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.
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.
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.