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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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. ... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Photography

Campus Part time 10 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


BSc

Bachelor of Science in Building Services Engineering

Campus Full time 11 semesters September 2018 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.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemical Technology

Campus Full time 10 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Campus Part time 10 semesters September 2018 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. ... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Power Generation and Renewables

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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.

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Bachelor of Science in Software Development

Campus Part time 5 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)

Campus Full time 11 semesters September 2018 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 ... [-]

Contact
Post address
Triq Kordin
PLA 9032 MT
Location address
Triq Kordin
Paola, PLA 9032 MT