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Mcast remains to be restructuring engineering programs


Nov 10, 2022

The engineering programs supplied by Mcast are at the moment nonetheless being restructured to make sure they’re “on equal footing” with these supplied on the College of Malta, the Chamber of Engineers has insisted.

The chamber’s feedback got here within the wake of a Instances of Malta report earlier this week revealing {that a} group of some 150 engineers, calling themselves the Warranted Engineers Motion Group (WEAG), have banded collectively and are mulling authorized motion towards the federal government’s Engineering Occupation Board over warrants handed to Mcast college students. 

The chamber, a non-governmental organisation, mentioned it famous “with concern” the group’s actions, deeming these as“not being useful to the stance of the engineering career in Malta”.

The WEAG have insisted {that a} report auditing the programmes supplied at each the school and the College had but to be made public. In gentle of this, they have been additionally questioning whether or not the course supplied at Mcast was on par with that of the College since, as of September, warrants began being issued to graduates from each establishments. 

The chamber mentioned that it had issued a place paper following the report by the Accreditation Company Specialised in Accrediting Diploma Programmes in Engineering, Informatics, the Pure Sciences and Arithmetic (ASIIN), outlining a collection of observations and requests. 

The career wants a stable educational base

Whereas the course supplied by Mcast was break up into two parts of two consecutive years, the one supplied by the College concerned the attainment of {qualifications} over 4 consecutive years, the chamber famous, including that this raised sure issues. 

“Discrepancy within the attainment of educational {qualifications} results in a deficit in public security, particularly that regarding the security of workers or self-employed individuals and which incorporates additionally the safety of recipients of companies or perhaps a third celebration. It was, due to this fact, the opinion of the chamber that the problem of public security must be thought of a justifiable measure to get rid of such deficit within the attainment of educational {qualifications} by way of an engineering diploma supplied by Mcast,” the physique mentioned.

Mcast, the chamber mentioned, ought to amend the current conditional necessities referring to the engineering programs to be in conformity with these established by the Engineering Occupation Board, in order that engineering levels issued by each the College and Mcast shall be put “on equal footing”.

“We have to transfer away from the idea that engineering may also be thought of a vocational diploma as a result of as a result of complexities of modern-day know-how, the career wants a stable educational base that’s solely given by way of correct educational instructing,” the chamber went on. 

The chamber claimed that the federal government’s board has already requested that Mcast restructure their engineering diploma to make it equal to different programs which can be already recognised. The evaluation of the course content material, it mentioned, was being managed by the board by way of the nomination of two impartial consultants. 

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