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Master of Integrated Water Resources Management

Course Overview

The Master of Integrated Water Resources Management is designed to have 240 credits at NQF Level 9. The programme aims to create a fertile niche area where applied research in water resources can be enhanced in future. The programme will be a combination of coursework and a thesis; therefore, research will be embedded in the whole programme. Though the final thesis will be a very important output, the laboratory work, field reports and team projects will also foster research at both individual and collective levels. This Master’s degree aims at producing middle and high level professionals who can analyse and produce practical solutions to the water related problems of the country and beyond. Indeed, with the theoretical foundation provided as part of the coursework, the graduates should be able to play their role in the management of water resources as individuals and as part of a team.

Programme Outcomes at Exit Level (Qualification Outcomes)
Upon completing this programme, students will be able to:
• Act as agents of development and change, thus contributing to the indigenous development of infrastructure, industry and trade;
• Provide expert professional services in the form of consultancy to industry as well as public and private organisations and institutions;
• Engage effectively at strategic level as learned individuals (and as members of a team) in the area of private-public partnering in development especially in the area of water resources management;
• Plan and conduct a substantial piece of original applied research to internationally recognised standards in the area of water resources and services management to benefit the country, the region and beyond.
• Contribute to Namibia’s competitiveness in research, consultancy and community services/functions in the country, region, and beyond.
• Demonstrate competence to become entrepreneurs in the field of water resources management (creating jobs for themselves and others).

Admissions Requirements

The Master of Integrated Water Resources Management seeks to recruit suitably qualified students who are capable of benefitting from, contributing to, and successfully completing the programme. The admission requirements for the programme are as follows: • A relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8, that shall include a component of independent research or recognised graduate degree with a research component; • A minimum of two years’ work experience. • Any other equivalent qualifications and experience as agreed by the Senate.

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 Prerequisite
IWR910S Integrated Water Resource Management None
QEM910S Water Quality & Environmental Management None
HDG910S Hydrogeology None

Semester 2

RAP920S Water Resources Analysis & Planning None
EQP920S Environmental Water Quality Processes None
REM920S Research Methodology None

Year 2
Semester 3

WWM910S Wastewater Management None
WSM910S Water Supply Management None

Semester 4

TWM911S Thesis Integrated Water Resources Management Research Methodology
TWM912X Thesis Integrated Water Resources Management Research Methodology

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