MCAST Introductory Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

MCAST Introductory Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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MCAST Introductory Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Course Code EE1-01-14
MQF Level Level 1
Duration 1 year full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements Finished compulsory education
Other Entry Requirements Initial Assessment Tests


A medical certificate for colour blindness is a necessary requirement to attend the course.

Course Description This is a one-year programme designed to provide an opportunity to students of advancing their key skills partially through vocational content. The course will also assist in developing technical skills in basic electrical and electronic engineering. The vocational units are designed to provide students with basic tool handling skills, electrical and electronic components assembly, soldering techniques and understanding of simple electrical and

electronics circuit functioning and construction, in order to enable them to complete simple

repetitive or familiar tasks. The essential key skills, Maltese, English, Mathematics, Science

and Information Technology, are embedded into each vocational area, thus promoting

the practical aspect of theory offered in essential key skills units to be applied in the familiar

tasks. Furthermore, students will receive guidance on their personal development.

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. Use mathematical principles to solve simple engineering problems

2. Understand the underlying principles and applications of basic electrical and electronic components

3. Use instructions, schematics and basic tools to construct and test simple electronic circuits

4. Work safely with electricity and related hand or power tools under supervision

5. Communicate using verbal, written and ICT methods during training and reporting

Core Study Units
  • Electrical Technology Foundation
  • Basic Applied Electronic
  • Maltese
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Information Technology
  • Science
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion MCAST Foundation Certificate
Career Opportunities