Estate Management Courses in Nigeria & Requirements

Estate Management has to do with the appraisal, acquisition, development, marketing and disposal of property or in simpler terms, the management of property. Properties managed include a wide category of commercial property such as residential properties, offices and hotels.

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Those interested in a career in Estate Management are up for a challenging role that involves creativity, management and development of property. For example, Estate managers have to deal with risk, tackling setbacks and the ability to spot opportunities and binge on them. Another virtue to be imbibed and learnt is patience, some of the times it takes a while for estate management strategies and projects to take shape, the maintenance in a property is one of the most important thing, that´s why I recommend you to start thinking about the roof cleaning before get into this world, is not a easy task.

Estate management is also concerned with the studying of land laws, property laws and state laws regarding real or landed properties. Estate management is studied in the university for a duration of 5 years after which students are awarded a B.Sc. This article is on the Estate management courses in Nigeria and the requirements for admission to study Estate Management in the Nigerian university.

Estate Management Courses in Nigeria & Requirements

The curriculum of Estate management comprises the following core subject areas, all of which are discussed below:

  • Natural resource management

Estate Management as a course aims to teach its students the use and management of natural resources and the appropriation of right policy decisions for sound management.

  • Environmental economics

This has to do with the effect and impact of certain environmental issues on the economy and how it, in turn, affects market behaviour and environmental conservation.

  • Soft skills development

Success in Estate management includes the enhancement of some personality traits that teaches the student the ways to relate with people and to handle circumstances professionally and skilfully. Such skills include interpersonal skills, team spirit, social grace, business manners, negotiation skills, behavioural characteristics, etc.

  • Building construction / Computer-aided designing

Estate management includes training in Building Construction by providing knowledge of the importance of the location, environmental factors, construction procedure, other professionals that work in connection with buildings and other functional and technical aspects of building so as to evaluate such properties and help in the drawing and designing of buildings.

  • Environmental studies

Estate management also imparts knowledge of the basic principles and concepts relating to the environment and enhances critical awareness of human behaviour and its impact on the environment.

  • Land Economics

Through land economics, students of Estate management are taught about real estate development, timing and rate of development, the pricing of land and land resources (land use and value), investment options in real property, public-sector development, cost-benefit analysis, location theories and policies that pertain to each region.

  •         Principles of valuation- Property Valuation
  •         Surveying and levelling
  •         Law of Contract & TORT
  •         Theory and Practical study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  •         Urban and regional planning
  •         Real estate finance & marketing
  •         Property law
  •         Local government administration
  •         Urban & regional planning
  •         Agricultural valuation
  •         Construction project management
  •         Property Valuation
  •         Feasibility and Viability Appraisals
  •         Property Management
  •         Building Technology
  •         Law
  •         Economics
  •         Land Economics
  •         Town Planning
  •          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 and Accounting
  •         Economics – Statistics
  •         Computer Application – Quantity Surveying

From the above-listed courses under Estate Management, one can see that Estate Management an interdisciplinary field. Some of these course components are outside the department, such as Law and Economics and therefore students are required to take courses in the other respective faculties.

 Admission Requirements to study Estate Management

Admission into Estate Management under the Faculty of Engineering, Environmental studies & Technology can be through either of the following modes.


Candidates seeking admission via University Matriculation Examinations (UME) organized by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) must have credit passes in O’ level examinations (SSCE/NECO/NABTEB) or any other equivalent examination. The credit passes must be in the following subjects: Mathematics, English language, Economics and any other two from the following: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Agricultural Science and Building Construction. Results must be obtained in not more than two sittings. This is in addition to passing the entrance examination at the University specified level, also known as UTME/JAMB and Post- JAMB.

UTME subject combination

In UTME, please note that the English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Estate Management in any Nigerian Universities is:

Mathematics, Economics and one other subject


Candidates applying via direct entry must have obtained degrees in a discipline related to Estate Management or Higher National Diploma in Estate Management. These candidates are admitted into the second year.

Holders of Higher School Certificate (HSC), GCE “A” level and OND in Estate Management are also admitted into their second year as long as they meet the requirements specified for UTME candidates.

Title of the degree to be Awarded

On successful completion of a degree in Estate Management, graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management abbreviated B.Sc. (Estate Management)

Nigerian Institutions where you can study Estate Management

·        Abia State University

·        Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic

·        Bauchi State University

·        Bayero University Kano

·        Bells University of Technology

·        Caleb University

·        Caritas University

·        Covenant University

·         Crescent University ‘

·        Cross River State University of Technology

·        Enugu State University of Science and Technology

·        Federal University of Technology Akure

·         Federal University of Technology Minna

·        Gregory University, Uturu

·        Imo State University

·        Joseph Ayo Babalola University

·        Kaduna State university

·        Nasarawa State University

·        Nnamdi Azikiwe University

·        Obafemi Awolowo University

·        Oduduwa University

·        Osun State University

·        Rivers State University of Science and Technology

·        University of Jos

·        University of Lagos

·        University of Nigeria

·        University of Uyo

·        Wesley University of Science and Technology