The Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering is designed for students who intend to pursue careers as civil engineering technologists. The programme is designed to provide students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge and skills in the field of civil engineering using the principles, theories and methodologies of the profession. Through this programme, students will be able to acquire cognitive/intellectual skills, practical skills and key transferable skills in relation to the various aspects and interdisciplinary nature of civil engineering at all levels. The programme also intends to provide a diverse range of skills and competencies that are both discipline‐specific and job‐related and facilitate the development of generic cognitive and intellectual skills, enabling a graduate to adapt to a continuously changing environment. Additionally, the skills acquired, enable students to absorb a wide range of knowledge, adapt to various conditions, and to solve problems creatively and innovatively.
Additionally, the revised Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering is intended to enable students to demonstrate their capabilities in applying the acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environment. Moreover, the revised programme is structured to set the educational base knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for practicing and eligibility for professional registration as Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN) pending the fulfilment of post‐qualification requirements
In addition to meeting the NUST General Admission Requirements as spelt out in the general rules, candidates must have at least 30 points on the Admission Point Scale, counting up to five subjects that must include Mathematics, Physical Science and English; with a minimum of grade 3 in Mathematics and Physical Science at Grade 12/NSSC Higher Level or with a minimum “A” symbol in Mathematics, Physical Science and English at Grade 12/NSSC Ordinary Level.
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for English, but who meet all other admission requirements, may be admitted into the programme on condition that they register for the institutional English courses that are pre‐requisites to English for Academic Purposes, based on their NSSC Higher/ordinary level (or equivalent) English grades.
If a candidate does not have Physical Science but has Physics or a “Physics equivalent” subject, the Registrar may, upon recommendation from the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering approve registration of the candidate.
OR Candidates who have passed at least 4 N5/N6 subjects, with at least 50 % in each, including Mathematics and a Physics equivalent subject. Candidates will be required to register for Institutional English courses in the first and/or second semester based on their NSSC Higher/Ordinary level English grades (or equivalent) and the English courses Table.
OR Candidates who have successfully completed Introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (InSTEM) 1 and 2 programme will be considered for admission into the first year of this programme and such admission is not guaranteed. Successful completion of the InSTEM programme constitutes passing all NUST approved courses in the programme.
Holders of a three year National Diploma in Civil Engineering from either NUST or any other recognised tertiary institution will be admitted into semester seven of the revised Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering degree programme. In addition to semester 7 courses, holders of a three‐year National Diploma in Civil Engineering from either NUST or any other recognised tertiary institutions will be required to do Engineering Mathematics 3 (ENM610S), Reinforced concrete Design (RFC611S), Traffic Engineering (TFE611S) and Pavement Technology (PTT611S) as co‐requisites. With Semester 7 courses. Holders of a three year National Diploma in Civil Engineering who plan to apply for the revised BTech programme, may enrol for these co‐requisite course prior to registering for the new BTech. Candidates from other recognised tertiary institutions who have not completed their National Diploma will be assessed on an individual case‐by‐case basis. Candidates who have completed any of these co‐ requisite courses as part of their prior studies, may apply for exemption.
Engineering technologists in fields like construction, manufacturing, product design, testing, CAD technician, technical services and sales etc.