The revised Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering is a professional degree programme, designed for registration at level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and level 6 on the European Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF‐ LLL). This programme builds to a level of conceptual sophistication, specialised knowledge and intellectual autonomy in accordance with requirements at NQF level 8 / EQF level 6. Furthermore, the programme demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and aims to foster deepened, comprehensive and systematic expertise in the major subject/ cognate areas of learning, i.e. structural engineering, transportation engineering, water engineering and geotechnical engineering. Students will be equipped with cognitive and intellectual skills, key transferable skills, and professional/ technical/ practical skills that would enable them to plan, design, construct, and maintain the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams, and buildings. The programme includes a substantial element of Work Integrated Learning and requires the conduct and reporting of supervised research in order to adequately prepare students for entry into the civil engineering related profession.
On completion of this revised programme, graduates will be eligible to register with the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) as Engineers‐in‐Training upon fulfilment of post‐qualification requirements. This programme has been endorsed by members of the Programme Advisory Committee, key civil engineering industries/firms and the Engineering Council of Namibia, ECN.
In addition to meeting NUST’s General Admission Requirements as spelt out in the general rules, candidates must have at least 37 points on the Engineering Evaluation Scale, with a minimum 3 symbol in Mathematics, Physical Science and English at Grade 12/ NSSC Higher Level. Only symbols on NSSC Higher Level will be considered for Mathematics, Physical Science and English.
If a candidate does not have Physical Science but has Physics or a “Physics equivalent” subject, the Registrar may upon recommendation from the relevant Head of Department and the Dean of the School of Engineering, approve registration of the candidate.
Candidates must have successfully completed the Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (InSTEM) bridging programme offered at the Namibia University of Science and Technology with at least 60% in each of the following courses: Introduction to Mathematics “A” and “B”, Introduction to Physics “A” and “B”, Introduction to Chemistry “A” and “B”, and English in Practice (EPR511S). However, a score of 60% in the above courses will not guarantee automatic entry into the programme as selection will be based on merit.
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.
Holders of the University’s National Diploma in Civil Engineering with a minimum overall average of 60% will be admitted to the second year of this programme on condition that they take the following first year courses:
- Engineering Physics 114 – APH511S
- Engineering Mathematics 125 – MTM521S
- Mechanics of Materials 124 – MOM521S
- Engineering Chemistry 123 – ACH521S
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