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


The Master of Engineering in Metallurgy is a postgraduate degree designed for registration at NQF level 9. The programme aims 
to  develop  specialists  in  metallurgy  and  to  provide  practice‐oriented  education  for  high  level  metallurgists  who  are  able  to 
provide practical solutions to real‐world metallurgy related problems in Namibia and throughout the world.
This programme will,  furthermore, produce world‐class professionals who are experts in metallurgy, equipped with advanced 
knowledge,  specialised  skills  and  analytical  attributes  required  in  the  innovative  design,  development,  construction  and 
operation of industries in which mineral ores are processed  to products of higher economic value.  The programme will be a 
combination of coursework and a thesis.
Graduates of this programme will be able to contribute significantly to national, regional and global economic development and
wealth  creation,  through  the generation  of  sustainable metallurgical  solutions. They will  be equipped  to  drive and  spearhead 
beneficiation and value addition of minerals for economic growth and improved quality of life. 


Admission Requirements 

In order to be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must: 

  • Hold  a  Bachelor  of  Engineering  degree  in Metallurgy,  or  an  equivalent  qualification  at  NQF  Level  8,  from  a  recognised institution; or a pre‐NQF  professional  or  four‐year  Bachelor degree, with a  professional  project or  research  component from a recognised institution and evaluated as appropriate by the Department.
  • Demonstrate  proficiency  in  English  communication  at  postgraduate  level,  as  demonstrated  by  the  fact  that  the undergraduate degree was undertaken with English as  the medium of instruction. 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

The Master degree provides knowledge and skills which will allow students, after successful completion of this programme, to pursue careers such as: general managers, divisional managers, senior engineers (metallurgy, process, project), consultants, academic professionals (lecturer, researcher), environmental and safety practitioners, risk managers in financial & investments institutions (banking and insurance), senior quality control engineers, project or process managers, plant or refinery managers, business improvement specialists, operations or section managers, technical sales specialists.

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