BSc in Real Estate Studies primarily aims to train students and develop skills in disciplines with distinct professional focus on real estate: technology, finance, economics, management, law and research methods.



The focus of the BSc Real Estate Studies is on economic productivity and financial investment in response to the dynamics and challenges of the real estate industry. The objectives are to produce graduates that:

  • fully understood land and buildings as tangible products;
  • fully understood that the development of land and buildings creates intangible ownership and occupation interests, legal and financial, upon which investment and management decisions have to be made;
  • are competent to provide the quality of service that incorporates technical, economic, financial and managerial skills over the real estate product in the private/public sector as well as academia.

Programme Details

First Year

The studio course is intended to equip students with the basic designing skills. The course takes a practical approach through engaging students in simple design concepts.

The course acts as a basis for the introduction of the philosophies and concepts in each of the four disciplines of the School.

This course looks at the physical environment, with particular reference to Southern and Central Africa

The course provides essential elements of the social system affecting urban and rural communities.

The course is aimed at developing students’ ability to convey a host of technical aspects of the future courses comprising their respective programmes. It also introduces students to the use of computers.

This foundational course provides a broad base for a number of subjects in the fileds of Structures, Surveying, Building Economics, Planning Statistics and Valuation.