The degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Namibia consists of one year of advanced taught courses plus one year of research and thesis at Level 9 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in Namibia.
During semester 1 of the first year of study, students will take common courses that include spatial planning, infrastructure development, advanced engineering mathematics, academic writing skills and research methodology and project proposal writing. During the second semester of the first year, students will take modules from one of the three areas of specialization, namely Structures, Transportation and Water. The research and thesis, which will be done in the second year of study, will also reflect the area of specialization of the student.
Graduates of the MSc (Civil Engineering) degree will be equipped with knowledge and skills to work in industry, do consultancy or carry out further research in their areas of specialization. Those who specialize in the Structures Option will be able to plan, analyze and design civil engineering structures such as houses, high rise buildings, high volume containers, storage silos and bridges, amongst others. Those who specialize in the Transportation Option will be able to plan sustainable transport systems, design roads and railway systems with appropriate safety measures, supervise road construction, design airport runways and manage transport logistics.
The Water Option prepares its graduates to manage water supply chains, design waste water treatment systems, design flood control systems such as dams and channels, develop hydrological models and manage water flow in rivers and channels as well as analyze and design appropriate measures to deal with rising ocean tides along the coast as a result of climate change.
The minimum entry requirement for this program of study is a BSc (Civil Engineering) or equivalent qualification, with overall grade of at least 60%.
Duration of Studies:
The minimum duration for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree programme is two (2) years of full time study or three (3) years of part time study. The degree must be completed within three (3) years of full-time study or five (5) years of part time study.
Year 1, Semester 1
Spatial Monitoring and Planning
Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Research Methodology and Project Proposal
Academic Writing for Post Graduate Studies
Year 1, Semester 2
Modules from Structural, Transportation or Water Option (see below)
Year 2, Semester 1
Year 2, Semester 2
Option Modules (Year 1, Semester 2)
Finite Elements & Structural Dynamics
Advanced Structural Concrete Design
Advanced Structural Steel Design
Advanced Bridge Design
Road Construction Technology
Railway and Aviation Engineering
International Traffic & Transport Logistics
Road Management and Safety
Integrated Water Resources Management and Remote Sensing