Academic Writing

MQF Level 5

6 Credits (ECTS)

Academic Writing

TBA 2023
Module Type
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

This module introduces students to principles of effective written communication and critical reading needed to successfully complete any academic pursuits.  

Students of this module will be able to locate, read and interpret academic texts, summarise them and extract the necessary points and conclusions to be able to support or contrast their own claims.  

They will also be able to evaluate arguments and evidence critically and employ appropriate mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling conventions to present focused, logical arguments by using appropriate electronic environments to submit their texts. 

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must be in possession of the following:

  • a qualification at MQF Level 4 in subjects related to Mathematics, Science or Computing (minimum two ‘A’ Levels or equivalent);


  • a pass in English at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent).

Preference is given to students having a Level 4 diploma in engineering or computing and an A-level standard in mathematics.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

  • individuals seeking academic and professional advancement in computing;
  • mid-career break professionals looking for opportunities to return or change their career.

Career Paths

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare for include, but are not limited to:

  • database administrator
  • IT technical support officer
  • applications programmer
  • systems programmer
  • systems analyst
  • programmer

How you’ll be assessed

You will complete a combination of written and practical assessments, which will vary depending on the module choices you make. You can expect to complete coursework and exams, as well as presentations and reports.


Module Intake Dates

TBA 2023

Reading for the entire Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computing as presented in this brochure costs €9,000.*

The cost for the different exit points is as follows:

  • Certificate in Computing: €2,000
  • Diploma in Computing: €4,000
  • Higher Diploma in Computing: €6,000

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

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