Bachelor of Real Estate 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 Real Estate Bachelors Degree program.

The Bachelor of Real Estate curriculum at the University of Nairobi is a response to the changing trends in the real estate industry and allows for a considerable degree of flexibility and integration of several disciplines.

The Bachelor of Real Estate programme at the University of Nairobi was developed in consultation with various stakeholders in the real estate industry including professional bodies and government organisations. It has re-structured or re-packaged some units in the old programme (Bachelor of Arts in Land Economics), embraced new concepts and practices in the industry and introduced new course units.

To improve on its utility, the The Bachelor of Real Estate programme at the University of Nairobi has been developed to offer the Bachelor of Real Estate degree with two options namely, valuation and property management, and land and housing administration.

The valuation and property management option allows graduates to acquire skills in real property-related disciplines, including information communication technology for use in computer-aided and mass valuations; investment appraisals and financial analysis of property developments; appreciation of commercial business values within the context of property development and to understand the legal framework within which the property investment, development, valuation and management processes occur.

The land and housing administration option equips students with a comprehensive understanding of concepts and application of both land information systems (LIS) and Geographical Information Systems; Land and Housing administration, Land policy framework , land and use management and the dynamics and operation of land and housing markets.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Real Estate

 KCSE: Mean grade C+ with a minimum of grade C+ in the following subject clusters:

  • English or Kiswahili;

  • Mathematics;

  • Geography or History or Agriculture or Building Construction or Drawing and Design or Woodwork;

  • Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Accounts or Commerce or Economics.

KACE (A-Level) Applicants or Equivalent

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

Diploma Holders: Kenya National Examinations council Diploma or its equivalent in : Building Construction, Architectural studies, Land surveying and Civil Engineering or Estate Agency and Property Management Diploma from University of Nairobi or any other institution of higher learning recognised by the University of Nairobi senate.

Degree Holders: A holder of a University degree or its equivalent from a recognised University in the following areas: Architecture, Engineering, Design, Economics, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Commerce, building Economics and Planning.

Bachelor of Real Estate Course Subjects

 First Year

Physical Environment, Real Estate Statistics I, Microeconomics, Architectural Drawing and Design, Environmental Science, elements of Law and Government, Environmental Building Services, Communication Skills, Real Estate Statistics II, Macroeconomics, Building Technology I, Introduction to Computing, Law of Contract and Tort, Mathematics for Real Estate, science and Technology in Development, HIV/AIDS

Second Year

Introduction to Land Surveying, Microeconomic Theory, Building Technology, Law of Real Property, Business Law, Principles of Agriculture and Forestry, elements of Urban and Regional Planning, Agricultural Economics and Management, Principles of Valuation, Macroeconomic Theory, Building Materials and Finishes, Land Economics I, Principles of Management, Property and Infrastructure Development.

Third Year

Applied valuation I, Principles of Accounting and Financial Management, Natural Resources and economics, Land Information Systems, Value and Risk Management, Land Economics II, Entrepreneurial Studies, Land Taxation, Environmental Impact Assessment and Audits, Investment appraisal and Analysis, contracts and procurement of Real Estate Services, Real Estate Finance, Project Management Theory and Practice, Research Methods, Industrial Attachment.

Fourth Year

Application of Information communication technology in real estate, Property and Facilities Management I, Research Project.


Valuation and Property Management Specialisation

Construction Maintenance, Property Marketing and Agency, applied Valuation II, Plant and Machinery.

Land and Housing administration Specialisation

Land Policy Studies, Housing Administration, Housing and Property Economics

Second Semester

Professional Practice and Ethics, Property Dispute Resolution, Research Project.


Valuation and Property Management Specialisation

Property and Facilities Management, Applied Valuation III, Environmental and Natural resources.

Land and Housing administration Specialisation

Housing Maintenance, Land Administration and Management.

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