Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies

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Course title Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies
Course code UBSCHBENFT
Postnominal B.Sc. (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Alex Torpiano
Delivered by Faculty for the Built Environment
The Bachelor degree in Built Environment Studies will provide you with the entry level to a number of professional or second-tier Masters’ degree courses, offered by the Faculty for the Built Environment. The course covers a range of study-units of relevance to the professional disciplines that you may wish to follow in subsequent years, while also allowing you a high degree of choice, so that your studies can be better tailored to your specific aptitudes and career ambitions. The programme is intended to be multi-disciplinary and to give better opportunities for trans-European student exchanges. The course introduces a wide range of disciplines, relevant for the study of architecture, structural or civil engineering, spatial planning, management, environmental performance, and particularly materials and construction technology subjects. We encourage you to participate in an Erasmus+ mobility programme, as we believe that an international and multicultural academic journey will provide a better learning experience.

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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:

(a) the Diploma in Design Foundation Studies and

(b) two passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in:

(i) Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics (Mechanics) and
(ii) Physics and

(c) a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in one of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics (Mechanics) (unless offered at Advanced Matriculation Level), Art, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering Drawing and Graphical Communication, English, History, Information Technology, Philosophy, Pure Mathematics (unless offered at Advanced Matriculation Level), and Sociology.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

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
Upon successfully completing the course, you will:

• Be able to identify the environmental needs that a construction project requires.
• Possess a vast array of knowledge on different building examples and design strategies.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and technique related to an environmental design.
• Apply theoretical knowledge to projects and building designs both locally and abroad.
• Be able to understand the contingent relationship between people, buildings, culture and habitat.
• Carry out research and write proficiently about an area related to the subject.
If you are interested in pursuing a career related to the field of architecture, and would like to gain a generalised and inclined academic understanding of the subject area, then this is the ideal programme of study for you.
As a graduate in Built Environmental Studies you will be employable, both locally and abroad, as an architectural technologist, building surveyor, construction manager and real estate professional. If you are interested in furthering your studies and specialise to become an architect, or are considering an academic profession, then we encourage you to enrol in one of our postgraduate courses.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the second semester of the second year or alternatively during first semester of the third year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 12 May 2022

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.