Because of the emerging technology markets in Asia, information technology professionals and schools to train them are in demand. Excellent schools in the Philippines, as ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, are available for students interested in information technology classes, Cisco-training courses, graduate programs or computer engineering degrees.
Mapua Institute of Technology
Founded by a graduate of Cornell University in 1925, Mapua Institute of Technology is a private college located in Manila, offering several degrees in technology. Undergraduate options include Bachelor of Science degrees in computer engineering, computer science, information systems or information technology. The university also offers a joint bachelor's and master's degree program in computer engineering and several master's programs in computer science and computer engineering.
De La Salle University
De La Salle University, a private school founded in 1911 in Manila, offers a unique undergraduate degree in mathematics with computer applications. The university also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering and a bachelor's degree in instructional systems technology, with a specialization in software technology, computer systems engineering or network engineering. De La Salle also offers bachelor's degrees in information systems and information technology. The university is the only Cisco-accredited training center in the country, where students can take expanded Cisco courses.
Ateneo de Manila University
Founded by the Jesuits' teaching order in 1859, Ateneo de Manila University is a private Catholic university in Manila. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering, applied computer systems, computer science or management of information systems. Ateneo de Manila also offers minors in interactive multimedia, enterprise systems and business intelligence. Master's and doctoral programs in computer science and information technology are also available.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines is a state-funded university in Manila with an emphasis on business and technological skills. The university offers bachelor's degrees in computer science, computer engineering and information technology, and a master's degree in information technology. The Polytechnic University of the Philippines allows students to take some classes online, which is useful in an island nation where travel is sometimes difficult.