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Master Of Sustainable Energy Systems
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MSES


The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems programme is designed to provide contemporary education in the field of energy by  emphasising sustainability in  the energy resource assessment, exploitation, development, delivery and applications. To ensure  sustainability this programme will focus on economically and environmentally friendly technologies and systems while placing a strong emphasis on the energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio‐economic issues.  In  the same vein,  the programme expose students  to advanced methods  required  to identify, quantify and  find solutions  to a  diverse  range  of  energy  problems.  Students  will  gain  proficiency  in  sustainable  and  renewable  energy  project  design,  implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. The programme is structured to  facilitate specialisation in the areas of Energy Technologies and Energy Management. Students will also be equipped with skills  to work and study independently, synthesise knowledge at the forefront of Sustainable Energy, and conduct research using the  scientific method. The programme is purposefully designed to create a fertile niche area where applied research in sustainable energy systems and technologies can be enhanced in the future. Thus, the programme will be a combination of coursework and  a master thesis. 


Admission Requirements 

The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems programme seeks to recruit suitably qualified students who are capable of benefitting
from,  contributing  to,  and  successfully  completing  the  programme.  Students  will  be  considered  for  admission  into  the 
programme if they have:

  •  A  Bachelor’s  degree  (Hons)  degree  in  Mechanical  Engineering,  Industrial  Engineering,  Electrical  Engineering,  Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, processing, Agriculture engineering, Chemical Engineering, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8 from a recognised institution, or a pre‐NQF professional or any other engineering field assessed by the admission committee and (Applied) Physics or a field closely related to these programmes. 
  •  Also  other  professionals  who  may  prove  long  term  track  experience  in  the  energy  industry  and  must  have  completed Bachelor’s  degrees  (Hons)  in  Economics,  Social  Sciences,  Environmental  studies,  or  any  equivalent  as  approved  by  the admission committee. 
  •  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 well-equipped with the competency to conduct independent research work, conceptualise, develop and implement research ideas and communicate research findings effectively. Hence these much needed skilled individuals will be able to gain employment in the field of of Sustainable Energy Systems in careers such as: 

Policy advisors in the energy sector including government ministries and parastatals; Major players in the energy sector, such as inter-governmental- and international nongovernmental organisations; Academic professionals; Consultants, contractors and manufacturers providing services to the communities; Research experts in the area of renewable energy technologies. 

Graduates can also become entrepreneurs and thus creating a more competitive operational environment for the Namibian energy sector

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