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
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.
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).
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.