Mr J Mlotshwa
Mr J MlotshwaChairperson


The Department of Urban Design, Property Development, and Estate Management was developed to meet the needs of new entrants or aspiring professionals seeking to work in the property profession and urban design milieu. It is the department’s strategic drive to introduce rural and urban planning undergraduate degree programmes as well as a postgraduate degree in housing. Town planning, Property development and estate management programmes are the primary programmes, while the Masters of Urban Design and Master of Housing are higher-level specialities (postgraduate courses). Overall, the programme equips graduates with analytical and problem-solving skills.
The 4-year Bachelor of Bachelor of Property Development and Estates Management program includes twenty-eight months of supervised industrial attachment. The attachment shall normally be taken during Part III of the programme.

Our Programmes

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Property Development & Estate Management

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Property Development and Estate Management, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Two Advanced Level passes one of which should be Geography, Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, Business Studies, Management of Business, OR.
  • A National Diploma in Town Planning, Valuation and Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Banking, Finance and Business Studies; The Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe certification or its equivalence
  • Additional qualifications and work experience may be an added advantage. In special circumstances, the Department reserves the right to carryout selection interviews.

Structure Of The  Degree Programme

a) The programme will be offered on a full time basis being:

i) Conventional

ii) Block Release

iii) Parallel

b) In both cases the programme shall extend over a period of 4 years.


Examination and Marking  Schemes

General Academic Regulations for undergraduate degrees shall apply.

  • Formal examination will be conducted at the end of each semester for all courses with the exception of Property Studies Research Project
  • Each candidate will be required to write a one three-hour paper in each of the courses for which he/she registered in addition to the dissertation.
  • Each course, as well as research project shall be marked out of one hundred percent (100%).
  • Each course as well as research project where applicable shall have its assessment mark for presentation to the Board of Examiners’ meeting.
  • In certain courses such as research project, oral examination may be conducted by Departmental Panel of Examiners
  • Each candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following areas

Continuous assessment component 30%

Written examination 70%

  • For research project a resubmission period of within three months will normally be required unless where major changes are considered necessary
  • Supplementary examinations will be allowed in accordance with the provisions of the University
  • General Academic Regulations shall apply on marking schemes, carryover, repeat, discontinue and withdraw.
  • On completion of the research project, a candidate will be required to submit two typed and spiral-bound copies of the dissertation for assessment.
  • A candidate must pass all taught courses and the research project to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Property Development and Estate Management.
Master of Urban Design


This is a full-time programme that shall extend over a total period of eighteen (18) months. The first twelve (12) months shall be devoted to the taught component of the programme and shall be divided into two (2) semesters. The last six (6) months will be devoted to the writing of a supervised dissertation and studio project.



To be admitted to the Masters in Urban Design Degree Programme, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • At least successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the following disciplines: Urban Design, Architecture, Rural and Urban Planning, Building Economics, Civil Engineering and Property Management. Other programmes offered in the Built
  • Environment shall be considered on individual basis.
  • A minimum overall pass of lower second class (2.2).
  • Additional qualifications and work experience may be required from all candidates.
  • A candidate with a Pass (P) degree may be required to submit a portfolio of work and/or special interviews will be conducted where necessary.

Our Staff

 Mr Jabulani Mlotshwa
Mr Jabulani MlotshwaLecturer/Chairperson
Prof  Average Chigwenya
Prof Average ChigwenyaProfessor
Dr Moreblessings Mpofu
Dr Moreblessings MpofuSenior Lecturer
Mr Tafara Madyangove
Mr Tafara MadyangoveLecturer
Miss Juliet Mayisa
Miss Juliet MayisaLecturer
Mr Kurauwone Maponga
Mr Kurauwone MapongaLecturer
Mr Buhle Dube
Mr Buhle DubeLecturer