Following the statement issued by the Union Periti u Inġiniera tas-Settur Pubbliku, the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology would like to issue the following statement:
MCAST strongly objects to this misinformed statement that clearly shows no understanding of the quality standards at the College. This can only be interpreted as another attempt to discredit the College’s work and reputation. It is motivated by those who would like to maintain the current status quo while creating barriers for aspiring engineers.
Since 2013, over 200 students graduated from the College’s accredited and fully recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. These alumni are now in leading engineering positions nationally and internationally. Many of these have successfully furthered their studies at Master’s and PhD level at local and foreign higher education institutions.
MCAST courses are externally audited each year and regularly updated to reflect the latest best practices. All lecturing staff of this programme have a qualification at PhD or Master’s level and extensive industrial experience.
The engineering degree offered at MCAST has been well received by industry as the College has always ensured the professional standards and ethic required by this important sector. MCAST has been continuously investing in equipment including a €7 million new state-of-the-art building for the Institute of Engineering and Transport inaugurated in May 2018.