuals that will be innovators in the field of Information Technology.
Founded in 2000, Mapúa’s School of Information Technology (SoIT) continues to grow as one of the premier IT educational institutions in the country. Throughout the past decade, the school has achieved tremendous success.
From a single program of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, the School of IT now caters 4 undergraduate programs: Computer Science (CS), Entertainment and Multimedia Computing (EMC), Information Systems (IS), and Information Technology (IT); 2 graduate programs in Computer Science and Information Technology; and 1 post-graduate program in Computer Science.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted the school as a “Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education” where three of its programs – BS Computer Science, BS Information Systems and BS Information Technology – were granted accreditation by US-based ABET Computing Accreditation Commission and the Philippine Computing Society Information and Computing Accreditation Board (PICAB).
The School of IT is located at 333 Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue corner Nicanor Garcia Street, Barangay Bel-Air, City of Makati. The Institute’s 8,500-square-meter campus in Makati City is a three-storey building along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia) and is easily accessible via passenger jeepneys, buses, and cars.
The campus lobby has four units of 32” LED monitors and two units of 46” LED monitors, where announcements and other important events are posted to keep the students informed and up-to-date. The school is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to support its programs such as specialized computer laboratories in Cisco and HP-UNIX and one Apple and several Windows computer laboratories. Its library is equipped with a multimedia room, OPAC, and online databases of periodicals, general references among others.