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NQF Level 9, Credits 240

Master of Environmental Engineering

Course Overview

The Master of Environmental Engineering is a postgraduate degree designed for registration at NQF level 9. The programme aims at providing practice-oriented education for high level engineers/specialists that can provide practical solutions to real-world environmental engineering related problems in Namibia and beyond. The curriculum is structured to facilitate specialisation in the areas of Energy Systems and Water Engineering.

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

Graduates of this programme will be able to contribute significantly to the national development goals and will be able to take up employment positions such as Engineering Managers, Senior Engineers, Consultants, Researchers, and Academics both in public and private sectors.

The programme has been endorsed by members of the Programme Advisory Committee; while institutions of higher learning have been consulted for purposes of benchmarking (please find evidence of consultation, benchmarking and support letters attached).

Programme Rationale
Namibia University of Science and Technology is driven by a vision to be a premier University in Science and Technology, preparing leaders for the new economy. This programme supports the NUST’s vision and mission as outlined in the PSP4 by linking science and technology in engineering. Furthermore, the programme seeks to improve competitiveness locally, regionally and internationally by providing advanced academic and research competencies that will enable graduates to contribute to the national development goals as also outlined in the NDP4.

The design of the curriculum, enabling specialisation in Energy Systems and Water Engineering is a direct response to needs expressed during extensive consultations with industry (both private and public sector). Several relevant stakeholders within and outside Namibia have been consulted. It is anticipated that this approach would help to ensure the future sustainability of this programme.

The Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry under the UNESCO-Namibia Water sector Support programme, has requested NUST to develop a Master of Environmental Engineering in order to build capacity in the country’s water sector. The programme is fully aligned with requirements of the NUST Curriculum Framework and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Admissions Requirements

The Master of Environmental Engineering: seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidates who are capable of benefitting from, contributing to, and successfully completing the programme. To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must: • Hold a Bachelors of Engineering degree (e.g. agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial mechanical, metallurgy, mining, process etc. to mention just a few) or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8, from a recognised institution; or a pre-NQF professional or four-year Bachelor degree, with a professional project or research component from a recognised institution and 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

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

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Prerequisites
ESA911S Environmental Systems and Analysis Tools None
SWE911S Solid Waste Engineering and Cleaner Production None
EFM911S Environmental Fluid Mechanics None

Semester 2

RTM920S Research Techniques and Methodology None

Plus TWO of the following strand compulsory depending on specialisation, i.e.  Energy Systems and Water Engineering:
Energy Systems:

REE921S Renewable Energies & Energy System Engineering None
EET921S Energy Efficiency Technology None

Water Engineering:

HDS921S Hydraulic Structures None
HDG921S Hydrogeology None

 Year 2
Semester 3
ONE of the following Strand compulsory depending on specialisation, i.e.  Energy Systems and Water Engineering:
Energy Systems:

BEG911S Bio-Energy None

Water Engineering:

AWW911S Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering None

Semester 4

TEE911S Thesis Environmental Engineering Research Techniques and Methodology
TEE912X Thesis Environmental Engineering Extension Research Techniques and Methodology

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