Civil Engineering Degree gains international accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) Degree recently earned the globally recognised ASIIN e.V. (Akkreditierungsagentur für Studiengänge der Ingenieurwissenschaften, der Informatik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Mathematik e. V.) accreditation. This degree programme has become the only one in Africa in its field to earn this recognition.

The programme is offerred by the Civil and Environmental Department within the Faculty of Engineering, the oldest engineering Faculty in Namibia. The evaluation included an international compliance test and a comprehensive evidence-based evaluation visit at NUST by a delegation of European professionals and, thereafter, accreditation was granted.

Furthermore, the assessment procedure examines logic and effectiveness of the individual modules in the programme. “This achievement is a clear manifestation that NUST is a leading Institution and that the quality of our programmes are of a global standard,” said Dr Victor Kamara, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering.

Subsequent to a rigorous and holistic programme evaluation protocol and subject to meeting the relevant criteria, programmes are awarded the ASIIN seal of recognition and the seal is always based on the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG). The accreditation exercise was funded by the German Academic Service (DAAD). In 2014 the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) conducted a desk review for accreditation purposes of all engineering programmes at NUST. This resulted in the Civil Engineering programme also being accredited by the Namibia Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

ASIIN e.V. is a European-based accreditation institution that recognises befitting degree programmes in various descipines including engineering, informatics, architecture, natural sciences and mathematics across the globe. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tjama Tjivikua, expressed his satisfaction with the accreditation, which is a result of international partnerships and benchmarking. He thanked DAAD, ASIIN and congratulated the Faculty and the partners.

Date: 
Monday, September 25, 2017
for Month: 
September, 2017

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