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Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 4 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 08BIND


The Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering aims to produce graduates that are  flexibly equipped to work effectively
within  industrial  teams  or  research  and  development  groups,  contributing  knowledge  and  specialist  skills,  demonstrating  an 
awareness of the context of work, and taking responsibility for personal and professional development. The programme further 
aims  to  enable  students  to  demonstrate  comprehensive  understanding  of  subject  matter  in  engineering  and  business  and 
develop  productive  solutions  for  processes  found  in  organisations  and  thereby  enhancing  the  competitiveness  of  such 
organisations. This would enable graduates to apply knowledge of industrial management in planning and optimising business 
operations in various industries in  the  private and  public  sectors,  such as manufacturing, mining, management  consultancies, 
banking, healthcare, transport, and agriculture.
The  Bachelor  of  Engineering: Industrial  Engineering  prepares  industrial  experts  to  conduct  comprehensive  research,  evaluate 
findings/discussions in literature, analyse and argue  from evidence, engage in  rigorous intellectual analysis, and contribute to 
the advancement of knowledge in the field. Overall, this programme is believed to produce graduates who are able to make a 
contribution to industry, the community and the society as a whole.
The Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Engineering is designed to enable the graduates to register as Engineer‐in‐Training with 
the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) pending the fulfilment of post qualification requirements. The programme outcomes 
reflect  the  required  levels  of  competence  as  defined  by  the  ECN,  while  the  programme  has  also  been  designed  to  meet 
accreditation requirements of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and 
Technology (ABET) of the United States of America.


Admission Requirements 

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).
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.


Career Opportunities

Industrial managers in private and public sectors such as manufacturing, mining, consultations, banking, healthcare, transport and agriculture.

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