Computer Science & IT courses

University of Malta

Master Of Science In Communications And Computer Engineering in University of Malta

  • Duration : 3 Semesters
  • Intake : Oct,Feb
  • Level : Postgraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 13,400 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 95
  • PTE : 0

About Master Of Science In Communications And Computer Engineering in University of Malta

This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The intention of this course is to instill scientific rigour in the endeavour to propose improvement in the area of specialisation. This course will acquaint the student with skills pertaining to dissertation preparation and presentation methodology. In particular, the students will acquire skills in the research, augmentation, evaluation, presentation, defence and scientific procedure of the selected field. The presentation shall consist of the student's appraisal of a subject area relate to that of the dissertation.

The Course shall be offered in areas of study in ICT where the Faculty can offer expert guidance and supervision. Students will be required to write a dissertation in one of the areas listed to which 85 ECTS credits are assigned and shall consist of approximately 45,000 words, as directed by the Board on registration.

Research Areas:

Computer Networks and Telecommunications
• Adaptive and Intelligent Techniques in Wireless Systems
• Cognitive Radio Systems
• Automation in Network Management
• Wireless Sensor Networks and Telematics
• Error Control Coding and its applications
• Multimedia Communications
• Resilient Multimedia Transmission
• Telecommunications and Network Modeling

Computer Modeling and Simulation
• Intelligent Computer Aided Design
• Generative Shape Grammars
• Transport Telematics

Signal processing and Pattern Recognition
• Video Surveillance Systems
• Automation of Assessment in eTutor Systems
• Multimedia Indexing
• 3D Video Coding
• Music Signal Processing
• Distributed speech recognition
• Use of the MPEG 7 standard for Audio annotation

Computer Systems Engineering
• Digital Games Platforms and Devices
• Real Time Operating Systems for Microcontrollers

Applicants interested in pursuing an M.Sc. by Research with the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering are to consult with staff members of the department before submitting their application and research proposal. Applications received without such a proposal will not be accepted. If required, this process may be coordinated by contacting the Head of Department.

Learning outcomes

The student will be able to demonstrate acquired expertise, define hypothesis, define originality, expound ideas and defend them through evaluation and orally.

Course intended for

This course is intended for students who have completed the Bachelor's degree within an ICT area and who now wish to pursue specialization within this or a related ICT area. This course in not intended for graduates from non ICT disciplines. This course shall be offered in areas of study in which the Faculty can offer expert guidance and supervision and subject to the availability of resources in the various departments within the Faculty.

Career opportunites and access to further studies

On completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to either pursue a research career in academia, or within other Research and Development establishments, or be eligible to more lucrative career opportunities and career growth paths within the ICT industry.

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) a Bachelor degree with a strong ICT component obtained with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and comprising 180 ECTS credits or more or

(b) a Bachelor degree with a strong ICT component obtained with at least Second Class Honours and comprising 180 ECTS credits, together with a Postgraduate Diploma in an ICT related discipline or

(c) the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – B.Eng.(Hons) - with at least Second Class Honours in an ICT related area of study.

The admission of applicants may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted for the purpose.

Interviews, when necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members. 

University of Malta Highlights

Type Public
Established 1769
Campus Urban
Academic staff 961
Administrative staff 930
Students 11,117

University of Malta Avg Tution Fees  And Other Expenses

Avg.Tution Fees €5500-10800
Visa Fee €125
 Insurance €60-80

Food Cost

€100 to 150 Euro Per month
Accommodation €200 to 500 Euro Per month
Meals €250
Mobile/Wi-Fi €30
Local Transport €40
Leisure Activities €200
Laundry €30
Electricity/Water €50

above is an approximate guide of the monthly expenses you are likely to incur while studying in Malta. These are only approximations since your monthly bill will be determined by your personal lifestyle.  *based on 2 or 3 persons sharing an apartment.


Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 13,400


€ 13,400