/ 2 April 2024

THE Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology opened three new graduate programs for the first semester of Academic Year 2024-2025.

Through the College of Engineering, the university will offer MS Robotics, MS Electronic Engineering, and MS Chemical Engineering under the DOST-Engineering Research and Development for Technology scholarship.

The new graduate programs were approved by the MSU Board of Regents last year, through BOR Resolution No. 128, S. 2023.

“With this expansion, COE now offers a total of seven master’s degree programs. The addition of these newly supported programs aims to foster the growth of skills and knowledge in these vital sectors within the country,” MSU-IIT said.

“This push is expected to stimulate research, development, and innovation, thus contributing to advancements in these fields,” it added.

The Engineering Research and Development for Technology is a consortium of eight member universities in the country (of which MSU-IIT holds membership) that offer master’s and doctoral degrees in various engineering fields, according to the university.

COE Dean Maria Sheila Ramos said there will be fifteen slots allotted for the scholarship, with five designated for each program.

Meanwhile, Ramos mentioned the college is considering expanding its graduate programs, with plans underway for proposing an MS in Sustainability Engineering and an MS in Biomedical Engineering.