Staff Profiles

Mr. Paulson Letsholo

MSc Engineering Product Design (Bournemouth University-UK)

BEd.Design and Technology (University of Botswana-Botswana)

Paulson Letsholo is a Product Designer and lecturer in Product Design and Value Engineering at the University of Botswana. With over 19 years of university teaching. Mr Letsholo is actively involved in in-service training Design & Technology (D&T) teachers and Curriculum Development and Evaluation of the proposed Dual pathways D&T(Systems & Control Syllabus).   Mr Letsholo has also worked closely with other academics, government departments and non-governmental organisations engaged in cutting-edge research in Inclusive Design, New Product Innovation and facilitating and mentoring out-of-school children through the Young-Africa-Botswana Future-makers programme (YAB) as a Furniture Design Specialist.

Product Design and Value Engineering, Design for All / Inclusive Design, Design for Sustainability, Innovation by Design, Design Studio-(Structures & Mechanisms), Design Thinking, Workshop Production Technology, Project Management, Pneumatics & Hydraulics Technology, Computer Aided design & Manufacture

Design Education (Design Pedagogy)

Design for Sustainability

Design for Diversity

Human Centred Design,

Design Capability for Value Creation

Appropriate Technology and Design 

Book Chapters:

Moalosi, R. Dichabeng, P. & Letsholo, P. (2017). Beyond Graduate Attributes: Embedding Work Integrated Learning. Book 7, Common Ground Research Networks. (In Press)

Molwane, O.B.,Letsholo, P.B., Situmbeko, S.M.,Ruele, V. (2020),  Exploring The Potential Of Inclusion And Participation Of Persons With Disabilities Through The Design And Development Of Assistive And Rehabilitation Technologies, CONFERENCE ON INCLUSION AND PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL LIFE OF SOCIETY(In Press)


Rapitsenyane, Y., Moalosi, R. & Letsholo, P. (2016). Transforming Mindsets of Product Design Students Towards Sustainable Product Service Systems: The Case of the University Of Botswana. Proceedings of the Learning Network on Sustainable Energy Systems (LeNSes) Conference, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa, 28-30 September, 2016, 177-187.

In pursuit of academic excellence