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


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). 


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

Professional engineers in areas of mechanical engineering regarding mechanical design, materials testing, manufacturing processes, product safety and reliability.

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