BSc Estate Management

Estate Management is concerned with the analysis, direction, supervision and control of interests in landed property with the aim of securing optimum return. The general philosophy is to develop highly skilled and intellectually prepared professionals in the wide area of Estate Management and to optimize the use of land among competing claims with due regards to economic and social advantages and long-term future developments.

The aim of the course is to educate and equip students with fundamental body of knowledge in the constituent disciplines of Property Valuation, Development Appraisal, Building Construction, Land Surveying, Economics, Town Planning, Land Law, Land Economics, Property Management and Property Development and Finance. Graduates trained in Estate Management should therefore not only acquire skills indicated but should be able to demonstrate them by making spontaneous, analytic, deductive and competent judgments on issues facing contemporary Nigerian environment, particularly those relating to interests in landed property. The graduate of Estate Management is also trained to interact with other allied professionals in the construction/property industry.

They are expected to perform, inter alia, the following services that have become standard practice in the profession:

  • Valuation of interests in land and buildings for several purposes including rental, sale, purchase, mortgage, probate, insurance and rating. Others include going concern valuation, as well as valuation for compulsory acquisition and compensation, valuation of plant and machinery, fixtures and fittings, and valuation for capital gains and capital transfer taxes.
  • Formulation and implementation of Land Policies.
  • Pre-investment advice including portfolio investment analysis, packaging of development finance, property development and project management.
  • Estate agency, sales, purchases, letting of all types of landed properties.
  • Management of all types of landed properties including property portfolio and facilities management.
  • Carry out Cost Benefit Analysis of Projects and advice on their desirable locations.

September Entry

Start date

4 years

Duration

₦2,400,000

Fees per session

Study Modules

  • 100 Level
  • 200 Level
  • 300 Level
  • 400 Level

First SemesterSecond Semester
Principles of AccountingIntroduction to Estate Management II
Property ManagementIntroductory Mathematics II
Introduction to Building IPrinciples of Land Economics
Principles of Economics IPrinciples of Economics II
Mathematics IResearch Project II
Use of English IUse of English II
People and Culture of NigeriaLogic, Philosophy and Human Existence
IT and Library SkillsTechnical Drawing

First SemesterSecond Semester
Introduction to Valuation IIntroduction Town & Country Planning
Principles of Agricultural EconomicsIntroduction to valuation II
Computer Application ILaw of Contract & Tort
Introduction Property Rating and Taxation IStatistics II
Statistics IBuilding Construction & Materials
Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionIntroduction to Land Surveying
Entrepreneurial Studies IComputer Applications II (P)

First SemesterSecond Semester
Element of Land Law IArbitration & Awards II
Principles of Property ManagementPrinciples of Property Management II
Building Services and Equipment IElement of Land Law II
Economic Theory IEconomic Theory II
Arbitration & Awards IPrinciples of Valuation II
Principles of Valuation ISociology of Urban Housing
Entrepreneurial Studies II

First SemesterSecond Semester
Real Estate & Development FinanceStudents Industrial Work Experience Scheme (S.I.W.E.S). This scheme is expected to last for six months. Students who go for this programme are required to submit a systematic log book and report for assessment at the end of the training period.
Evaluation of Plant & Machinery
Comparative Land Policies
Project Planning & Control
Urban Land Economics
Public Health Engineering
Research Methodology

1.1. Admission to Part I

Admission to Part 1 will be through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) examination. Prospective candidate must obtain the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalent in not less than 5 subjects at credit level at not more than two sittings. The subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two selected from the following, and one of which must be a science subject: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Building Construction, Technical Drawing or Fine Art, and Computer Studies/ICT.

 

1.2. Direct Entry

Admission to Part II (Admission with Exemption from Part I)

(a) Candidates for Direct Entry to Part 2 should have:

  1. General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level or its Equivalent with passes at not more than two sittings in Mathematics, Economics and one other subject taken from Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Fine Art and Technical Drawing.

(b) Holders of National Diploma (ND) in the field of Estate Management, Environmental Planning, Design and Management or equivalent qualifications with minimum of Upper Credit Pass will be considered for Direct Entry to Part 2 provided they:

Satisfy the general entry requirements of the University as contained in 1(a). Transfers from other Universities would be treated on their own merits and in accordance with the University’s Senate guidelines on transfer admission. Applicants will be required to have satisfied the general entry requirements of the University as stipulated in (1a) above

The course is going to be taught majorly by lectures through presentation and the use of other teaching aids.  Laboratory sections will be scheduled where applicable.

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