The National University of Lesotho (NUL), is set to build a new campus, the NUL School of Engineering which will offer engineering-related courses, The Post reported.
The new campus is a brain child of the university, in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Development Planning, Finance and a group of local consultants. It is intended to offer conventional engineering subjects from First Degree through Masters up to PhD.
It will offer courses including in BEng, MEng, and PhD in Civil Engineering, with Construction, Mining and Water poised to play a major role in Lesotho in the next decade. The major streams will be Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Water and Environmental Engineering.
The project’s Leader, Professor Leboli Zak Thamae, said they spend two years developing the detailed architectural design of the six storey structure which is expected to be the tallest building at the university’s Roma campus.
Dr Thimothy Thamae, who is also part of the NUL team, said the university has held back from offering postgraduate studies for now.
“We benefited a lot from the experience shared by the University of Botswana (UB), in crafting their own school,” said Dr Thamae.