Welcome to Eng. José Eduardo dos Santos Campus
At the heart of Namibia’s northern regions, which collectively account for about 50% of Namibia’s population, lies the state-of-the-art Eng. José Eduardo Dos Santos (JEDS) Campus.
JEDS Campus is situated in the town of Ongwediva in the Oshana Region, about 720 km north of Windhoek. Entrance to the Campus is from Nandjembo Mengela Street, which branches off Mandume Ndemufayo Road.
The Campus houses the School of Engineering & the Built Environment.
Facilities & Stats
The José Eduardo dos Santos Campus is being constructed in five phases. When all the phases are completed, about 1000 students will be studying engineering at any given time. The buildings currently occupied consist of the Namibian Wing (Phase I), the Indian Wing (Phase II), and the German Wing (Phase III).
Today the Campus provides several facilities for the departments of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, for example:
- for Civil and Environmental Engineering: laboratories for geotechnical, transport, materials testing, hydrology, hydraulics, and water engineering as well as a library.
- for Electronics and Computer Engineering: laboratories for electronics, software, and mobile communication engineering.
- for Electrical Engineering: laboratories for electrical engineering, power systems, light current, high current, and power electronics. In addition, the department has a demonstration mini sub-station which was donated to the department by NamPower.
- for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering: laboratories for engineering mechanics, materials testing, thermo-fluids, manufacturing technology, control engineering, thermo-machine, machine tools, and CNC machines.
- for Mining and Metallurgical Engineering: laboratories for metallurgical engineering, including optical microscopy, analytical laboratories, and non-destructive testing laboratories. There is also a limited number of mining engineering laboratories.
The José Eduardo dos Santos Campus has incorporated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all its operations and training activities. Apart from offering ICT training to all students up to an advanced level, the Campus is equipped with several computer labs with internet facilities that are accessible to students 24 hours a day. The majority of students have laptops and are able to access the internet through the Campus wireless network. Access to buildings is through a computerized Biometric System that uses fingerprints to gain access. Modern lecture halls with modern overhead projectors as well as facilities for video conferencing are a common feature of the Campus.