WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$1,364 /year
Applications Begin:August 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Studies
Start Date:June 2021
Academic Unit:School of the Built Environment
Campus:Jambo Drive Main Campus
Application Deadline: April 2021
Programme Overview

BSc in Real Estate Studies primarily aims to train students and develop skills in disciplines with distinct professional focus on real estate: technology, finance, economics, management, law and research methods.

The focus of the BSc Real Estate Studies is on economic productivity and financial investment in response to the dynamics and challenges of the real estate industry.

The objectives are to produce graduates that:
Fully understood land and buildings as tangible products;
Fully understood that the development of land and buildings creates intangible ownership and occupation interests, legal and financial, upon which investment and management decisions have to be made;
Are competent to provide the quality of service that incorporates technical, economic, financial and managerial skills over the real estate product in the private/public sector as well as academia.


First Year

ES 100 Studio Project
ES 110 Built Environment
ES 120 Introduction to Economics
ES 130 Introduction to Physical and Human Geography
ES 141 Introduction to Sociology
ES 142 Communication Skills
ES 150 Mathematics

Second Year
ES 210 Construction and Services I
ESR 220 Land Economics
ES 230 Land Information Systems
ESR 240 Principles of Management
ESR 250 Mathematics of Finance
ESR 253 Real Estate Information Systems
Third Year Courses
ESR 310 Business Finance
ESR 320 Development Economics
ESR 330 Quantitative Studies
ESR 340 Law of Contract and Torts
ESR 350 Principles of Valuation

Fourth Year Courses
ESR 410 Real Estate Finance and Taxation
ESR 420 Principles of Real Estate investment and Development
ESR 430 Financial Accounting
ESR 440 Real Property Law – Principles
ESR 450 Valuation methodology
ESR 460 Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
ESR 461 Research Methodology and Academic Reporting

Fifth Year Courses
ESR 500 Thesis Project
ESR 510 Housing Economics & Policies
ESR 520 Land Policy and Development
ESR 530 Real Estate Management
ESR 540 Real Property Law II – Applied Property Law
SeESR 550 Applied Valuationction
ESR 593 Practical Training

Admission Requirements

In order to become eligible for admission to the undergraduate degree programmes, the applicant should satisfy the following requirements:
Have ‘O’ Level passes in Mathematics and English, which are compulsory and compose schedule A of the required courses;
Have ‘O’ Level passes in either one or two subjects from schedule B, and; Have ‘0’ level passes in one or two subjects from schedule C to make a total of five subjects

Application Process
Application Fees for Zambian and SADC students: $10
Application Fees for International students: $10

How To Apply:
Candidates are requested to apply on-line by logging on the Copperbelt University website at and clicking on the apply now icon.
Applicants are further advised to complete and submit the form online and thereafter print the ZANACO student Bill Master form. This is what will be used to make a payment of k150.00 at any Zambia National Commercial Bank Branch (ZANACO).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Building control surveyor
– Building surveyor
– Commercial/residential surveyor
– Land/geomatics surveyor
– Planning and development surveyor
– Rural practice surveyor.

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Tuition Fees for Zambian and SADC students: $1,364
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,266

Tuition fee for local students and SADC students = 27225Zmk
Tuition fee for international students = 85140Zmk

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