University of Namibia (UNAM) Department of Aeronautical Science

University of Namibia (UNAM) Department of Aeronautical Science

This course is offered by the University of Namibia Faculty of Science


Aeronautics is the science and art involved with the study, design, and engineering of air flight-capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets within the atmosphere and on ground.

Aeronautical science covers the practical theory of aeronautics and aviation, including operations, navigation, air safety and human factors.

A significant part of aeronautical science is a branch of dynamics called aerodynamics, which deals with the motion of air and the way that it interacts with objects in motion, such as an aircraft.

Aeronautical engineering covers the design and construction of aircraft, including how they are powered, how they are used and how they are controlled for safe operation.

UNAM Aeronautic Engineering Course offered

Military Science (Aeronautical)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Offered at:

  • Main Campus


  • Candidates must be approved by the Ministry of Defence.
  • All BSc Military Science (Aeronautical, Army and Nautical) candidates must hold a valid Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) (ordinary or higher) or a recognized equivalent qualification.
  • English is a compulsory subject and should normally have been obtained as a Second Language at NSSC (O-level) with a C-symbol as minimum requirement, or English as a First Language at NSSC (O-level) with a D-symbol as a minimum.
  • Students require at least a symbol C on NSSC or equivalent qualification in Mathematics.
  • The admission can also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry Scheme upon successful completion of the relevant examinations as set out in the General Information and Regulations of the University of Namibia.
  • A candidate should obtain a minimum of 25 points on the University of Namibia’s Evaluation Point Scale in his/her five (5) best subject (of which Mathematics and English must be included) to be admitted to undergraduate studies. Refer to the General Admission Criteria for Undergraduate Programmes in the General Information and Regulations Yearbook.
  • All fourth years are required to do research projects: AER3810, ARM3810 and NAV3810(prerequisite for this course the student should have passed all third year courses).


Year 1, Semester 1
English Communication & Study Skills
Basic Mathematics
Computer Literacy
Analytic Geometry
Matrices and Complex Numbers
Physics for Physical Sciences I
Fundamentals of Information Technology I
Contemporary Social Issues
Year 1, Semester 2
English for Academic Purposes
Contemporary Social Issues
Fundamentals of Information Technology II
Introduction to Statistics
Physics for Physical Sciences II
Year 2, Semester 1
Calculus I
Numerical Methods with MATLAB
Mechanics and Waves
Fundamentals of Physical Geography
Theory of Flight I
Year 2, Semester 2
Calculus II
Ordinary Differential Equations
Theory of Flight II
Flight Physiology
Year 3, Semester 1
History of Aviation
Military Management
Military Psychology
Airport Planning and Management
Theory of Flight III
Year 3, Semester 2
Modern Physics
Research Methodology
Aviation Management Principles
Aviation Ethics
Aviation Laws and Regulations
Aircraft Turbine Engine Operation
Year 4, Semester 1
Research Project
Advanced Electrodynamics
Aviation Safety
Advanced Aircraft Performance
Crew Resource Management in Aviation
Year 4, Semester 2
Research Project
Nuclear Physics
Aviation Navigation GPS
Aviation Leadership
Aviation-Aerospace Security Issues
Aviation Terrorism and Asymmetrical Warfare

Contact Details

(+264) 61 206 3111(+264) 61 206

University of Namibia
Private Bag 13301
Windhoek, Namibia