Certificate in Engineering Sciences

Certificate in Engineering Sciences

Course information

Course title Certificate in Engineering Sciences
Course code UCENSFT
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Alexandra Bonnici
Delivered by Faculty of Engineering
The aim of this one-year certificate course is to provide students with thorough theoretical knowledge, skills and competencies in mathematics and physics, thus bringing the student’s knowledge and understanding in the subjects to the required level in the two subjects. In addition, the programme will include study-units specific to engineering workshop and laboratory practices as well as the concepts behind the design of an experiment.

Throughout the course, the student will be given subject-specific knowledge through the specific units in mathematics, physics and computer systems and programming. The study-units will be delivered using a complement of lectures, tutorials, and practical sessions. Thus, throughout the course, students will apply the fundamental concepts of mathematics, physics and computing to practical tasks, consolidating the student’s understanding of key concepts within a practical environment.

A hands-on engineering workshop will complement the theoretical skills with basic practical skills in mechanical fitting, machining and manufacturing as well as electrical installations and electronics. Additionally the programme will instill the self-motivation for problem solving and instill the exploratory nature required for further in depth study of scientific material in the B.Eng (Hons) programme.

Request more information

To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall:

Either (a) satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admissions Regulations and be in possession also of a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level in one of the following subjects: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Information Technology, Engineering Drawing, Graphical Communication or other science/numeric subjects as approved by the board

or (b) be in possession of a qualification at MQF Level 4 in an engineering domain obtained with at least Pass with Merit, and of passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Maltese and Mathematics.

Applicants may be required to attend for an interview to assess whether they have the necessary aptitude to follow the Course with profit.

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

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

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: This course is not open for Non-EU/Non-EEA applicants
By the end of the programme of study, the student will be able to:

1. Apply mathematical concepts of coordinate geometry, vectors, matrices, calculus, trigonometry, complex numbers, numerical methods and series to solve engineering related problems.
2. Comprehend, organise, analyse, integrate and connect the principles of classic mechanics, thermodynamics, electrical circuit theory, electronics, waves and optics.
3. Apply the basics of computer systems and computer programming.
4. Apply good practices and sound methodologies to perform experimental procedures to solve engineering problems.
5. Develop engineering problem solving skills.
6. Enhance science communication skills.
The course is intended for local students who satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admissions Regulations and are in possession of a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level in one of the following subjects: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computing, Information technology, Engineering Drawing, Graphical Communication or other science/numeric subjects as approved by the board.

The course is also intended for local students who are in possession of passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination at Grade 5 or better in Mathematics, Maltese and English Language, and of a qualification at MQF Level 4 in an engineering domain.
Students in possession of the Certificate in Engineering Sciences will be able to progress to the Bachelor courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering.
The programme is primarily intended as a precursor to the B.Eng (Hons) programme. The programme will allow for the student's personal development, providing the means for the student to increase proficiency in English, pursue independent study, work in teams and develop problem solving skills which would better equip the student to follow the B.Eng (Hons) programme. Although the intent of this program is to provide students with the necessary tools required for the B.Eng (Hons) course, one could envisage job opportunities such as procurement related jobs, or an Engineer's assistant for a candidate who completes this Certificate course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 7 October 2019

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
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.

https://www.um.edu.mt/_templates/overviewtemplatenogetqualified