Bachelor of Land Economics Program Offered at University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree 4 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: University of Nairobi)

About Bachelor of Land Economics Bachelors Degree program.


The Bachelor of Arts in Land Economics degree programme at the University of Nairobi studies the use, development and management of land and other related natural resources. It draws upon theories and concepts in economics, politics, sociology, law, engineering, … to analyse issues pertaining to land.

The Bachelor of Arts in Land Economics programme at the University of Nairobi is organised in such a way that the first two years deal with a background education in general but interrelated areas of economics, law and the physical environment. During the last two years of the Bachelor of Arts in Land Economics programme students concentrate more on the core land economy areas including real estate economics and valuation, estate management and agency, land administration, land development and land taxation.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Land Economics

 A Bachelor of Construction Management applicant at the University of Nairobi must meet the following minimum University entry requirements.

KCSE : mean grade of C+ with a minimum of Grade C+ in the following clusters:

      1. Mathematics;

      2. English:

      3. Physics or Chemistry or Biology:

      4. Geography or History and Government or Christian Religious Education; Home Science or Business Studies or Art and Design or Agriculture or Computer Studies.


KAACE (A-Level) applicants or Equivalent:

Two Principal passes in any one of the following subjects: Economics, Geography, History, Commerce or any other relevant subject, and a credit pass in the English language and Mathematics at K.C.E level or equivalent.


Diploma Holders:

Kenya National Examinations Council KNEC Diploma or its equivalent in Building Construction, Architectural studies, Land Surveying, Civil Engineering or the Diploma in Estate Agency and Property Management from the University of Nairobi or any other institution of higher learning recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate


Degree holders:

A University of Nairobi degree or its equivalent in the following areas: Architecture, Engineering, Design, Economics, Quantity surveying, Construction management, Commerce, Building Economics and Planning.

Bachelor of Land Economics Course Subjects

 First Year

Semester One

Physical Environment, Elements of Descriptive Statistics, Introduction to Microeconomic, Intro to Mathematics for Economists, Introduction to Architectural Design in Building Construction, Elements of Mathematics for theory of Structures for Land Economics, Elements of Law, Environmental Building Services, Communication Skills,

Semester Two

Planning for Building Services, elements of Inferential statistics, Introduction to Macroeconomic, African Economic Problems, Building construction technology, Elements of Theory Structures, Law of Contract, science and Technology, HIV/AIDS

Year Two

Semester One

Introduction to Land Surveying, Microeconomic Theory, Introduction to Valuation, Building Finishes and Fixtures, Law of Tort, elements of Theory of Structures II, Elements of Agriculture and Forestry

Semester Two

Elements of Commercial Law, Investment Approach to Valuation, Macroeconomic Theory, Building Materials, Law of Real Property I, Elements of Agriculture and Forestry II, Introduction to Management I, Introduction to Computing, Introduction to Management II, Land Economics I, Applied Valuation, Elements of Urban and Regional Planning I, Local Government Law, Law of Real Property I.

Year Three

Semester One

Introduction to computing, Introduction to Management II, Land Economics I, Applied Valuation, Elements of Urban and Regional Planning I, Local Government Law, Law of Real Property I.

Semester Two

Elements of Organisation Theory, Elements of Agricultural Economics and Management, Land economics II, Agricultural and Forestry Valuation, Elements of Urban and Regional Planning II, Administrative Law, Principles of Land and Information Systems.

Year Four

Semenster One

Investment Appraisal I, Housing Policy Studies, Estate Management I, Building Maintenance Techn I, Land Taxation, Research Project.

Semester Two

Investment Appraisal II, Housing Policy Studies II, estate Management II, Building Maintenance Technology. II, Land Policy Studies, Research Project.

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