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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Course Overview

The revised Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering builds to a level of conceptual sophistication, specialised knowledge and intellectual autonomy in accordance with requirements at NQF Level 8. This programme demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and aims to foster deepened, comprehensive and systematic expertise in the major subject/cognate areas of learning. Through this programme, students will be equipped with cognitive and intellectual skills, key transferable skills, and professional/technical/practical skills that would enable them to demonstrate in-depth understanding of the principles of mechanical engineering. Students will be capacitated with the knowledge to design and manufacture engineering systems. The programme includes a substantial element of Work Integrated Learning and requires the conduct and reporting of supervised research in order to adequately prepare students for entry into the profession.

The Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering is designed to enable the graduates to register as Professional Engineers with the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) pending the fulfilment 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).

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. Holders of a National Diploma (ND) and/or B. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering obtained from the Polytechnic of Namibia/Namibia University of Science and Technology is eligible for admission. Depending on the results of an evaluation of equivalence of their qualifications, holders of similar qualifications obtained elsewhere will be considered. OR Candidates must have successfully completed the Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (InSTEM) Programme offered at the Namibia University of Science and Technology with at least 60 % in each of the following courses: Introduction to Mathematics B (ITM402S), Introduction to Physics B (IPH402S), Introduction to Chemistry B (ICH402S), and English in Practice (EPR 511S). 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

Professional Engineers in areas of mechanical engineering regarding mechanical design, energy conversion, materials testing, manufacturing processes, product safety and reliability.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1

Semester 1


Course Code          Course Title                                                                    Prerequisites


MTM110S              Engineering Mathematics 115                                None

AMC110S                Engineering Mechanics 114                                     None

APH110S                 Engineering Physics 114                                            None

END111S                 Engineering Drawing 114                                         None

Semester 2

ACH110S                 Engineering Chemistry 123                                      None

MLS120S                 Materials Science 124                                                None

MOM120S             Mechanics of Materials 124                                    Engineering Mechanics 114

ELC520S                   Electrical Circuits 124                                                 Engineering Physics 114; 

                                                                                                                                Engineering Mathematics 115


Year 2

Semester 3

PFE610S                  Programming for Engineers 214                            Computing for Engineers 114

MOM610S             Mechanics of Materials 214                                    Mechanics of Materials 124

EMC610S                Engineering Mechanics 213                                     Engineering Mathematics 115

                                                                                                                                Engineering Physics 114

EMC510S                Electrical Machines 214                                            Electrical Circuits 124


Semester 4

NMS620S                Numerical Methods 224                                           Engineering Mathematics 215

EMC620S                Engineering Mechanics 224                                     Engineering Mathematics 125

                                                                                                                                Engineering Mechanics 213

TDN620S                 Thermodynamics 225                                                Engineering Mathematics 115

POD620S                 Principles of Design 224                                            Engineering Drawing 114

                                                                                                                                Workshop Practice 120

ETR620S                  Electronics 224                                                             Electrical Circuits 124


Year 3

Semester 5

MOM710S             Mechanics of Materials 314                                    Mechanics of Materials 214

TFL710S                   Thermofluids 315                                                         Fluid Mechanics 214, Thermodynamics 224

EXM710S                Experimental Methods 315                                     Engineering Mathematics 215

                                                                                                                                Electronics 224

SYM710S                Systems Modeling 313                                               Engineering Mechanics 114; Electrical Machines 214

MSP710S                Manufacturing Processes 313                                Workshop Practice 120

MAD710S               Machine Design 315                                                   Principles of Design 224


Semester 6

CNS720S                  Control Systems 324                                                  Systems Modeling 313

TOM720S               Theory of Machines 324                                           Engineering Mechanics 224,

                                                                                                                                Machine Design 315

HTF720S                  Heat Transfer 324                                                       Thermodynamics 225, Numerical Methods 224

ICE712S                   Innovation Creativity & Enterprise                       None

VAN720S                 Vibration and Noise 324                                           Engineering Mechanics 224

                                                                                                                                Experimental Methods 315

CIS610S                   Contemporary Issues                                                 None


Year 4

Semester 7

DSP810S                  Design Project 419                                                      All courses up to and including Semester 6

EVE810S                  Environmental Engineering 414                             None

ERM810S                Engineering Research Methodology 414           None

ETM810S                Engineering and Technology                                   None

                                    Management 414

Electives – Choose ONE of the following Courses:

ESR810S                  Renewable Energy Systems 415                            Thermofluids 314, Heat Transfer 325, Control

                                                                                                                                Systems 324

CAM810S                Computer Aided Manufacturing 415                   Manufacturing Processes 313

MTS810S                Mechatronics 415                                                        Electronics 224

                                                                                                                                Control Systems 324

                                                                                                                                Experimental Methods 315


Semester 8

MCP820S                Mechanical Project 424                                             Engineering Research Methodology 414

EIS820S                   Engineer-in-Society: Ethics,                                     None

                                    Professionalism 424

WME820S              Work Integrated Learning (WIL)                            All courses up to and including Semester 4

Electives – Choose One of the following Courses:

PPT820S                  Power Plant Technology 425                                  Thermofluids 315, Heat Transfer 325,

                                                                                                                                Control Systems 324

CPN820S                  Cleaner Production                                                     Environmental Engineering 414

MPA820S                Microprocessor Applications 425                          Mechatronics 415

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