MCAST Foundation Certificate in Construction Engineering
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|MQF Level||Level 2|
|Duration||1 year full-time|
|Entry Requirements||Finished Compulsory Education
MCAST Introductory Certificate
|Other Entry Requirements||Initial Assessment Tests
Applicants with SEC/O-Level passes at Grades 6 or 7 in at least two subjects from Maltese, English Language and Mathematics or “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 1 or 2 will be exempted from the Initial Assessment Tests and will start directly at Level 2.
|Course Description||This programme provides the student with an opportunity to get acquainted with the different
vocational trades related to construction engineering. The vocational practice component
is based on a ‘taster’ approach whereby the student will learn about the tools, materials, processes and applications relative to:
i) Welding and Fabrication
ii) Plumbing and Electrical Installation
iii) Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
v) Trowel trades, including Restoration, Stone Masonry and Tile Laying.
Additionally, Technical Drawing will complement the five vocational areas listed above.
Scientific underpinning principles, directly related to the vocational units, are also embedded within the programme.
|Study/Course Delivery||This programme of study leads to the achievement of key competencies. The emphasis is on the teaching methodology where embedding has been selected as the main pedagogical model. Vocational Units are used as a vehicle for achieving the objective.|
|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 basic characteristics of wood, plumbing, welding, fabrication, refrigeration and air-conditioning, and trowel trades
2. Use basic hand tools effectively and safely to carry out specific practical tasks in a workshop environment
3. Apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to develop a practical project, under supervision
4. Understand and use essential skills in mathematics, language communication, information technology and basic technical documentation to carry out simple assigned tasks and assessments responsibly
|Core Study Units||
|Progress After Completion||Any MCAST course at MQF Level 3|