Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology

Introduction

Overview

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Through our six institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, we offer 185 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 6). Our students are prepared for careers in different sectors of the economy or for higher education.

We collaborate closely with local industries to ensure that the knowledge, skills and competencies within our curricula are appropriate and relevant to a dynamic and forward-looking economy. This relationship stimulates the College’s success - our programmes are flexible, relevant and responsive to the aspirations of our students and the needs of industries, which are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of a changing global economy.

New MCAST structure to Benefit Students

MCAST has a wide ranging and unique remit in the post-secondary sector offering courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 6. Within the Malta Qualifications Framework, MCAST provides Level 1 and 2 Foundation programmes for students who may have left formal schooling without any formal qualifications with the aim of helping them to at least achieve a Level 3 Vocational qualification and possibly even more. MCAST also provides Level 4 courses to students who may wish to enter employment at the technician level or who may aspire to continue their studies at a higher degree level. Finally, MCAST offers courses at Level 5 and 6 in which students aim to achieve a first degree.

All of these different levels are an important and vital part of MCAST’s mission. In order to strengthen each one of these different levels, it has been felt that MCAST’s structure needs to develop further in order to cater in a better manner for the needs of our students at different levels.

MCAST will remain as one organisation incorporating all these levels and emphasising the possibility of one continuous and strong pathway between the different levels. In order to strengthen its focus on the different needs of students at these different levels, MCAST will be introducing three colleges under the MCAST umbrella namely the Foundation College, the Technical College and the University College.

Foundation College

The Foundation College focuses on providing the best curricula and learning pedagogies for candidates following courses at MQF/EQF Levels 1, 2 and 3 by addressing their specific needs and preparing them for further education at the Technical College.

Technical College

The Technical College provides further programmes of study at MQF/EQF Level 4 in closer collaboration with industry. The Advanced Diplomas on offer prepares our students with the right knowledge, skills and competences in order to take up technical positions within industry or progress to the University College should they prefer to do so. Our Level 4 programmes incorporate a wide range of apprenticeships in various fields of studies thus enabling our students to also gain practical work experience while studying.

University College

The University College caters for higher education programmes and vocational degrees while also working in close collaboration with industry in order to provide professionals that are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the needs of the local industry.

The Institutes and Centres provide all the technical and professional expertise towards the delivery of all programmes at MCAST while having the main aim of driving forward all the areas of study under their respective responsibility with an outlook towards the future. This corporate structure enables each College to create focused strategies that address the specific needs of students at each level while maintaining a healthy dialogue with all interested stakeholders in order to provide the best programmes for the needs of the local economy and society.

why MCAST?

  • A rewarding career

We don’t just prepare you for examinations.

We collaborate with the leading industry players to give you hands-on training in the latest best practices and technologies. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and put what you learn in the classroom to practice in our workshops, laboratories and in real work settings, through placements and apprenticeships.

Our ultimate goal is to give you the skills and experiences required to help you achieve the thriving career you are aspiring for.

  • A world of opportunities

Every year, we provide training opportunities to over 6,000 full-time students.

New programmes are constantly added to our list of courses to give you more new training options to choose from. If you are determined to advance in your career, we have the training programme that's made for you.

  • A caring and vibrant Campus

We believe that education is not simply a matter of qualifications and technical skills. We are committed to help you develop into responsible, enthusiastic adults with strong social values. Beyond the classroom, at MCAST you will be participating in sport, cultural and other fun activities that help you make new friends, gain confidence and improve your teamwork and communication skills.

You will also have opportunities to join national and international competitions and events, as well as to gain invaluable experience through international student exchange programmes. If you are going through a difficult moment in life, we provide you with a wide range of personal care and support services.

  • International Centre of Excellence

We were the first educational institution in Europe to be certified as an International Centre of Excellence by the renowned international body EDEXCEL.

Our ongoing commitment to upgrade the quality of all our services and to provide you with an enjoyable learning experience includes the introduction of the latest teaching technologies, the employment of experienced lecturers and administrative staff, as well as extensive investment in state-of-the-art equipment.

We are currently implementing three EU-funded projects, worth over €20 million, to continue upgrading the quality of all our existing programmes, and introduce new ones.

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Control Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Malta Paola

The aim of this degree is to develop professional engineers who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry. [+]

Course Description The aim of this degree is to develop professional engineers who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry. Moreover, graduates from this course will be suitably prepared to embark on careers or further their studies. Control engineering is, from many perspectives, at the peak of the various engineering disciplines. Indeed, many engineering problems involve the processing of information of some form in order to control some system or variable within a more complex system. Giving students a good preparation in control engineering increases their attractiveness to industry. Assessment The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning of the content has taken place. For each unit delivered students will be assigned a mixture of home-based and time-constrained assignment in class. At the end of the course students will also present their thesis. Programme Learning Outcomes Design and implement hardware and firmware for embedded systems applications Analyse and design complex electronic control systems for various engineering applications Manage projects involving the installation and maintenance of engineering systems Contribute in the development of research projects in the field of electronics and control engineering. Core Study Units Digital Signal Processing Signals and Systems Analogue Electronics Control Systems Theory Practical Control Engineering Microcontrollers Software Design and Analysis Entrepreneurship Project Management IT and Networking Fundamentals Mathematics Mechatronics for Manufacturing Cells Quality Assurance Power Electronics – Generic Circuits and Power Supply Applications Power Electronics – Motor Drives Programming for Engineers Practical Mixed Signal Electronics Design Advanced Digital Control Thesis Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or MCAST Diploma in Industrial Electronics – Level 4 or MCAST Diploma in Computer Engineering – Level 4 or MCAST Diploma in Green Energy Technologies – Level 4 or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Levels: Physics and Mathematics (Pure or Applied) Career Opportunities Design engineer Electronics engineer Electrical engineer [-]

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Malta Paola

The aim of this degree is to develop qualified engineers who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry. [+]

The aim of this degree is to develop qualified engineers who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry. Moreover, these graduates will be suitably prepared to embark on careers or further their studies abroad. Electronics is still a highly relevant and attractive technological field that has evolved at a rapid rate. This interdisciplinary field is practically used in every aspect of modern life as exemplified by the advances in computers and communications. The course will bring students in contact with the modern technologies and gives an in-depth mix of knowledge and skills. Assessment The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning of the content has taken place. For each unit delivered students will be assigned a mixture of home-based and time-constrained assignment in class. At the end of the course students will also present their thesis. Core Study Units Digital Signal Processing Signals and Systems Analogue Electronics Control Systems Theory Advanced Digital Electronics Microcontrollers Software Design and Analysis Entrepreneurship Advanced VHDL IT and Networking Fundamentals Mathematics Design with FPGAs Advanced Microcontroller Applications and Digital Signal Processing Power Electronics – Generic Circuits and Power Supply Applications Power Electronics – Motor Drives Programming for Engineers Practical Mixed Signal Electronics Design DSP Applications Thesis Programme Learning Outcomes Design and implement hardware and firmware for embedded systems applications Design and evaluate complex analogue and digital electronic circuits to meet set specifications for various engineering applications Manage projects involving the installation and maintenance of engineering systems Contribute in the development of research projects in the field of electronic engineering. Career Opportunities Design engineer Electronic engineer Electrical engineer [-]

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This Mechanical Engineering degree provides you with a solid understanding of relevant engineering fundamentals and prepares you for a broad range of career choices in the manufacturing field. [+]

This Mechanical Engineering degree provides you with a solid understanding of relevant engineering fundamentals and prepares you for a broad range of career choices in the manufacturing field. The programme is structured around studies which will develop in students a firm understanding of principles and disciplines which are needed in the modelling, measuring, analysis and design of mechanical and thermal components and systems. On completing the course, graduates are expected to demonstrate that they have assimilated the professional skills necessary for formulating and executing design projects, for teamwork, and for effective communication. Assessment The course will be assessment based. Core Study Units Entrepreneurship Maths Materials and Processes in Manufacturing Mechanics of Machines Vibrations Software for Design Control Engineering Production Technology Electrical Technology Practice 1 Programme Learning Outcomes Take decisions based on pertinent information related to the manufacturing processes Manage the operational function of a manufacturing organisation Source, validate and apply information to find solutions to engineering related issues Design products, the manufacturing systemsand facilities required for the production of products. Career Opportunities Manufacturing process designer Entrepreneur Quality control manager Research technologist Production planner [-]

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This degree course in Mechanical Engineering is relevant to a range of industries, since it covers the key mechanical engineering principles and subject areas, such as design, mechanics, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, materials for the plant engineer. [+]

Course Description This degree course in Mechanical Engineering is relevant to a range of industries, since it covers the key mechanical engineering principles and subject areas, such as design, mechanics, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, materials for the plant engineer. The course is therefore wideranging and it will develop your ability to apply these principles to solve engineering problems in a variety of work environments and business concerns. Entrepreneurship, manufacturing management and sustainability are also studied, beyond the traditional purely technical aspects of this programme. Assessment The course will be assessment based. Programme Learning Outcomes Analyse a variety of mechanical engineering issues using mathematical and scientific knowledge Comprehend the operations and rectify failures of a large variety of equipment Take structured and responsible decisions that will lead to effective and efficient solutions Understand complex electronically controlled systems. Core Study Units Entrepreneurship Maths Materials for Plant Engineers Thermo and Fluid Dynamics Plant Typology Electronics/Control Mechanics of Machines Vibrations Plant Design Practice 1 Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering or MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering or MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or MCAST Diploma for Polymer Process Technicians or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Levels: Physics and Mathematics (Pure or Applied) As from Intake 2016, entry requirements will be: MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Levels: Physics and Mathematics (Pure or Applied) Career Opportunities Assistant to research engineer Project leader Entrepreneur Mechanical engineering systems designer Mechanical engineering analyst [-]

BSc

Bachelor of Science in Building Services Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This course aims to provide learners with the management skills and technical knowledge associated with the diverse and challenging building services engineering industry. [+]

This course aims to provide learners with the management skills and technical knowledge associated with the diverse and challenging building services engineering industry. The programme aims to equip the learners with the necessary design and evaluation techniques to make professional judgements on technological, social and ethical issues during planning and the execution of building services projects. Environmental and technical issues are covered within specialist units designed for this programme. Learners are also expected to be more independent, with a significant amount of research and self-study, directed both within and outside the Institute environment. Assessment Modules will be assessed by means of formative and summative assessments. Assessments will consist of coursework in written form, practical tasks and time-constrained tests. Additionally, learners will be assessed on their dissertation. Core Study Units Entrepreneurship Mathematical Methods Advanced Project Management Sustainable Buildings Advanced building services installation design Specialist Units Thermo and fluid dynamics Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Renewable energy sources Programme Learning Outcomes Examine and coordinate installation, design and maintenance requirements of building services in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings; of construction, and of civil engineering projects Analyse and evaluate sustainable design options for buildings Understand and compare construction materials in terms of properties, behaviour and characteristics Apply technical skills and knowledge associated with energy efficient and renewable energy technologies for the energy demands of buildings. Career Opportunities Design Manager in Building Services Construction Site Manager Quality Assurance Manager Quantity Surveyor Estate and Facilities Manager Building Services Installation and Design Manager Tendering and Estimating Manager [-]

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Technology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This degree is geared towards those students who envisage a career in applied chemical sciences and related industries. The programme will offer an opportunity for students to gain a foundation in the core chemistry concepts and the manufacture of chemical products, such as pharmaceuticals, polymers, foods, beverages and petrochemicals. [+]

This degree is geared towards those students who envisage a career in applied chemical sciences and related industries. The programme will offer an opportunity for students to gain a foundation in the core chemistry concepts and the manufacture of chemical products, such as pharmaceuticals, polymers, foods, beverages and petrochemicals. The knowledge, skills and competencies attained give the individuals an opportunity to succeed in employment in a wide range of manufacturing and processing industries, consulting firms, government, research and educational institutions. The course will expose students to the development and design of chemical processes at different scales and creates a bridge between science and manufacturing, by applying the principles of chemistry and engineering to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals. The programme also provides opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher level skills in a scientific and technological context, providing learners to develop a range of skill and attributes essential for successful performance in professional working life. The programme will be delivered over a three year period during which the student will be engaged in a number of lectures, tutorials, practical investigations, work placements and projects. Assessment Various modes of assessments will be used. Core Study Units Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Chemical Laboratory Techniques Analysis of Scientific Data and Information Introduction to Chemical Engineering Principles of Spectroscopy and Chromatography Analytical Chemistry Environmental Chemical Analysis Industrial Chemistry Medicinal Chemistry Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Quality Assurance and Quality Control Nanotechnology Laboratory Management Project for Applied Science Work-based Experience Mathematics for Chemists (Key Skill 1) Scientific English (Key Skill 2) Process modelling & computing Fundamentals of Engineering and Process Engineering Transport phenomena Chemical Reactor Engineering Separation Processes Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Mechanical Operation Entrepreneurship Dissertation Programme Learning Outcomes Understand theoretical aspects of fundamental and specialized chemistry subjects and apply the acquired knowledge to solve complex problems encountered in the chemical industry. Understand the processes involved in the research and development of chemical manufacturing activities. Understand the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants and appreciate the need of health and safety and environmental considerations. Know how to manage a quality system and understand the typical duties of laboratory managers in different types of laboratory. Career Opportunities Senior Laboratory Analyst Laboratory Administrator Validation Specialist Chemical Plant Administrator [-]

Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Networks

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This course is intended for students who would like to pursue a career in the ever changing world of computer systems and networks. [+]

Course Description This course is intended for students who would like to pursue a career in the ever changing world of computer systems and networks. In this course, students will be exposed to enterprise network technologies, data centre operations, service provider networks, information security, virtualisation and cloud computing technologies. Due importance will also be given to emerging technologies which students will find being implemented when they start working in industry. A hands on approach is adopted throughout this course. Study/Course Delivery The course is based around an in-person training by qualified lecturers and is a mix of lectures and supervised practical work both in class and in specialised labs whenever necessary. Additionally each student will be working on a thesis, where a lecturer will be assigned to supervise the work. It is very important to be understood that at this level a significant proportion of the work will be self study and research work by the students outside school hours. Without a serious commitment and additional study students will find it very difficult to progress through the programme. Assessment Each module is assessed through four assignments of various types – class, home, practical. Similar to the other programmes a student must achieve a certain number of Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria. In addition to that a final thesis must be produced. Programme Learning Outcomes Apply the principles of network security and digital forensics to ensure a secure networking environment Administer a database with autonomy and responsibility Explain the inner working of the operating systems Design and deploy advanced LAN and WAN systems. Core Study Units 1. Database Administration (I) 2. Networking Concepts 3. Computer Platforms 4. Security Fundamentals 5. Server Administration (Double Module) 6. Database Administration (II) 7. LAN Switching 8. Advanced Scripting 9. Virtualization 10. Wireless Area Networks 11. Network Security & Penetration Testing 12. Advanced Routing 13. Ethical Hacking 14. Content Management Systems 15. Wireless Networks 16. Computer Forensics 17. Project 18. Mathematics for IT 19. Entrepreneurship 20. Communication and Networking Principles 21. Network Operating Systems 22. Network Security and Digital Forensics 23. Database Administration (III) 24. Advanced Network Infrastructure & WAN Technologies 25. Dissertation Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT or MCAST Diploma in Computer Engineering - Level 4 or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Level: Computing. Compulsory A-Level or I-Level: one subject from Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics Career Opportunities Systems administrator Middle management help desk and support Middle management technical support [-]

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This degree course gives you opportunities to explore management skills and technical knowledge associated with the diverse and challenging tasks that are in continuous change with the introduction of new materials to meet zero energy buildings and various integrated design concepts including precast techniques. [+]

This degree course gives you opportunities to explore management skills and technical knowledge associated with the diverse and challenging tasks that are in continuous change with the introduction of new materials to meet zero energy buildings and various integrated design concepts including precast techniques. In addition, the programme empowers you with necessary design and evaluation techniques to be able to make professional judgments on technical, social and ethical issues during the planning and execution of construction projects. By the end of the programme, you will be able to work independently, with a significant amount of research and self-directed learning, both within and outside the institute environment. Assessment Modules will be assessed by means of formative and summative assessments. Assessments will consist of coursework in written form, practical tasks and time-constrained tests. Additionally, learners will be assessed on their dissertation. Core Study Units Advanced Project Management Sustainable Buildings Estates and Facilities Management Materials Building Services Installation and Design Mathematical methods Advanced Construction and Civil Engineering Technology Entrepreneurship Research Methods Dissertation Programme Learning Outcomes Evaluate and design management techniques in the construction and built environment sector Analyse and evaluate sustainable design options for buildings Understand and compare construction materials in terms of properties, behaviour and characteristics Examine and coordinate installation, design and maintenance requirements of building services in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings; of construction and of civil engineering projects. Career Opportunities Design Manager Construction Site Manager Project Manager Quality Assurance Manager Quantity Surveyor Geospatial Engineering Manager Estate and Facilities Manager Tendering and Estimating Manager Accuracy Control Manager [-]

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering (Civil Engineering)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This degree course gives you opportunities to explore management skills and technical knowledge associated with the diverse and challenging tasks that are in continuous change with [+]

Course Description This degree course gives you opportunities to explore management skills and technical knowledge associated with the diverse and challenging tasks that are in continuous change with the introduction of new materials to meet zero energy buildings and various integrated design concepts. In addition, the programme empowers you with necessary design and evaluation techniques to be able to make professional judgments on technical, social and ethical issues during the planning and execution of construction projects. The Civil Engineering specialised units are for those who are interested in site Spatial Engineering, Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics and Structural Analysis. By the end of the programme, you will be able to work independently, with a significant amount of research and self-directed learning, both within and outside the Institute environment. Programme Learning Outcomes Evaluate and design managerial functions in the construction and the built environment sector Analyse and evaluate sustainable design options for buildings/ civil engineering tasks Understands and compare construction materials in terms of properties, behaviour and characteristics Examine and coordinate design development, maintenance and renovation for residential, commercial, industrial and civil engineering projects Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) or MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Levels: Physics and Mathematics (Pure or Applied) Career Opportunities Design Manager Construction Site Manager Project Manager Quality Assurance Manager Quantity Surveyor Geospatial Engineering Manager Estate and Facilities Manager Tendering and Estimating Manager Accuracy Control Manager Land Surveying Manager [-]

Bachelor of Science in Electronic Communications

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

The objective of this programme is that of developing professionals who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry especially in the field of electronic communications. Moreover these graduates will be suitably prepared to embark on careers or further their studies abroad. [+]

The objective of this programme is that of developing professionals who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry especially in the field of electronic communications. Moreover these graduates will be suitably prepared to embark on careers or further their studies abroad. Communications is one of the fastest moving technological fields that require constant updating. This course has been designed with that concept in mind and therefore strives to give candidates a sufficient solid foundation in the fundamental concepts to be in a position to further upgrade your knowledge and skills. This interdisciplinary field is practically used in every aspect of modern life as exemplified by the advances in computers and communications. The course will bring you in contact with modern technologies. Assessment The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning of the content has taken place. For each unit delivered students will be assigned a mixture of home-based and time-constrained assignment in class. At the end of the course students will also present their dissertation. Core Study Units Mathematics for Communications Engineers Applied Electromagnetics for Communications Engineers Telecommunications Principles Data Communications and Standards Communications Systems Communications Signal Processing Signals and Systems Entrepreneurship Thesis Programme Learning Outcomes Develop hardware and software solutions in the field of communications engineering Design and implement wired and wireless communication systems Use specialised equipment for the analysis of digital and analogue signals present in communication systems Contribute in the development of research projects in the field of communications engineering. Career Opportunities Communications engineer Networks engineer Design engineer [-]

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

The protection of natural resources, CO2 emissions, climate change and its effects, and demographic changes, are increasingly important topics in the local and international context. [+]

Course Description The protection of natural resources, CO2 emissions, climate change and its effects, and demographic changes, are increasingly important topics in the local and international context. This degree course covers the national and global challenges of today and of the future, and includes a high level of interdisciplinary collaboration. The course of study is a merging of classical engineering with natural sciences. Environmental engineering deals with engineering solutions for environmentally relevant challenges of our future. This course will provide students with the ability to use problem solving approaches for dealing with ecological and technical challenges, in order to creatively arrive at a situation of resource sustainability. The course is a challenging, technically-oriented programme that offers students a broad range of fields of application. Environmental engineers can be active in the planning, construction and operation of environmentally technological facilities, in research and teaching, in environmental organisations, in administration, and in consultancy businesses of their own. Study/Course Delivery During this one-year programme students will follow 9 units of study. Students will follow a structured taught programme that will consist of class-based lectures and field work, supported and enhanced with a research project. Assessment All units for this course are locally assessed using MCAST grading and assessment criteria. For each unit of study a limited number of formal assessments (between 2 to 4) will be carried out by students to provide evidence of their learning. Programme Learning Outcomes Understand the basics of environmental engineering within a wide range of industries Carry out water, energy and environmental audits and basic environmental impact assessments Comprehend environmental legislation and regulations required to devise environmental policies Implement monitoring, logging, data management and interpretation of various environmental parameters with an aim of arriving at scientific conclusions to a specific problem. Core Study Units Environmental Principles and Measurement Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Science Fundamentals of Mechanical and Ecological Engineering Financial Engineering Environmental Chemistry Water Technology Energy and the Environment Sustainable Development Project Management Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Techniques Environmental Law Entrepreneurship Computer Programming and Information Systems Research Methods and Dissertation Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Environmental Sustainability or MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science or 2 A-Level Passes and 2 I-Level Passes Compulsory A-Level: Physics or Mathematics or Biology or Chemistry Progress After Completion M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering or M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences Career Opportunities This programme leads to a career in environmental engineering. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This course enables students to obtain a top-up degree after successfully completing the Higher National Diploma in Horticulture (Garden Design). Students will have the opportunity to study and practise different aspects related to their main area of study, with the aim of seeking employment at management level in private enterprise, research and development and regulatory services both locally and internationally. [+]

This course enables students to obtain a top-up degree after successfully completing the Higher National Diploma in Horticulture (Garden Design). Students will have the opportunity to study and practise different aspects related to their main area of study, with the aim of seeking employment at management level in private enterprise, research and development and regulatory services both locally and internationally. This course is aimed at students who want to work in the hortlculture sector in industries/sectors as varied as EU/national regulatory control sector, farmer training provision, farm advisory services, garden design and landscaping, crop and fruit production sector, educational and promotional horticulture services and pest management/regulatory sector. This programme offers the required knowledge and competences related to Sustainable Land Use, Integrated Pest Management, Plant Nutrition and Fertilisation, Agricultural Technology, Rural Development and Garden Design/Landscaping. During this course students need to undertake a research project whereby a topic is chosen and subsequently investigated, researched, a methodology formulated and data is collected, analysed and discussed. Assessment Assessment will be formative including practical assessment, projects, analytical reports and class assignemnts ensuring that students are able to demonstrate not only technical competences but also managerial and consultancy skills. Core Study Units Agriculture & the Environment Food Flavour & Tasting Apiculture Agricultural Policy Agricultural Marketing & Agri-Tourism Business Management & Work Experience Research Methodologies Entrepreneurship Business Planning Rural Development Research Methods & Dissertation Specialist Units Bedding Flowers, Turf & Nursery Production Pesticides & Safe Pesticide Application Tree Care & Management Post-Harvest Management, Marketing Standards & HACCP Soil & Organic Matter Management Crop Biology & Physiology Professional Garden Design Process Greenhouse Production Field Crop Planning & Production: Cereals, Legumes & Brassicas Field Crop Planning & Production: Umbellifers, Alliums, Salads & Herbs Field Crop Planning & Production: Olives, Vines, Citrus & Stone Fruits Plant Propagation Development of Land-Based Activities- Farm & Horticulture Establishments Integrated Pest Management Plant Nutrition and Fertilization Agricultural Technologies Programme Learning Outcomes Understand and apply research methods to carry out an advanced project study based on scientific research related to specific units within the course’s area of study Understand and research different entrepreneurial skills required at management level and to plan for a successful business Undertake practical tasks related to horticultural skills and services including plant nutrition/ fertilisation and agricultural technology Study and apply principles of sustainability, integrated pest management and rural development. Career Opportunities Farm advisory services provider Farmer trainer and adviser Professional landscaper and garden designer EU/national regulatory control manager Crop and fruit production manager Pest management services provider [-]

Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This course deals with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engines and machinery in ships and marine installations. You will gain an understanding of developed and emerging technologies while applying theoretical and practical methods in the analysis and solution of marine engineering related problems. [+]

This course deals with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engines and machinery in ships and marine installations. You will gain an understanding of developed and emerging technologies while applying theoretical and practical methods in the analysis and solution of marine engineering related problems. At this level of study you will be expected to develop the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility, technical leadership and commercial management in complex and unpredictable circumstances as expected in the Maritime Industry. Assessment The course will be assessment based. Core Study Units Entrepreneurship Naval Architecture and Marine Informatics Part 1 Naval Architecture and Marine Informatics Part 2 Materials in Marine Engineering Marine Auxiliary Plant Marine Engineering Studies Thesis Modules for Marine Engineering stream: Mathematics for Engineers Marine Engineering Thermodynamics Modules for Operations & Maintenance Engineering stream: Marine Diesel Propulsion and Power Systems Marine Electrical Systems Programme Learning Outcomes Design, operate and maintain marine engineering systems Decide upon entrepreneurial and managerial activities related to the marine engineering field Propose solutions based on mathematical and scientific analysis of situations and issues at hand Conduct research and apply accumulated knowledge to a marine engineering situation. Career Opportunities Marine structural designer Marine systems designer Marine technologist Marine surveyor [-]

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Software Development

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

If you are keen on developing interactive and media rich software applications such as games and mobile applications then this course is for you. In this course you will learn how to develop software applications, create the required multimedia content and integrate this content with the created application. [+]

If you are keen on developing interactive and media rich software applications such as games and mobile applications then this course is for you. In this course you will learn how to develop software applications, create the required multimedia content and integrate this content with the created application. This course covers 2D and 3D Graphic Design, Computer Animation, Sound Design, Visual Effects, Object Oriented Programming, Mobile Application Development and other similar modules. This course is intended for individuals who have an artistic inclination and are also good in programming. Assessment All modules have between 1 and 3 assessments, which can be either Time Constrained Assessments (TCA) or Home Projects. Most assessments, even TCAs, require a student to solve a practical task specific to the module. This course adopts a marking scheme based on a set of criteria with the final grade being either: a Fail, Pass, Merit or Distinction. The final award of this course will be a 1st Class, 2nd Class Upper, 2nd Class Lower or a 3rd Class based on the accumulated points. Points are awarded based on the final unit grade of each module. Core Study Units Object Oriented Programming Software Engineering Client Side Scripting UX Design Data Structures & Algorithms Sound Design Applied Maths Mobile Applications Development 2D Graphics Soft Computing for Games Securing Applications Database Programming (I) Interactive Mobile Development Test Driven Development Visual Effects 3D Graphics Game Level Design Project Software Engineering II Entertainment and Interactive Software Development Applied Maths II Entrepreneurship Securing Applications II Data Structures and Algorithms IT Project Management Internet Mobile Development Dissertation Supporting Units Entrepreneurship English Programme Learning Outcomes Design, create and document the multimedia content needed in software applications Design, implement and document the game and mobile applications for a given requirement Integrate and synchronize the multimedia content with application events Test and secure the software application and its content to conform to industry standards Career Opportunities UX Developer Mobile App Developer Game Software Developer Front-End Systems Developer [-]

Bachelor of Science in Power Generation and Renewables

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

The objective of this programme is that of developing professional engineers who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry with a special focus on power generation and renewable energy systems. [+]

The objective of this programme is that of developing professional engineers who are both academically prepared and practically trained to satisfy the requirements of local industry with a special focus on power generation and renewable energy systems. Moreover, these graduates will be suitably prepared to embark on careers or further their studies. The need to have qualified engineers who approach this technology in a professional and efficient way is heavily requested by all the major stakeholders. The modules in this degree course will give candidates a grasp of both the traditional and modern technologies as well as the support systems that would be required. Assessment The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning of the content has taken place. For each unit delivered students will be assigned a mixture of home-based and time-constrained assignment in class. At the end of the course students will also present their thesis. Core Study Units Traditional Power Generation and Renewables Renewable Energy Sources 1 Renewable Energy Sources 2 Installation of Renewable Energy Sources Power Electronics Energy Efficient Constructions IT and Networking Fundamentals Entrepreneurship Thesis Programme Learning Outcomes Interpret power consumption trends and evaluate renewable energy generation options for specific scenarios Specify, install and maintain power generation equipment and renewable energy systems Manage projects involving the installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems Contribute in the development of research projects in the field of power generation and renewable energy sources. Career Opportunities Electrical engineer Design engineer Project engineer [-]

Bachelor of Science in Software Development

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

If you are keen on software development with an inclination towards backend systems and solving complex problems then this course is for you. [+]

Course Description If you are keen on software development with an inclination towards backend systems and solving complex problems then this course is for you. In this course you will learn how to design software applications based on formal design patterns; design and implement the underlying data infrastructure; model and solve complex real problems whilst following formal methodologies. This course covers Secure Development, Enterprise Software Development, Server Side and Client Side scripting, Discrete Mathematics and other similar modules. This course is intended for individuals who have a keen interest in problem solving, have an attention to detail and strive to program efficiently. Study/Course Delivery The course is based around an in-person training by qualified lecturers and is a mix of lectures and supervised practical work both in class and in specialised labs whenever necessary. Additionally each student will be working on a thesis, where a lecturer will be assigned to supervise the work. It is very important to be understood that at this level a significant proportion of the work will be self study and research work by the students outside school hours. Without a serious commitment and additional study students will find it very difficult to progress through the programme. Assessment Each module is assessed through four assignments of various types – class, home, practical. Similar to the other programmes a student must achieve a certain number of Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria. In addition to that a final thesis must be produced. Programme Learning Outcomes Utilise advanced data structures and algorithms Develop internet mobile technologies applications Develop software securely Manage complex professional activities or projects with autonomy and responsibility. Core Study Units 1. Object Oriented Programming 2. Software Engineering 3. Discrete Maths 4. Database Programming (I) 5. Data Structures & Algorithms 6. Low Level Programming 7. Database Programming (II) 8. Mobile Applications Development 9. Client Side Scripting 10. Server Side Scripting 11. Securing Applications 12. Low Level Programming II 13. Interactive Mobile Development 14. Test Driven Development 15. Enterprise Programming 16. Distributed Programming 17. Business Intelligence & Reporting 18. Project 19. Software Engineering II 20. Entertainment and Interactive Software Development 21. Applied Maths II 22. Entrepreneurship 23. Securing Applications II 24. Data Structures and Algorithms II 25. IT Project Management 26. Internet Mobile Development 27. Dissertation Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT or MCAST Diploma in Computer Engineering - Level 4 or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Level: Computing. Compulsory A-Level or I-Level: one subject from Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics Career Opportunities Software developer Systems analyst Web designer [-]

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Enterprise

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

The degree programme provides undergraduates with specialist content which is constantly applied to real life business and management scenarios. [+]

Course Description The degree programme provides undergraduates with specialist content which is constantly applied to real life business and management scenarios. It enhances competences in managing issues affecting modern business organisations. You will be expected to develop appropriate analytical, critical and research skills in issues pertaining to the changing dynamics of modern organisations. Emphasis will be made on creativity and innovation and on fostering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. You will acquire the knowledge and skills of how to manage yourself and others within an organisation and how to run and manage the organisation itself. The focus will not only be on local organisations but also on the EU and international scenarios. Assessment The course will be assessed as follows: Assignments Tests Case Studies Presentations Dissertation Programme Learning Outcomes Investigate different types of management and leadership skills Show entrepreneurial, creative and innovative skills in managing and running an organisation Demonstrate a good grasp of research tools and techniques Analyse and develop arguments on a range of subjects. Core Study Units Effective Human Resource Management Handling Business Data & Statistics International Business Operations & Service Management Consumer Behaviour Entrepreneurship Project Management Strategic Management Dissertation European Business Financial Accounting and Reporting Financial Services Human Resources Management Internet Marketing in Business IT Support in Management Legal Aspects of Human Resources Managing Financial Resources and Decisions Managing Markeitng Planning (Advanced Marketing Management) Organisations & Behaviour Personal and Professional Development Purchasing Quality Management Quantitative Techniques in Business Research Methods 1 Research Methods 2 Sales Planning & Operations Work Based Learning Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Business or MCAST Certificate in Marketing or MCAST Certificate in Administrative and Secretarial Studies or MCAST Certificate for Medical Secretaries or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Level: Accounts or Marketing or Economics Career Opportunities Branch / outlet / section manager Business development manager Human resources manager Operations manager Project manager Research manager and analyst [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Media Production

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This course is designed to give students opportunities to maximize knowledge and skill to work hands-on in creative environments. Students will produce audiovisual content for both artistic and commercial practices. [+]

The relationship of visuals with today's modern society is becoming more prominent. This is evident in the abundance and use of visuals in contemporary communication. This course is designed to give students opportunities to maximize knowledge and skill to work hands-on in creative environments. Students will produce audiovisual content for both artistic and commercial practices. During your first year of this course, you will work with BA Photography students. This will then allow you to progress in specializing specifically on audio/visual modules, consisting of areas of vocational studies for both research and practical assignments. This course will expose you to a broad range of Media skills and techniques, focusing mainly on TV Studio Productions. You will explore different aspects of Creative Media Production in relation to advertising productions, Sound Design and Multi-Platform Storytelling. In your final year, you will be given the opportunity to research and develop your own unique individual professional practice. Assessment The course includes a wide variety of assessment methods including media projects, presentations, practical projects and written work. The assessment is continuous throughout the course. Students are requested to work on a negotiated final project and dissertation. Core Study Units English Visual Thinking (Communication Skills, Idea Generation, Communicating on Paper, Storyboarding) Reading the Image Media tools & Techniques Storytelling & Narratives Critical Research Methods Special Units Digital Media in Visual Arts Lens-Based Media Professional Media Practice Critical Studies and Research Methods Documentary Filmmaking Reporting for the Digital Media Independent Media Practice Experimental filmmaking and photography Cinematography Multi-platform storytelling Advanced Editing and Digital Post-Production for the Moving Image Sound Design for Moving Image TV Production Management Production of a Fiction /Non-Fiction Project Multiplatform project and Exhibition Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship TV Studio Practice Thesis Self-Initiated Project Programme Learning Outcomes Investigate, interpret and critically evaluate a range of audiovisual productions and techniques. Develop in-depth understanding of the professional handling of various creative media tools and equipment Take responsibility to manage and direct group work activities while engaging with complex situations in media production. Develop own individual professional identity and visual practice. Career Opportunities TV Editorial Assistant Film content Producer TV content Producer Film Production Runner/Assistant Film and TV Technical operator [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

Throughout this degree, you will have the opportunity to understand and develop a range of practical fine art disciplines, including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and digital imaging. [+]

The programme units of this course may be considered as a synthesis of the most important elements of professional fine art practice, concerned as they are with underpinning knowledge, fundamental skills and understanding. Throughout this degree, you will have the opportunity to understand and develop a range of practical fine art disciplines, including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and digital imaging. You will be encouraged to delve into the multidimensional aspect of Fine Art theory and practice by tackling a broad variety of issues, including spiritual, moral and ethical, as well as environmental and socio-cultural. This course will sustain you in your own personal development, in conjunction with the development of your studio practice. The course encourages independent learning and develops learners’ ability to explore, apply and extend their learning in different contexts and situations. Students will also benefit from shared lectures, projects and workshops, and are generally expected to work in multidisciplinary teams on real-life cases. Assessment The course includes a wide variety of assessment methods including design projects, presentations, practical projects and written work. The assessment is continuous throughout the course. Core Study Units Drawing 1 (Anatomy) Drawing 2 ( Visual Language) Sculpture 1 Visual Communication Digital Media in Visual Arts Photography Painting 1 Contextual Studies Multi-disciplinary Storytelling & Narratives English Critical Thinking Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Specialist Units Contemporary Drawing Applications Developing 3D Language Specialist Studio Practice 1 Specialist Studio Practice 2 Multimedia in Fine Art Art Theory and Criticism Fine Art Printing Techniques Painting 2 Sculpture 2 Personal Style and Self Promotion Exhibiting and Curating your art work Critical Studies and Research Methods. Programme Learning Outcomes Develop research and investigative skills in relation to historical and contemporary practice in fine art Synthesise a range of concepts, knowledge and skills relating to fine art Engage with complex and/or unpredictable situations in fine art contexts Apply complex theories to practical realistic work situations in the fine art sectors Career Opportunities Freelance Fine Artist Illustrator Concept Artist Story board Artist [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Game Art and Visual Design

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This programme has been developed in response to the increasing demand for skilled artists and designers who are able to produce rich interactive experiences by developing creative conceptual visual graphics for digital games. [+]

Course Description This programme has been developed in response to the increasing demand for skilled artists and designers who are able to produce rich interactive experiences by developing creative conceptual visual graphics for digital games. Throughout the course, you will develop your skills in traditional drawing and illustration as the basis for eventual development of game art. You will thus become familiar with essential art and design principles, as well as being trained in computer-generated design. At the same time you will receive grounding in game theory, analysis and practice. This will include design, psychology of play, narrative, imaging, 3d modeling and animation. In the final year of this undergraduate programme, you will be encouraged to team up with students reading for the BA in Interactive Media in order to develop games. Programme Learning Outcomes Develop and prepare 2D and 3D assets for use in a game Understand Game design, theory and gamer psychology Work to a broad range of game design briefs within different contexts Apply traditional and digital art principles and methods to game design briefs Core Study Units Digital Media in Visual Arts Drawing 1 Drawing 2 Visual Communication Photography Painting 1 Sculpture 1 Contextual Studies Multi-disciplinary Storytelling & Narratives English Critical Thinking Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Specialist Units Idea Generation and Concept Art for Games Psychology of Play Game Design Theory Character Design 3D Fundamentals 3D Character Rigging and Compositing Environment Design Animation for Games Production Modeling UI Design for Games Game Design & Game Project Development Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or MCAST-BTEC Extended Dimploma in Art and Design (Design Crafts) or 2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory A-Level: Art Career Opportunities 3D artist 2D artist Concept artist Storyboard artist Texture Artist Technical Artist [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Malta Paola

This degree will equip learners with knowledge to explore and challenge their creative boundaries through real-life design briefs in this increasingly competitive sector of the design industry. [+]

Communicating messages successfully through graphic design requires a high level of understanding in the art of visual representation of ideas. This degree will equip learners with knowledge to explore and challenge their creative boundaries through real-life design briefs in this increasingly competitive sector of the design industry. This degree will help learners analyse a wide range of professional design briefs thoroughly to find creative and innovative solutions using a variety of media. Learners will exploit traditional and digital tools available to them through outcomes such as editorial design, web design, signage, advertising and packaging, while at the same time sharpening their skills in fundamental design elements such as layout, form, typography, iconography and colour. This highly contextualised curriculum model draws on contemporary design practice together with relevant historical, theoretical and cultural material. This programme is delivered over a series of practical assignments backed up by theoretical knowledge in the fundamentals of graphic design as a discipline. Beyond the set guided learning hours, the course fosters independent learning and develops learners’ ability to apply, consolidate and extend their learning in different contextual frameworks and situations, both within and beyond the field of Graphic Design. Students are generally expected to work in multidisciplinary teams on real-life cases. Assessment Graphic Design students will be assessed on their knowledge and practical learning skills as evidenced in design projects, presentations, practical projects and written work. Learners will be assessed against set criteria provided in a number of assignment briefs, for which they have to present a number of evidences to support achievement of key competences. Students are requested to work on a negotiated final project and dissertation. Core Study Units English Digital Media in Visual Arts Introduction to Graphic Design Principles Visual Thinking Contextual Studies New Media Culture & Technologies Critical Thinking Critical Studies and Research Methods Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Personal Style and Self Promotion Spatial Graphics Specialist Units Introduction to UI & UX Lens Based Media HTML & CSS Grids & Composition Symbols & Visual Representation Tactile Graphics Typographic Composition Animation for Communication Design for Digital Application Editorial Design & Publishing Corporate Brand Creation Marketing & Advertising Programme Learning Outcomes Research and investigate a broad range of historical and contemporary graphic design work and applications Apply complex theories to practical realistic work situations in the graphic design industry Challenge assumptions and accepted conventions in graphic design to develop industry-standard as well as innovative design solutions Analyse and evaluate a wide range of design solutions Career Opportunities Graphic designer Animator Web designer [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This Degree has been developed to prepare learners to work in various sectors within the interactive media industry. [+]

This Degree has been developed to prepare learners to work in various sectors within the interactive media industry. The course provides you with opportunities to develop your ability in Web Development, 3D Modeling, Game Development and Interactive design projects with a strong background in visual art and design principles and visual design software. In the final year of this degree, you have the option to team up with students studying for the BA in Game Art & Visual Design in order to develop professional games from start to finish. The course is offered in conjunction with the Institute of Information and Communication Technology. Core Study Units Digital Media in Visual Arts Introduction to Graphic Design Principles Visual Thinking Contextual Studies Introduction to UI & UX Lens Based Media New Media Culture & Technologies HTML & CSS English Critical Thinking Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Specialist Units PHP & Database HTML5 & CSS3 Psychology of Play 3D Modeling 3D Rigging and Animation Interactive Editorial Design Game Engines - Beginner / Intermediate Game Engines - Advanced Game Design & Game Project Development Interactive Design & Project Development: Spatial Graphics AI (Artificial Intelligence) Personal Style and Self Promotion Programme Learning Outcomes Research and investigate a broad range of historical and contemporary interactive media work and applications Synthesise a range of concepts, knowledge and skills relating to interactive media Apply complex theories to practical work situations in the interactive media industry Use a range of digital applications in the production of interactive media work. Career Opportunities Web Developer / Designer Application Developer / Designer Game Developer 3D artist Texture Artist Technical Artist [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Photography

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This course is designed to give students opportunities to maximize knowledge and skill to work hands-on in creative environments. Students will produce photographic content for both artistic and commercial practices. [+]

The relationship of visuals with today's modern society is becoming more prominent. This is evident in the abundance and use of visuals in contemporary communication. This course is designed to give students opportunities to maximize knowledge and skill to work hands-on in creative environments. Students will produce photographic content for both artistic and commercial practices. During your first year of this course, you will work with creative media production students. Progressing into the second and third years of the programme, you will be able to delve deeper into more specialized photographic theories and practices through specifically designed units. This course will expose you to a broad range of photographic skills and techniques, focusing mainly on digital photography. You will explore different aspects of photography in relation to fine art, commercial and mixed media. In your final year, you will be given the opportunity to research and develop your own unique individual professional practice. Core Study Units English Critical Studies and Research Methods Visual Thinking Contextual Studies Introduction to Photography Media tools & Techniques Professional Media Practice Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Critical Thinking Specialist Units Documentary Film and Photography Storytelling & Narratives Digital Media in Visual Arts Experimental filmmaking and photography Creative Alternative Photography Macro, Location and Nature Photography Photojournalism and Street Photography Portraiture Photography Furniture and Interiors Photography Wedding, Fashion and Editorial Photography Advertising and Commercial Photography Fine Art Photography Programme Learning Outcomes Investigate, interpret and critically evaluate a range of photographic productions and techniques. Develop in-depth understanding of the professional handling of various photographic media tools and equipment Manage individual and group work activities while engaging with complex situations in the production of your work Develop your own individual professional identity and visual practice. Career Opportunities Commercial Photographer Fashion/Wedding Photographer Photo Journalism and Editorial Fine Art Photographer [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Product Design

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

This bachelor degree course engages students in the world of creativity and prepares them to respond sensibly to different cultural and social contexts through product design. With industry linked projects, participants will learn how to independently research, form concepts, develop ideas and materialize their designs into physical 3D prototypes. [+]

This bachelor degree course engages students in the world of creativity and prepares them to respond sensibly to different cultural and social contexts through product design. With industry linked projects, participants will learn how to independently research, form concepts, develop ideas and materialize their designs into physical 3D prototypes. Learners will broaden their technical and creative abilities by exploring a spectrum of fundamental subjects, including contextual studies, sustainability, functional design, 3D technologies, traditional and new production processes. As part of this learning process, participants shall also negotiate and structure an individual major project. Students will learn how to effectively communicate ideas using a variety of computer aided design software to generate both technical and artistic renders. This course is designed to prepare individuals with a solid portfolio of work for both local and international work opportunities. The course fosters independent learning and develops learners’ ability to explore, apply and extend their learning in different contexts and situations. Students will also benefit from shared lectures, projects and workshops, and are generally expected to work in multidisciplinary teams on real-life cases. Assessment The course includes a wide variety of assessment methods including design projects, presentations, practical projects and written work. The assessment is continuous throughout the course. Students are requested to work on a negotiated final project and dissertation. Core Study Units English Visual Communication in Design Communicating through Computer Aided Design 3D Modeling & Animation Contextual Studies in 3D Design Commercial Model Making Ideas Generation & Development in Design Digital Visualisation and Post Production Critical Thinking Critical Studies & Research Methods Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Specialist Units Product Design Properties of 3D materials & Production Processes Design Principles & Methods Sustainable Product Design Functional Design 3D Technologies in Materials & Production Processes Design for Need Professional Practice Emotional Design Programme Learning Outcomes Conduct in-depth, contextual research pertaining to complex product design problems Challenge assumptions and accepted conventions in design work Develop industry-standard as well as innovative design solutions to complex product design briefs Analyse and evaluate a broad range of product design solutions Career Opportunities Industrial Product Designer Furniture Designer [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Spatial Design

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

By engaging in practical and industry related projects, this bachelor degree course delivers an exciting experience to students, where they will form and articulate their creative abilities into spatial designs, both interior and exterior. [+]

By engaging in practical and industry related projects, this bachelor degree course delivers an exciting experience to students, where they will form and articulate their creative abilities into spatial designs, both interior and exterior. Participants will learn to carry out critical analyses and develop independent thinking. With the acquired technical, artistic and management competences, students will be able to transform three-dimensional volumes into functional and innovative spatial experiences. As part of this learning process, participants shall also negotiate and structure an individual major project. A strong emphasis is also placed on visual communication. In this course students will learn how to generate technical drawings in order to convey precise details of their projects, generate artistic visuals to communicate concepts in a realistic manner and develop model making craftsmanship to produce scaled down 3D representations. These skills will instil confidence in learners to create projects varying from residential and retail interior spaces to landscape design along with other related fields in this ever-growing design discipline. The course fosters independent learning and develops learners’ ability to explore, apply and extend their learning in different contexts and situations. Students will also benefit from shared lectures, projects and workshops, and are generally expected to work in multidisciplinary teams on real-life cases. Assessment The course includes a wide variety of assessment methods including design projects, presentations, practical projects and written work. The assessment is continuous throughout the course. Students are requested to work on a negotiated final project and dissertation. Core Study Units English Visual Communication in Design Communicating through Computer Aided Design 3D Modeling & Animation Contextual Studies in 3D Design Commercial Model Making Ideas Generation & Development in Design Digital Visualisation and Post Production Critical Thinking Critical Studies & Research Methods Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Dissertation Specialist Units Residential Design Landscape Design Design Principles & Methods Sustainable Spatial Design Retail Design Performance Design Commercial & Leisure Design Professional Practice Exhibition Design Programme Learning Outcomes Conduct in-depth, contextual research pertaining to complex spatial design problems Challenge assumptions and accepted conventions in design work Develop industry-standard as well as innovative design solutions to complex spatial design briefs Analyse and evaluate a broad range of spatial design solutions Career Opportunities Interior Designer Stand Designer Landscape Designer [-]

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