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Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MECE


The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering  (M. Eng.: Civil) is a  post‐graduate  degree designed  to  have  240 credits at NQF 
Level 9, and replaces the Master of Transport Engineering. The programme on the outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering in 
Civil Engineering (BEng: Civil), and aims at providing practice‐orientated education for high‐level engineers and specialist that are 
able  to  provide  practical  solutions  to  real‐world  civil engineering  related  problems  in Namibia and  beyond. The  curriculum is 
structured to facilitate specialisation in the areas of Structures, Transportation and Water.
This  programme  will,  furthermore  enable  students  to  evaluation  and  design  complex  and  innovative  systems  in  the  above 
mentioned areas of  specialisation using advanced analytical, design, as well as management  tools and  techniques in  order  to 
address societal needs. Students will also be capacitated to work and study independently, synthesis knowledge at the forefront 
of Civil Engineering, and conduct research using the scientific method. This programme will be a combination of coursework and
a thesis. 

Graduates  of  this  programme  will  be  able  to  contribute  significantly  to  national  economic  development  in  positions  such  as 
Engineering Managers, Senior Engineers, Consultants, Researchers, Academics, etc. 

Programme Outcomes at Exit Level (Qualification Outcomes) 
Upon completing this programme, students will be able to:

  •  Demonstrate  mastery  of  theoretically  sophisticated  subject  matter  in  the  areas  of  specialisation  i.e.  Structures, Transportation or Water; 
  • Solve  complex  Civil  Engineering  problems  to  improve  organisational  performance  and  enhance  national competitiveness; 
  • Design  Civil  Engineering  models  to  fit  particular  industries  by  evaluating  information  and  appraising  the  degree  to which the model fit the industry; 
  • Work in goal‐orientated and self‐directed ways; 
  • Plan and carry out a substantial piece of original research to internationally recognised standards using the scientific method; and 
  • Present  research  outcomes  in  a  professional  and  effective  way,  catering  for  a  wide  range  of  specialist  and  non‐specialist audiences. 


Admission Requirements 

The Master  of Engineering: Civil Engineering  seeks  to  recruit  suitably  qualified  students who are  capable  of  benefitting  from,
contributing  to,  and  successfully  completing  the  programme.  In  order  to  be  considered  for  admission  into  this  programme, 
applicants must: 

  • Hold  a  Bachelor  of  Engineering  degree  in  Civil  Engineering,  or  an  equivalent  qualification  at  NQF  Level  8  from recognised institution; or a pre‐NQF professional or four‐year Bachelor degree, with a professional project or research component from a recognised institution evaluated as appropriate by the Department. 
  •  Demonstrate  proficiency  in  English  Communication  at  post‐graduate  level,  as  demonstrated  by  the  fact  that  the undergraduate  degree  was  done  in  the  medium  of  English.  If  the  undergraduate  degree  was  not  obtained  in  the medium of English, then the applicant will be required to show proficiency in the medium of English through achieving at least band 7 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent.Final selection of candidates will be approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be able to find employment in the public and private sector as: engineering managers, senior engineers, consultants, researchers, academics, structural engineers, transportation engineers, operations managers, water resources engineers etc.

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