The Department of Estate Management was established during the 1992/1993 academic session with an intake of three (3) students. The Department is designed to prepare students to appreciate the complexity of legal economic, technological and social impacts on the use, development and management of land and the environment. The emerging world trend in technological advancement and environmental concern calls for the training of future graduates in Estate Management. The Curriculum has been reviewed to meet the requirements of both the NUC and the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON). Senate in 2012 approved the change of nomenclature for the Programme (now Department) from Estate Management to Estate Management and Valuation as recommended by the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria.
Aim and Objectives
Aim of the Department of Estate Management and Valuation
The aim of the Department 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, Urban Economics, Property Management and Property Development.
- Graduates are to acquire skills to demonstrate such skills by spontaneous analytic deductive and competent judgments on issues relating to interests in landed property.
- The Estate Management graduate is also trained to interact with other allied professionals in the construction industry.
The Department of Estate Management and Valuation was established during the 1992/1993 academic session with the sole aim of awarding Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree in Estate Management and Valuation. By 2013/2014 academic session the Department had mounted its postgraduate programme in the following: PGD, M. Tech. and Ph. D in Estate Management and Valuation respectively.
Admission Requirements (Undergraduate)
Normal Admission into 100 Level
Admission to 100 Level is by entrance examination organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Prospective candidates must pass the 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, one of which must be selected from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Business Studies/Commerce, Geography, Agricultural Science, Building Construction, Technical Drawing and Fine Arts. Candidates writing JAMB examination must select English Language, Mathematics, Economics and another from: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography or Fine Arts.
Direct Entry Admission into 200 Level (Exemption from 100 Level)
Candidates for Direct Entry to 200 Level should have (i) 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, Technical Drawing and Fine Arts; and (ii) the general entry requirements of the University as contained in Admission to 100 Level.
Holders of National Diploma (ND) in the Estate Management in accredited Polytechnics will be considered for Direct Entry to 200 Level provided they:
- Score not less than an overall average of 60% in the ND programme and
- Satisfy the general entry requirement of the University as contained in Admission to 100 Level.
Conditions for the Award of Degree (Graduation Requirement)
The Degree Programme is for a minimum period of five years (ten semesters) full time undergraduate programme which incorporates a 6-month Industrial Training and a maximum of fifteen semesters for holders of SSCE/GCE certificate or its equivalent. The minimum load requirement for graduation is 180 units for UME entrants and 160 units for direct entry candidates.