Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Faculties
NUST Namibia Faculties and Departments: Below are the details of faculties of NUST.
Faculty of Computing and Informatics
The Faculty of Computing and Informatics offers different specialisations and different exit levels. Our offering includes Bachelor, Bachelor Honours, Master and PhD degrees in various specialisations in Computer Science and Informatics. We also offer Postgraduate Certificates in specialised fields. We endeavour to keep up with the rapid changes and evolution of technology. We produce high-quality graduates for both the local and international ICT sectors. We are further renowned for innovative projects and research. We have active research clusters and strive to solve national and international problems by using ICT as an enabler to societal digital transformation. We also consider community service as a priority.
Our research addresses the needs of the country, the region and the world at large. The Faculty focuses on four main research areas: Big Data, Indigenous Knowledge in Digital World, Smart & Secure Environment and Digital Transformation.
We have the following research clusters: Indigenous Knowledge Management Systems (IKMS), Dependable Advanced Network Systems (DANS), Marginalised Community Development (MCD), Smart Communication Systems (SCS), Digital Forensics & Information Security (DFIS), E- Participation (EP) and Business & Policy Analytics (BPA).
Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering consists of four academic departments and of a Material Testing Institute.
The Departments are: Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical and Marine Engineering; Mining and Process Engineering.
The Faculty offers National Diploma, Bachelor of Technology (BTech) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng – professional degree) programmes in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines. We take pride in our strategic partnership with industry and partner academic institutions through research, collaboration and consultancy.
We are proud of our vibrant team of professionals, whose passion lies in pursuing cutting edge research in the areas of renewable energy, water resources management, manufacturing systems and sustainable mining practices, amongst others.
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences provides professional programmes aimed at the production of cadres and specialists concerned with the improvement of public health through: Disease prevention and control, emergency medical care, disease diagnosis, patient care and management. The Faculty consists of three departments: Health Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics as well as Natural and Applied Sciences. The Faculty currently offers Bachelor of Science professional degree programmes in Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Health Sciences. The Faculty also offers the following bachelor degrees: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Honours degree in Applied Mathematics, Honours degree in Applied Statistics as well as a Bachelor degree programme in Pre- Hospital Emergency Care.
Faculty of Human Sciences
The faculty of Human Sciences offers different areas of specialisations as well as different exit levels. The Department of Communication aims at equipping students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in communication management and administration. The Department of Social Sciences fosters an understanding of professional policing, law enforcement and correctional management taking into consideration best international practices. The Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training has two sections: Education and Languages. The Education Section offers qualifications that provide opportunities to individuals with industrial experience who wish to make a career change or develop a career in Vocational Education and Training. In-service individuals can also advance their training and management skills in a professional career oriented manner. In addition to the English Communication courses offered for formal qualifications, non-formal language proficiency courses in e.g. Afrikaans, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Oshikwanyama, Oshindonga, Otjherero are offered.
Faculty of Management Sciences
This Faculty, being the largest faculty with approximately 5 000 students (39%), is the natural choice for many students. Stimulating curricula are offered through the following academic departments: Human Resources Management, Business Management, Transport and Logistics Management, Office Management and Technology, and Hospitality and Tourism. The faculty emphasises the fact that teaching and learning must be student-centred, therefore creates pathways for individuals, public and private sector organisations to achieve both personal and societal goals by providing an environment that facilitates and values initiative and innovation. The programmes and courses have been designed to be responsive to the changing needs of the labour market and are geared to provide employers with a pool of skilled graduates. The Faculty is also involved in the provision of continuing education courses and consulting services through the Centre for Enterprise Development (CED). This latter approach enables the institution to make effective contribution to the up-skilling and re-training of employees through specifically designed and tailored industry programmes.
Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences
The Faculty strives to be a world-class academic leader in education, research and innovation within our offered disciplines. Through quality education, research, innovation and service delivery we provide support and contributions at local, national and international levels towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
Our industry-driven NCHE accredited graduate and post-graduate programmes, offer our students the opportunity to be nurtured and developed by a core of national and international staff who pride themselves in professionalism, inspiration, innovative thinking and delivering world-class teaching and research.
The programmes will offer students the opportunity for community engagement with multiple stakeholders, development and honing of practical skills, links to discipline related educational and professional bodies and possibilities of involvement and engagement in multi-disciplinary national and international research projects. These opportunities will prepare our graduates to be professional, accountable, capable, innovative and dedicated contributors to the national and global economy in the fields of natural resource and spatial management.