General Philosophy and Fundamental Principles of the Programme
The general philosophy underlying Estate Management as a profession is to optimize the use of land among competing claims having regards to public good, fair share by current owners of interests in the land and to facilitate economic development. Students/Graduates of the discipline are exposed to fundamental principles of economics, statistics, valuation, land law, law of contract and tort, building construction, among others.
Aim and Objectives of the Programme
The aim of the course is to educate and equip students with a fundamental body of knowledge in the constituent disciplines of property valuation, Development Appraisal, Building Construction, Land Surveying, Economics, Town Planning, Land Law, Land Economics, Urban Economics Property Management and Property Development. Graduates trained in Estate Management should therefore not only acquire skills indicated but should also be able to demonstrate them by making spontaneous, analytic, deductive and competent judgments on issues facing the contemporary Nigeria Environment, particularly those relating to interests in landed property. The Estate Management graduate is also trained to interact with other allied professionals in the construction industry.
Degree Programme Offered
B.Sc (Hons) Estate Management
UTME Admission Requirement
Admission to 100 level is by an entrance examination organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Prospective candidates must pass the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) or its equivalent in not less than 5 subjects at not more than two sittings at credit level including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two subjects selected from the following: Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies/Commerce, Geography, Biology, Government, Agricultural Science and Technical Drawing. Candidates writing JAMB examination must select English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other subject.
Direct Entry Admission to 200 level
Candidates for Direct Entry into 200 level should have the following: 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 Arts and Technical Drawing and
The general entry requirements of the University.
Holders of National Diploma (ND) in the fields relevant to Environmental Planning, Design and Management or equivalent qualifications will be considered for Direct Entry to 200 level provided they:
score not less than an overall average of 60% in the N.D. programme and
satisfy the general entry requirement of the University.
Admission to 300 Level (Exemption from 200 & 300 Level)
Holders of Higher National Diploma (H.N.D.) in the fields relevant to Environmental Planning, Design and Management may be considered for admission into 300 level.
Duration of the Degree Programme
The duration of the programme for students who gained admission through UTME is five (5) years; while direct entry candidates into 200 level and 300 level shall spend four (4) years and three (3) years respectively.
Minimum Units Required for Graduation
To be eligible for the award of B.Sc Estate Management degree, student must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of units prescribed for the degree as follows:
- They must pass the normal course examinations including continuous assessment.
- They must satisfactorily complete the Industrial Work Experience Scheme in 200 level and one semester Industrial Work Experience Scheme in 400 level, all carrying 15 units.
- They must pass all the GST courses as prescribed by Senate.
- The following must pass the total units required for graduation: