Programme Accreditation and Re-accredidation

The focus in the accreditation of new programmes is on evaluation of their capacity or potential to meet the NCHE's quality requirements within a specified period of time. Consequently, the evaluation focuses on the quality of the policies, strategies, procedures, curriculum, etc. that have been developed for the new programme. In the case of existing programmes, the focus is more on evaluation of implementation aspects and the achieved learning outcomes.

The Programme Accreditation Manual provides to both the higher education provider, as well as the NCHE Secretariat, guidance and advice on how best to implement the programme accreditation system. As laid down in the Quality Assurance System for Higher Education in Namibia, where necessary, NCHE also cooperate with other Statutory Bodies to develop Integrated Accreditation Manuals for dual accreditation purposes.

Accreditation of a new/existing programme is valid for a maximum period of six years, after which the programme becomes eligible for re-accreditation. However, NCHE reserves the right to require re-accreditation of the programme before the cycle lapses if evidence points to serious inadequacies, if more than 40 per cent of the contents of the curriculum are changed and/or when the programme is offered at a new site of delivery.

The following is the list of academic programmes accredited by NCHE:

Programme Institution Accreditation Period
Bachelor of Science In Agriculture, (Agricultural Economics) Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
Bachelor of Accounting Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Agriculture Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0012]
Bachelor of Agriculture Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0011]
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2016 - June 2022 [AC-NUST0003]
Bachelor of Business Management Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Communication Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Communication Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Computer Science Honours (Communication Networks) Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0013]
Bachelor of Computer Science Software Development Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From August 2018 - July 2024 [AC-NUST 0018]
Bachelor of Criminal Justice Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Correctional Management Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0017]
Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Policing Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Economics Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, September 2015 – August 2021 [AC-UNAM0003]
Bachelor of Economics Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Education (Pre- and Lower Primary Education) Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, October 2015 - September 2018
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, September 2015 - August 2018
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgy Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0014]
Bachelor of Engineering: Mining Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From August 2018 - July 2024 [AC-NUST 0020]
Bachelor of English Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of English Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Environmental Health Sciences Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, October 2014 - September 2020 [AC-NUST0001]
Bachelor of Geo-information Technology Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, September 2015 - August 2018
Bachelor of Geoinformation Technology Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0016]
Bachelor of Geomatics Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, June 2019 – July 2022
Bachelor of Hospitality Management Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Human Resource Management Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0009]
Bachelor of Human Resources Management Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0010
Bachelor of Informatics (Honours) – Web Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Informatics (Honours) –Business Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Informatics Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, October 2014 - September 2017
Bachelor of Journalism and Media Technology Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2016 – June 2022 [AC-NUST0008]
Bachelor of Journalism and Media Technology Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2016 – June 2022 [AC-NUST0007]
Bachelor of Land Administration Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Law Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, March 2015 - February 2018
Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, December 2018 - November 2024 [AC-NUST0021]
Bachelor of Marketing Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-NUST 0015]
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (Honours) Nature Conservation Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (Nature Conservation) Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, February 2019 – January 2021
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Clinical) Honours Level 8 (Main Campus) UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-UNAM 0006]
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Clinical) Honours Level 8 (Oshakati Campus) UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-UNAM 0006]
Bachelor of Nursing Science (Clinical) Honours Level 8 (Southern Campus) UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-UNAM 0006]
Bachelor of Office Management and Technology Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2015 - June 2021 [AC-NUST0002]
Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, October 2015 – October 2021 [AC-UNAM0004]
Bachelor of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Public Management Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Public Management Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Bachelor of Regional and Rural Development NQF Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, December 2018 - November 2024 [AC-NUST0022]

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