Department Annual Report

DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Annual Report

The Department has existed since 1956 when the Royal College, (presently University of Nairobi) was established. The Royal College was part of the University of East Africa. However, the Department has existed under different names in the various times of existence. Upon its inception, the Department offered Diploma courses allied to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), of United Kingdom, and admitted the first Bachelor degrees programmes bunch of students in 1967. Up-to 1990 it was called, Department of Land Development, when it split into two sister departments named as Department of Land Development and, Department of Building Economics & Management.

In 2005 when there was a University-wide restructuring and formation of schools, the two sister departments were merged into the Department in its current name and as part of, School of the built environment, (SBE).

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

Summarized here-below are the programmes offered.

UNDERGRADUATE

GRADUATE

POSTGRADUATE

Bachelor of Quantity surveying (BQS)

Postgraduate Diploma in housing administration

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE)

Masters degree in Construction management

 

Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM)

Masters degree in Valuation & property management

Diploma in Estate Agency & Property management

Masters degree in Housing administration

 

Masters degree in Building management

 

STUDENT ENROLMENT

In the year under review student enrolment stood at eight hundred and eighty, (880) distributed as shown here-below.

PROGRAMME

NUMBER

TOTAL

UNDERGRADUATE

 

 

Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (BQS)

297

Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE)

304

Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM)

179

Diploma in Estate Agency & Property Management

13

793

GRADUATE

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Administration

38

Masters degree in Construction Management

31

Masters degree in Valuation & Property Management

15

84

POSTGRADUATE

 

 

3

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

 

GRAND TOTAL

 

880

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPONENT

The following are the International students registered for various courses in the Department in the year under review.

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

GENDER

NUMBER REGISTERED

PROGRAMME REGISTERED

PERIOD OF STUDY (YEAR)

Uganda

Male

1

BRE

3

Sudan

Male

1

BQS

1

Tanzania

Male

1

BQS

1

Malawi

Female

1

M.A Val. & ppt. mgt

2

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN

Research activity involve carrying out of academic research. All undergraduate and graduate courses include undertaking research by the student under supervision by the teaching staff, and, writing of a project or thesis.

The Doctor of philosophy course in the Department is undertaken purely by research.

 

CONSULTANCIES

There were no consultancies undertaken by staff members or in the Department as a whole.

NUMBER OF STAFF AND THEIR DESIGNATIONS

DESIGNATION                                NUMBER

Professor                                                       1

Associate professor                                        4

Senior Lecturer                                              7

Lecturer                                                       11

Graduate Assistant                                       4

Chief Technologist                                       1

Technologist                                                4

Secretary                                                    1

Assistant secretary                                     3

 

NUMBER OF GRADUANDS

PROGRAMME

NUMBER

Diploma – Estate agency & property management

13

Bachelor of Quantity surveying (BQS)

40

Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE)

60

Bachelor of Construction Management (BCM)

24

Masters in Construction Management

7

Masters in Valuation & Property Management

2

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

1

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES

In the year under review, there were no papers whatsoever presented at any conferences anywhere.

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITES

The Department donated three desktop computers to Kavunyalalo primary school in Kilifi County.

 

 OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Professional talks were given by practising professionals on various dates. These are organized by the students association with assistance from the Department.
  • Various Academic trips are other activities that took place in the year under review.
  • A workshop to review the Bachelor of Real Estate (BRE) syllabus was held at the Nairobi Safari club.

 

Year: 
2012:00