Programme Code:
Mode of Study:
Full Time
NQF Level 8, Credits 594

Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Engineering

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Engineering aims to produce graduates that are flexibly equipped to work effectively within industrial teams or research and development groups, contributing knowledge and specialist skills, demonstrating an awareness of the context of work, and taking responsibility for personal and professional development. The programme further aims to enable students to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of subject matter in engineering and business and develop productive solutions for processes found in organisations and thereby enhancing the competitiveness of such organisations. This would enable graduates to apply knowledge of industrial management in planning and optimising business operations in various industries in the private and public sectors, such as manufacturing, mining, management consultancies, banking, healthcare, transport, and agriculture. The Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Engineering prepares industrial experts to conduct comprehensive research, evaluate findings/discussions in literature, analyse and argue from evidence, engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Overall, this programme is believed to produce graduates who are able to make a contribution to industry, the community and the society as a whole. The Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Engineering is designed to enable the graduates to register as Engineer-in-Training with the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) pending the fulfillment of post qualification requirements. The programme outcomes reflect the required levels of competence as defined by the ECN, while the programme has also been designed to meet accreditation requirements of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of the United States of America.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting the University’s General Admission Requirements as spelt out in the general rules, candidates must have at least 37 points on the Engineering Evaluation Scale, with a minimum 3 symbol in Mathematics, Physical Science and English at Grade 12/NSSC Higher Level. Only symbols on NSSC Higher Level will be considered for Mathematics, Physical Science and English. If a candidate does not have Physical Science, but has Physics or a “Physics equivalent” subject, the Registrar may upon recommendation from the relevant Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, approve registration of the candidate. OR Candidates must have successfully completed the InSTEM programme offered at the Polytechnic of Namibia/Namibia University of Science and Technology with at least 60 % in each of the Semester 2 courses prescribed for Engineering, that is, English I Practice (EPR511S), Introduction to Mathematics B (ITM402S), Introduction to Physics (IPH420S), Introduction to Chemistry B (ICH402S) and Engineering Skills (ESK402S). However, a score of 60 % in the above courses will not guarantee automatic entry into the programmes as selection will be based on merit.

Career Opportunities

Industrial Managers in private and public sectors such as manufacturing, mining, consultancies, banking, healthcare, transport and agriculture.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title



Engineering Mechanics 114



Engineering Physics 114


Semester 2


Electrical Circuits 124

Engineering Physics 114,



Engineering Mathematics 115


Computer Aided Drawing 124

Engineering Drawing 114


Year 2
Semester 3


Fluid Mechanics 214

Engineering Mechanics 114


Programming for Engineers 214

Computing for Engineers 114


Engineering Mechanics 213

Engineering Mathematics 115,



Engineering Physics 114


Electrical Machines 214

Electrical Circuits 124

Semester 4


Engineering Mechanics 224

Engineering Mathematics 125,



Engineering Mechanics 213


Thermodynamics 225

Engineering Mathematics 115


Year 3
Semester 5


Systems Simulation Modelling 314

Statistics 224


Industrial Ergonomics 314



Quality Engineering 314

Statistics 224


Engineering Economics 314


Semester 6


Industrial Engineering Design 324

Manufacturing Processes 313


Industrial Logistics 324

Optimisation Methods 314

Year 4
Semester 7


Industrial Design Project 414

All courses up to and including semester 5


Environmental Engineering 414



Engineering Research Methodology 414



Engineering and Technology



Management 414


Semester 8


Industrial Engineering Project 420

Engineering Research Methodology 414

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