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Bachelor of Land Administration
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 07BLAM


The  programme  provides  a  systematic  and  coherent  introduction  to  the  knowledge  principles,  concepts,  data,  theories  and 
problem‐solving techniques of the land administration sector. The programme  further aims at capacitating graduates with the 
practical and theoretical skills necessary for successful land administration and applied technologies that can be used as decision 
supporting tools. 

The  focus  of  the  programme  is  on  the  development  of  essential  practical  skills  alongside  training  in  contemporary  land 
administration practices, concepts and theories. Overall, the Bachelor of Land Administration aims to: 

  • Introducing  students  to  subject  disciplines,  including  theory  and  methods,  so  they  acquire  a  broad  professional knowledge and ability; 
  •  Providing  students  with  the  academic  knowledge  and  the  theoretical  skills  to  independently  formulate,  and  solve problems within the field of land administration; 
  •  Providing a structured and flexible learning framework with an appreciation for further and life‐long learning; 
  • Providing an educational foundation for a range of land management and land administration careers; 
  • Developing  systematic  and  coherent  range  of  skills  and  techniques,  necessary  for  the  successful  performance  in  the land administration work place; 
  • Formulating integrated and interdisciplinary solutions that relate to practical challenges in the design and operation of Land Administration Systems across a variety of tenure regimes in formal and informal sectors; 
  • Disseminating  project  results  and  workflows  in  a  clearly  structured,  coherent,  and  concise  manner,  both  in  writing, graphically and orally. 

On completion, of this programme graduates will be qualified to serve in a wide range of activities involving land management 
and  administration.  Graduates  will  be  able  to  take  up  positions  in  public  and  private  sectors  in  positions  such  as  land 
administrators (of urban and rural land), land registration officers (of land rights in the different land tenure systems in place in 
Namibia), property officers, land technicians, social survey clerks, land project administrators, land analysts, land development 
administrators and advisors in the public sector (national, regional and local level) as well as in large engineering, architecture, 
conveyancing and  town planning companies and non‐governmental organisations. Due  to  the multi‐disciplinary  nature of  this 
programme,  this  degree  presents  a  gateway  to  academic  careers  in  cognate  areas  for  some  students,  and  for  others  it  will 
facilitate career advancement in their current fields of employment, in either the public or private sector.


Admission Requirements 

Applicants may be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Land Administration programme provided they meet the Namibia 
University of Science and Technology’s General Admission Requirements. In addition, candidates must have passed at least five 
subjects and have obtained a  total score of at least 25 points on  the evaluation scale. Where candidates offer more  than  five 
subjects,  the  best  five,  including  English  language,  will  be  counted.  Applicants  must  comply  with  the  following  additional 

  •  Must  have  obtained  an  “E”  symbol  in  Mathematics  and  English  Language.  Preference,  however,  will  be  given  to candidates  with  a  minimum  “B”  (Ordinary  level)  or  4  (Higher  level)  in  English  Language.  If  applicants  do  not  have minimum “B” in English, such candidates must acquire the competencies within the first year of studies by enrolling for the appropriate English communication courses at lower levels. 
  •  Candidates with a National Diploma in Land Management and Registration (27DLMR) may apply for advanced standing into Year 3 of the Bachelor of Land Administration programme.

Candidates  with  a  Diploma  in  Land  Administration  (27DLAD  or  06DLAD)  may  apply  for  advanced  standing  into  Year  2  of  the 
Bachelor  of  Land  Administration  programme  on  condition  that  they  take  the  following  first  year  courses  to make  up  for  the 

  •  Environmental Planning (EVP510S), (to be taken by 27DLAD holders); 
  • Principles of Microeconomics (PMI511S); 
  •  Introduction of Valuation (ITV521S); 
  • Database Fundamentals (DBF510S); 
  • Legal and Institutional Framework (LIF511S), (to be taken by 06DLAD holders). 

Mature age candidates will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entrance examinations 
of the NUST (GI2.2 in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook). 


Career Opportunities

Positions regarding formal registration of deeds in the public sector, land administration agencies, paralegal assistants, land technicians, social survey clerks, land analysts communal land boards, conveyancing clerks, non-governmental organisations, and consulting firms.

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