A cluster of ICT-related hands-on Units are also offered within the University’s Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (PLAS). The rationale of these Units is to respond to the need for ICT professionals to enrich their academic education with focused expertise on a selection of current and emerging software technologies and tools. These Units should serve as a practical supplement to the theoretical and concept-oriented academic degree programmes, and provide an opportunity for local ICT companies to participate in the training of ICT students, professionals or even members of the public for proficiency in their preferred choice of technologies.
The introduction of PLAS at the University presents a practical framework and an opportunity to meet such industry demands. Besides the Units from a broad range of areas in the arts and the sciences on offer in the Programme, this cluster of Units offers a selection of technically-oriented, hands-on Units that focus on current and emerging software technologies and tools. These Units will be considered as part of PLAS and the ECTS credits obtained for any of these Units will be valid towards a PLAS award.
The PLAS Tech Units are particularly relevant for:
practitioners who want to learn about cutting-edge technologies
IT companies seeking opportunities to train their employees in the use of new technologies which they may plan to adopt
students from the University of Malta, MCAST and other academic institutions who wish to supplement their academic knowledge with hands-on training
members of the general public who already have a technical background and want to learn specialised technologies.
PLAS Tech Units students are required to bring their own laptops to lectures.
The Centre for Liberal Arts and Sciences will not offer PLAS Tech Units in Semester 1 (October 2020- February 2021)
The two Units on offer in Semester 2 (February- June 2020): LAS3007
Software Test Automation and Continuous Integration
Mr Robert Abela
Video Game Design and Development with Unity
Mr Stephen Caruana