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.
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:
• Applied Physics & Chemistry
• Computing for Technologies
• 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:
• English for academic Purposes (EAP511S)
• Engineering Mathematics 1
• Fundamentals of Electrical Technology
• Workshop Practice
• Engineering Mathematics 2
• Introduction to Engineering Drawings
• Engineering Mechanics (Statics)
Engineering technologists in areas of mechanical engineering like mechanical design, energy conversion, materials testing, manufacturing processes, product safety and reliability etc.