MCAST Diploma in Construction Engineering
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|MQF Level||Level 3|
|Duration||1 year full-time|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Foundation Certificate|
2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes
A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in
lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.
|Other Entry Requirements|
|Course Description||The course consists of college-based training on the various subjects related to the building and construction sector.|
This qualification gives the student the knowledge, understanding and skills needed in this specialist area of employment and/or enables him/her to continue his/her studies in the same, or in related vocational areas such as Construction, Civil Engineering or Building Services.
During the course the student will be introduced to the different types of technical drawings used in the construction industry. Additionally, the student will be able to apply construction drawing standards and conventions to produce sketches and professional working drawings.
|Study/Course Delivery||This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Building and Construction Engineering sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.|
|Assessment||Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Understand the importance of health, safety and welfare in the construction industry|
2. Understand the diversity of the construction industry and the contribution to society by those who work within it
3. Apply construction drawing standards and conventions
4. Describe the methods and techniques associated with pre-construction, ground works, substructure, superstructure and building services systems of low-rise domestic buildings.
|Core Study Units|
|Specialist Units||Building technology and setting out techniques Introduction to building quantities Building structures Occupational safety in the construction industry Building drawing techniques Building services in construction Maltese English Mathematics Personal Development Information Technology Science|
|Progress After Completion|