Duration: 4 years

The key objective of this programme is to provide admitted students with a sound theoretical and practical base to enable them conduct valuations, investment reports and optimally manage land, landed property and real estate developments. They should also be able to professionally identify, manage and value landed property and other specialized assets.
Graduates of this programme are expected to gain employment in both the private and public sector. The major input of the programme is to train valuation surveyors with sufficient skills for the public and private sectors: government ministries, local authorities, banks, mortgage institutions, departments, parastatals, construction firms, and private consultancies in valuation surveying.
Other supporting objectives are to:

  • Create capacity at Makerere University for training of valuation surveyors;
  • Reduce the human resource gap in the valuation surveying profession;
  • Incorporate modern methods of valuation, computerized assessment, and analysis.
  • Improve the gender and generational imbalances in the profession.

The training of valuation professionals for better and more rational assessment and valuation of land and real estate properties in Uganda will significantly contribute to overall poverty reduction in the long term. Laboratory and computer training in the curriculum provide hand‐on opportunities to apply knowledge to solving practical problems of engineering. There are also practical training components in the curriculum which introduce students to actual field practice.

Makerere University regulations pertaining to application, registration, examinations and awards shall apply.

Admission to First Year
Admission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme.

The Direct Entry Scheme

For direct entry scheme, an applicant must obtain two advanced level passes, one in Mathematics and another in any other approved subject, at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent. For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:

  • Weight 3 – Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Physics and Fine Art – as Essential subjects
  • Weight 2 – Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Physics and Fine Art – as Relevant subjects
  • Weight 1 – General Paper – as Desirable subject
  • Weight 0.5 – Any other subject as Other subjects.

The Mature Age Entry Scheme
Candidates may be admitted under the mature age entry scheme after passing two special mature University examinations in aptitude and specialized knowledge.

Diploma Holders Entry Scheme
Diploma entry scheme is available for holders of Uganda National Examinations Board Ordinary Diploma in Building Construction and Civil Engineering or its equivalent. Candidates should have credit class diploma and passed Mathematics, Building Construction and Drawing with at least credit four.

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Curriculum Summary

Year: 1
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Computer Literary CSC 1100 4
Communication Skills CSK1101 4
Microeconomics for Surveyors ECO1107 3
Engineering Mathematics EMT1105 4
Basic Law and Governance Structures LAW1106 3
Land Plan Drawing SUV 1105 3

Year: 1
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Macroeconomics for Surveyors ECO1207 3
Law of Contract for Surveyors LAW1206 3
Land Economics I LEC1201 4
Real Estate Valuation I LEC1207 4
Measured Drawing LEC1301 2
Construction Technology I QUS1201 4
Construction Drawing QUS1202 2

Year: 2
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Construction Materials CMG2102 4
Law of Torts for Technology LAW2106 3
Real Estate Valuation II LEC 2101 4
Construction Technology II QUS2101 4
Building Finishes and Fixtures QUS2102 3
Sociology for Technology SOC2103 3

Year: 2
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Principles of Accounting COE2203 3
Commercial Law for Construction LAW2206 3
Land Economics II LEC2201 4
Building Services QUS2204 3
Land Measurement Sciences SUV2207 3
Land Registration SUV2208 3

Year: 2
Semester: Recess

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Industrial Training LEC2301 2

Year: 3
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Maintenance Management CMG3103 4
Real Estate Development CMG3103 4
Administrative and Local Government Law LAW3108 3
Real Property Law I LAW3109 3
Real Estate Valuation III LEC3101 4
Investment Appraisal I LEC3102 4

Year: 3
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Entrepreneurship COE3202 4
Development Economics for Construction DEC3202 3
Urban & Regional Planning LEC3201 3
Investment Appraisal II LEC3202 4
Property Economics LEC3203 4
Research Methods & Statistics LEC3204 3

Year: 3
Semester: Recess

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Industrial Training LEC3301 2

Year: 4
Semester: 1

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Real Estate Valuation IV LEC4101 3
Property Management LEC4102 3
Professional Practice, Procedure& Ethics LEC4103 4
Land Policy Studies LEC4103 3
Real Estate Finance & Taxation LEC4105 3
Building Surveying QUS4103 3

Year: 4
Semester: 2

Course Name Course Code Credit Units
Elements of Econometrics ECO4207 3
Real Property Law II LAW4216 3
Final Year Project I&II LEC4201 6
Property Investment Analysis LEC4202 4
Property Marketing LEC4203 3
Geographical Information Systems SUV4206 4
Attachment Name Attachment Type
EMT2201 Engineering Mathematics IV DOC PDF PS