MCAST ONLINE is an online learning platform offering free and flexible online education, with the aim of enabling individuals who are unable to attend educational programmes at a fixed time and/or location to proceed with their studies. The objective of MCAST ONLINE is to provide an online solution for individuals to follow lectures with the added flexibility of choosing the time and location to follow their education. MCAST ONLINE offers eModules (online educational modules) in various areas of study.
To subscribe to MCAST ONLINE, the following criteria need to be satisfied: a) be a Maltese national and/or a Maltese resident registered at a Maltese residential address; b) be over 15 years of age at the time of subscription; c) have a unique email address.
There are currently no entry requirements for following MCAST ONLINE eModules. However, a basic knowledge of the use of computers and internet navigation is needed to follow eModules and use the various features of the eLearning platform. Knowledge of the English language is also needed in order to follow the content which is in English. It is important to note that the modules offered as part of MCAST ONLINE fall under the category of blended and/or distance learning, and therefore require a high level of discipline and independence by the subscriber in order to: - follow the material and additional sources as needed, - consolidate his/her knowledge on the topic.
MCAST ONLINE has released eModules in the areas of: • ICT, • Creative Arts, • Mechanical Engineering, • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and • Community Services.
A list of eModules available for each of the areas offered can be viewed at the following links: • ICTCreative ArtsMechanical Engineering • Electrical and Electronics Engineering • Community Services
Further information regarding MCAST ONLINE can be found at the following link: https://www.mcast.edu.mt/e-learning/ and/or can be requested by sending an email to elearning@mcast.edu.mt, where an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
To subscribe to an eModule, click on the ‘Register now’ button or click here. You will be directed to the following form: applform You shall be requested to fill-in your details and submit your subscription by clicking on the ‘Submit’ button at the end of the form. Following the submission of this form, kindly check your email (including your spam folder) for further instructions for completing subscription.
MCAST full-time students are eligible to follow MCAST Online Modules. However, it is important to note that the eModules are not a substitute for any topics (in whole or in part) of any MCAST programme.
Following the eModules independently is free of charge and letter of participation is awarded upon completion.
There is no limit to the number of eModules one may subscribe to.
This can be done by selecting multiple eModule/s from the list in the subscription form where indicated below: applformRED It is thus possible to subscribe to more than one eModule simultaneously. It is also possible to subscribe to additional eModules following initial subscription. This can be done by completing the same form above, making sure to keep the same email address, name and surname, and identification number.
No. Each subscriber is allowed to subscribe with only one email address. Subscribing with multiple email addresses may result in loss of eModule progress and/or termination of subscriber’s account. It is however possible to request that email communications are sent to a different email address, should a subscriber change their email address. Any requests to change an email address, or any other contact information should be sent via email to elearning@mcast.edu.mt and an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
No. Each Subscriber needs to have a unique email address to subscribe to MCAST ONLINE eModules. Multiple individuals subscibing with a common email address will not be given access to the eModules. Moreover In order to save progress and claim a letter of participation each individual is required to have a unique email address.
Following subscription, you should receive an automatic email within a few minutes from submitting your form, acknowledging receipt of your subscription. This email will include a link to the ‘Data Protection Authorisation Form’ to be completed by by the subcriber. It is important to note that subcription is not complete until the subscriber submits this form. Should this form not be submitted, the subscription will not be processed.
Should you not receive this email within a few minutes, check your Spam and/or Junk Email folder. Should you find your email in this folder, please check your email settings to avoid any future emails from MCAST ONLINE being directed to this folder. Should you not receive this email, kindly resubmit your subscription making sure your email address is entered correctly. Subscriptions with incomplete details or wrong email addresses cannot be processed and access to MCAST ONLINE cannot be granted. It is the subscribers’ sole responsibility to ensure that the details submitted are correct. Should you still experience difficulties with subscribing to MCAST ONLINE eModules, please send an email with your request to elearning@mcast.edu.mt and an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
Following submission of the ‘Data Protection Registration Form’, subscribers need to allow a few days for their details to be processed. An email with personal login details from elearning@mcast.edu.mt will follow within a few day. Should any inconsistencies be noted in your subscription, you will be contacted by an MCAST ONLINE representative via email or phone for clarification of details in the days following completion of subscription (including the submission of the ‘Data Protection Registration Form’). Subscriptions cannot be processed until any inconsistencies are resolved. Also note that MCAST ONLINE email communication is sent only from elearning@mcast.edu.mt. Should you receive any emails claiming to be from an MCAST ONLINE representative from any other sender, kindly ignore and/or report this to us on our email address elearning@mcast.edu.mt. Should communication by phone be required, kindly note that only an official MCAST Telephone line will be used. The MCAST ONLINE representative will always identify himself/herself and will never ask for any sensitive data such as passwords or bank details.
Yes. Completing the Data Protection Consent Form is obligatory and in line with GDPR requirements. Unless this form is completed and submitted, your subscription is considered incomplete and cannot be processed, and therefore access to the online modules cannot be granted.
It is possible that the processing of subscriptions is delayed due to high demand for MCAST ONLINE eModules. Nonetheless please do not hesitate to send an email enquiring about the status of your subscription to elearning@mcast.edu.mt and an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
To add more eModules to your profile, submit the subscription form as indicated in 11 above. The new eModules should appear in your account within a few days.
Kindly note that there are a few periods during the year when it could take a while longer for additional eModules to appear on your profile. This could be due to staff recess or high demand for MCAST ONLINE eModules. Nonetheless please do not hesitate to send your query to elearning@mcast.edu.mt and an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
The eModule’s content can be accessed immediately upon receipt of login details. Login details are usually sent within a few days from subscription.
MCAST ONLINE works with any browser, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox Mozilla, Google Chrome, Safari etc.
Any device with internet access and an internet browser can be used to access MCAST ONLINE and follow an eModule ie. Personal Computers, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones etc.
The email includes three important details: 1. A link to access MCAST ONLINE eModules; 2. Your Username; 3. Your Password. Once login details are recieved, you may access MCAST ONLINE immediately by clicking on the provided link. This can be done by inputting the details received as indicated in the following image: q22 Following login, you will be directed to your account as indicated in the following image: q22B It is recommended that you change your password the first time you log in to your account. Your eModules are readily available for following and no wait is necessary.
Passwords can be changed by following these steps: 1. Log in to MCAST ONLINE using the username and password sent to you following subscription. 2. Click on your name at the top right of the screen – this will take you to your profile page. 3. On your profile page, Select ‘Settings’ from the left side menu. 4. In the settings page look for the ‘Edit Settings’ button on the right side of the page and click. 5. The option to change your password should be available beneath your details as shown in the following image (marked by the red box below). q25 6. You need to tick the “change password” checkbox, where you will then be able to enter a new password.
The list of eModule/s subscribed to, can be viewed by clicking on the ‘Units’ tab as indicated in the image below: q26 To start following an eModule, you need to select the eModule from the drop-down menu list, where you will then be redirected to the eModule contents page.
Following completion of an eModule your participation will be acknowledged with an official ‘Letter of Participation’ issued by MCAST. Kindly note that the issue of the ‘Letter of Participation’ is not an automatic process. Upon completion of an eModule, you are to notify the MCAST ONLINE Team by email on elearning@mcast.edu.mt, and an MCAST ONLINE representative will guide you in claiming your ‘Letter of Participation’. Progress and time are monitored by the MCAST ONLINE Team. Both the online participation time and the minimum hours required online (15 hours per course) will be recorded on the ‘Letter of Participation’.
There is no deadline for subscription to eModules. It is however pertinent to note that MCAST reserves the right as a provider to terminate the provision of any module at any time, and cannot guarantee that a module will always be available.
There is no time limit to complete an eModule. It is up to the Subscriber’s discretion to complete an eModule within a time-frame that is convenient for him/her. It is however pertinent to note . that MCAST reserves the right as a provider to change or terminate the provision of any module at any time, and cannot guarantee that a module will always be available. It is therefore the sole responsibility of the Subscriber to complete an eModule within a reasonable timeframe.
To unsubscribe from an eModule, kindly send an email with your request to elearning@mcast.edu.mt and an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
To unsubscribe from an eModule, kindly send an email with your request to elearning@mcast.edu.mt and an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
In cases where subscribers change their email address and would like to receive updates on a different email address, they should notify MCAST ONLINE on elearning@mcast.edu.mt to update their contact details. This will avoid missing any important notifications from MCAST ONLINE. Unless notified by subscribers, MCAST ONLINE notifications will be sent to the email address used for initial subscription.
For further information regarding eModules and/or courses, contacts are as follows: For MCAST ONLINE eModules, kindly send an email to elearning@mcast.edu.mt For MCAST full-time courses, kindly send an email to information@mcast.edu.mt For MCAST part-time courses, kindly send an email to shortcourses@mcast.edu.mt
For any queries not listed on this page, kindly send an email to elearning@mcast.edu.mt and an MCAST ONLINE representative will get back to you at their earliest availability.
It is important to note that email correspondence regarding MCAST ONLINE is sent only through elearning@mcast.edu.mt . Any email correspondence sent through any other email address and claiming to be from MCAST ONLINE is to be considered as SPAM mail. It would be appreciated if any such SPAM mail is reported to MCAST ONLINE for investigation.

I am an ex-student of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, who completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Sciences (Physiological Measurements) degree in 2018 at the Institute of Applied Science. I have been working at Mater Dei Hospital as a Cardiac Technician. I work both at the Catheterisation Suite as well as the Accident and Emergency department for a year now.

My overall experience as a healthcare professional has been a very fulfilling and rewarding one so far, despite the difficult and challenging situation we are facing at present due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, my colleagues and I are exposed in various areas as we meet patients who might test positive to the virus. For this reason, many of us have decided to adjourn from our homes to prevent the possibility of spreading the disease to our family members.

One main important message which I would like to convey is to believe and have faith that together, if all individuals cooperate and abide by the necessary instructions, we can get through this in due course.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the MCAST libraries (at Paola, Mosta, Qormi and Gozo) are closed since 13 March. However, the online support is available as usual from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm. The library staff is working remotely to support you. You can contact us via email LLRC@mcast.edu.mt or call us via Microsoft Teams.
Since MCAST libraries are closed, please keep the books safely with you until further notice.
If you have forgotten the password, click on ‘forgot password’ on the login page of the online library account.
You can renew them from home by creating an online library account. Please follow the guidelines on YouTube  icon-youtube   An activation email will be sent to your mailbox to set the password.
If the due date expires, online renewal is not possible, but it has to be done by the Library Team. Therefore you need to send an email on llrc@mcast.edu.mt.
You can renew your books online twice. Afterwards please send us an email on llrc@mcast.edu.mt.
For those books which expire after the 13th of March, fines will be waived off.
Username and passwords for our electronic resources (EBSCO, Emerald, Weblinks and SkillSoft) are found when you log into MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT.

Click on ‘logins/passwords’ from the left-hand column. If you have any difficulties, please email us quoting your ID number, Name and Surname.

You need to fill in the registration form found here  icon-download  , or send us an email to llrc@mcast.edu.mt to receive the application form in Word format.
Please subscribe to our channel ‘MCAST LLRC’ for any guideline videos on youtube  icon-youtube
The library team is working remotely, from Monday to Friday, from 8.00 am till 4.30 pm. You may: email us on llrc@mcast.edu.mt.

call Alexander Micallef at reception via Microsoft Teams on alexander.micallef@mcast.edu.mt. call any library staff during the working hours through Microsoft Teams.

You can contact part-time courses enquiries on 23987777 or  23987116 between 8:00 am and 12 noon, and 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, via email on shortcourses@mcast.edu.mt or through our FaceBook Page
You can contact us on 23987879 between 8:00 am and 12 noon, and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The part-time courses applications are still open and will remain open until further notice.
Presently we're receiving the applications and we are planning that the next batch of courses will start between September and October 2020.  We may be able to offer some courses online. However, this depends on the availability of lecturers.  Practical sessions cannot be held online. Clients will receive notifications via email.
The MG2i staff will be processing all the application and will announce the start date when this process is complete. They will contact the applicant either through email or by phone.  The majority of courses will start in September 2020. 

If you have applied online and did not receive an acknowledgement, please send an email with all details on shortcourses@mcast.edu.mt

It is recommended that all applications are made online until further notice.  
The application form is available on the Part-Time Courses prospectus that was recently delivered to every household.  The application form should be completed by prospective candidates and returned together with full payment to: The Office of Part-Time Courses, MCAST Main Campus, New Students’ House, Corradino Hill, Paola PLA 9032. Once again, this method of application should be discouraged until the COVID-19 pandemic is declared over. 
MCAST is doing its utmost to continue its part-time courses online.  Some courses contain practical sessions and therefore, cannot be offered online.   We intend to continue with the practical sessions as soon as the Health Authorities inform us that it is safe to continue with these courses. 
The full refund of the fee will only be effected by MCAST if College is unable to provide the course.
No, this will not be possible, since some of the courses require practical sessions.
Yes, MCAST will be able to issue the certificate of course completion by September 2020.
Several courses do not require any previous qualifications.  On the other hand, other courses specifically require minimum requirements, and these are mentioned in the website MG2I Short Courses  We recommend that the applicant scans the certificates and sends them to shortcourses@mcast.edu.mt.
MCAST is presently doing its utmost to offer all the LSE courses through its online platform.   We have already started offering some of these courses online.  It is envisaged that all LSE courses will be available online during the coming days. Currently, 20-week courses and 30-week courses are being launched online. However, note that practical sessions involving tutor visits/classroom placements would have to wait until the schools re-open.

You can call our HELPLINE 2398 7100 to be redirected the services required.

The Student Support Services are available for all students who may require these services. The five main contacts of the Student Support Services are as follows:

  • Psychological Support for Malta – counsellors@mcast.edu.mt
  • Psychological Support for Gozo Campus – studentsupport-gozocampus@mcast.edu.mt
  • Career Advice – careerguidance@mcast.edu.mt
  • Student Liaison – marina.sceberras@mcast.edu.mt
  • Integration Support Unit – james.m.camilleri@mcast.edu.mt
You can call the HELPLINE 2398 7100 to be redirected or you may contact the institute/department directly as follows:

Institute for the Creative Arts (ICA) Anna Marie Muscat - 23987754 Anna.marie.muscat@mcast.edu.mt

Institute of Applied Sciences – Applied Sciences Audrey Zahra Davis 23987821 Audrey.Zahra.Davis@mcast.edu.mt

Institute of Applied Sciences – Centre for Agriculture, Aquatics and Animal Sciences Valerie Depasquale 23987341 Valerie.Depasquale@mcast.edu.mt

Institute of Business Management and Commerce Samantha Pace - 23987603  Samantha.pace@mcast.edu.mt  

Institute of Community Services Silvana Ruff- 23987554 Silvana.ruff@mcast.edu.mt

Institute of Engineering and Transport – Aviation Maintenance Training Centre Christine Abela Craus 23987731 Christine.Abela.Craus@mcast.edu.mt

  Institute of Engineering and Transport – Department of Mechanical Engineering Melina Cilia 23987450 Melina.Cilia@mcast.edu.mt

  Institute of Engineering and Transport - Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Louise Spiteri 23987705 Louise.Spiteri@mcast.edu.mt

Institute of Engineering and Transport - Centre for Maritime Studies Doreen Spiteri 23987764 Doreen.Spiteri@mcast.edu.mt

  Institute of Engineering and Transport - Department of Building and Construction Engineering Esther Cassar 23987933 Esther.Cassar@mcast.edu.mt

Institute of ICT  Stefania Aquilina 23987354 Stefania.Aquilina@mcast.edu.mt

MCAST Gozo Campus Mark Apap  23987665/6 Mark.Apap@mcast.edu.mt

Prospective students are to refer to the MCAST prospectus or website (https://www.mcast.edu.mt/full-time-programmes/) for specific entry requirements to courses.
    • Applicants with SSC&P Track 1 & 2 subjects or SEC predictive assessment results at Level 2 will be accepted to MCAST Level 1 or 2 study programmes following Initial Assessment Tests.
    • Applicants with SSC&P Track 3 subjects based on their performance from Year 7-Year 10 or with SEC Level 3 subjects based on the predictive assessment as performed by MATSEC, will be accepted either to MCAST Level 3 or to Level 4 study programmes, depending on specific entry requirements. In cases where a grade higher than 5/C at Level 3 is required, the student will be deemed eligible if his predictive results by MATSEC are issued at MQF level 3.
Candidates are required to have two SEC/SSC&P level 3 passes to join a Level 3 course depending on specific entry requirements.  Candidates applying for level 4 progammes will be accepted provisionally if they have three out of the four required SEC/SSC&P level 3 passes as per entry requirements set in the MCAST prospectus.  Students will then be able to continue their studies at second year as regular students only if 1.      They successfully complete ALL units during their first year of the Level 4 course or 2.      If by the beginning of the second year they satisfy the both entry requirements and the programme regulations of the particular Level 4 course (hence all four SEC/SSC&P level 3 subjects and number of units successfully completed).  Provisional students who do not meet either of the above conditions will need to repeat the first year of the course.   Updated on 13th May 2020.
MCAST will provisionally accept students studying at Matriculation level to MCAST Level 6 programmes, according to the specific entry requirements of the degree programme applied for. Students failing to obtain the necessary requirements by the re-sit session in December will be offered an undergraduate diploma after successfully completing all units of their first year of studies. Students will be able to continue their studies at second year as regular students in the Level 5 or 6 course if they successfully complete all units (60 ECTS) during their first year of their Level 5/6 course and having successfully obtained a minimum of 48 MCAST admission points as per MCAST prospectus (shown below): table Alternatively, students will be able to continue their studies at second year as regular students in the Level 5 or 6 course if they successfully complete the required Advanced and Intermediate level subjects as required for entry into the course before the start of the second year of studies.

  Updated on 13th May 2020.

Where possible, Masters programmes will commence at the end of November 2020 to enable candidates to be fully qualified.
Updated on 9th April 2020.

The same procedures that have been utilized so far will remain in place. The Institutes will contact IEU to discuss the arrangements that have to be in place. The IEU is trying to contact all students who require a reader and/or a scribe to ensure that such students have the required assistive technology software installed to support them during online Time Constrained Assignments.
The online support of the Learning Support Unit will be offered as usual to all students who are entitled to such additional one-to-one support.
The Student Support Services are available for all students who may require these services. The five main contacts of the Student Support Services are as follows:
  • Psychological Support for Malta – counsellors@mcast.edu.mt
  • Psychological Support for Gozo Campus – studentsupport-gozocampus@mcast.edu.mt
  • Career Advice – careerguidance@mcast.edu.mt
  • Student Liaison – marina.sceberras@mcast.edu.mt
  • Integration Support Unit – james.m.camilleri@mcast.edu.mt

Students, who were on Erasmus and returned to Malta without completing the units, will follow MCAST units to make up for the missed units.

Where the receiving organization has provided for compensatory measures due to COVID-19, MCAST shall honour such measures and recognize any credits awarded by such institution. MCAST will offer the same online teaching and support to its Erasmus incoming students.

Students at Levels 1, 2 and 3 who have not completed their voluntary work component will be assessed only on the other two components.   Students at Levels 4 are expected to write a 300-word essay or event proposal.   Students at Levels 5 and 6 will be required to write a 400-word essay or event proposal.   Essays may be substituted by submitting a short video of between 3 and 5 minutes portraying themselves in an artistic/sports performance or showcasing hobbies such as photography, videography, etc.   Students who have already completed the voluntary work component will not be required to submit an essay and will be assessed on their related written reflection. Students will also receive separate certification as recognition for the voluntary work undertaken.   Lecturers will guide students at Levels 4 and 6 about the topics for their essay. Frequently Asked Questions

All MCAST students are expected to stop attending at their workplace until the present situation due to COVID-19 changes. MCAST will update you accordingly. MCAST has already informed all industry partners about this decision.

Plans are to hold graduation ceremonies in December 2020.

Students at Level 1 who have failed in no more than 12 ECVET may progress to Level 2 with the option of repeating assessments for failed units during the new academic year to conclude the Level 1 qualification.

Students at level 1 who fail in more than 12ECVET can take the Initial Assessment Test for access to Level 2.

Students at Level 2 need to successfully complete units to a minimum of 30 ECVET in order to progress to Level 3.

MCAST is currently exploring, in collaboration with MEDE, the possibility to continue offering the Preventive Classes in Summer.

For Level 3 students   Level 3 students can choose between two options.  

Option 1 - Students who decide not to repeat the failed units at Level 3 alongside the first year of their level 4 qualification:

Students at Level 3 who have failed in not more than 12 ECVET (typically 2 units) may progress to Level 4. Students will then be able to continue their studies at second year as regular students ONLY if they successfully complete ALL units during their first year of the Level 4 course.

Students will then receive a transcript for the units completed in their Level 3 units in which they are successful.

Option 2 – Students who decide to repeat the failed units at Level 3 alongside the first year of their level 4 qualification:

Students can repeat assessments for failed units (with optional attendance and timetable permitting) during the new academic year in order to conclude their Level 3 qualification. If they successfully complete ALL the level 3 units, students can continue their studies at second year of their Level 4 as regular students provided that they satisfy existing regulations for continuation of studies at Level 4.

MCAST is currently exploring, in collaboration with MEDE, the possibility to continue offering the Preventive Classes in Summer.

Students who are in their 1st or 2nd Year of the programme (and are not in their final year will be able to continue their studies at Year 2/3 automatically provided that, they have not failed in more than 3 units as per current regulations.

Students who are in the final year and have failed in not more than 2 units (but not more than 12 ECVET), provided that they have attempted all the coursework and synoptic assessments and respected MCAST regulations including those related to attendance have two options to progress to the Degree course.

Option 1 – Students who decide not to repeat the failed units at Level 4 alongside the first year of their degree:

Students will be able to continue their studies at second year as regular students ONLY if they successfully complete all units (60 ECTS) during their first year of the Level 5/6 course. Students will then receive a transcript for the units completed in their Level 4 qualification.

Option 2 – Students who decide to repeat the failed units at Level 4 alongside the first year of their degree:

Students can repeat assessments for failed units (with optional attendance and timetable permitting) during the new academic year in order to conclude their Level 4 qualification. If they successfully complete ALL the Level 4 units, students can continue their studies at second year as regular students provided that they satisfy existing regulations for continuation of studies at Level 5 and 6.

Restrictions may apply to qualifications which lead to a regulated profession.

Progression from Level 5 Year 1 to Level 5 Year 2, and from Level 5 to Level 6 shall be automatic for students who have not failed in more than 2 units in a particular year and who will not be carrying more than 3 failed units in all.

In the next academic year, 2020-2021, students can recover the failed units by repeating unit assessment only (optional attendance and timetabling permitting).

The same procedure applies to students reading for the Bachelor of Engineering, Year 3 to Year 4.

All students will have the opportunity to finish this academic year and if successful, will graduate as planned. MCAST is exploring placements/practical components being completed as soon as MCAST re-opens its doors.

Dissertations will follow set deadlines.  However, extensions can be allowed where the request is justified. The form can be downloaded through this link: https://www.mcast.edu.mt/college-forms/ Where possible, dissertations will be submitted as scheduled during the academic year 2019-2020. Lecturers will correct and submit the results by the first week of July. Students will be encouraged to submit their dissertation by the given deadlines. If this is not possible, due to practical components, students can submit as early as possible after the deadline by no later than 18th September or as agreed with the Director of Institute. Viva sessions will take place online in most cases. Degree Ratification Boards will also be held online in most cases. In the case of certain ICA dissertations whose justified requests for extensions are approved, a 16th October deadline is also being set. Thus, for ICA there will be 5 June, 18 September and 16 October deadlines depending on the nature of the dissertation and the justified requests for extensions made and approved.
The same procedure of online support for lecturing applies to dissertations. Students are encouraged to keep contact with their supervisors via email and/or any platform determined by the dissertation supervisor. Should they have any difficulty in doing so, they are requested to contact the institute administration.

Results will be concluded by the end of October 2020. In the case of certain ICA units, later dates are possible depending on the programme, cohort and unit task. Please ask your respective coordinator for your result schedule.
Students can appeal academic decisions using the usual procedure. Students are requested to fill in the form that is available online through https://www.mcast.edu.mt/college-forms/. Forms are to be sent through an e-mail to the Institute Senior Administrative Officers.

Assignments that can be assessed remotely will be concluded by 10 July 2020. The remaining practical assignments or practical components/placement units will be completed by early October 2020. These dates apply for both continuing and progressing students.
Assessments, including synoptic, (with the exception of those including a practical component), will be held by the end of the academic year 2019-2020 that is 10th July 2020. Assessments will not be held on Campus during this time. Alternative assessments using technology will be used and could include take-home assignments. Assessments tackled online will address only those components of the unit that have already been taught or are being taught online.  Practical assessments will be tackled once MCAST reopens. Additional information about the assessment of practical components will be made available at a later stage. Only delivered units will be assessed. MCAST is doing its best to ensure that units are delivered and will be providing more information in due course. In case of difficulty, students are encouraged to contact the institute administration.
MCAST will be exploring ways of how to schedule all mandatory practical components/placements in September before the start of the new academic year.
Lecturers will indicate the assessments that will be taking place as TCAs.
The lecturer will indicate which documents are to be used for assessments.
Most synoptic assessments will take place by the 10th of July 2020. However, MCAST will also be exploring ways to close off all remaining synoptic assessments by September. In the case of certain ICA units, later dates are possible depending on the programme, cohort and unit task. Please ask your respective coordinator for your assessment schedule.

MCAST sent you Circular 92/2020 by email on Wednesday 25 March 2020. This letter explains in full how learning and assessment are taking place online. All MCAST circulars and updates on COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.mcast.edu.mt/covid-19-preventive-measures/
Lecturers will indicate to students which platforms are being used for particular units. Classter is the most common and you can log in using your MCAST email address username and password through: http://mcast.classter.com Other platforms include:
  • MCAST Moodle VLE – for sharing of online material, fora and chats
  • Schoology (in case of the Institute for the Creative Arts where migration to Moodle is not yet complete)
  • Northumbria University Blackboard VLE (in case of Nursing students)
MCAST is striving to provide IT support to students needing this service. You can call the HELPLINE 2398 7100 to be redirected or you may contact IT Services directly on onlinesupport@mcast.edu.mt or call on 23987467.

From 1 October there will be a gradual phasing in and staggered entry for new and continuing students. By 19 October all students will have started their courses both online and in-person lectures. You will receive the start date and updated information from your Institute some days before the start of the lectures. So be on the alert and check your mailbox frequently—all best wishes for the new academic year.
Clearly state Updated on 25 September 2020