The revised Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering is a professional degree, designed for registration at level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This programme builds to a level of conceptual sophistication, specialised knowledge and intellectual autonomy in accordance with requirements at NQF level 8. The programme will equip students with cognitive and intellectual skills, key transferable skills, and professional/technical/practical skills that would enable them to plan, design, measure, model, and solve electrical power systems problems in real‐life situations. The programme includes a substantial element of Work Integrated Learning and requires the conduct and reporting of supervised research, design project in order to adequately prepare students for entry into the profession.
On completion, the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Power Engineering is designed to enable the graduates to register as Engineers‐in Training, upon graduation, and subsequently they can be registered as Professional Engineers with the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) upon fulfilment of post qualification requirements.
This revised programme has been endorsed by members of the Programme Advisory Committee and has been submitted to the Engineering Council of Namibia, ECN, for endorsement (attached, please find evidence of consultation, benchmarking and support).
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.
Holders of the National Diploma in either Electronic or Power Engineering from the Namibia University of Science and Technology will be required to have obtained an average of 70 % for all prescribed final year courses and a minimum of 75 % in both Mathematics 2 and Mathematics 3. Students who satisfy these criteria will be admitted into the second year of the B.Eng. programme.
These students will be exempted from the following second year, semester 1 courses:
DEL510S‐Digital Electronics 215
ANE510S‐ Analogue Electronics 215
EWP510S‐ Electrical Workshop Practice 214
EMC510S‐ Electrical Machines 215
However, they will be required to take the following extra first year courses in their first year of enrolment:
MLS120S‐Materials Science 124
APH120S‐Engineering Physics 114
ACH110S‐Engineering Chemistry 123
CAD120S‐Computer Aided Drawing 124
MOM120S‐Mechanics of Materials 124
Professional engineers in the areas of power distribution.