The Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Honours will be awarded to students credited with a minimum of 125 NQF credits at NQF Level 8. In addition, students should meet the administrative and financial requirements as spelt out in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook.
Applicants may be admitted to this programme if they have a Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning degree (NQF Level 7) from the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Applicants with an equivalent, relevant qualification at NQF Level 7, worth at least 360 credits, from other recognised tertiary education institutions, will be evaluated in terms of the minimum core competencies of urban and regional planning imbedded in their curricula – moral and ethical dimensions of planning; demonstrating theoretical and contextual dimensions; linking knowledge of spatial plans and policies; linking theory and practise of integrated development; executing academic research; and demonstrating effective managerial and communication skills. Such applicants may be required to enrol for selected undergraduate courses if the Department deems it necessary to address critical gaps in the core competencies. These courses may be taken concurrently with the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Honours programme.
Applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Departmental Selection Committee.
Graduates can be employed in in the field of integrated urban and regional planning, for example in land use planning, transportation planning, environmental and natural resource planning, economic development planning and urban design, in the public sector at national, regional and local level, state-owned enterprises, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.
Graduates will be able to register immediately as Town and Regional Planners in Training with the Namibian Council of Town and Regional Planners (NCTRP). In terms of the Town and Regional Planners Act 9 of 1996 (as amended), they can apply for registration as professional Town and Regional Planners after a period of at least two years of performing town and regional planning work which, in the opinion of the NCTRP, is of sufficient variety and of satisfactory standard.