Thanks to a collaborative agreement signed on Thursday 8 October between the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Malta, students will be able to eventually enrol in dual bachelor or master’s programmes to further their studies in the area of aeronautics.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, fully-accredited university specialising in aviation and aerospace, and its academic community is made up of several global leaders in the industry.
A Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Air Transport at the University of Malta and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics degree at Embry-Riddle University have also been established through this agreement.
Not only will undergraduate education be provided to pilots, but practising pilots will also be able to further hone their skills in their chosen area.
The programme agreed upon combines the elements of professional development with US and European tertiary education systems adopted by both universities.
The signing was attended physically by Minister for Education & Employment, Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici, University Rector, Prof. Alfred J. Vella, the Director of the University of Malta’s Institute of Aerospace Technologies, Prof. Ing. David Zammit Mangion, as well as US Chargé d’Affaires, Gwendolyn Green. Peers from Embry-Riddle University joined in remotely.
Minister Bonnici thanked both universities for making this happen, as it translates into another opportunity for students to benefit from the best of both worlds.