The primary aim of the Bachelors of Property Studies programme is to train and produce graduates employable
respectively at the technical and professional levels of the property industry. The graduates of the programme will be equipped
with competencies in advanced property valuation methods, facilities managerial skills of buildings and be capable of making
sound and well‐informed judgments regarding relevant legislation. It focuses on a comprehensive and analytical understanding of
property valuation, property management, property investment and finance and develops the knowledge and skills to value and
manage real property.
This programme also aims at developing capacity and human resource needs of Namibia in the real estate sector to facilitate
the implementation of the Namibian Land Reform programme. Graduates are employable as property managers and assistant
valuers in the central and local government property offices and a variety of private businesses.
The degree programme offers graduates who have successfully completed their Diploma in Property Studies, or any other
relevant equivalent Diploma, the opportunity to pursue a degree qualification programme in the property profession at the
Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Applicants may be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Property Studies programme provided they meet the NUST’s
General Admission Requirements. In addition, candidates must have obtained 30 aggregate points on the evaluation scale over
the best five (5) subjects.
Applicants must comply with the following additional requirements:
Must have obtained an “E” in Mathematics and English Language. Preference will be given to candidates with a
minimum “B” (Ordinary level) or 4 (Higher level) or E (NSSCAS) in the English Language. If a candidate does not have this
minimum prescribed grade in English, he/she must acquire the competencies within the first year of studies by enrolling
for the appropriate English communication course at lower levels.
Graduates with the National Diploma qualification in Land Valuation and Estate Management from the Polytechnic of Namibia
may apply for “admission with advanced standing” and may be admitted into the Bachelor of Property Studies programme at
the discretion of the department. These applicants, if admitted, will qualify to be awarded the Bachelor of Property Studies (NQF
Level 8) degree after successful completion of the following courses:
* Principles of Quantity Surveying
* Facilities Management and Procurement
* Real Estate Market Analysis
* Computer Applications to Real Estate
* Property Finance and Investment
* Advanced Property Finance and Investment
* Professional Practice (Property Studies)
* Applied Valuation
* Research Methodology
* Land Administration Theory and Practice
* Advanced Project Management
Graduates in possession of a Diploma qualification in Property Studies (NQF Level 6) from the NUST/Polytechnic of Namibia or
equivalent qualification from recognised institutions may apply for admission “with advanced standing” into the Bachelor of
Property Studies (NQF level 8) programme. If successful, these applicants may be admitted into Year 3 semester 5 of the
Bachelor’s programme. In this regard, acceptance of applicants into the Bachelor’s degree programme would be considered on
a case by case basis on the recommendation of the Departmental Board in consultation with the Registrar. Courses completed
under the Diploma qualification will be credited. However, students will be required to complete all outstanding courses as per
the requirements of the Bachelor’s programme.
NUST students pursuing the Diploma in Property Studies (NQF Level 6), may be admitted, upon transfer application, into the
Bachelor of Property Studies (NQF Level 8) programme provided that they have obtained at least 60% in introduction to
Valuation (ITV521S) and Building Construction and Services (BCS520S) at the end of Year 1 Semester 2. Courses completed under
the Diploma will be credited, but students will be required to complete all outstanding courses as per the Curriculum
requirements of the Bachelor of Property Studies (NQF level 8) programme. However, acceptance of these applicants into the
Bachelor’s degree programme would be considered on a case by case basis on the recommendation of the Health of
Department in consultation with the Registrar.
Property/ facilities manager, property valuer/ assessor, property development manager, housing manager, land and property officer, property investment analyst, land acquisition analyst, property/ estate agent, real estate market analyst, mortgage analyst consultant, etc.