School of Built Environment

A message from the Dean,

Associate Professor, Anthony Gidudu, Dean, School of Built Environment

The management and use of the built environment is increasingly becoming of paramount importance in Uganda and the world over. There are many challenges associated with the ever increasing population of the world including overpopulated cities, inadequate housing, mushrooming slums, land related conflicts, poor land management, corruption in construction, cost and time overruns, inadequate public infrastructure and many others. These challenges are especially apparent in developing countries Uganda inclusive.

The School of Built Environment houses the Department of Architecture and Physical Planning; the Department of Geomatics and Land Management; and the Department of Construction Economics and Management. The school currently offers programmes in architecture, physical and urban planning, land surveying, quantity surveying, land economics and construction management. Below is a list of undergraduate programmes offered under the School of Built Environment.

Architecture and Physical Planning
Construction Economics and Management
Geomatics and Land Management

The School, in collaboration with other institutions worldwide is trying to address the challenges facing the built environment.

Research and outreach are being carried out on global issues such as urban sprawl, unplanned cities, inefficient provision of infrastructure, inadequate management of construction, poor land management, lack of low cost housing, and so on. The school has staff with expertise to handle most of the issues in the area of built environment and in addition, the school has collaboration arrangements with other universities in Sweden, Norway, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana and many others.

The school takes as priority provision of hands on experiential learning so that the student is ready to work with minimum internship after graduation. For this we thank the firms that collaborate with us in providing the students’ industrial training. Most of the graduates from the school end up being absorbed to work in the areas of their study.

Assoc. Prof. Anthony Gidudu
Dean, School of the Built Environment