Last weekend, between 22 July and 24 July, the University of Malta’s Faculty of Information and Communication Technology hosted the annual final year project exhibitions, during which students had the opportunity to showcase around 80 projects which they worked on during the past year as part of their courses.
The event was inaugurated by the Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, Hon Dr Clifton Grima, Pro-Rector Prof Frank Bezzina and ICT Faculty Dean Prof Carl James Debono.
This year’s theme was focused on Education, Research and Collaboration and the exhibition featured the work of final year students enrolled at the Faculty. Machine learning, Digital health systems, Audio speech & language technology and Data Science were some of the areas covered by the projects displayed at the exhibition.
The ICT Faculty is at the forefront of digital technology and this year, the event was organised in a hybrid format, thus allowing the audience to follow the event remotely. This also allowed for more exposure for the students’ projects. The event also included the Dean’s list awards ceremony, panel discussions and walkthroughs which are still available on Facebook. The panels, presented virtually discussed the following themes:
The three walkthroughs presented by students:
On Saturday morning, students presented Walkthrough 1 about:
Testing & Verification
Blockchain & Fintech
Audio Speech & Language Technology
During Saturday’s afternoon Walkthrough 2 students discussed the following topics:
Software Engineering and Web Applications
On Sunday, Walkthrough 3 presented by students was about:
Internet of Things
During his speech, Faculty Dean, Prof. Ing. Carl Debono stressed that the Faculty fully equip students with the right skills to meet the challenges of industry. Furthermore, the ICT Faculty work closely with the industry and engages in different research areas which last year alone led to the employment of 26 Research Support Officers working on different projects.
Pro-Rector Prof. Frank Bezzina, remarked that UM is constantly working to maintain the highest standards of education at tertiary level and praised the ICT Faculty for providing students with the right blend of theory and practice to prepare them for the working world that is constantly evolving.
Meanwhile, Minister Dr Clifton Grima, who addressed the audience via a recorded message congratulated the students on their achievements and highlighted the importance of ICT careers as key enablers to the Maltese economy.
A special thanks also goes to the sponsors of the exhibition: MITA Computime, ESkills Malta Foundation, Leo Vegas , PwC Malta, EY Malta, COE, RS2 Software PLC, Malta Communications Authority - MCA, Gaming Malta & IEEE Malta Section