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Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning
Modes of Study  Full-time
Duration 3 Years
Level Undergraduate
Course Code 07BTAR


The Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning is designed to enable students to pursue a career as Planning Technicians in the field of town and regional planning. As an academic and professional discipline, planning is the study of the way societies plan, design, manage and regulate change in the built and natural environment. The programme, therefore, includes the study of why and how (and with what consequences) societies intervene, shape, organise and change natural and built environments, in order to secure an agreed range of social, economic and environmental objectives. 
The programme will enable students to acquire cognitive/intellectual skills, practical skills and key transferable skills in relation to the various aspects and interdisciplinary nature of town and regional 2 planning 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. In addition, the programme fosters an understanding of how learnt competencies affect development of the human living environment taking into consideration international best practices and standards. The programme includes Project Based Learning in which students are expected to take part in a community based project having relevance to a real life situation.

Admission Requirements 

Candidates may be admitted to the Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning, if they meet the General Admission Requirements 
of the Namibia University of Science and Technology and comply with the additional requirements below:

  •  A  minimum  of  12  points  on  the  NUST  Admission  Point  Score  for  English  and  Mathematics,  using  a  combination  of NSSCAS/ NSSCH and/or NSSCO, provided that no symbol lower than a “C” on NSSCO will be accepted. 
  • A minimum of 18 points on the NUST Admission Point Score for three (3) other subjects, excluding second languages, 

using  a  combination  of  NSSCAS/NSSCH  and/or  NSSCO,  provided  that  no  symbol  lower  than  a  “D”  on  NSSCO  will  be 
At the discretion of the Department, a more in‐depth selection process could be followed which may include either a test or an
interview. Candidates who meet the Mature Age Entry Requirements of the University may be considered for admission, but will 
be  required  to  have  a  minimum  of  3  years  work  experience  in  the  field  of  town  and  regional  planning  completed  under 
appropriate supervision. 

Candidates  who  hold  the  National  Diploma  in  Land  Use  Planning  may  be  considered  for  admission,  if  they  have  passed  the 
courses  Land  Use  Planning  3,  Natural  Resource  Management  3  and  Legal  and  Institutional  Framework  with  a  combined 
minimum  of at  least  60%.  Credit  Recognition will  be granted  for  courses  completed  under  the National Diploma  in  Land Use 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be qualified to serve as Planning Officers/Land Use Planning Officers in both the Public (Central-, Regional- and Local Governments) and Private Sectors (Planning Consultancies), as well as Non-Governmental Organisations (e.g. Namibia Housing Action Group, Shack Dwellers Federation, etc.), dealing with integrated sustainable human settlement development.

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