The Bachelor of Public Management Honours is an initial postgraduate specialisation degree that is purposefully designed to equip students with deepened and systematic knowledge and expertise in the public management discipline, as well as develop their capacity to conduct supervised research of an applied nature. The programme’s main emphasis is on the evaluation and application of public management theories and public sector data in order to solve complex problems that face the public sector and civil society organisations, while also catering for the needs of the private sector. Students are required to complete a combination of compulsory and elective courses, as well as a Mini - thesis.
The Bachelor Honours qualification, as a postgraduate research-based qualification, speaks to a dramatic research need in the field of Criminal Justice, as well as to the insight that countries in transition generally have no significant research capacity in this field. The programme caters not only for the wider Namibian Criminal Justice System but also for Criminal Justice Systems of other SADC member states.
The Certificate in Criminal Justice, as a first exit level, is designed t o equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills in dealing with criminal justice issues in different organisations, including state and private security agencies, and to provide the basis for further learning. Students who exit with a Certificate in Criminal Justice will be employed in the public and private sectors as Police Officers and Correctional Management Officers at entry level. Bachelor degree holders will find employment as Correctional Management professionals in the public and private s ectors.
The approval and implementation of the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s Curriculum Framework and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) has necessitated the re - curriculation of all existing programmes to ensure compliance with these frameworks. The Bachelor of Criminal Justice in Correctional Management was initially approved by the Namibia University of Science and Technology’s Senate in 2009 and the resultant qualifications were registered on the NQF later that year. In accordance with the requirements of the afore - mentioned frameworks, prog rammes/qualifications need to be reviewed at certain intervals to ensure on - going relevance to the needs and priorities of Namibia.
The Ba chelor of Criminal Justice in Policing curriculum is purposefully designed to provide students with a coherent and systematic introduction to the broad concepts, principles, theories and problem - solving techniques within the field of criminal justice with specific emphasis on competencies and standards for effective Policing. Students will be equipped with essential theoretical knowledge as well as analytical and practical skills of police operations, administration and management within the context of the criminal justice system of Namibia
The Bachelor of Public Management is purposefully designed to train generalists for employment predominately in the public sector and civil society organisations; while also catering for the needs of the private sector. The programme provides a systematic and coherent introduction to the main theories, broad principles, concepts, data, and problem - solving techniques in the main cognate area of learning.
The Bachelor of Public Management has been revised in accordance with institutional policy requirements. The curriculum review was aimed, primarily, at ensuring continued relevance of the programme, as well as full compliance with curriculum fr amework and National Qualifications Framework (NQF) requirements.