On the 21st of June 2019, the Faculty of Engineering launched the New Certificate for Engineering Course. The launch was held at the Lecture Theatre 2 in the presence of guidance teachers from various secondary and post-secondary schools, during an event being organised by the Student Advisory Services team. The Dean of the Faculty, Dr Ing Andrew Sammut addressed the attendees to explain the rationale behind this course and the importance of more students embarking on STEM careers. During the event Dr Alexandra Bonnici gave a presentation on the details of the course, including for whom it is intended, the entry requirements and also the course content.
The Faculty of Engineering is introducing this one-year certificate course to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies in mathematics and physics necessary for the B.Eng(Hons) course. During the course, students will be studying mathematics and physics, and, upon successful completion of the certificate program, students will have the necessary knowledge and understanding in these two subjects to meet the specific entry requirements of the B.Eng (Hons) degree course.
In addition, the program will include studies specific to the engineering profession. These will consist of engineering workshops, laboratory practices as well as concepts behind the design of experiments. Throughout the course, lecturers with an engineering background will help students apply the fundamental concepts of mathematics and physics to practical tasks. A hands-on engineering technology workshop will complement the theoretical skills with practical skills in mechanical fitting, machining and manufacturing, electrical installations, electronics, computer systems, programming and control engineering.
For further details about this course: www.um.edu.mt/eng/certeng