Estate Management concerns the appraisal, acquisition, development, marketing and disposal of property, or sometimes the ongoing management of property. Estate Management includes wide category of commercial property such as offices, hotels, and retail development, or it can encompass residential property.
A career in Estate Management offers diverse challenges for those interested in creative management and development of property. For example, property development is a multi-stage process involving risk and it tends to attract those who have entrepreneurial flair and are able to spot opportunities. Estate Managers thrive on challenges and can cope creatively with set-backs when they arise. Patience is also a virtue in the profile of an Estate Management Surveyor, as it may take many years for an estate strategy to take shape. We hope that whilst you are with us on the Estate Management programme, you will develop these qualities and many more and emerge with a degree that reflects your commitment to our programme.
The curriculum is comprised of core subject areas, all of which are studied within 5 years. These core courses are:
- Property Valuation - Building Economics
- Property Finance - Property Management
- Feasibility and Viability Studies - Project Planning and Control
- Arbitration, Contract and Tort - Urban Economics
- Agricultural Economics - Town and Country Planning
- Real Estate Finance - Accounting
- Economics - Statistics
- Computer Application - Quantity Surveying
These subjects are continued all through the (5) five years. In the 4th year of the programme, Students will undertake an intensive 6- month Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) which aims to rehearse and build on the skills and theories which have being developed during the course of study. Project work is an important part of the course and in the final year, students will undertake a supervised dissertation on an approved property related subject of his choice.