The Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering programme is designed to further develop and broaden engineering skills in Namibia. It is also intended to produce world‐class professionals who are well‐grounded in chemical engineering principles and equipped with the knowledge, skills set and quality attributes required in the development, construction and operation of industries of which raw materials are processed to manufactured goods of higher economic value. Additionally, the programme will expose students to principles required to make a difference and devise solutions to challenges of the 21st century in a wide variety of roles in industry.
In addition to meeting the University’s General Admission Requirements as spelt out in the General Information and Regulations Yearbook – Part 1, candidates must have at least 37 points in five subjects on the University’s Engineering Evaluation Scale, with a minimum:
a)3 symbol in Mathematics and Physical Science at Grade 12 NSSC Higher level, “D” symbol in English at NSSC Ordinary level and any other two subjects using a combination of both NSSCH and NSSCO (out‐phasing school curriculum);
b)“D” symbol in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at Advanced Subsidiary level, “D” symbol in English at NSSC Ordinary level and any other one subject at NSSCAS or NSSCO (phasing‐in school curriculum).
OR Candidates must have successfully completed the Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (InSTEM) studies programme offered at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) with at least a combined average score of 60% for the “A” and “B” parts of the courses: Introduction to Mathematics, Introduction to Physics and Introduction to Chemistry but with a score not lower than 55% in each. However, a combined average score of 60% in the above InSTEM courses will not guarantee automatic entry into any of the mainstream programmes as the final selection will be based on merit and the number of places available.
Students with foreign qualifications that are different from the National Qualifications Framework in Namibia or the SADC Qualifications Framework will be assessed by member(s) of the prospective Department on a case‐by‐case basis in accordance with the University’s 2020 revised Engineering Evaluation Scale.
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering will ordinarily be able to pursue further studies in chemical engineering or a related cognate area of learning, at NQF level 9.
Chemical engineer, environmental and safety practitioners, risk managers in financial and investment projects, process engineer, quality control engineer, plant or refinery manager.