Mapúa University’s college department follows the Quarterm. Its academic calendar is divided into four quarters lasting 11 weeks each.
Mapúa’s implementation of the Quarterm has shown improved performance among its students. Students get to focus more with less courses to take each term, which means less shifting of gears as they juggle study hours for different courses. With Quarterm, students have the option to finish a semester system five-year program in just about four years and a semester system four-year program in just about three years.
Mapúa University’s senior high school department follows a semester system. Its academic year has two terms lasting 20 weeks each.