Skip to main content
Please wait...

Mrs Beatha Nakamela

Sector Coordinator (Transportation and Geotechnical)

Phone : +264 61 207 2579
Email :
Office Location : New Engineering Building, E3/4/187


Master of Engineering: Transportation, University of Applied Sciences, FH Aachen Germany (2017)
B. Engineering (Hons) Civil Engineering, NUST, Namibia (2014)
PGC: Higher Education


Beatha earned her Bachelor's degree in Civil engineering at the then Polytechnic of Namibia (now NUST) and a Master of Engineering (CIVIL) with distinction at Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen) in Germany. She joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2017 as a part-time lecturer and became a permanent staff in 2019. She acted as the sector head for the transportation and geotechnical engineering section from 2020-current. In 2020 she embarked on her Post Graduate Certificate: Higher Education, NQF 8 studies at Namibia University of Science and Technology, and graduated in April 2022.

Brief Career Summary

  • 2019+ Junior Lecturer/Transportation Engineering, DCEE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2019+ Part-time Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, NUST, Namibia
  • 2017 – 2019 Project Manager/Supervisor, ENI Consulting Engineers, Namibia
  • 2015 – 2018 Civil/structural Engineer, ENI Consulting Engineers, Namibia


Professional Affiliations 

  • PE 2015-103TR
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
  • Namibia Association for Women Science (NAAWIS) 

Research Focus Areas

  • Urban Mobility
  • Gravel Roads Quality Assessment
  • Telemetry-based Road Condition Assessment


Courses Currently Teaching


  • Geometric Design of Roads
  • Geometric Design of Transport Infrastructure
  • Documentation
  • Construction Site Equipment
  • Building Construction Scheduling
  • Construction Materials Technology


Community Development Activities

  • Green Well Matongo Block C
  • Namutuni Primary School's Repairs
  • Girls in STEM Youth Camp

About Namibia University of Science and Technology

logo crest


A premier technological university known for knowledge creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


An engaged and responsive university, meeting the needs of stakeholders through excellent education, applied research, innovation and service.

Vist NUST website