Beatha Nakamela

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E3/4/187

Beatha earned her Bachelor's degree in Civil engineering at the then Polytechnic of Namibia (now NUST) and a Master of Engineering (CIVIL) with distinction at Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen) in Germany. She joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2017 as a part-time lecturer and became a permanent staff in 2019. She acted as the sector head for the transportation and geotechnical engineering section from 2020-current. In 2020 she embarked on her Post Graduate Certificate: Higher Education, NQF 8 studies at Namibia University of Science and Technology, and graduated in April 2022.

Brief Career Summary

  • 2019+ Junior Lecturer/Transportation Engineering, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2019+ Part-time Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, NUST, Namibia
  • 2017 – 2019 Project Manager/Supervisor, ENI Consulting Engineers, Namibia
  • 2015 – 2018 Civil/structural Engineer, ENI Consulting Engineers, Namibia


  • Master of Engineering: Transportation, University of Applied Sciences, FH Aachen Germany (2017)
  • B. Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering, NUST, Namibia  (2014)
  • PGC: Higher Education

Professional Affiliations 

  • PE 2015-103TR
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
  • Namibia Association for Women Science (NAAWIS)  

Research Focus Areas

  • Urban Mobility
  • Gravel Roads Quality Assessment
  • Telemetry-based Road Condition Assessment

Courses Currently Teaching


  • Geometric Design of Roads
  • Geometric Design of Transport Infrastructure
  • Documentation
  • Construction Site Equipment
  • Building Construction Scheduling
  • Construction Materials Technology

Community Development Activities

  • Green Well Matongo Block C
  • Namutuni Primary School's Repairs
  • Girls in STEM Youth Camp

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