Overview

Background

The degree programme in Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE) was introduced in 2009 to replace the Bachelor of Arts in Land Economics which had had been offered since 1967. The curriculum review was in response to the changing trends in the real estate industry and allowed for a considerable degree of flexibility and integration of several disciplines. The change of name in the revised curriculum was to ensure that Bachelor of Real Estate is in tandem with similar programmes offered worldwide that are using the term “Real Estate” to describe their course programmes. The current revision is aimed at ensuring that the curriculum conforms to the guidelines and regulations set out by the Commission for University Education (CUE) as well as requirements and standards set out by the Directorate of Quality Assurance of the University of Nairobi.

Philosophy of the Programme

The Real Estate Bachelor’s degree program is designed to meet an ever increasing need and challenges in property valuation, management and development of real estate in response to the economic and social aspirations envisaged in Kenya vision 2030 blue print that seeks to transform Kenya into a middle income economy through efficient use, development and management of the land resource.

Rationale of the Programme

The Bachelor of Real Estate degree programme seeks to train professionals who are registrable by the Valuers Registration Board (VRB) and other relevant professional bodies in the Real estate sector and the built environment.

Goal of the Programme

The goal of the Real Estate degree programme is to create, develop and supply well trained and knowledgeable professionals to both private and public sectors who have expertise in the fields of valuation, property management, Land management and policy, building maintenance and housing administration and policy.

MODE OF DELIVERY OF THE PROGRAMME

Mode of delivery will be both face-to-face and ODeL

Face – to Face Mode

The programme will adopt face -to –face mode of instruction using various techniques which include didactic lectures, case studies, and seminar presentations

 e- Learning (ODeL) Mode

The open, distance and electronic mode of learning will be offered using multi-media approach that include self-instructional print and electronic study materials.

There will be limited face-to-face instruction during residential training or through skype up to a maximum of one third of the instruction time for the course programme.

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

 

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                               CONTACT HRS  

BRE 101 Physical Environment                                                                                                     45

BRE 103 Real Estate Statistics I                                                                                                     45          

BRE 105 Microeconomics                                                                                                              45          

BRE 107 Architectural Drawing and Design                                                                                60          

BRE 109 Environmental Science                                                                                                   45          

BRE 111 Elements of Law and Government                                                                               45          

BRE 113 Environmental Building Services                                                                                  45          

CCS 001 Communication Skills                                                                                                     45          

TOTAL                                                                                                                                   375 Hours

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                               CONTACT HRS  

 

BRE100 Real Estate Statistics II                                                                                                    45          

BRE 102 Macroeconomics                                                                                                             45          

BRE 104 Building Technology I                                                                                                     60          

BRE 106 Introduction to Computing                                                                                           45

BRE 108 Law of Contract and Tort                                                                                               45

BRE 110 Mathematics for Real Estate                                                                                         45

CCS 007 Science and Technology in Development                                                                   45

CCS 010 HIV/AIDS                                                                                                                           45          

 

TOTAL                                                                                                                                   375 Hours

 

SECOND YEAR

 FIRST SEMESTER

 

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                               CONTACT HRS  

 

BRE 201 Introduction to Land Surveying                                                                                   45          

BRE 203 Microeconomic Theory                                                                                                 45          

BRE 205 Building Technology        II                                                                                             45          

BRE 207 Law of Real Property                                                                                                      45          

BRE 209 Business Law                                                                                                                    45          

BRE 211 Principles of Agriculture and Forestry                                                                         45          

BRE 213 Elements of Urban and Regional Planning                                                                 45

 

TOTAL                                                                                                                                   315 Hours

SECOND SEMESTER

 

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                               CONCTACT HRS

BRE 200 Agricultural Economics and Management                                                             45          

BRE 202 Principles of Valuation                                                                                                            45          

BRE 204 Macro-economic Theory                                                                                                        45          

BRE 206 Building Materials and Finishes                                                                                             45          

BRE 208 Land Economics I                                                                                                                      45          

BRE 210                 Principles of Management                                                                                  45            

BRE 212                 Property and Infrastructure Development                                                          45          

 

TOTAL                                                                                                                                        315 Hours

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

 

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                    CONTACT HRS

BRE 301 Applied Valuation I                                                                                                          45          

BRE 303 Principles of Accounting and Financial Management                                            45          

BRE 305 Natural Resource Economics                                                                                      45          

BRE 307 Land Administration and Information Systems                                              45

BRE 309 Investment Appraisal and Analysis                                                               45

BRE 311 Land Economics II                                                                                                          45

BRE 313 Entrepreneurial Studies                                                                                                                45          

TOTAL                                                                                                                                   315 Hours

SECOND SEMESTER

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CONTACT HRS                       

BRE 300 Land Taxation                                                                                                                    45          

BRE 302 Environmental Impact Assessment and Audits                                                   45          

BRE 304 Value and Risk Management                                                                                      45          

BRE 306 Contracts and Procurement of Real Estate Services                                          45          

BRE 308                 Real Estate Finance                                                                                                        45          

BRE 310 Project Management Theory and Practice                                                            45          

BRE 312 Research Methods                                                                                                          45

 

TOTAL                                                                                                                                       315 Hours

 

THIRD TERM

 

BRE 314 Industrial Attachment                                                                    8 Weeks (320 Hours)

FOURTH YEAR

 FIRST SEMESTER

 

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                               CONTACT            HRS       

 

BRE 401 Information Communication Technology in Real Estate                                                      45

BRE 403                Property and Facilities Management                                                                       45          

BRE 405         Applied Valuation II: Plant and Machinery                                                                     45

BRE 407 Property Maintenance                                                                                                               45          

BRE 409                Property Marketing and Agency                                                                                45

BRE 410/411       Research Project                                                                                         90

               

TOTAL                                                                                                                                           315 Hrs

 

FOURTH YEAR

SECOND SEMESTER

 

CODE                     COURSE                                                                                                               CONTACT HRS  

 

BRE 400 Professional Practice & Ethics                                                                                        45          

BRE 402 Property Dispute Resolution                                                                                           45          

BRE 404 Housing Economics and Administration                                                                        45

BRE 406 Land Management and Policy Studies                                                                            45

BRE 408 Applied Valuation III: Valuation of Natural Resources                                                  45

BRE 410/411       Research Project                                                                                                  90          

 

TOTAL                                                                                                                                   315 HOURS

SCHEDULE OF INTAKES

The program has one intake per year. This application portal is normally open throughout the year, however the classes begin every September. To access the application system, check the Online Application link on the website.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the minimum University of Nairobi General Admission criteria as provided for under statute XXII.  In addition, applicants with the following qualifications will be eligible for consideration for admission into the degree programme:

  1. K.C.S.E. Applicants or Equivalent: Mean Grade C+ with a minimum of grade C+ in the following subject clusters:

Cluster 1: Mathematics

Cluster II: English or Kiswahili

Cluster III: Physics or Chemistry or Biology or Accounts or Commerce or Economics

Cluster IV: Geography or Agriculture or History or Building Construction or Drawing and Design or Woodwork;

(b)          KACE (‘A’ Level) Applicants or EquivalentTwo 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.

(c)           Diploma Holders:  Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Diploma or its equivalent in:  Building Construction, Architectural Studies, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering; or Diploma in Estate Agency and Property Management from University of Nairobi or any other institution of higher learning recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

 

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

 

 Credit Transfer and Exemptions

 

(a) A candidate seeking a credit transfer for any course or courses shall send a formal application on the prescribed forms to the Academic Registrar through the normal university procedures attaching relevant documents.

(b). No exemption shall be considered for Diploma, studios/portfolios and research project. Exemptions shall not exceed 1/3 of the total number of course units.  For a course to be considered for exemption a candidate should have attained a Credit at Higher Diploma or in a Degree and it shall not apply to the last two years of study.  Exemptions and credit transfers shall be governed by guidelines and regulations of the University of Nairobi.

The goal of the Real Estate degree programme is to create, develop and supply well trained and knowledgeable professionals to both private and public sectors who have expertise in the fields of valuation, property management, Land management and policy, building maintenance and housing administration and policy.

BACHELOR OF REAL ESTATE - B_04      
BA Real Estate-Year 1 (TOTAL of 16 units)  Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION         180,000          180,000               360,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)              6,500                      -                     6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)              7,000                      -                     7,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)              5,000                      -                     5,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)              4,000                      -                     4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)              2,250               2,250                   4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)              8,000               8,000                 16,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)              2,000                      -                     2,000
TOTAL         216,750          190,250               407,000
BA Real Estate-Year 2 (TOTAL of 16 units)      
   Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION         180,000          180,000               360,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)              6,500                      -                     6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)              7,000                      -                     7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)              4,000                      -                     4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)              2,250               2,250                   4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)              8,000               8,000                 16,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)              2,000                      -                     2,000
TOTAL         211,750          190,250               402,000
       
BA Real Estate-Year 3 (TOTAL of 14 units)      
   Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION         180,000          180,000               360,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)              6,500                      -                     6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)              7,000                      -                     7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)              4,000                      -                     4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)              2,250               2,250                   4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)              7,000               7,000                 14,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)              2,000                      -                     2,000
TOTAL         210,750          189,250               400,000
       
BA Real Estate-Year 4 (TOTAL of 14 units)      
   Semester 1    Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION         180,000          180,000               360,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)              6,500                      -                     6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)              7,000                      -                     7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)              4,000                      -                     4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)              2,250               2,250                   4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)              7,000               7,000                 14,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)              1,000                      -                     1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)              2,000                      -                     2,000
TOTAL         210,750          189,250               400,000
       
Grand TOTAL: BA Real Estate (TOTAL of 60 Units)      1,609,000
Exam Regulations

 

A candidate who:

  1.  Obtains an aggregate mark between 30% and 39% inclusive and has failed in not more that an equivalent of nine (9) course units or
  2. Fails in a supplementary examination

Shall, on the recommendation of the School board of Examiners and approval by the Senate, be required to repeat the year of study and attend classes in the failed unit(s) and take the examination the failed course units at the next Ordinary University Examination.

                          (g). A candidate who:

  1. Has failed in more than an equivalent of 9 course units, or
  2. Has failed in any course unit after 4 attempts or
  3. Has failed to take prescribed examinations without good cause or
  4. Has failed to re-submit a revised portfolio/project.

                          Shall on recommendation by the School Board of Examiners and approval by Senate be

                DISCONTINUED from the degree programme.