The course is a double degree programme offered by NUST, in collaboration with the Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (NAMFI), and the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK), Finland. Marine Engineering is a field that deals with machinery on ships, boats yachts or any sea-going vessels.
The first cohort of students for the programme were registered in January this year.
During the trip, the students were given extensive tours of the port including the synchro-lift facilities, docks and workshops, in addition to being exposed to tug, and speed surveillance boats.
The Namibian Ports Authority (NamPort) Chief Marine Engineer, Albanus Iipinge, welcomed the students and applauded NUST and its partners for the initiative.
Iipinge further stressed that the maritime industry is thriving and that there is a strong demand for professionals in this field in Namibia.
He further encouraged the group to work hard and attain the necessary competencies.
One of the students, highlighted that the programme is quite challenging, but after the trip, he has a better picture of what it is all about, which was a much-needed boost to his confidence.