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Centre of Environmental Studies

The centre serve as training and research centre that addresses the dynamics of environmental management, climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

Namibia’s fragile ecosystem, being one of the most arid countries south of the Sahara, our programmes offers hope for the future of the nation’s economy and society. By its design, the centre responds to training and research needs of the country in the drive towards achieving a knowledge-based society by 2030 and beyond. Furthermore, CES complements the research agenda of IUM, within the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

RATIONALE
One of the major constraints against sustainable development in the semi-arid countries of Africa, including Namibia, is the erratic supply of, and limited access to, a range of natural resources that are underpinned by water. Water is needed to support domestic use, agriculture and the preservation of wildlife. With increasing human populations and the drive for development, pressure is exerted to harness water resources for higher economic uses instead of developing and adopting the so-called integrated approach.

In an integrated approach, the various needs and provisions for sustainable livelihoods and ecosystem conservation are assessed and balanced. However, the linkages between water resource management, sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation are poorly known. As a result, the efforts of numerous management programmes and policy initiatives in Namibia have so far evolved independently, often with overlapping and/or conflicting goals and responsibilities.

The establishment of the CES will help to address most of these challenges and shortcomings. In addition, it is known that many Namibians are studying related courses abroad, not because they are not willing to study locally, but due to the unavailability of these kinds of courses in the country. Hence, the CES has been established to fill this training need as well as the existing knowledge gap through research.

TRAINING
As an academic centre, CES offers a variety of qualifications and courses leading to the award of Bachelor (Honours), Master and PhD degrees in various areas such as environmental management, climate change, and sustainable development. The programmes to be offered aim at producing lower, middle and high-level professionals with skills to analyze and produce practical solutions to the environmental, climate change and sustainability related issues locally, regionally and internationally. The coursework will provide the theoretical foundation; hence, graduates from the Centre should be able to play pivotal roles at their respective levels in related fields as individuals and as a team. Before the establishment of CES, a comprehensive needs assessment was done and relevant stakeholders were consulted to confirm the need for these qualifications in Namibia and in the region at large.

RESEARCH
Through this Centre, IUM seeks to actively promote research in environmental management, climate change adaptation and sustainable development. Both staff and students will be engaged in academic and applied research in order to ensure that the Namibian government and general public are adequately informed on issues of national interests related to the challenge of the environment in relation to sustainable livelihoods and development. The outputs of the research will contribute significantly to improved policy formulation and programme management in the broad area of environment and development in the country.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTS
Community engagement is a deliberate commitment to discharge the social responsibilities of IUM. This is in line with the university policy in general; therefore, the Centre will strive to be locally relevant. Through extensive networking and partnerships, the Centre will provide scientific information and support to institutions, agencies and bodies as appropriate.

The CES aims to be socially responsive to the needs and aspirations of communities by incorporating community engagement into its teaching and learning at all levels, and into its research agenda designed to benefit local communities. In addition, engagement with communities aims to be holistic, collaborative and sustainable, resulting ultimately in their empowerment. Students will also benefit by having the opportunity to interact with professionals and various stakeholders working in industries and establishments relevant to the themes of the Centre. The contact made by students with the local communities must lead to research and services targeted at the related needs of such communities. To this end, CES strives for sustainable communities and inclusive development.

COURSES

Postgraduate Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 10)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Water Resources Management (NQF Level 10)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Natural Science (NQF Level 10)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Integrated Natural Resources Management (NQF Level 10)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Development (NQF Level 10) (Can Major in Sustainable Communities and Inclusive Development)
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 9)
  • Master of Science in Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering (NQF Level 9)
  • Master of Business Administration in Integrated Natural Resources Management (NQF Level 9)
  • Master of Science in Integrated Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (NQF Level 9)
  • Master of Science in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (NQF Level 9)
  • Master of Science in Conservation Agricultural Management (NQF Level 9)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies NQF Level 8

Honours Degrees

  • Bachelor of Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Managemen Honours (NQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Water Management for Development Honours (NQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Honours (NQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Honours (NQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Conservation Agriculture Management Honours (NQF Level 8)

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management NQF Level 6
  • Diploma in Water Resources Management NQF Level 6

Certificates

  • Certificate in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management NQF Level 5
  • Certificate in Water Resources Management NQF Level 5
Courses Name (Click on the course name for details)
Postgraduate Courses(12)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 10)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Master Degree registered at NQF Level 9 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 9 in a related discipline who fulfil the requirements for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 3 Years Maximum: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Water Resources Management (NQF Level 10)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Master Degree registered at NQF Level 9 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 9 in various fields of Water Resources Management; Natural Resources Management and related fields, and who fulfill the requirements for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Water Resources Management.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 3 Years Maximum: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Natural Science (NQF Level 10)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Master Degree registered at NQF Level 9 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 9 in a related discipline who fulfil the requirements for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Science.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 3 Years Maximum: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Integrated Natural Resources Management (NQF Level 10)
Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Master Degree registered at NQF Level 9 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 9 in various fields of Natural Resources Management and related fields, and who fulfil the requirements for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Natural Resources Management.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 3 Years Maximum: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Development (NQF Level 10)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Master Degree registered at NQF Level 9 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 9 in Sustainable development or relevant sustainability degree, or a Master degree + relevant postgraduate qualification in any of the major disciplines related to Sustainable development.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 3 Years Maximum: 6 Years

Master of Science in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 9)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree registered at NQF Level 8 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 8 in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management or related field or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 2 Years, Maximum: 4 Years

Master of Science in Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering (NQF Level 9)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree registered at NQF Level 8 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 8 in Water related studies or related field or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 2 Years, Maximum: 4 Years

Master of Business Administration in Integrated Natural Resources Management (NQF Level 9)

Specializations

  1. Water Sustainability, Development and Technology
  2. Resources Mobilizations and Economics
  3. Rural and Urban Development
  4. Rural and Urban Water Management and Sanitation
  5. Fresh Water, Basins and Catchments Management

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree registered at NQF Level 8 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 8 in Business Administration, Environmental related, or a BSc degree + relevant postgraduate qualification.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 2 Years, Maximum: 4 Years

Master of Science in Integrated Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (NQF Level 9)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree registered at NQF Level 8 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 8 in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development or related field or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 2 Years, Maximum: 4 Years

Master of Science in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (NQF Level 9)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree registered at NQF Level 8 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 8 in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation or related field or an equivalent qualification.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 2 Years, Maximum: 4 Years

Master of Science in Conservation Agricultural Management (NQF Level 9)

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree registered at NQF Level 8 in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Any qualification at NQF Level 8 in Agriculture degree, or a BSc degree + relevant postgraduate qualification.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 2 Years, Maximum: 4 Years

Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies NQF Level 8

Admission/Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree registered at NQF Level 7 in a relevant discipline related to environment or equivalent

Qualification duration

Minimum: 1 Year, Maximum: 2 Years

Undergraduate Courses (9)
Bachelor of Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Managemen Honours (NQF Level 8)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted if they hold a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSCO) or Namibia Senior Secondary Advanced Subsidiary (NSSAS) a combination of both or equivalent qualification (s) with a minimum of 25 points in five (5) best subjects including D in English. Students who hold a Diploma in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management NQF Level 6; Diploma in Water Resources Management NQF Level 6 will also be eligible for admission to these qualifications. Students may also enter through mature age.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 4 Years, Maximum: 6 Years

Bachelor of Water Management for Development Honours (NQF Level 8)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted if they hold a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level (NSSCO) or Namibia Senior Secondary Advanced Subsidiary (NSSAS) a combination of both or equivalent qualification (s) with a minimum of 25 points in five (5) best subjects including D in English. Students who hold a Diploma in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management NQF Level 6; Diploma in Water Resources Management NQF Level 6 will also be eligible for admission to these qualifications. Students may also enter through mature age.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 4 Years, Maximum: 6 Years

Bachelor of Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Honours (NQF Level 8)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into these qualifications if they hold a Namibia Secondary School Certificate (NSSC) with a minimum of 25 points in five (5) best subjects, with minimum of D in English or equivalent. Students may also enter through mature age.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 4 Years, Maximum: 6 Years

Bachelor of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Honours (NQF Level 8)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into these qualifications if they hold a Namibia Secondary School Certificate (NSSC) with a minimum of 25 points in five (5) best subjects, with minimum of D in English or equivalent. Students may also enter through mature age.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 4 Years, Maximum: 6 Years

Bachelor of Conservation Agriculture Management Honours (NQF Level 8)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into these qualifications if they hold a Namibia Secondary School Certificate (NSSC) with a minimum of 25 points in five (5) best subjects, with minimum of D in English or equivalent. Students may also enter through mature age.

Qualification duration

Minimum: 4 Years, Maximum: 6 Years

Diploma in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 6)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted if they hold a Certificate in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 5) and Certificate in Water Resources Management (NQF Level 5) respectively. Students will also be admitted into this qualification through mature age entry.

Qualification duration

2 Years

Diploma in Water Resources Management (NQF Level 6)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted if they hold a Certificate in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 5) and Certificate in Water Resources Management (NQF Level 5) respectively. Students will also be admitted into this qualification through mature age entry.

Qualification duration

2 Years

Certificate in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 5)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted if they hold a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) or Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Advance Subsidiary (NSSAS), a combination of both or equivalent qualification(s), with a minimum of 20 points of five (5) subjects including English at D. Students may enter through Mature Age Entry.

Qualification duration

1 Year

Certificate in Water Resources Management (NQF Level 5)

Admission/Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted if they hold a Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) or Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Advance Subsidiary (NSSAS), a combination of both or equivalent qualification(s), with a minimum of 20 points of five (5) subjects including English at D. Students may enter through Mature Age Entry.

Qualification duration

1 Year

APPLICATION

  • Application forms for the academic year 2022 are available at all IUM Campuses; deadline is 20th February 2022
  • Application forms may also be downloaded from the website Here: Undergraduate or Postgraduate

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Admission to Certificate Programmes requires 20 points in the best 5 subjects with a D symbol in English at NSSCO/NSSCAS or equivalent
  • Admission to Diploma Programmes requires a Certificate in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management (NQF Level 5) and Certificate in Water Resources Management (NQF Level 5) respectively.
  • Admission to Integrated Honours Degree Programmes requires 25 points in the best 5 subjects with a D symbol in English at NSSCO/H or equivalent.
  • Admission to Master Degree Programmes requires a Bachelor Honours at NQF Level 8 or equivalent.
  • Admission to Doctoral (PhD) Programmes requires a Master Degree at NQF 9 or equivalent

Notices


08/12/2021: IUM Introduces New Qualifications in Sustainable Ocean, Aquaculture and Water Management (Click here to read)


In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Namibia’s own National Development Plans (NDPs), the International University of Management through the Centre for Environmental Studies, and in consultations with various stakeholders has developed new qualifications in Sustainable Ocean and Aquaculture Management, and Water Resources Management.

The new qualifications will provide a critical assessment and analysis on natural resources use, planning and policy in the national and international contexts. The qualifications are primarily concerned with understanding deliberate efforts to translate knowledge into action in order to achieve particular outcomes in the way that ocean and aquaculture as well as water resources are used and managed. Given Namibia’s fragile ecosystems the qualifications will further contribute to national efforts of protecting, managing and promoting sustainable utilization of ocean, aquaculture and water resources.

The qualifications will further examine contemporary thinking on these resources including: sustainable use practices, decentralised natural resources management, NGO and community-based approaches, social learning, as well as regional and urban planning.

The IUM therefore appeals to all local and international prospective students to apply for the new qualifications.

PROF. DAVID R. NAMWANDI
(Founder and Chairman of IUM Council)

Contact Us / Inquiries

Sioni Iikela (Director: Centre for Environmental Studies)

To reach to the Centre for inquiries or assistance, use the email or phone number below:

Email:s.iikela@ium.edu.na

Phone Number:0614336000/0812257526/0812397345

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