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Master of Environmental Engineering
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MEEN


The Master  of  Environmental Engineering  is  a  postgraduate  degree  designed  for  registration  at NQF  level  9. The  programme 
aims  at  providing  practice‐oriented  education  for  high  level  engineers/specialists  that  can  provide  practical  solutions  to  real‐
world  environmental  engineering  related  problems  in  Namibia  and  beyond.  The  curriculum  is  structured  to  facilitate 
specialisation in the areas of Energy Systems and Water Engineering.
This  programme  will,  furthermore,  enable  students  to  evaluate  and  design  complex  and  innovative  systems  in  the  above‐
mentioned areas  of  specialisation  using  advanced  analytical,  design,  as  well  as  management  tools  and  techniques  to  address 
societal  needs.  Students  will  also  be  capacitated  to  work  and  study  independently,  synthesize  knowledge  at  the  forefront  of 
Environmental Engineering, and conduct research using scientific methods.  The programme will be a combination of coursework 
and a thesis. 

Graduates of this programme will be able to contribute significantly to the national development goals and will be able to take 
up  employment  positions  such  as  Engineering Managers,  Senior  Engineers,  Consultants,  Researchers,  and  Academics  both  in 
public and private sectors.
The programme has been endorsed by members of  the Programme Advisory Committee; while institutions of higher learning 
have been consulted for purposes of benchmarking. 


Admission Requirements 

The Master  of Environmental Engineering:  seeks  to  recruit  suitably  qualified candidates who are capable  of  benefitting  from, 
contributing  to,  and  successfully  completing  the  programme.  To  be  considered  for  admission  to  this  programme,  applicants 

  • Hold  a  Bachelors  of  Engineering  degree  (e.g.  agricultural,  chemical,  civil,  electrical,  industrial  mechanical,  metallurgy, mining, process etc. to mention just a few) 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  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: environmental engineers and managers, consultants, researchers, academics, water resources engineers, energy resource engineers.

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