Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Course information

Course title Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Postnominal B.Eng. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 4 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 240
Coordinator Andrew Sammut
Delivered by Faculty of Engineering
This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar's website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The degree will provide you with an understanding of the fundamental principles of electrical, electronic and control engineering. Throughout the degree course, you are given the mathematical skills required for engineering design and analysis. You are taught how to design and build smarter, and more sustainable technologies, making them more efficient, reliable and affordable with the aim to contribute to society by improving the quality of life especially related to health, comfort and our environment. Self-driving electric cars are but one example of what you can achieve as a future Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This profession is at the heart of clean energy production, distribution and usage, sustainable and smart transport, electrification of transport, space technology, bio-medical technology, automation, robotics, autonomous drones, satellite systems, ship navigation, communications, the list is endless. This explains why the demand for Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Malta and worldwide is high and perpetually increasing.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants must also satisfy the following Special Course Requirements:

passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics and in Physics.

As from October 2020 onwards, applicants in possession of the Certificate in Engineering Sciences from the University may also be admitted into the course.

The Board may also consider applicants in possession of a qualification at MQF Level 5 in an engineering domain, together with passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and Physics, to join the Course. Such applicants shall be required to present with the MQF qualification they submit for entry, a detailed transcript showing their performance during their studies. They shall further be required to attend for an interview to assess whether they have the necessary aptitude to follow the Course with profit.

Applicants considered as “Adult Learners” (mature applicants) in terms of paragraph (c) of regulation 6 of the Admissions Regulations must be in possession of those qualifications and/or experience that would satisfy the Faculty Admissions Committee that they have reached the academic standard required to follow the Course with profit. Such applicants shall be required to submit with their application a letter written in English giving their motivation for applying for the Course together with a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).

The interviewing board, which shall be appointed for the purpose by the Board, shall be composed of at least three members.

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.

Applicants who do not satisfy the Admission Requirements can enrol in the Certificate in Engineering Sciences (if eligible). A pass in the certificate course will make applicants eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering course in the next academic year.

More information about the Certificate in Engineering Sciences is available here.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 10,800
This EEE programme is designed to provide comprehensive undergraduate training in a broad range of disciplines required to practice as a professional engineer. The programme provides substantial opportunity for practical work that is well balanced with theoretical instruction and lecturing. As a graduate, you will:

• Be able to demonstrate subject knowledge and understanding through standard methods of assessment, namely an end-of-study-unit examination and continuous assessment (as will be demonstrated in a team project and final year project).
• Explain the concepts and fundamental theories and scientific principles of EEE.
• Have knowledge of mathematical principles necessary for the application of engineering science.
• Possess an Intellectual inclination in using EEE science, mathematics and computational methods to analyse engineering problems.
• Have practical skills in adopting a systematic approach towards experimental investigation and analysis of results, while also be capable of using computational tools to design, analyse, simulate, test and build engineering solutions.
• Have general transferable skills in working with technical uncertainty, adapting to current and future emerging technologies, self-development through continuous lifelong learning, and be able to communicate and work effectively within a team by taking various roles.
If you wish to pursue an engineering profession in electrical and electronic engineering this degree is intended for you. It will provide you with opportunities to learn about the design and operation of electrical and electronic engineering systems, the hardware and software used, and the steps required to combine these into complete systems. The degree also enables you to develop knowledge in areas such as:

• electronics design
• sensing technology
• computing
• simulation of complex systems
• automation
• power engineering
• building services
• power electronics and energy conversion
• communications
• industrial plants and robotics
• plant management
• infrastructural project design
• management and industrial R&D
The engineering profession is a versatile profession, allowing employment opportunities in a wide variety of fields. As a graduate with an Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree course, you will have broad-based fundamental engineering skills, thereby facilitating the possibility of job mobility across these fields. You will be able to find work amongst various local sectors of employment that include: manufacturing industries, government agencies, ministries, building services, power generation and distribution, hospitals, mobile and fixed telecommunication companies, design and consultancy, local R and D companies, pharmaceutical plants, hotels and hospitality, software development, online gaming, ICT infrastructure, multimedia related companies, embedded systems design studios, education and research institutions and many others. You can also follow the route of entrepreneurship, where you will have the freedom to set-up your own company or work as self-employed consultants.

You may also opt to further your Electrical and Electronic Engineering knowledge by pursuing postgraduate studies either at the University of Malta or in overseas international universities. The Faculty of Engineering offers Masters and Ph.D. postgraduate degrees. Such postgraduate studies can be carried out either through a research route, or by following one of the taught M.Sc. courses offered by the Faculty.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first or second semester of the third year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 12 November 2021

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