The Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) has published its prospectus for the coming academic year 2021-22. The publication, which is also available digitally, includes details on all 190 full-time courses offered by the College, from introductory level courses to Master’s level. Six new courses are being offered reflecting industry skills needs: Advanced Diploma in Graphic Printing; Advanced Diploma in Hairdressing; Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering; Master in Artificial Intelligence for Industry 4.0; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Technology and Master in Retail.
MCAST also offers over 285 part-time courses that provide flexible learning opportunities to aspiring learners with work and family commitments. For the first time, Bachelor and Master courses are being offered part-time at reduced fees to encourage continuous professional development.
As part of its twentieth-anniversary celebrations, MCAST also revealed its new College emblem representing both the College’s legacy and its vision as a centre of excellence in vocational and professional education and training. Over 20 years, MCAST awarded around 40,000 certificates to students who completed courses in arts, science, and technology.
Principal and CEO Professor Joachim James Calleja said: “At MCAST, we strive to provide accessible professional education and training that responds to the needs of the individual and the economy. Over 20 years, we have continued to develop as a centre of excellence in vocational education and training. Our band identity lets us tell the MCAST story where the student is at the centre and community matters. Inspiration is at the heart of our community of creators and innovators. We invite students to start their lifelong journey at the College.”
Minister for Education Justyne Caruana said: “The government will continue to address the needs of each student so that everyone has the opportunity to advance in their educational journey and career choice. MCAST is a key player in the post-COVID strategy to reach our educational, social and economic objectives.”
MCAST President Professor Refalo said: “We want to ensure that all qualifications are relevant to the different skills and competences needed in industry today as well as in other traditional jobs and workplaces. MCAST qualifications engage key stakeholders from all sectors to challenge content, practice and support learners in engaging with the world of work more proactively.”
The prospectus can be viewed on here. Copies will also be available at Local Councils and schools. Applications for courses will open on 16 August.