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Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Course Overview

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (M. Eng.: Civil) is a post-graduate degree designed to have 420 credits at NQF Level 9, and replaces the Master of Transport Engineering. The programme on the outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (BEng: Civil), and aims at providing practice-orientated education for high-level engineers and specialist that are able to provide practical solutions to real-world civil engineering related problems in Namibia and beyond. The curriculum is structured to facilitate specialisation in the areas of Structures, Transportation and Water.

This programme will, furthermore enable students to evaluation and design complex and innovative systems in the above mentioned areas of specialisation using advanced analytical, design, as well as management tools and techniques in order to address societal needs. Students will also be capacitated to work and study independently, synthesis knowledge at the forefront of Civil Engineering, and conduct research using the scientific method. This programme will be a combination of coursework and a thesis.

Graduates of this programme will be able to contribute significantly to national economic development in positions such as Engineering Managers, Senior Engineers, Consultants, Researchers, Academics, etc.

Programme Outcomes at Exit Level (Qualification Outcomes)
Upon completing this programme, students will be able to:
• demonstrate mastery of theoretically sophisticated subject matter in the areas of specialisation i.e. Structures, Transportation or Water;
• solve complex Civil Engineering problems to improve organisational performance and enhance national competitiveness;
• design Civil Engineering models to fit particular industries by evaluating information and appraising the degree to which the model fit the industry;
• work in goal-orientated and self-directed ways;
• plan and carry out a substantial piece of original research to internationally recognised standards using the scientific method; and
• present research outcomes in a professional and effective way, catering for a wide range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Admissions Requirements

The Master of Engineering: Civil Engineering seeks to recruit suitably qualified students who are capable of benefitting from, contributing to, and successfully completing the programme. In order to be considered for admission into this programme, applicants must: • Hold a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8 from recognised institution; or a pre-NQF professional or four-year Bachelor degree, with a professional project or research component from a recognised institution evaluated as appropriate by the Department. • Demonstrate proficiency in English Communication at post-graduate level, as demonstrated by the fact that the undergraduate degree was done in the medium of English. If the undergraduate degree was not obtained in the medium of English, then the applicant will be required to show proficiency in the medium of English through achieving at least band 7 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent. Final selection of candidates will be approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee.

Career Opportunities

Engieneering managers, Senior Engineers, Consultants, Researchers, Academics, etc.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
CMM911S Construction Management and Methods None
SDF911S Sustainable Development and Institutional None


AAD911S Advanced Structural Analysis and Structural None


QTM911S Quantitative Methods None


GDM911S GIS and Data Management None

Semester 2

FEA921S Finite Element Analysis None
ADS921S Advanced Design of Steel Structures None
ADC921S Advanced Design of Concrete Structures None


ATM921S Advanced Transport Modeling None
RET921S Railway Engineering and Transport None
APT921S Advanced Pavement Technology & Design None


FCU921S Flood Control and Water Resources Utilisation None
AWS921S Advanced Water and Wastewater Systems None
HDG921S Hydrogeology None

Year 2
Semester 3

RTM920S Research Methodology and Techniques None

Plus ONE of the following strands depending on specialisation i.e. Structures, Transportation or Water.

TAS911S Topics in Advanced Structural Engineering None


TAT911S Topics in Advanced Transportation None


TAW911S Topics in Advanced Water Engineering

Year 2
Semester 4

TMC911S Thesis Civil Engineering Research Techniques and Methodology  
TMC912X Thesis Civil Engineering Extension Research Techniques and Methodology  

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