THE Mapúa University gives access to its premier engineering and information technology programs to more students with the launching of its fully online bachelor’s degree programs.

This school year, Mapúa will offer fully online bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology.

In a press briefing, Mapua University president and chief executive officer Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea explained that the fully online programs provide students much academic leeway since the courses are self-paced, allowing students to learn on their own schedule.

The programs will be delivered in a self-paced modular system wherein students can study their courses anytime and anywhere, making it ideal for working students and those residing outside Metro Manila.

Aside from modules, Mapúa will also use various learning tools, including Coursera, Wiley and Cengage e-textbooks, McGraw-Hill Connect and Aleks and Labster, among others, on its very own Cardinal Edge platform.

Mapua also noted that enrolling in a fully online program will reduce the cost for students, as it reduces some miscellaneous fees and study-associated costs such as transportation, lodging and allowance.

Students in the fully online programs will also get the same quality of education as those enrolled in regular programs since both will use the same curriculum, course and module outcomes, grading system, academic policies and requirements for admission and graduation.

With this initiative, the university targets to boost its leadership in delivering online education to reach out to more students locally and globally through the online learning space.

Interested students may enroll at any term of the academic year through the Mapúa Digital Academics web page at Content)