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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Program Name : Bachelor of Land Management

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 40


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade C in both English Language and Mathematics. Applicants with an appropriate Diploma in Land Management, Land Administration, Estates Management, Geomatics, Land Surveying, Cartography, GIS, or equivalent and have GPA of at least 3.0 or its equivalent may be admitted directly into Level 200. Preamble Subject to the provisions of the General Regulations 000 and 200, the following Faculty Special Regulations for the Bachelor of Land Management Degree shall apply. Entrance Requirements Admission into the Bachelor of Land Management Degree Programme shall be as stipulated in the General Regulations 20.2. Admission into Level 100 of the BLM Degree Programme shall be a minimum requirement of BGCSE with a D grade in English and a C grade in Mathematics, Admission into Level 200 of the Bachelor of BLM Degree Programme shall be as stipulated in the General Admission Regulations. Mature Age Entry Scheme and Recognition of Prior Learning admission shall be stipulated in the General Academic regulation 00.52 Applicants with an appropriate Diploma in Land Management, Land Administration, Estates Management, Geomatics, Land Surveying, Cartography, GIS, or equivalent and have GPA of at least 3.0 or its equivalent may be admitted directly into Level 200 but will take any Level 100 missing courses if necessary. A student admitted directly to Level 200 BLM who has not completed Level 100 Geomatics courses must take them during their first year at the University of Botswana. Programme Structure The programme for the degree in Land Management will be a single major programme that will extend over 8 semesters of Full time studies. It shall consist of a single subject called Land Management consisting of the courses shown below: A course may consist entirely of fieldwork, project work, practical work, design, and seminars. In addition to work during the semester, a subject may include prescribed fieldwork or assignments during the vacation periods. Assessment Continuous assessment in courses shall be based on tests and assignments, and where applicable laboratory reports and field reports. The ratio between tests and assignment shall be 1:1. The ratio of continuous assessment to formal examination shall be 2:3. A project shall be evaluated by continuous assessment, oral presentation and/or demonstration and a written report. The ratio of the marks for continuous assessment, presentation assessment and written report shall be 2:1:1. Progression from Semester to Semester General Regulation 00.90 shall apply. Award of the Degree General Regulation 00.85, shall apply. (A minimum of 144 credits). Classification of the degree shall be in accordance with the provisions of General Regulation 20.4.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  GEOMATICS I Credits : 4
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY Credits : 3
  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTION TO LAW Credits : 3
  MATHEMATICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES I Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  PRINCIPLES OF VALUATION Credits : 3
  LAND ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  COMMUNICATION AND ACADEMIC LITERACY II Credits : 3
  BASIC MACRO ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  METHODS OF VALUATIONS Credits : 3
  LAND LAW FOR GEOMATICS Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  ELEMENTARY STATISTICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO TOWN PLANNING Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO LAND ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF GIS Credits : 3
  SATELLITE POSITIONING SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING I Credits : 4
  ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN BOTSWANA Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  STATUTORY VALUATIONS Credits : 3
  REMOTE SENSING FOR LAND MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE Credits : 3
  e-GOVERNANCE Credits : 2
  HOUSING STUDIES Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  TRIBAL LAND MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  ESTATE MANAGEMENT & AGENCY Credits : 3
  PROJECT PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION Credits : 3
  COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN LAND ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3
  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN LAND ADMIN Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT I Credits : 3
  ADVANCED LAND ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  GIS DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SDI DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  REAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT APPRAISAL Credits : 3
  CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION Credits : 2
  PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Credits : 3
  RESEARCH PROJECT II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Credits : 2
  CADASTRAL SURVEYING PRACTICE Credits : 4
  SPECIAL STUDIES IN LAND ADMINISTRATION Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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