Land Administration & Management

Department of Land Administration and Management

Head of the Department

MANIRAKIZA Richard, PhD Real Estate, Valuation, and Property Management

Phone:+250 782002591/+250727125246




Land administration concerns the collection, storage, and dissemination of information about ownership, value and use of land while implementing land management policies. Core in land administration is the cadastre, which is an official record of information about land parcels, including details of their boundaries, tenure, value and use of land. Such land information, combined with other geographical information or SDI makes information available to decision-makers and provides the capacity to control and manage land through the four land administration functions: tenure/ownership; value; land use and land development. Such information is also useful in land dispute resolution; stimulating land market and helping decision-makers make better use of land through efficient land use planning.

(Williamson et al; 2010)

Graduates from this programme will be comprehensively equipped in matters related but not restricted to: cadastral surveying, land law, real estate valuation, land registration, land dispute resolution, computer-based mapping among others.

Programme Objectives

Graduates from this programme will be comprehensively equipped in matters related but not restricted to: cadastral surveying, land law, property valuation, land registration, dispute resolution, computer-based mapping. It is therefore anticipated that they will strengthen the manpower capacity of institutions engaged in land related activities, environmental management and protection etc. Specifically, the objectives of these two programmes are to:

  • Produce graduates who are competent in solving land related problems creatively and analytically based on economically and socially sound facts;
  • Produce graduates with adequate knowledge and skills to administer, manage and develop land resources;
  • Produce graduates with leadership and professional skills and able to apply the acquired knowledge for land administration, management and development;
  • Produce graduates who can apply skills appropriate to the study of professional valuation; and
  • Equip graduates with the capacity to effectively respond to institutional, operational and organisational challenges in the various land issues and property valuation related fields;
  • Help students to have a wide market where the public and private sectors can employ them and at the same time they can be employed themselves without waiting for long which can reduce the number of unemployed graduates.

Degree and Academic Award
BSc Degree in Land Administration and Management

Course structure
This is a 3 years program

Admission Requirements

The general entrance requirements at University level shall apply with applicants with 2 principal passes in the following specified entrance requirements:

  • One must have sat and passed at level A2 or its equivalent with the following subject cluster combinations: (Maths, Chemistry, and Biology); (Maths, Computer Science, and Economics); (Maths, Economics, and Geography); (History, Economics, and Geography); Construction and where possible, some background in Business and accounting.
  • Or TVET Diploma in relevant land related discipline;
  • Or any degree holder in any field. Credit transfer is subject to approval by the Senate.

This programme adheres to INES guidelines. Students should be taken into two intakes. The first intake is in September and the second intake is in March.

Self-Sponsored Students
Privately sponsored students must meet minimum university entry qualifications. Selection and admission to the programme will be based on the availability of vacancies/space.

Career Prospects
Given the broad nature of land administration and management, the graduates are trained for careers in land acquisition, land administration, land information management, real estate, land use planning and development and research. Graduates of this course are expected to work as land administrators, land acquisition negotiators, land development consultants, land developers, land researchers, property valuers and land investment advisors in the organization such as:

  • Land registration and cadastral agencies;
  • Financial institutions such as banks dealing in mortgages;
  • Property development and management companies;
  • Tax authorities;
  • Infrastructural development organizations;
  • Real estate appraisal firms; and
  • Non-Governmental organizations.