MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations

MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations

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MCAST Diploma in Electrical Installations
Course Code EE3-A1-16
MQF Level Level 3
Duration 1 year on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST Foundation Certificate


2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: Mathematics or Physics


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 A medical certificate for colour blindness is a necessary requirement to attend the course.
Course Description This programme is intended for students who would like to further their studies at higher levels and subsequently find employment in engineering especially in the electrical and electronics fields within the construction industry. It contributes towards an understanding of the relevant theory and allows students to develop practical skills required in this field. The programme consists of twelve modules, out of which six are vocational related and the rest are key skills related.

Vocational modules focus on the basics of wiring electrical installation circuits using different cables and containment, electrical installation regulations, and health and safety requirements governing electrical installation processes. The rest of the modules provide an opportunity for students to have adequate skills in Maltese, English, Mathematics, Information Technology and Science and Technology. Furthermore, students will receive guidance in their personal development.

Study/Course Delivery This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Electrical and Electronics 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. Interpret and follow safety requirements in compliance with the law for electrical installations in construction environments

2. Interpret wiring regulations and requirements for domestic electrical installations

3. Design and implement domestic electrical installations to given requirements

4. Troubleshoot and repair existing single-phase electrical installations

5. Explain different ways in which electrical devices operate, and the science behind them.

Core Study Units
  • Working Effectively and Safely in Electrical Environment
  • Principles of Electro-technology
  • Principles of Electrical Science
  • Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)
  • Electrical Principles for Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Installation Standards and Components in Building Services Engineering
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science and Technology


Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electrical Systems
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Industrial Electronics)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Computer Engineering)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Green Energy Technologies)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Biomedical Engineering)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Communications)
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Electronics (Power Electronics
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Plumbing and Liquid Petroleum Gas Systems
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Building Services Engineering
  • EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Category ‘A’ Licence Course
  • MCAST Advanced Diploma in Aviation Operations
  • Grade B or better leads to: MCAST Aircraft Maintenance Technician Course (Leading to EASA Part-66 Cat B 1.1 Examinations)
Career Opportunities
  • Assistant electrician
  • Machine operator