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Master of Urban Management program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 15 Semesters

Course Details

Course Overview

The master of Urban Management course at the University of Nairobi is intended to provide the requisite solid and balanced academic teaching (including theory and research methods) and professional and practical training relevant to urban management in Kenya and other countries in East Africa and other countries in the East African region. Candidates from various educational and occupational backgrounds are eligible for the master of Urban Management course at the University of Nairobi, including professionals in the urban development process and others with experience in relevant occupations, especially those working in central or local government, voluntary agencies, or private firms concerned with planning provision of services or construction.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
A holder of a degree of at least upper second class honours in architecture, building economics, land economics, engineering, commerce, economics, geography, government, law, social work, sociology, urban and/or regional planning or any other relevant discipline from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by the senate as being of comparable academic status.
A holder of a degree of at least lower second class honours in architecture, building economics, land economics, engineering, commerce, economics, geography, government, law, social work, sociology, urban and/or regional planning with a relevant postgraduate diploma or other equivalent qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by senate as being of comparable academic status or with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
A holder of a degree in architecture, building economics, land economics, engineering, commerce, economics, geography, government, law, social work, sociology, urban and/or regional planning with a credit pass in a relevant postgraduate diploma or other equivalent qualifications from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by senate as being of comparable academic status or with at least 4 years of relevant work experience.

Course Objectives

The master of Urban Management course at the University of Nairobi aims primarily at those who wish to pursue a career in urban management in Kenya and other countries.

Course Program

Course Structure and Duration
The programme shall be covered in a period of up to 15 semesters and will involve study by course work, examinations and a research project.
A candidate shall be allowed to take a minimum of 2 courses and a maximum of 6 courses per semester.
There shall be 12 compulsory (core) courses and 5 electives which all candidates will be required to take
After completing all the courses candidates may be allowed to undertake a research project paper. The project once started will have to be completed within, at most 2 semesters.
Each course shall be taught for a period of 45 contact hours, except Urban Project Design and Implementation which will entail 90 contact hours.
Transfer of credits
applicants who wish to transfer course work credits for similar courses taken in other institutions may, on recommendation of the Institute Academic Board and approval by Senate, be allowed to transfer credits up to a maximum of one-third of courses offered in the programme. Applications for credit transfer will be made on payment of prescribed fees to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, giving details of the subject for which credit is sought. The institute may administer an assessment test as appropriate.
Course Outline
Management Practice, Urban Economics, Urban Politics and Governance, Urban Public Finance, Urban Land Policy and Management, Urban Infrastructure, Housing in Urban Development, Urban Environment Management, Urban Poverty, Local Economic Development, Research Methods, Computer Applications to Urban Management, Urban Project design and Implementation

Electives: Urban and Regional Development Theory, Applied techniques for Urban and Regional Analysis, Urban Planning Theory, Urban Designs Theory, Microeconomics for Urban Management, Macroeconomics for Urban Management, Real Estate Development, Urban Transportation, Urban Sociology, Urban Social Community Services and Amenities, Statistical Methods for Urban Management, Local Government Management

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