Are you after a flexible, family friendly job that will provide you with a lifetime career of employment opportunities?

I reminisce my younger years, at the dawn of home computers, and my fascination at the power computer programming gave me! My first three line programme showed me the sentence ‘Happy to make your acquaintance, Charles’, with the name changing according to the individual’s name logging into the program. This was in 1983, and the computer was a Sinclair ZX81, which is still around somewhere! After a short career in a software development environment, I found my true vocation as a teacher of computer science and over a span of thirty have been involved in teaching thousands of Maltese students who are today gurus in their fields, well beyond what I can muster.

In the 1980s, computer science showed signs of being an important industry — so much so, that many Governments tried to harness it for fear of loss of jobs. The fear was obvious and myopically realistic. A whole department of fifty employees who issued weekly wages at the Malta Drydocks were replaced by a single Hewlett-Packard computer, that churned out the computed and readily printed payroll cheques weekly operated by a single clerk in a few hours! The reality that emerged though, is that the ICT industry has employed a thousand-fold more than it has destroyed.

And the industry is insatiable.

Paradoxically, the higher the demand for people to work in ICT, the less are embarking on such a career, which means a spiraling income for those who make the grade.

In a tracer study carried out by Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, a staggering 42.6% of the Institute’s ICT graduates earn well over €35,000 annually, with 80% of alumni promoted to a managerial position soon after graduation, when the official median salary paid for workers in Malta is of €15,503 as recorded in the Labour Force Survey for the last quarter of 2019.

Are YOU eager to join the ICT Industry?

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is offering you the opportunity to join the October 2022 class and read for the Computing programme, and start to benefit immediately from the job opportunities currently available.

Communicate with us now if you want to embark on your degree in computing.

What’s so special about Saint Martin’s Institute?

We value quality. The Institute’s pride is in the quality of education it offers students of all ages, who applied as total beginners in the subject and joined the industry after graduating with flying colours in jobs with eager employers who seek the skills and competences fit for purpose.

We make your journey easier. Achieving a qualification in ICT is possible for the many, even though people tend to make it sound as if you must be academically gifted. We ask you to be in possession of four passes at ordinary level, including Mathematics & English.

We joined the internationally acclaimed University of London in 2000, and since then have assisted well-over a thousand individuals graduate in ICT to join the industry in Malta and overseas.

You are not just a number at Saint Martin’s, with your development into a software engineer our priority, teaching and mentoring you to graduate and achieve successes beyond graduation.

The Opportunity Beckons, the Offer is Open …

Some students are sitting for their repeat exams to try to attain their Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics that is a necessary qualification to be accepted at the University of Malta. Others may be attempting to join one of the good sixth forms to prepare for their Matsec exams to read for a degree in computing.

At Saint Martin’s Institute we eliminate all these complications.

Your Stipends & Grants over three years at SMI

Why choose Saint Martin’s Institute rather than a sixth form?

At Saint Martin’s Institute you will have a department of specialist academics dedicated to computer science, whereas in many sixth forms, you may be lucky to find a single full-time tutor for your education.

All your time is dedicated towards the area of your study with few other distractions, rather than spread over six different subjects.

You are in a small group of a maximum twenty students at each level with six full- time member of staff dedicated to your well-being guaranteeing our full attention at all times.

Through the GetQualified scheme, for every €1 spent in tuition fees, your parents/guardians are able to claim €0.70 back through the income taxes that they already pay.

You will receive Stipends & Maintenance Grants.

You will have the option to finish your degree at Saint Martin’s Institute over a further two years of study, or move to the University of Malta.

Understand how your parents/guardians or even yourself, may get €0.70 back for every €1 spent on your own tuition fees! Every student at SMI qualifies for the GetQualified Scheme.

Are YOU in employment and ready to join the ICT industry?

Individuals who work full-time and wish to study in the evening may build up one qualification at a time, according to their availability and abilities. Each of the above qualifications include exemptions from the previous qualification/s. Thus to read and graduate as a BSc (Hons) Computing as an evening student, the total span is of five years. Students may also suspend their studies to cope with life situations and return to their studies at Saint Martin’s Institute at a later stage.

What will you learn?

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The core subjects in the Diploma in Computing consist of the six main elements of computer science, and a seventh element that will cover the particular specialisation that the student may select.

Programming skills;

Algorithms and Databases;

Computing Architecture;

Computing Mathematics;

Information Security;

Web Development;

Specialisation areas

Admissions Criteria

1.You need a minimum of 4 o-levels including Maths & English at grade 5;
2.You must be motivated, persistent and aim to achieve;
3.You attend classes regularly.

Saint Martin’s Institute will consider mature applicants who may not possess the minimum entry requirements but are able to show work experience that commensurate to the entry requirements, on a case by case basis.

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre with a 22 year reputation of excellence in Computing in Malta.


If you wish to have a one to one chat with regard to your choice of qualification, call us on +356 2123 5451 for a face-to-face appointment or Zoom call, or communicate with us through our website or Facebook or email us on

If you are already convinced that you want to join us for the upcoming academic year, then just complete this online Application Form.

Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, established in 1985, is licensed by the MFHEA with license #196 ● Postal Address: Saint Martin’s Institute Foundation Building, 2, Schembri Street, Hamrun HMR 1541 ● Telephone: +356 2123 5451 ● eMail:



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