A Career in Computing
bit by bit …
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is involved in the careers of thousands of ICT professionals working in Malta and overseas. And so can you, the reader of this piece, be a success story of this highly reputable Institute.
Founded in 1985, Saint Martin’s Institute provided an opportunity for Maltese students to study computing at ordinary and advanced level, before this subject was even taught in schools. And as a millennium project, the Institute was the very first to introduce the opportunity for Maltese students to read for an evening degree in Computing & Information Systems, conferred by the world renowned University of London, when the only option in Malta was to read for such a degree as a full time student at the University of Malta.
The Institute is he highest achievement of the Institute is the large number of alumni who not only graduated from the world renowned University of London, but also the very high percentage of First class and second class upper honours degrees achieved throughout these past twenty years. The record breaking achievements, year on year, are exceptional.
There are so many ICT job opportunities left unfilled. Why?
One of the recommendations of the ICT skills Demand and Supply Monitor for 2021, carried out by the eSkills Foundation of Malta is that ‘since the current ICT student pipeline will not be sufficient to meet ICT market demand growth, it is recommended to initiate campaigns to attract more students and ensure that sufficient talent is available on the market to sustain the continued growth of the ICT industry in future’.
The industry doubled in size in less than a decade, with higher salaries compared to other professions, continuing to soar over these years.
Focus on Computing in its wider reaches
At the Institute we know we must look ahead and provide students with job possibilities of the future, and not the past. Computers have evolved at a much faster speed than humans can understand them and harness their potential through programming.
Computer science has branched out in so many directions, that we cannot even start to count the many options of specialisation that exist. Long gone is the time when a computer science degree was a mix of mathematics and electronics engineering. The variants of computer science today leave you breathless, offering fields of study that knit themselves into all aspects of social life.
The degrees on offer at Saint Martin’s Institute all have in common the teaching of computing, which means the use of computers in our every day lives. With at least two thirds of the syllabus dedicated to the core functionality and the necessity to learn how to programme these wonderful machines, our degrees offer an even more exciting portfolio that is attracting artists, musicians, authors, architects, psychologists and historians, apart from mainstream programmers and technical specialists, to feed expertise into an ever growing industry that is encompassing society at a rapid rate.
These are the degrees we are opening this academic year starting on the 26th of September, 2022 on full-time and for evening study.
BSc (Hons) Computing
The BSc Computing will allow you to develop a wide and practical skill set in computing with strong programming and mathematics skills, as well as softer skills in project management, presentation and team work. You will also have a portfolio of work that you can present to potential employers. This degree allows you to develop high programming skills to join the software development industry.
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Machine Learning & AI
Machine learning provides a means for computer systems to extract useful information from data. These techniques are widely used in the technology industry for a variety of applications, for example driverless cars, recommending music and products, identifying faces in photos or works of art, and predicting trends in financial markets. Students may transfer to this degree either from the Diploma in Computing or the Diploma in Computing with Information Systems.
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Games Design & Development
Video games are a critical application area for computer science, and the games industry forms a significant part of the creative economy. It is a complicated subject, drawing on other areas such as computer graphics, interaction design and artificial intelligence, as well as skills such as art & design, music and the psychology of game play.
Art, music, programming, networking, story telling, marketing — a computer game embodies all these skills.
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Virtual Reality
Virtual reality [VR] involves the creation of immersive, simulated environments using computer systems. Recent technology advances have made it possible to create high fidelity, high immersion virtual realities which people can access with consumer hardware. Even a simple cardboard headset with a smart phone can provide the immersive pleasure of a VR experience. VR has many application areas, including entertainment, education and the military.
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with IS
Students who wish to move into the management of ICT systems and departments, will look at the benefits of understanding the whole process in setting up and developing computerised information systems for business organisations. This degree will cover all the aspects of organisational needs when it comes for ICT infrastructure.
Give us a call on +356 21235451 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or through our socials, and we will be more than happy to help you understand your career prospects. Check our website on https://www.stmartins.edu
To embark on your studies, you need a minimum of four ordinary levels, including mathematics and English, and be 16 years old.
If you wish to know more get in contact for an appointment, either visiting us at Saint Martin’s Institute or via a Zoom call at your convenience. We have only few places left vacant for the classes of 2022.