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COURSE TITLE Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship








Dip. CIE(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

4 Semesters

Part-time Evening


Leonie Baldacchino

In today's rapidly changing environment, the future is unlikely to be a repetition of the past. New challenges emerge every day, and yesterday's solutions may be insufficient to overcome the obstacles encountered tomorrow. Successful adaptation to this dynamic reality requires the ability to generate creative ideas, implement innovative strategies, and attain an entrepreneurial mindset that transforms problems into opportunities.

This Diploma shall develop knowledge, transferable skills and attitudes concerning creativity and idea generation, innovation (including innovation management), and entrepreneurship through a blend of theoretical and practical approaches, which will prepare students to tackle challenges in a flexible manner and allow for the development of operational skills and creative possibilities.
LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of the programme, students will be able to:

• make use of a variety of creative thinking tools and techniques to generate ideas and solve problems;
• design and implement strategies for implementing ideas and managing innovation in a variety of contexts;
• identify, evaluate and exploit opportunities for enterprise development, including the introduction of new products, services and processes in new and existing organisations;
• foster cultures and climates that are conducive to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY The knowledge, skills and attitudes that students enrolled on this programme shall develop comprise the entrepreneurial mindset which the European Commission has identified as a key competence for life. This enables individuals to generate and implement creative ideas, to be self-confident, autonomous and proactive, to plan and execute projects, and to act in socially responsible ways. These skills are sought after by both public and private organisations that recognise the importance of key competencies, transferable skills and knowledge where creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are concerns.

This Diploma shall thus enhance employability and personal development, not only for those who aspire to start up and run their own business but also for those who wish to boost their employment prospects or professional career.
COURSE INTENDED FOR This Diploma is aimed at individuals who would like to further their education and improve their career prospects but are not in a position to attend full-time day courses due to other commitments.
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.

(a) 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 Institute 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.).

(b) The eligibility of applicants referred to in paragraph (a) shall be decided by the University Admissions Board, on the recommendation of the Institute Admissions Committee, following an interview conducted by an interviewing board appointed for the purpose.

(c) The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

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




Last Updated: 16 April 2017
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.

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Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable

Please click here to access the Master in Creativity and Innovation Timetable for Academic Year 2017/18 - Semester 1.

Optional Study Units Timetable
Please click here to access the Optional Study Units Timetable for Academic Year 2017-18 - Semester 1
Diploma Timetable Year 2

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