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Academic Load

Academic Load
The MTM program requires the completion of twenty-one (21) units of core courses, nine (9) units of elective courses, and six (6) units for a major project in technology management.  Alternatively, the student may also take free electives in other fields, as listed here.

The normal study load of a full-time student in the Master of Technology Management (MTM) program is nine (9) to twelve (12) units per semester of formal graduate courses.

Tuition fees are at P2,000.00 per academic unit.

Unless otherwise indicated, each course in the MTM program is equivalent to three (3) units of academic workload.



Courses are offered on a semestral basis. The schedule of classes are convenient and suitable for working students, as they are held once a week, in the evenings (6:00-9:00 p.m.) during weekdays, and on whole days (schedules starting from 9:00 a.m. and onwards) during Saturdays.

The academic calendar is divided into two semesters:

  • First Semester – June to October
  • Second Semester – November to March

The application period for the graduate programs in Technology Management is from December to the first Sunday of February of the succeeding year. February to March is the processing period and deliberation of accepted applicants is on the second week of April. The summer workshops for incoming students are scheduled during the months of April and May. The UPTMC admits new students during the first semester only.


The numerical grading system used for the MTM program conforms to the standards, rules and regulations of the University. The grading system for graduate courses is as follows:

1.00 Excellent
1.25 – 1.50 Very Good
1.75 – 2.00 Good
2.25 – 2.50 Satisfactory
2.75 – 3.00 Pass
4.00 Conditional Failure
INC. Incomplete
5.00 Fail
  • A grade of 3.0 is a passing grade and the student earns credit when he/she obtains a grade of 3.0 or better.
  • To remain in good academic standing must maintain a cumulated weighted average grade (CWAG) of 2.0 or better in his/her course work at the end of each academic year until the completion of the program of study. The student’s CWAG shall be computed by the Student Records Evaluator (SRE) and reported to the Graduate Committee on Technology Management.
  • All grades of 5.0 will be included in the computation of the CWAG. Grades of INC must be completed within the academic year from the end of the semester when the grade of INC was received. If a student fails to do so within the required period of time, he/she must re-enroll in the course.
  • The CWAG shall be based on all courses taken by the student under his/her approved program of study, including those taken in compliance with the Maximum Residence Rule.

Failure to Satisfy Grade Requirement

A student who fails to satisfy the grade requirement at the end of the academic year shall be disqualified from the program, unless the Graduate Committee decides on justifiable grounds and upon recommendation of the student’s program adviser, to waive the rule to allow the student to improve his/her CWAG.

Certificate of Attendance in Lieu of Degree

If a student fails to obtain the required CWAG for good standing upon the completion of the program, he/she shall instead be given, upon his/her application, a Certificate of Attendance or a True Copy of Grades of units earned in the program.


The comprehensive examination is a written examination which must be taken by the student in the MTM program. A student is eligible to apply for the examination provided that:

  1. The application can be made during his/her last semester of course work, or after completing all of the core courses;
  2. He/she has a CWAG of “2.0” or better in all his/her courses, including those courses taken to comply with the Maximum Residency Rules (MRR); and
  3. The foreign language requirement is satisfied, if any (for non-English speaking foreign students).

The results of the examination will be officially reported by the chairman of the Committee to the UPTMC Director.

If the student passes the examination, he/she qualifies for graduation. If the student fails, he/she shall be allowed to take a second comprehensive examination, within one year after the first examination and if he/she fails for the second time, an oral comprehensive examination is given a week after the release of the results of the comprehensive examination.  Failure to pass the oral examination shall disqualify the student from the program.