Faculty of Engineering ready for a Dynamic Year Ahead The electric motor, a relatively simple device, has revolutionized our life through its use in modern appliances that we often take for granted. We see examples of it in lifts, cranes, home appliances, air-conditioning systems, industrial machinery, electric vehicles and others.

The Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Malta offers studies on the design and development of such systems.

You may have wondered how electronic engineers go about designing electronic circuits that play a crucial part in modern equipment such as aircraft, automobiles, hi-fi equipment, medical instruments, industrial machines and others.

Maybe you wish to learn how electrical power is generated and distributed safely and efficiently to our factories, hospitals, schools and homes; and how engineers are addressing the problem of diminishing supply of fossil fuels by generating electricity from alternative sources such as solar and wind energy.

Perhaps you are intrigued by the way that machines can be designed to perform tasks automatically and in most cases, also faster and more accurately than human operators. Just think of car assembly by robots, autopilot equipment used to guide ships and aircraft, fly-by-wire and drive-by-wire systems in modern transportation, automated inspection of parts in manufacturing industries, and anti-lock braking systems (ABS) for increased safety in modern cars.

You may wish to learn how complex machines and engineering systems composed of various electronic, electrical, digital and mechanical components are designed and integrated together so as to create large-scale and sophisticated plants such as water treatment systems, security systems, medical equipment like CAT and ultra-sound scanners, and aviation equipment.

The Faculty of Engineering has geared itself up with a new departmental structure in preparation for a dynamic start to the academic year. There are now six departments, three of which are dedicated to Electrical Engineering and another three focusing on Mechanical Engineering. These are the Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion, the Department of Systems & Control Engineering, the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Degree course information and careers.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree course is a 4-year programme in which students can follow either the Electrical Engineering or the Mechanical Engineering areas of study. Within these areas of study, several elective units may also be selected.

The Electrical Engineering course prepares students in electronic systems, electrical power generation and distribution, including renewable energy sources, automation and control, power electronics and electrical machines (depending on the electives chosen).

On the other hand, the Mechanical Engineering course prepares students in manufacturing engineering, metallurgy, materials and mechanical engineering, depending on the choice of study units.

These courses prepare students for interesting careers in the manufacturing industry, the maintenance of machinery and equipment, the services industry, the energy industry, aviation, shipping and land transport industries, engineering systems integration, building services and the automation industry, to name just a few.

The Faculty of Engineering has close links with industry. These very often translate into opportunities for student projects and fast track employment on completion of studies.

The Faculty also offers degrees at Master’s level, mostly as taught part-time evening courses, while Master degrees by research are also available.

Applications for admission to University of Malta courses are being received between 19th and 23rd July. For further information please contact: foe@eng.um.edu.mt