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Legal Notice 178 of 2011 ­ Malta Government Gazette No. 18,748 ­ 10 May 2011


EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)

Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Language Technology ­ B.Sc. (Hons) HLT ­ under the auspices of the Institute of Linguistics

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon him by articles 74(5) and 75(6) of the Education Act (Cap. 327), the Chancellor of the University of Malta has promulgated the following bye-laws made by the Board of the Institute of Linguistics in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by article 5(b)(v) of the Statute for the Institute, which bye-laws have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta:

Citation and Interpretation

1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2011 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Language Technology - B.Sc. (Hons) HLT, under the auspices of the Institute of Linguistics.

(2) In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires -

"the Board" means the Board of the Institute of Linguistics;

"the Course" means the programme of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Language Technology - B.Sc. (Hons) HLT;

"the Degree" means the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Language Technology - B.Sc. (Hons) HLT; and

"the Principal Regulations" means the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004.

Applicability

2. These bye-laws shall apply to courses commencing in October 2011 or later.

Requirements for Admission

3. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations.

Course Duration

4. The Course shall extend over a period of three years of full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study.

Programme of Study

5. (1) The programme of study for the Course shall consist of study-units to which 180 credits shall be assigned.

(2) Students who successfully complete the programme of study for the first year of the Course to which 60 credits have been assigned and opt not to proceed with the Course or, having proceeded, do not successfully complete the Course, shall be entitled to the Diploma in Human Language Technology.

(3) Students who successfully complete the programme of study for the first two years of the Course to which 120 credits have been assigned and opt not to proceed with the Course or, having proceeded, do not successfully complete the Course, shall be entitled to the Higher Diploma in Human Language Technology.

6. The programme of study shall be published after approval by Senate, normally not less than eight months prior to the commencement of the Course.

Classification of the Awards

7. The Final Weighted Average Mark for the classification of the Higher Diploma shall be based on the results obtained in the two years of the Course, each year of which shall be weighted as follows:

First Year Average Mark - 40%
Second Year Average Mark - 60%.

8. The Final Weighted Average Mark for the classification of the Degree shall be based on the results obtained in the Course, each year of which shall be weighted as follows:

First Year Average Mark - 20%
Second Year Average Mark - 40%
Third Year Average Mark - 40%.

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