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Legal Notice 136 of 2011 ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 18,736 ­ 21 April 2011


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - B.Eng. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Engineering

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon him by articles 74 (5) and 75 (6) of the Education Act (Cap. 327), the Chancellor of the University of Malta has promulgated the following bye-laws made by the Board of the Faculty of Engineering in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by article 81 (1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by article 81 (2) of the said Act:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - B.Eng. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Engineering.

(2) In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires -

"the Board" means the Board of the Faculty of Engineering;

"the Course" means the programme of study leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - B.Eng. (Hons);

"the Degree" means the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - B.Eng. (Hons);

"the Faculty" means the Faculty of Engineering; and

"the Principal Regulations" means the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable as from October 2010 or later.

Areas of Study

3. The Degree may be awarded in any one of the following areas of study:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering; or
Mechanical Engineering

Special Course Requirements

4. (1) To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall:

either (a) satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations and be in possession also of passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics and in Physics;

or (b) be in possession of passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination at Grade 5 or better in Maltese and English Language, and of either the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma in an area deemed by the Board to be relevant to the Course, or the MCAST Diploma in Industrial Electronics.

(2) If applicants are graduates of a university or have other qualifications considered to be sufficient, they may be exempted by the University Admissions Board, on the advice of the Faculty Admissions Committee, from the whole or part of these special course requirements.

Course Duration

5. The Course shall extend over a period of four years of full-time study.

Course Programme

6. (1) Applicants shall be required to indicate their choice of area of study at the time of application for admission.

(2) The Course shall consist of study-units to which 240 credits shall be assigned.

(3) The Board shall publish the programme of study for each area of study before the commencement of the Course, following the approval of Senate. Subject to changes that the Board may, with the approval of Senate, be constrained to make, students are bound to follow the study-units and obtain the credits as indicated in the programme of study of the area of study they are following for the Degree.

Classification of the Award

7. The overall evaluation of each student's performance shall be based on the results obtained in each year of the Course weighted according to the following criteria:

First Year Average Mark - 10%
Second Year Average Mark - 20%
Third Year Average Mark - 30%
Fourth Year Average Mark - 40%

8. A Pass degree of Bachelor of Technology ­ B.Tech. ­ shall be awarded to a student who does not qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) ­ B.Eng.(Hons) ­ degree but who obtains a minimum of 180 credits, unless the student is eligible and opts to repeat the fourth year of the Course.

Repeal

9. The Bye-Laws for the Degree of Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Honours) ­ B.Ind.Eng.(Hons), published as Legal Notice 83 of 2009, shall be deemed to cease to be in force as from 1st October 2010, and any students registered on this course before 1st October 2010 shall be governed by the Bye-Laws of 2011 for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) ­ B.Eng.(Hons).

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