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


The  Bachelor  of  Technology  in  Mechanical  Engineering  provides  students  with  a  sound  knowledge  base  in  the  field  of 
Mechanical  Engineering  and  the  ability  to  apply  their  knowledge  and  skills  to  professional  contexts.  The  programme,  further 
aims  to  capacitate  students with  the  knowledge  required  in  the designing  new  products  or equipment  for  use  in  industry  or 
society. Students also acquire the skills to complete preventative maintenance so they can function at their highest capacity. The 
programme  has  a  strong  professional  career  focus  and  holders  of  this  qualification  are  prepared  to  contribute  and  meet  a 
specific niche in the labour market.
The programme allows for an early exit with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering after successful completion of the two and a 
half  years  of  study.  Students  who  exit  with  a  Diploma  will  be  able  to  find  employment  in  various  industry  as  mechanical 
technicians and will be eligible to register with ECN as Engineering Technicians.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, graduates are well prepared to launch a successful 
career in the field of mechanical engineering, working within the chemical, mining, or iron and steel industries, or in transport 
services, power stations, or government services. 


Admission Requirements 

In addition to meeting NUST General Admission Requirements as spelt out in the general rules, candidates must have at least 30
points on the Engineering Evaluation Scale, 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 and Physics or Physical Science and with a minimum “D” symbol in 
English at Grade 12/NSSC Ordinary Level plus any three other subjects using a combination of NSSCH and NSSCO.
If  a  candidate  does  not  have  Physical  Science  but  has  Physics  or  a  “Physics  equivalent”  subject,  the  Registrar  may  upon 
recommendation from the relevant Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, approve registration of the 

Progression Rule No. 1 (applicable to students enrolled in InSTEM): The students must have passed all InSTEM.1/InSTEM.2 
courses to proceed to S1. 
In addition, students who have passed Computer User Skills  (CUS411S) i.e.  from InSTEM programme etc., and are  required  to 
transition  to  the  revised  programme  (new  curriculum);  will  be  offered  an  upgrading  course  to  Computing  for  Technologists 
(CFT510S) at no additional cost. Students will be granted credit for Computing for Technologists upon successful completion of
this upgrading course.

Progression Rule No. 2 (Applicable to holders of the National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic of Namibia/ 
NUST). Graduates with a minimum overall average of 50% will be admitted to the second year of this programme on condition 
that they take the following first year courses: 
Semester 1 
• Applied Physics & Chemistry 
• Computing for Technologies

Semester 2 
• Electronics and Instrumentation 
• Engineering Materials Technologies 
• Programming for Technologist

Progression Rule No. 3 (Applicable to current students registered of the NUST Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering). 
Credits will be granted for the following first year courses: 
Semester 1
• English for academic Purposes (EAP511S) 
• Engineering Mathematics 1 
• Fundamentals of Electrical Technology 
• Workshop Practice

Semester 2 
• Engineering Mathematics 2 
• Introduction to Engineering Drawings 
• Engineering Mechanics (Statics)


Career Opportunities

Engineering technologists in areas of mechanical engineering like mechanical design, energy conversion, materials testing, manufacturing processes, product safety and reliability etc.

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