The Malta Independent 18 November 2018, Sunday

Engineering Students’ Association says government failed to listen to them on changes to law

Friday, 14 September 2018, 10:06 Last update: about 3 months ago

137 University Engineering Students' Association (UESA) members unanimously agreed on a number of proposals related to the announced changes to the engineering warrant, during yesterday's Extraordinary General Meeting,

These points will be discussed and put forward in the coming days during meetings with the Chamber of Engineers, the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, the Engineering Board, the Faculty of Engineering and other concerned parties

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The points discussed and agreed upon during the meeting, were that currently, there is a lack of transparency as to what the content of the course offered by MCAST is; that both engineering students at the University of Malta and UESA, as the official student representative body, have not been consulted on the upcoming changes to the Engineering Profession Act;  that the Ministries concerned intend to amend the Engineering Profession Act to satisfy the demands of MCAST engineering graduates and students, however they have failed to listen to University of Malta Engineering graduates and students who are to date legitimate stakeholders in the Engineering profession.

They also argued that going forward, they believe that any amendments should be discussed with all stakeholders involved, particularly students who are future professionals; that to date, there is little clarity as to who will accredit the abridgement course which will allow MCAST Engineering graduates to sit for the Engineering Warrant interview. 

"The complete resolution agreed upon during the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published following the discussions with stakeholders."


 


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