The Master of Integrated Water Resources Management is a postgraduate degree designed for registration at NQF Level 9, and
is purposefully designed to create a fertile niche area where applied research in water resources can be enhanced in future. This
Master degree aims at producing middle and high level professionals who are able to demonstrate mastery of theoretically
sophisticated subject‐matter of the Integrated Water Resources Management; evaluate and produce practical solutions to the
water‐related problems of this country and beyond. Further, the programme will enable graduates to play a significant role in the
management of water resources as individuals and as part of a team. Students will also be capacitated to work and study
independently, synthesis knowledge at the forefront of Integrated Water Resources Management, and conduct research using
the scientific method. The programme will be a combination of coursework and a thesis.
The Master of Integrated Water Resources Management seeks to recruit suitably qualified students who are capable of
benefiting from, contributing to, and successfully completing the programme. The admission requirements for the programme
are as follows:
• A relevant 4‐year Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8, that
shall include a component of independent research or a recognised graduate degree with a research component;
• Any other equivalent qualifications and experience as agreed by the Senate.
Graduates from the programme may work in both private and public sectors as: water resources managers; rural and urban planners researchers and lecturers/teachers; consultants, contractors and manufacturers providing services to the communities.
Graduates can also become entrepreneurs and creating a more competitive operational environment for the Namibian water sector.