The José Eduardo dos Santos Campus is being constructed in five phases. When all the phases are completed, about 1000 students will be studying engineering at any given time. The buildings currently occupied consist of the Namibian Wing (Phase I) and the Indian Wing (Phase II). Construction of the German Wing (Phase III) will commence in June 2014.
Phase I of Ongwediva Engineering Campus consists of the Mechanical Engineering Building, the Electrical Engineering Building, the Administration Building, a Student Hostels Block, Cafeteria and Visitor Flats. Phase II consists of the Mining Engineering Building, Computer and Electronics Engineering Building, Information Resource Centre and a 450 capacity Auditorium. Phase III will house the building for Civil and Environmental Engineering. Other facilities on campus include solar photovoltaic installations, solar water geysers, biogas digester, standby generator, a weather station and a demonstration mini Power Station donated by power utility company NamPower.
Today the Campus provides several facilities for the departments of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, for example:
- for Civil and Environmental Engineering: laboratories for geo technical, transport, materials testing, hydrology, hydraulics and water engineering as well as a library.
- for Electronics and Computer Engineering: laboratories for electronics, software and mobile communication engineering.
- for Electrical Engineering: laboratories for electrical engineering, power systems, light current, high current and power electronics. In addition, the department has a demonstration mini sub-station which was donated to the department by NamPower.
- for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering: laboratories for engineering mechanics, materials testing, thermo fluids, manufacturing technology, control engineering, thermo machine, machine tools and CNC machines.
- for Mining and Metallurgical Engineering: laboratories for metallurgical engineering, including optical microscopy, analytical laboratories and non-destructive testing laboratories. There are also a limited number for mining engineering laboratories.
The José Eduardo dos Santos Campus has incorporated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all its operations and training activities. Apart from offering ICT training to all students up to an advance level, the Campus is equipped with several computer labs with Internet that are accessible to students 24 hours a day. Majority of students have laptop computers and are able to access Internet through the Campus wireless network. Access to buildings is through a computerized Biometric System that uses finger prints to gain access. Modern lecture halls with modern overhead projectors as well as facilities for video conferencing are a common feature of the Campus.
In its efforts to address the current electric power shortage, the José Eduardo dos Santos Campus is at the forefront of implementing renewable energy technologies at its Campus. The Faculty implements energy efficient technologies and utilizes renewable energy in the form of solar water heaters, photovoltaic electricity generation and production of biogas from sewage.