The Bachelor of Geoinformation Technology Honours is an initial postgraduate specialisation degree, designed for registration at NQF level 8. This programme builds on the outcomes of the Bachelor of Geoinformation Technology and aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and skills of students in the main cognate area of learning, as well as developing their capacity to conduct research of an applied nature. Students will be capacitated to do independent study in this field, evaluate issues critically pertaining to Geoinformation Technology (GIT), and to become expert practitioners in the theory, methods and applications of GIT to natural, socio-economic and rural/urban development. Overall, the programme places specific emphasis on the competencies and attributes that will enable students to assume supervisory/middle management and applied research positions in Government, or other organisations, such as mapping agencies in the field of GIS and remote sensing in Namibia, specifically, and more broadly within the SADC region. The programme focuses on niche areas in Geoinformation Technology and includes both compulsory and elective courses.
In order to be admitted to this programme, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Geoinformation Technology from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7 from a recognised institution, worth at least NQF 360 credits, with a minimum average of 60% in the core courses at exit level. Exceptions may be approved by the Departmental Board, and all admissions are at the discretion of the Departmental Board.
Applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department. Applicants from other institutions must submit detailed information on all courses in their previous qualifications, as well as contact details of three referees. The latter also applies to applicants who have been working in the field subsequent to obtaining their previous qualifications.