The revised Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering builds to a level of conceptual sophistication, specialised
knowledge and intellectual autonomy in accordance with requirements at NQF Level 8. This 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. Through this programme, students will be equipped with cognitive and intellectual
skills, key transferable skills, and professional/technical/practical skills that would enable them to demonstrate in‐depth
understanding of the principles of mechanical engineering. Students will be capacitated with the knowledge to design and
manufacture engineering systems. 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 profession.
The Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering is designed to enable the graduates to register as Professional Engineers
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).
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) 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.
Professional engineers in areas of mechanical engineering regarding mechanical design, materials testing, manufacturing processes, product safety and reliability.