The programme includes the study of why and how (and with what consequences) societies intervene, shape, organise and change natural and build environments in order to secure an agreed range of social economic and environmental objectives.
Candidates may be admitted to the Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning, if they meet the General Admission Requirements of the Namibia University of Science and Technology and comply with the additional requirements below:
- A minimum of 11 points for English (Second Language - Ordinary Level) and Mathematics based on the University Admission Point System, using a combination of NSSC Ordinary Level and/or NSSC Higher Level, provided that the symbol for both subjects should not be lower than a C on NSSC(O) or 4 at NSSC(H);
- A minimum of 19 points for three other subjects on the University’s Admission Point System, using a combination of NSSC(O) and/or NSSC(H), provided that no symbol be lower than D on NSSC Ordinary for the other subjects.
At the discretion of the Department, a more in-depth selection process could be followed which may include either a test or an interview.
Candidates who meet the Mature Age Entry Requirements of the University may be considered for admission, but will be required to have a minimum of 3 years work experience in the field of town and regional planning completed under appropriate supervision.
Candidates who hold the National Diploma in Land Use Planning may be considered for admission, if they have passed the courses Land Use Planning 3, Natural Resource Management 3 and Legal and Institutional Framework with a combined minimum of at least 60 %. Credit Recognition will be granted for courses completed under the National Diploma in Land Use Planning.
Land Use Planning officers in both the Public (Central, Regional and Local Government) and Private Sectors (Planning Consultancy), as well as NGOs