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University of Malta

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

Master of Science in Human Language Science and Technology
(M.Sc. (HLST)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2010)

YEAR ONE

Students are required to register for 24 ECTS in Compulsory study-units and 36 ECTS from the Elective study-units on offer during the year, which are chosen in consultation with course coordinator.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CSA5028 Finite State Machinery and Computational Morphology 6 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CSA5015 Fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics 6 ECTS
CSA5018 Concepts of Artificial Intelligence 6 ECTS
CSA5019 Languages, Automata and Compilers 6 ECTS
LIN5070 Fundamentals of Morphology and Syntax 4 ECTS
LIN5090 Issues in General Phonetics 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CSA5311 Seminar Presentation 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CSA5011 Corpora and Statistical Methods 6 ECTS
CSA5012 Fundamentals of Data Structures and Algorithms 6 ECTS
CSA5013 Imperative Programming and Object Orientation in Java 6 ECTS
CSA5014 Fundamental Concepts of Web Science 6 ECTS
CSA5016 Logic Programming 3 ECTS
CSA5021 Concepts and Systems for Adaptive Hypertext 6 ECTS
CSA5024 Advanced Issues in LCT 1 4 ECTS
CSA5026 Language Technology for the Web 6 ECTS
CSA5029 Ambient and Mobile Intelligence 6 ECTS
CSA3216 Search Engine Technology 6 ECTS
CSA3220 Machine Learning, Expert Systems and Fuzzy Logic 6 ECTS
CSA3221 Semantic Technologies for the Web 6 ECTS
LIN5022 Grammar Models 4 ECTS
LIN5082 Semantics for Language Technology 2 ECTS
LIN5083 Conversational Analysis 4 ECTS
ICT5001 Mathematical and Programming Skills 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CSA5312 Project 10 ECTS
CSA5006 Logic, Representation and Inference 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CSA5008 Introduction to Bioinformatics 6 ECTS
CSA5017 Functional Programming 3 ECTS
CSA5020 Further Topics in Data Strutures and Algorithms 6 ECTS
CSA5025 Advanced Issues in LCT 2 4 ECTS
LIN5021 Issues in Morphology and Syntax 4 ECTS
LIN5084 Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
ICT5004 Further Programming and ICT Application Areas 6 ECTS
BIT5205 Databases and their Implementations 5 ECTS




YEAR TWO

Students are required to register for 34 ECTS in Compulsory study-units and 26 ECTS from the Elective study-units on offer during the year, which are chosen in consultation with course coordinator.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CSA5310 Dissertation 30 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CSA5015 Fundamentals of Discrete Mathematics 6 ECTS
CSA5018 Concepts of Artificial Intelligence 6 ECTS
CSA5019 Languages, Automata and Compilers 6 ECTS
CSA5028 Finite State Machinery and Computational Morphology 6 ECTS
LIN5070 Fundamentals of Morphology and Syntax 4 ECTS
LIN5090 Issues in General Phonetics 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CSA5311 Seminar Presentation 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CSA5011 Corpora and Statistical Methods 6 ECTS
CSA5012 Fundamentals of Data Structures and Algorithms 6 ECTS
CSA5013 Imperative Programming and Object Orientation in Java 6 ECTS
CSA5014 Fundamental Concepts of Web Science 6 ECTS
CSA5016 Logic Programming 3 ECTS
CSA5021 Concepts and Systems for Adaptive Hypertext 6 ECTS
CSA5024 Advanced Issues in LCT 1 4 ECTS
CSA5026 Language Technology for the Web 6 ECTS
CSA5029 Ambient and Mobile Intelligence 6 ECTS
CSA3216 Search Engine Technology 6 ECTS
CSA3220 Machine Learning, Expert Systems and Fuzzy Logic 6 ECTS
CSA3221 Semantic Technologies for the Web 6 ECTS
LIN5022 Grammar Models 4 ECTS
LIN5082 Semantics for Language Technology 2 ECTS
LIN5083 Conversational Analysis 4 ECTS
ICT5001 Mathematical and Programming Skills 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CSA5006 Logic, Representation and Inference 4 ECTS
CSA5008 Introduction to Bioinformatics 6 ECTS
CSA5017 Functional Programming 3 ECTS
CSA5020 Further Topics in Data Strutures and Algorithms 6 ECTS
CSA5025 Advanced Issues in LCT 2 4 ECTS
CSA5312 Project 10 ECTS
LIN5021 Issues in Morphology and Syntax 4 ECTS
LIN5084 Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
ICT5004 Further Programming and ICT Application Areas 6 ECTS
BIT5205 Databases and their Implementations 5 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by 'The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008' and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the European Master of Science in Human Language Science and Technology – M.Sc. (HLST) – Degree Course Regulations, 2008 - under the auspices of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.
 
Last Updated: 10 March 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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