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NQF Level 8, Credits 120

Postgraduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Science

Course Overview

The Post Graduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Science programme is primarily designed to provide students with deeper insight, intellectual and cognitive skills related to their professional field and area of employment and help them to advance their career of choice. This programme will further expose students to advanced concepts, theories, tools, and methods Space and Atmospheric Science. The post graduate programme in Space and Atmospheric science is of interdisciplinary nature. The overarching aim of this programme is to prepare students for a career in the Space Science and Atmospheric Science fields.

The programme will enable students to acquire skills and knowledge through rigorous theory, experimental application, field exercises and pilot projects in the field of space science and atmospheric science. Pilot projects will be conducted under supervision to enhance social and economic development in Namibia. Students will develop a thorough understanding of relevant instrumentation and data analysis approach and s will develop competence in the application of qualitative and quantitative experimental methods through participation in projects under supervision of experienced staff members. The fields of study include space and atmospheric science, space orbital science, space applications and international space regulations.

Graduates of this programme will be able to make a sustained contribution to national economic development by finding employment primarily in the public and private sector in positions such as researchers, space science scientists and analysis of atmospheric information for a broad range of applications including environmental assessment, resource management, and risk assessment.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be admitted to this programme, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7 with majors in Physics or Mathematics, or an equivalent degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, which is evaluated by the Department as being an appropriate undergraduate degree for admission. (Note that degrees with only the biological sciences as major would not be appropriate for admission) Applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department

Career Opportunities

Researchers, Space science scientists and analysis of atmospheric information for a broad range of applications including environmental assessment, resource management and risk assessment.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Prerequisite
SEV811S Space Environment None
MAT811S Mission Architecture None
SAP811S Space applications None
IMD811S Instrumentation Measurement and Data Analysis Techniques None
Semester 2
SPM821S Space Policy and Management None
AMS821S Atmospheric Science Space Environment
ADP821S Advanced Design Project Instrumentation Measurement and Data Analysis Techniques; Space Applications

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