Mindanao University of Science and Technology

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Mindanao University of Science and Technology
Mindanao University of Science and Technology.jpg
Latin: Mindanao Universitas de Scientiarum et Technology
Motto "Moral uprightness
Unselfish dedication
Social responsibility
Total quality management"
Established 1927
Type State University
President Ricardo E. Rotoras, D.Eng.
Vice-president Ruth G. Cabahug, Ph.D
Academic staff ca. 500
Admin. staff ca. 1000
Students ca. 15,000
Undergraduates ca. 8,000
Location C.M. Recto Ave., Lapasan
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

8°29′09″N 124°39′23″E / 8.485695°N 124.656522°E / 8.485695; 124.656522Coordinates: 8°29′09″N 124°39′23″E / 8.485695°N 124.656522°E / 8.485695; 124.656522
Campus Urban
Former names Misamis Oriental Trade School (1927-1952),
Mindanao School of Arts and Trades (1952-1978),
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Polytechnic State College (1978-1991),
Mindanao Polytechnic State College (1991-2009)
Colors      Blue and      Yellow
Sports Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Baseball
Affiliations

Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC),

Mindanao Association of State Colleges and Universities Foundation, Inc. (MASCUF)
Website must.edu.ph
Mindanao University of Science and Technology

Mindanao University of Science and Technology commonly known as MUST is a higher education institution in the Philippines. It was known as Mindanao Polytechnic State College until 7 January 2009 when it has achieved its university status after a long odyssey from its humble beginnings as a tradeschool in 1927.

The university offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering, science and technology with over 40 bachelors degree programs, 16 masters degree programs and 3 doctors degree programs.

Its main campus is located in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, with satellite campuses in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Oroquieta city and Panaon, Misamis Occidental.

University vision, mission, core values[edit]

Vision[edit]

The Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) is one of the country's leading providers of scientific and technological knowledge and skills.[1]

The Mission[edit]

The University shall primarily provide advanced education, higher technological, professional and advanced instruction in mathematics, science, technology, engineering, and advanced research and extension work in human resource development in critical skills and competencies required for global competitiveness. — Section 2. General Mandate, RA 9519.[1]

The Core Values[edit]

  • Moral uprightness
  • Unselfish dedication
  • Social responsibility
  • Total quality management [1]

History[edit]

Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) has achieved its university status in 7 January 2009 after a long journey from its humble beginnings as a tradeschool in 1927.

The seed of MUST gained roots through the Pre-Commonwealth Act No. 3377 known as the Vocational Act of 1927. It was named as the Misamis Oriental Trade School (MOTS) which catered to the elementary level only but eventually in 1936, it opened a secondary four-year program.

In accordance to Republic Act No. 672 of 1952, MOTS became Mindanao School of Arts and Trades (MSAT) offering trade technical curriculum. Later in 1970, the school was authorized by virtue of RA 3959 to offer Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and the Evening Opportunity Programs. In 1978, Presidential Decree 1431 upgraded the institution to Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Polytechnic State College. In 1991, it was renamed Mindanao Polytechnic State College (MPSC) and it also gained a new function – provide extension services.

The proposal to convert MPSC to MUST was presented in 1998, to the constituents of the institution and the general public. But the bill failed to prosper due to the moratorium on the creation of SUCs in the country (1998), Senate adjournment (2003); and the bill named HB 4914 was filed during the 13th Congress but was not finalized.

In 2006, Cong. Rufus Rodriguez filed House Bill 4914. On October 3, 2008, the historic Senate Public Hearing happened at the university gymnasium with Sen. Miguel Zubiri as the presiding officer. Eventually, the Senate and Congress approved the bill in December 2008.

On January 7, 2009 Republic Act No. 9519 was signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the MUST Gymnasium. The occasion was graced by senators, congressmen, local officials, civic organizations, GOs, private sectors, higher education institutions and stakeholders. [2]

Milestones and Timeline[edit]

  • 1927 Pre-Commonwealth Act No. 3377 known as the Vocational Act of 1927 established Misamis Oriental Trade School (MOTS) operating at the elementary level. In 1936, the intermediate program was replaced with the four-year secondary trade program.
  • 1952 Republic Act No. 672 converted MOTS into the Mindanao School of Arts and Trades (MSAT) offering two-year trade technical education. In 1970, Republic Act of 3959 authorized the offering of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education and the Evening Opportunity Programs.
  • 1978 Presidential Decree 1431 converted MSAT to Don Mariano Marcos Memorial Polytechnic State College (DMMMPSC) with the mission "to provide quality relevant and trained human resources and to promote research supportive to the industrialization of Northern Mindanao."
  • 1991 Republic Act No. 7102 renamed DMMMPSC to Mindanao Polytechnic State College (MPSC) with the addition of the third function of the college — extension services — in the original mission.
  • 1995 Proposal for Mindanao University of Science and Technology was presented to the faculty and staff, students, PTA officials, and the general public. In 2002, Congressman John Michael C. Luzon of the Lone District of Cagayan de Oro filed House Bill No. 4582 for the conversion of MUST. The House Sub-Committee on Higher Education approved the bill in 2003.
  • 2009 Republic Act No. 9519 converted Mindanao Polytechnic State College (MPSC) into a university. MPSC will now be known as Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST).[3]
  • In February 2011, during the MUST days, Rufus Rodriguez said that a bill will be drafted to transform MUST into University of Science and Technology in the Philippines (USTP).[4]

General Mandate[edit]

The University shall primarily provide advanced education, higher technological, professional instruction and advanced instruction in mathematics, science, technology, engineering, and advanced research and extension work in human resource development in critical skills and competencies required for global competitiveness.[5] (Republic Act 9519)

Academic Programs offered in the Main Campus[edit]

The four or five year, full-time undergraduate programs[6] comprise a majority of enrollments at the university and emphasizes instruction with an "engineering, sciences and technology focus."

MUST's academic programs operate on a semester calendar beginning in early June and ending in late March.

Doctors degree programs[edit]

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences
    • major in Applied Mathematics
    • major in Mathematics Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education
    • major in Chemistry

College of Policy Studies, Education and Management

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Planning and Management
  • Doctor in Technology Education
  • Doctor in Public Administration

Masters degree programs[edit]

College of Engineering and Architecture

  • Master of Engineering Sciences

College of Industrial and Information Technology

  • Master in Information Technology

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Master in Science in Science Education
    • major in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Teaching Physical Sciences
  • Master of Science in Technology Communication Management

College of Policy Studies, Education and Management

  • Master in Arts in Educational Planning Management
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Master in Arts in Special Education Teaching
  • Master in Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Master in Technical Teacher Education

Bachelors degree programs[edit]

College of Engineering and Architecture

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

College of Industrial and Information Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Automotive and Mechanical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electro-Mechanical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
    • major in Architectural Drafting Technology
    • major in Automotive Engineering Technology
    • major in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with CCNA curriculum
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Design and Fabrication Technology

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physical Sciences Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences
    • major in Applied Mathematics
    • major in Mathematics Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Communication Management

College of Policy Studies and Education Management

  • Bachelor in Elementary Education
    • major in Special Education
  • Bachelor in Secondary Education
    • major in Technology and Livelihood Education
    • major in Mathematics
    • major in Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor in Technician Teacher Education
  • Bachelor in Public Administration

Professional programs[edit]

  • Certificate of Teaching
  • Diploma in Special Education Teaching
  • Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP)
  • CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Center for Local Governance
  • Implementor of Promoting English Proficiency (PEP) Project in Mindanao

Vocational Education and Training programs[edit]

  • Automotive Servicing
  • Commercial Cooking
  • Computer Hardware Servicing & Networking
  • Electronics Servicing
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Welding Technology

Upcoming programs[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Chemistry

Academic Programs offered in Satellite Campuses[edit]

The flagship university in Cagayan de Oro offers the largest number of degree programs, and the satellite campuses are known to lead and specialize in specific programs.[7]

Jasaan Campus[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor in Secondary Education
    • major in Technology and Livelihood Education
  • Three-Year Technician Program

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Panaon Campus[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Resource Technology and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology
  • Bachelor in Elementary Education
  • Diploma in Information Technology

Oroqueta Campus[edit]

  • Bachelor of Science Education major in Technology and Livelihood Education
  • Diploma in Information Technology

Accreditation[edit]

Accreditation of academic programs have been conducted by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). Some programs reach as high as level III.[8] The competent accreditation status provided MUST with COE and COD grants from CHED.

Program Level (Accreditation status) Duration of validity of Accreditation Status
  • Technician Teacher Education
  • Industrial Technology
Qualified for Level III January 2008 - December 2008
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
Level III Accredited August 2010
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
Level III Accredited March 2013
  • Civil Engineering
Level I Accredited December 1, 2005 - November 30, 2008
  • Computer Engineering
  • Science (Applied Physical Sciences)
  • Science (Mathematical Science)
Level I Accredited December 16, 2006 - December 15, 2009
  • Graduate: Doctoral (Educational Planning & Mgmt.)
  • Graduate: Doctoral (Technology Education)
  • Graduate: Doctoral (Mathematical Science)
  • Graduate: Master’s (MS-Teaching Mathematics)
  • Graduate: Master’s (Teaching App. Phy. Sci.)
  • Graduate: Master's (Technician Teacher Education)
  • Graduate: Master's (Educational Planning & Mgmt.)
  • Graduate: Master's (MS-Math Sci.)
Level I Accredited December 16, 2007 - December 15, 2010

The University Seal[edit]

The seal of MUST [9] is the official device used by the university as its official symbol and mark for its legal and public documents and publications. The current seal in use was chosen through the MUST seal making contest after the school granted university status.

The MUST seal
  • The navy blue symbolizes importance, confidence, power, authority, intelligence and stability.
  • The color white symbolizes purity, cleanliness and peace.
  • The sun is an emblem of glory and brilliance. It also symbolizes hope, happiness, life, spirituality and optimism.
  • The globe represents the global community which the university aims to serve, and it also symbolizes the global competitiveness.
  • The laurel symbolizes triumph, hope and victory.
  • The atom and the gear represents "Science and Technology" which are considered flagship degrees of the University.
  • The year 1927 indicates the founding year of the University.

Former seal[edit]

  • The portions colored red, yellow and blue represent the flag of the Philippines hung vertically.
  • The book and the torch symbolize the education that every student wants to acquire from this College.
  • The gear represents technology which is considered as the flagship course of this College.
  • The 24-toothed gear symbolizes the 24-hour service of the College to the community.
  • The year 1927 shown inside the book represents the year when MPSC was founded.
  • Designed by former resident Architectural Drafting Professor, Eliezer Novicio Arnejo.

Semi-government status[edit]

Although MUST is enlisted as one of the then-inexpensive major state university in the Philippines, tuition and matriculation fees continue to rise in the past decade. Government subsidy has been gradually withdrawn as it is now a semi-government state university. In a semester, student expenses reach as high as 50% of that of nearby private universities (e.g., Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan, Liceo de Cagayan University, Capitol University). As of 2007, only 75 million pesos was appropriated for general administration and support, support to operations, and other operations by the budget department.[10]

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