EDUCATION ACT (CAP. 327)
Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering and Architecture (Honours) –B.E.&A. (Hons) – under the auspices of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering
IN exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 30(5) and 31(6) of the Education Act (Cap. 327), the Chancellor of the University of Malta has promulgated the following bye-laws made by the Board of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering in virtue of the powers conferred upon it by section 37 (1) of the said Act and which have been approved by the Senate of the University of Malta as required by section 37 (2) of the said Act:
Citation and interpretation
1. (1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Bye-Laws of 2005 in terms of the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 for the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering and Architecture (Honours) – B.E.&A. (Hons) – under the auspices of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
(2) In these bye-laws, unless the context otherwise requires –
“the Board” means the Board of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering;
“the Course” means the course programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering and Architecture (Honours) – B.E.&A. (Hons); and
“the Degree” means the degree of Bachelor of Engineering and Architecture (Honours) – B.E.&A. (Hons).
2. These bye-laws shall be applicable for courses commencing in October 2003 or later.
Special Course Requirements for Admission
3. To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall, apart from satisfying the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations, be in possession of the special course requirements listed hereunder:
(a) two passes at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in:
(i) Pure Mathematics, or Applied Mathematics; and
(ii) Physics and
(b) a pass at Intermediate Matriculation Level in one of the following subjects: Applied Mathematics (Mechanics), Art, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering Drawing and Graphical Communication, History, Information Technology, Philosophy, Pure Mathematics, Sociology.
4. The Course shall extend over a period of five years of full-time study.
5. The Course shall consist of two parts:
(a) Part One shall comprise the first three years of the Course and shall be common to all students; and
(b) Part Two shall comprise the fourth and fifth years of the Course and shall comprise compulsory and elective study-units.
6. (1) The elective study-units shall be grouped according to aspects of Architecture and Urban Design or Building and Civil Engineering that students may opt to study in more depth.
(2) The programme shall include at least one group of elective study-units in Architecture and / or Urban Design and at least one group of elective study-units in Building Engineering and / or Civil Engineering in each semester of the fourth year and in the first semester of the fifth year.
(3) Students shall be required to choose one group of elective study-units in each of the three semesters, provided that the students’ choice is subject to the approval of the Board.
Classification of the Award
7. The overall evaluation of each student’s performance shall be based on the results obtained in each year of the Course weighted according to the following criteria:
First Year Average Mark – 10%
Second Year Average Mark – 10%
Third Year Average Mark – 15%
Fourth Year Average Mark – 25%
Fifth Year Average Mark – 40%.