Overview

The Master of Arts degree programme in Construction Management is designed to prepare students to meet these challenges.  Students will be equipped with skills and knowledge to enable them manage construction projects or construction processes or constructed facilities more efficiently.  The programme is suitable for professionals  such as Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Engineers, Valuers and Estate Managers, especially those who wish to advance their skills in the discipline of Construction Management . The programme encompasses both theory and practice applied to challenges and practical problems of construction projects and the construction industry in general.

The programme’s objectives are to:-

  1. Expose the students to relevant advanced theories in construction project management,
  2. Equip the students to with enhanced skills for conceptualization and problem solving techniques that meet the challenges of construction project and industry.

 

The study programme shall consist of lectures, coursework, seminars, practicals, written      examination and a project.

Each course unit shall comprise forty five contact hours.

The programme shall be covered in a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of 15 semesters of 15 weeks each.

In each semester, students shall be allowed to take a minimum of two (2) course units and  a maximum of six (6) course units.

Code

Unit Hours
BBE501      Construction Economics                  45
BBE503 Construction Law                            45
BBE505 Principles  of Management 45
BBE507 Information Systems in the Construction Industry 45
BBE509 Quantitative Methods  45
BBE511 Research Methodology 45
 
BBE 502 Construction Finance 45
BBE 504 Organisation Theory  45
BBE 506 Project Planning and Control 45
BBE 508 Site Management  45
BBE 510 Construction Technology 45
BBE 512 International Construction Practice 45
 
BBE 513 Project Management Theory                      45
BBE 515 Construction Contract Administration 45
BBE 517 Ergonomics for Construction Management 45
BBE 519 Risk Management in Construction Projects 45
Electives
Students to choose any two subjects from the following:
BBE 521 Real Estate Investment and Management   45
BBE 523 Urban and regional Development Economics                                          45
BBE 525 Principles of Marketing 45
BBE 527 Construction Plant and Equipment Management    45
BBE 529 Materials Management                                    45
BBE 531 Human Resource Management             45
BBE 533 Maintenance Management 45
 
BBE 514 Research Project                                         225

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants with the following qualifications will be eligible for consideration for admission into the degree programme as per the Faculty of the Built Environment and Design guidelines

  1. Minimum Admission Requirements
    1. The common regulations governing the master’s degree in all Schools/Faculties of the University of Nairobi shall apply.
    2. Holders of at least an Upper Second-Class Honours Degree in Building Economics, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Land Economics from the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualification from a university recognized by Senate.
    3. Holders of at least a Lower Second Class Honours Degree in any of the disciplines specified in 3.1.2, with a relevant postgraduate diploma or relevant publications or other equivalent qualifications or at least two years relevant work experience

The programme is suitable for Quantity Surveyors, Architects, Engineers, Valuers and Estate Managers, especially those who wish to advance their skills in the discipline of Construction Management . 

MASTER OF ARTS IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT - B53
MA Construction Management-Year 1 (TOTAL of 12)      
       
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION                              216,000             216,000                         432,000
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)                                   5,000                                5,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                   2,250                  2,250                              4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                   6,000                  6,000                            12,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                   1,000                                1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                   2,000                                2,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                   1,000                                1,000
TOTAL                              251,750             224,250                         476,000
MA Construction Management-Year 2 (TOTAL of 11)      
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION                              216,000             216,000                         432,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                                   6,500                                6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                                   7,000                                7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                                   5,000                                5,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                                   2,250                  2,250                              4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                                   6,000                         -                                6,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                                   1,000                                1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                                   2,000                                2,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                                   1,000                                1,000
THESIS EXAMINATION                  30,000                            30,000
TOTAL                              246,750             248,250                         495,000
Grand TOTAL                  971,000