Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the only vocational institution in Malta. MCAST’s mission statement clearly emphases the international dimension of the education and training to be provided to all its students. MCAST also offers course through a number of international awarding bodies. Our mission statement that guides the College and its employees is as follows: “To provide universally accessible vocational and professional education and training with an international dimension, responsive to the needs of the individual and the economy”. The College is made up of 10 Institutes, mainly: Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Maritime Institute, Business and Commerce Institute, Mechanical Engineering Institute, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Institute, Agribusiness Institute, Building and Construction Engineering Institute, Art and Design Institute, Institute of Community, Services, Institute of Applied Sciences, Gozo Centre. The full-time student population now stands at 6500 students. During each academic year MCAST also provides short courses for approximately 4,000 part-time students. MCAST employs more than 500 members of staff.
The International Office, through the Erasmus+ Programme brings the Directors of the Institutes, the Registrar’s Office, the Communication’s Office, Quality Assurance Department and a network of foreign partners to work together to ensure mobility of staff and students and its quality. MCAST is one of the leaders on the national level for the Bologna Process, as the members of Quality Assurance staff are Bologna experts. This ensures that MCAST is in the correct pace when it comes to Higher education, verification, design and implementation of the programme. MCAST also adopted the European Qualifications Framework and the system of ECTS/ECVET. This makes MCAST and its Higher Education courses attractive for foreign students to study at MCAST.