DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The Department of Estate Management is also one of the five academic departments in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences. The Department commenced fully in the 2018/2019 Academic session. In 2018/2019 the Department registered 12 students. For the 2019/2020 Academic Session the Department registered a total Thirty four students. 200 levels students and Twenty two (22) 100 Level students.
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, property management, property rating and national taxation, statistics, feasibility and viability appraisal, land policy, valuation, land law, law of contract and tort, building construction, among others. Thus, the Philosophy of the Degree in Estate Management is to produce competent Estate Surveyors and Valuers with sufficient technical knowledge and skill to optimize the use of land resources to facilitate economic development.
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 as specified below: English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two subjects from the following, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing or Fine Arts. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) subjects’ combinations must include: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and any one of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Geography
Candidates for Direct Entry to 200 Level should have General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level or IJMB with passes in Mathematics, Economics and one other subject taken from Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Technical Drawing or Fine Arts; or National Diploma (ND) in Estate Management with at least lower credit level and the general O’level entry requirement as stipulated above
The minimum duration of the Bachelor of Technology Degree Programme in Estate Management is five years for candidates admitted to 100 level. The whole of the 2nd Semester fourth year is devoted to Student’s Industrial Work Experience Scheme II (SIWES). However, candidates with ‘A’ levels/Diploma in Estate Management/related disciplines may spend a minimum of four years depending on the mode of entry.