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Legal Notice 20 of 2005 – ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 17,712 – ­ 25 January 2005
Amended by:
Legal Notice 163 of 2005 – ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 17,773 – ­ 31 May 2005
Legal Notice 389 of 2012 – Malta Government Gazette No. 18,987 – 13 November 2012


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Business and Computing) - B.Sc. (Bus. & Comp.) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy

IN exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 30(5) and 31(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 Economics, Management and Accountancy in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by section 37 (1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by section 37 (2) of the said Act:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Business and Computing) - B.Sc. (Bus. & Comp.) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy.

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

"the Board" means the Board of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy;

"the Course" means the course programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (Business and Computing) -- B.Sc. (Bus. & Comp.);

"the Degree" means the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Business and Computing) -- B.Sc. (Bus. & Comp.); and

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

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall be applicable for courses commencing in October 2003 or later.

Areas of Study

3. The two areas of study are the following: Business Studies, and Computing Studies.

Special Course Requirements for Admission

4. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall, apart from satisfying the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations, be in possession of the special course requirements listed hereunder:

(a) Advanced Matriculation Level passes at grade C or better in one of:

Accounting; Computing or Information Technology; Mathematics; Economics;

and

(b) Intermediate Matriculation Level passes at grade C or better in the following subjects if applicants have not already offered these subjects at Advanced Matriculation Level:

(i) Accounting;

and

(ii) either Information Technology or Computing.

For courses commencing in October 2014 or later:

4. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall, apart from satisfying the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations, be in possession of Intermediate Matriculation Level passes at grade C or better in the following subjects if applicants have not already offered these subjects at Advanced Matriculation Level:

(a)          Mathematics; and
(b)         either  Information Technology or Computing.

Duration of Course

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

Course Programme

6. (1) The Course shall consist of study-units to which 180 credits are assigned divided as follows:

(a) First Year: 32 credits in the Business Studies area of study, 24 credits in the Computing Studies area of study, and 4 credits for optional study-units;

(b) Second Year: 28 credits in the Business Studies area of study, 30 credits in the Computing Studies area of study, and 2 credits for optional study-units; and

(c) Third Year: 30 credits in each of the two areas of study, including a compulsory synoptic study-unit in each area of study.

(2) In order to be allowed to proceed to the second year of the Course, students must obtain a mark of not less than 45% in each of the compulsory study-units taken in the first year in the Business Studies and the Computing Studies areas of study.

7. The Board shall publish the course programme of studies and the programmes of study for each area of study, drawn up in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Principal Regulations, and approved by Senate, before the commencement of each Course. Subject to the approval of Senate, the Board may make any necessary changes to the programme of study and to the study-units required for the Degree.

Classification of the Award

8. The final classification of the Degree shall be based on the results obtained in the three years of the Course, which shall be weighted as follows:

(a) study-units comprising the Business Studies area of study and optional study-units:

First Year Average Mark - 15%
Second Year Average Mark - 20%
Third Year Average Mark - 65%;

and

(b) study-units comprising the Computing Studies area of study shall be weighted equally.

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