The Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering is a specialised degree aimed at providing students with firm grounding fundamental engineering principles and principles of mining and mineral processing engineering. Students will be able to use math, engineering, science and, conduct research to solve existing problems and prevent future problems. Additionally, the programme exposes students to critical mining engineering aspects such as safety, economic and environmentally sustainable recovery, processing and marketing of mineral resources from the earth.
The revised Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering programme is further 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 overall aim is to develop competent and proactive mining engineers who will address diverse complex technical issues in both macro/environmental and micro/organisational settings. In addition, the curriculum and syllabi of the Bachelor of Engineering in Mining conform to internationally benchmarked/ harmonised mining engineering education programmes, as offered by the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) and University of Pretoria (South Africa). The revised programme was endorsed by members of the Programme Advisory Committee and has been submitted to the ECN).
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.
Mining engineer, consultant, junior lecturer, researcher, environmental and safety practitioners, banking and insurance risk managers, project engineer, mine manager.