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 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]
Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Mathematics Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2016 - June 2022 [AC-NUST0005]
Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Statistics Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2016 - June 2022 [AC-NUST0006]
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics Level 7 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2016 - June 2022 [AC-NUST0004]
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, March 2015 – February 2021 [AC-UNAM0001]
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, October 2015 - September 2018
Bachelor of Science in Crop Science Honours Level 8 (Ogongo Campus) UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-UNAM 0007]
Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, July 2018 - June 2024 [AC-UNAM 0005]
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, September 2015 - August 2018
Bachelor of Science in Geo-information Science Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, September 2015 - August 2018
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From November 2018 - October 2024 [AC-UNAM 0012]
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Honours Level 8 (Josè Eduardo dos Santos Campus) UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From October 2018 - September 2024 [AC-UNAM 0008]
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, March 2015 – March 2021 [AC-UNAM0002]
Bachelor of Science in Radiography (Diagnostics), Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
Bachelor of Science in Statistics, Honours Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning Level 7 NUST Accredited with conditions, October 2015 - September 2018
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, December 2019-November 2025 [AC-UNAM 0015]
Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution Level 5 UNAM Accredited with conditions, From October 2018-September 2020
Diploma in Geomatics Level 6 NUST Accredited with conditions, June 2019 – July 2022
Diploma in Lifelong Learning and Community Development Level 6 UNAM Accredited with conditions, From October 2018-September 2020
Diploma in Local Government Studies Level 5 UNAM Accredited with conditions, December 2019-November 2021
Diploma in Police Management Level 5 UNAM Accredited with conditions, December 2019-November 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Level 10 UNAM Accredited with conditions, October 2018-September 2020
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics Level 10 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From October 2018 - September 2024 [AC-UNAM 0010]
Master of Agribusiness Management Level 9 NUST Accredited with conditions, June 2019 – July 2021
Master of Education (Adult Education) Level 9 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, December 2019-November 2025 [AC-UNAM 0014]
Master of Education in Science Education Level 9 UNAM Accredited with conditions, December 2019-November 2021
Master of Integrated Water Resources Management Level 9 NUST Accredited with conditions, March 2019 – February 2021
Master of Leadership and Change Management Level 8 NUST Accredited with conditions, December 2019-November 2020
Master of Natural Resources Management Level 9 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, December 2018 - November 2024 [AC-NUST0023]
Master of Science in Mathematics Level 9 UNAM Accredited with conditions, From October 2018-September 2020
Master of Science in Physics Level 9 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From October 2018 - September 2024 [AC-UNAM 0011]
Masters of Arts in English Studies Level 9 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
Masters of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies Level 9 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
Masters of Science in Economics Level 9 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From October 2018 - September 2024 [AC-UNAM 0009]
Post Graduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation and Management Level 8 UNAM Accredited for the full cycle of six years, December 2019-November 2025 [AC-UNAM 0013]
Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies Level 8 UNAM Accredited with conditions, May 2019 – April 2021
The Bachelor of Computer Science Mobile Development Honours Level 8 NUST Accredited for the full cycle of six years, From August 2018 - July 2024 [AC-NUST 0019]

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