The revised programme is designed in response to industry needs in Namibia and the SADC region. A need for qualified
tourism management experts in both the public and private sectors was identified and confirmed through consultation with
industry key stakeholders and Programme Advisory Committee. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in Namibia and
highly labour intensive (see for example, Namibia’s Skills Deficit Report 2010, Tourism Human Resource Strategy for Namibia,
2011, Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skills Plan, 2015 & National Human Resource Plan, 2010‐2015). As Namibia strives
towards its national developmental goals and the realization of vision 2030, theses qualified individuals will contribute greatly
to the attainment of relevant objectives pursued by both the Namibian Government and international partners. Against this
background, there is a need, therefore, to develop human resource capacity to render services to this industry.
Further, the Bachelor of Tourism Innovation and Development is revised to ensure its continued relevance in terms of the
national development needs as well as employment creation. The revised programme is also consistent with the vision of NUST,
i.e. to be a premier university of science and technology, preparing leaders for the knowledge economy.
In addition, the program has two thematic areas, namely Travel Operations and Tour Operations. The intention is to give the
students an opportunity the specialize in their area of interest.
The programme is fully compliant with requirements of NQF and the NUST Curriculum Framework.
To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must have "C" in English language as well as meet the General
Admission Requirements of the NUST (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook). In addition, applicants will be required to attend an
interview as the final stage in the admissions process.
Mature age candidates will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entrance
examinations of the NUST (GI.2.2 in Part 1 of the NUST Yearbook).