As an academic discipline, Construction Economics and Management forms the basis for several specializations related to the economics and management of construction projects. The discipline of construction management and quantity surveying are two of such disciplines. For instance the discipline of Quantity Surveying involves detailed calculations and measurements taken from the Architect’s drawings to quantify the materials, planning and labour required to construct the building. This enables the calculation of the likely cost involved during the various stages of implementation. A thorough understanding of building technology is a per-requisite for the preparation of the Bills of Quantities (BOQ) and cost estimates. In addition, students are exposed to the principles of building economics, law and professional practice.

The increasing complexity in the administration of large-scale construction projects has been responsible for the emergence of the closely related discipline of Construction Management. Apply Now

Programme Details

First Year Courses

  • ES 100 Studio Project
  • ES 110 Built Environment
  • ES 120 Introduction to Economics
  • ES 130 Introduction to Physical and Human Geography
  • ES 141 Introduction to Sociology
  • ES 142 Communication Skills
  • ES 150 Mathematics

Second Year Courses

  • ESA/B 200 Studio Projects
  • ES 210 Construction Technology and Building Services
  • ESA/B 220 Structures
  • ES 230 Land Surveying
  • ESB/Q 250 Building Economics
  • ES 261 Computer Application
  • ES 262 Statistics

Third Year Courses

  • ESB 300 Measurement Studio II
  • ESB 310 Construction Technology and Building Services II
  • ESA 320 Structures II
  • ESB 330 Measurements I
  • ESB 340 Legal Studies
  • ESB 261 Building Economics II

Fourth Year Courses

  • ESB 400 Building Studio
  • ESB 410 Construction technology & Building Services III
  • ESB 420 Building Management I
  • ESB 430 Maintenance of Buildings
  • ESB 440 Construction Law
  • ESB 450 Building Economics III
  • ESB 461 Research Methodology

Fifth Year Courses

  • ESB 500 Thesis Project
  • ESB 510 Professional Practice
  • ESB 520 Building Management II
  • ESB 530 Advanced Construction Technology
  • ESB 550 Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
  • ESB 593 Practical Training