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University of Malta

Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Language Technology
(B.Sc. (Hons) HLT (Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

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)

LIN1070 Grammar (Syntax and Morphology) 4 ECTS
LIN1080 Meaning 4 ECTS
LIN1150 Sound - Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction 4 ECTS




Semester 1

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

ICS1251 Programming In Python: A Practical Introduction 6 ECTS
LIN1021 Talking Machines - A Practical Introduction 1 8 ECTS
LIN1024 Hands-on Language 4 ECTS
LIN1032 Formal Foundations for Linguistics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

CSA1017 Data Structures and Algorithms 1 6 ECTS
ICS1133 Natural Language Programming 4 ECTS
LIN1022 Talking Machines - A Practical Introduction 2 8 ECTS
LIN1120 Language, Cognition and Society 4 ECTS
LIN1301 Quantitative Approaches to Natural Language Analysis 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 30 ECTS credits from the list of elective study-units on offer during the year.

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)

LIN2500 Second Year Placement 4 ECTS
LIN2600 NLP Programming Project 4 ECTS

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

LIN2155 Developmental Psycholinguistics: The Acquisition of a First Language 6 ECTS




Semester 1

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

ARI2203 Natural Language Processing: Methods and Tools 4 ECTS
LIN2580 Computational Lexical Semantics 4 ECTS

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

ICS1015 Logic Programming 5 ECTS
ICS1017 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence 4 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS
LIN2020 Grammatical Categories/ Il-Kategoriji Grammatikali 4 ECTS
LIN2034 Conversation Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2070 Maltese Sign Language 1: Beginners Course 2 ECTS
LIN2099 Acoustic Phonetics: Preliminaries 2 ECTS




Semester 2

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

ARI2572 Computational Morphology and Syntax 6 ECTS
LIN2301 Experimental Techinques and Paradigms 4 ECTS
LIN3502 Multimodal Interaction and Communication 4 ECTS

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

CIS1054 Principles of Web Application Architecture 4 ECTS
ICS2210 Data Structures and Algorithms 2 5 ECTS
LIN2013 Dissertation Writing for Undergraduates 2 ECTS
LIN2022 Models of Grammar 4 ECTS
LIN2033 Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2083 Issues in Semantics and Pragmatics 4 ECTS
LIN2350 Issues in Phonetics and Phonology 4 ECTS
LIN3070 Maltese Sign Language 2: Intermediate Course 2 ECTS
LIN3095 Writing Systems 4 ECTS
LIN3098 Corpus Linguistics 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 24 ECTS credits from the list of elective study-units on offer during the year.

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)

LIN3199 Final Year Project 12 ECTS
LIN3500 Third Year Placement 4 ECTS




Semester 1

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

LIN3011 Data Driven Natural Language Processing 6 ECTS
LIN3504 Multilingual Computing 4 ECTS

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

ICS2230 Web Intelligence 6 ECTS
LIN2034 Conversation Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2171 An Introduction to Sign Linguistics: Principles 2 ECTS
LIN2172 Signwriting: An Introduction 2 ECTS
LIN3010 Language Typology and Universals 4 ECTS
LIN3190 Variation and Phonological Theory 2 ECTS
LIN3301 Experimental Psycholinguistics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

LIN2031 Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing 6 ECTS
LIN3503 Speech Technology 4 ECTS

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

ICS2210 Data Structures and Algorithms 2 5 ECTS
LIN2022 Models of Grammar 4 ECTS
LIN2033 Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2083 Issues in Semantics and Pragmatics 4 ECTS
LIN3098 Corpus Linguistics 4 ECTS
LIN3095 Writing Systems 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Language Technology -­ B.Sc. (Hons) HLT -­ under the auspices of the Institute of Linguistics.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 5 May 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.
Calendar
Notices
Linguistics Circle (06 Dec)
Georgios Yannakakis, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta

Title:  AI designing games for us with (or without) us

Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 12:00 hrs

Venue: GW164

Change in Name
As of April 2017, the Institute has officially changed its name to Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology.
Timetables

Class timetables are now available from this page.

For study-units LIN1063, LIN1065, LIN2013 and LIN5063, please click on this page to check the Academic English timetable.

Ethical approval
Deadlines for submission of ethical approval forms to the Institute Research Ethics Committee are now available on the Research page.
Posts of Part-Time Research Support Assistant or Officer I/II
Posts of Part-Time Research Support Assistant or Officer I/II for the MASRI project that aims to build a Maltese speech recognition system.  
Post of Part Time Research Support Officer I, II or III
Post of Part Time Research Support Officer I, II or III  for the Maltese Sign Language Research Project.
 
 

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