In an effort to meet the ever changing demands of local and global market, The Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi introduced a Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering Management (MSc Sus-Eng) degree programme with specialisations initially in Facilities, Mining and Water.
Facilities management is an interdisciplinary field primarily devoted to the maintenance and care of commercial or institutional assets, buildings, such as hospitals, hotels, office complexes, arenas, educational or convention centres. The Facilities Management pathway in this programme aims to provide skill enhancement and advanced knowledge in asset management in the context of sustainable development and management.
The mining pathway in this programme aims to provide skill enhancement and a sustainability context for engineers and geologists already employed in-, making policy decisions about-, or regulating-, the mining, minerals and quarrying industries. It is also suitable for recent geology and engineering graduates wishing to pursue a career in the mining and minerals-related industries, or to teach in this area of postgraduate education.
Water management pathway is devoted to enhancing skills in how to manage water resources in a sustainable way. It seeks to identify challenges facing our water resources and find solutions that promote the sustainable management of water resources. This pathway aims at identifying new approaches in the way we plan, manage, and use water.
MSc Sus-Eng programme aims to equip graduates with advanced knowledge, skills and competences on economic, scientific, technical, legal, communication, management and social theories, principles, concepts and practices so that the graduates should be able to critique and apply them in their respective engineering related activities.
The MSc Sus-Eng degree programme will be offered on part-time basis within 6 semesters delivered on block release basis with a possibility of an extension for two semesters.
Tuition fees for the program will be US$6,500 payable in Malawi Kwacha equivalent. Research fees will be negotiable, depending on the type of research and on whether the research is done at Polytechnic or student's employer's place. Students will either sponsor themselves or find their own scholarships.
The program has been structured into modules to be delivered in six semesters with four core modules and another four specialization modules as follows:
The admission requirement into the MSc in Sustainable Engineering Management degree programme shall be: