Master of Science in Sustainable Energy
The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) (Formerly University of Malawi - The Polytechnic), in line with its mandate of responding to the dynamics needs of the society, has responded to the energy needs of Malawi and the region through development of a New Master of Science in Sustainable Energy with support from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID) through its Transforming Energy Access - Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) Project via University of Cape Town (UCT).
Why study at Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences?
MUBAS is a dynamic and premier institution of higher learning in Malawi and in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region, responding to the needs of the society. It has the following areas of focus relevant to industry and national development in general: Engineering, Commerce, Sciences, Technology, Communication Education, Built Environment. It is located in the commercial city of Blantyre. MUBAS has various undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in all of the areas of focus. The faculty of Postgraduate Studies and Research manages the growing number of postgraduate programmes and students. MUBAS is known for quality programme delivery and research. Its academic staff members are involved in various research and outreach services, both nationally and internationally. It has centres that support postgraduate research and learning, such as The Design Studio, and The Water, Sanitation, Health and Technology Development (WASHTED).
The location of MUBAS makes it attractive to part-time and full-time postgraduate students in terms of accommodation, catering and transport services. The location also makes networking between University and industry easy. MUBAS has vibrant working relationship with various industries and universities in Malawi and abroad. Among others, the relationship includes professionals from the industry to come and train students as well as provision of internships to students and staff. The universities with working relationship with MUBAS include Rice University (USA), Strathclyde University (UK), and University of Zambia, as well as several national universities (both public and private).
Curriculum Development Process of The New Master of Science in Sustainable Energy
This Masters programme has been developed, with support from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DfID) through its Transforming Energy Access - Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) Project via University of Cape Town (UCT). The TEA-LP Project aims at addressing skills shortages in energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa through development of curriculums in selected African Universities. As a form partnership, MUBAS benefitted from exchange of knowledge and experiences from fellow partner universities during curriculum development workshops, as well as from guidance received from UCT during the entire curriculum development stage. As it is the requirement with MUBAS and the National Council for Higher Education in Malawi (NCHE), The Programme has been developed systematically; starting with energy sector needs assessment and then development of the curriculum. National stakeholders, comprising energy industry, parastatals (ESCOM, EGENCO, and MERA), academics from other universities, NGOs, and Government Departments (Energy Affairs Department, and Environmental Affairs Department) were involved in the programme development and validation stages of curriculum development. MUBAS Guidelines on development of new programmes were religiously followed to ensure that the mew masters degree is of high quality.