Following a process of scrutiny and review, Malta’s National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) has approved AUM’s undergraduate degree program in Electronics and Communications Engineering, making it officially recognized in Malta and other EU countries.
With this latest green light, AUM boasts seven officially recognized Bachelor’s degree programs, and one Master’s degree program. The news from NCFHE is most timely, considering that the deadline for student enrollment for the academic year starting in the fall of 2018 is right around the corner. New and current students majoring in Electronics and Communications Engineering can rest assured that they are headed in the right direction with their studies, and that – all things being equal out in the job market – their endeavors will bear fruit following graduation.
The Electronics and Communications Engineering program at AUM puts students through a rigorous course of study that includes mathematics, natural sciences, electronics, and computational programming, in addition to the General Education classes required of everyone. As students progress through the program, they immerse themselves more in their major and its specificities, with things taking a practical turn thanks to the introduction of research using applicable technology and the conducting of hands-on experiments.
For those who are new to Malta, the NCFHE is the official board entrusted with accrediting and assuring the quality of educational and training programs and courses delivered at institutions of higher level education in the country, as well as those usually classified as offering further education. The NCFHE is also responsible for conferring official recognition on qualifications (including prospective qualifications) obtained either locally or nationally, and validating non-formal and informal learning. The board periodically carries out research in order to formulate policies as well as to provide guidelines for educational institutions and individual students seeking an official stamp of approval.
The NCFHE operates under the aegis of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and is affiliated with the European Network of Information Centres in the European Region (ENIC) as well as the National Recognition Information Centres in the European Union (NARIC). It is also part of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).