Certificate in ICT Foundation Studies

Certificate in ICT Foundation Studies

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Course title Certificate in ICT Foundation Studies
Course code UCITFFT
Postnominal Cert. FS(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 4
Duration 1 Year
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 60
Coordinator Carl James Debono
Delivered by Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
The Certificate in ICT Foundation Studies is a programme that delivers the necessary foundational material that brings you to the academic level required to follow one of the Faculty’s undergraduate programmes. Since the demand for ICT graduates has been steadily increasing, this MQF Level 4 programme improves accessibility to the degree programmes for students who do not immediately qualify for entry at MQF Level 6. The programme is designed to offer you a good balance between mathematical, programming and science content, together with English language proficiency. As a graduate, the certificate will enable you to access a B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Sc. IT (Hons.) programme offered at the Faculty of ICT, University of Malta.

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall be required to be aged not less than 18 years within three calendar months from the date on which the Courses commences, and shall:

either (a) have obtained a minimum of 36 points in examinations taken as part of the Matriculation Certificate and be in possession of passes in the Secondary Education Certificate Examination at Grade 5 or better in English Language, Maltese and Mathematics

or (b) be in possession of a qualification at MQF Level 4 in an ICT domain, as well as 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 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: This course is not open for Non-EU/Non-EEA applicants
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

•Solve A-level mathematical problems and explain physical phenomena.
•Interpret results from instrumentation equipment.
•Apply logic and programming tools to scientific problems and utilise the appropriate English skills when writing reports.
•Develop basic software programs.
•Identify and recognise the mathematical tools needed to solve a problem.

The course is intended if you:

•Do not satisfy the general and/or the special entry requirements for the undergraduate programmes offered by the Faculty, despite having a post-secondary education (either through MATSEC route or through MCAST Vocational route).
•Are applying under the maturity clause lacking the necessary background to improve your knowledge, therefore following one of the Faculty programmes with profit.
As a holder of the certificate in ICT Foundation Studies, you will be able to enrol into the B.Sc. (Hons)/B.Sc. IT (Hons) Degree. The certificate is a pathway which will lead you to employment in the ICT services industry, both locally and abroad. Further information about possible roles that you may assume can be found in the career opportunities sections of the B.Sc. (Hons)/B.Sc. IT (Hons.) degrees.

Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 20 April 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.