BSc Estate Management

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Estate Management is concerned with the analysis, direction, supervision and control of interests in landed property with the aim of securing optimum return.

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4 years

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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.


You will study the following modules:

100 Level

First Semester

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Property Management
  • Introduction to Building I
  • Principles of Economics I
  • Mathematics I
  • Use of English I
  • People and Culture of Nigeria
  • IT and Library Skills


Second Semester

  • Introduction to Estate Management II
  • Introductory Mathematics II
  • Principles of Land Economics
  • Principles of Economics II
  • Use of English II
  • Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
  • Technical Drawing

200 Level

First Semester

  • Introduction to Valuation I
  • Principles of Agricultural Economics
  • Computer Application I
  • Introduction Property Rating and Taxation I
  • Statistics I
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Entrepreneurial Studies I


Second Semester

  • Introduction Town & Country Planning
  • Introduction to valuation II
  • Law of Contract & Tort
  • Statistics II
  • Building Construction & Materials
  • Introduction to Land Surveying
  • Computer Applications II  (P)

300 Level

First Semester

  • Element of Land Law I
  • Principles of Property Management
  • Building Services and Equipment I
  • Economic Theory I
  • Arbitration & Awards I
  • Principles of Valuation I
  • Entrepreneurial Studies II


Second Semester

  • Arbitration & Awards II
  • Principles of Property Management II
  • Element of Land Law II
  • Economic Theory II
  • Principles of Valuation II
  • Sociology of Urban Housing

400 Level

First Semester

  • Real Estate & Development Finance
  • Evaluation of Plant & Machinery
  • Comparative Land Policies 
  • Project Planning & Control
  • Urban Land Economics
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Research Methodology


Second Semester

  • Students 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.


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

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

How will I be taught?

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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