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Is Estate Management a Science Course —or an Art?

You are welcome to another educative post in the Sure Success Career Guide Series. Today, we want to help prospective university students to make the right choices and also fill their JAMB forms correctly. So we are going to provide answer to those asking the question, “Is Estate Management a Science course?” This clarification is very crucial because many university aspirants are confused as to whether the course “Estate Management” is an art, commercial, social science or science course.

Is Estate Management a Science Course —or an Art?

Quick Overview
CourseEstate Management
Course Duration4 years for UTME candidates, 3 years for DE candidates.
SuitabilityEstate Management is a Science course and suitable for Science students.
FacultyEnvironmental Sciences
JAMB Subjects RequirementUse of English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.
O’level Subject RequirementCredit pass Five (5) subjects in not more than two sittings in Mathematics, English Language, Economics and any other two subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography.

The Need to Clarify Whether Estate Management is a Science, Art or Commercial Course

There is a very important need to help candidates gain clarity on where exactly Estate Management belongs as a course. Is Estate Management a Science course? Is it a Commercial course or an Art Course?

Actually, there are three stages when candidates need this clarification the most. The first is during the season of buying and filling of JAMB form.

The second time candidates ask the question we are dealing with on this post is during application for Change of Course. That is, when they have seen that their JAMB score is too low for their initial course, and they are considering changing to Estate Management.

The last stage at which candidates need clarification on where Estate Management belongs as a course is during application supplementary admission. That is, when they have missed merit admission into their dream course but have a chance of getting Estate Management through supplementary admission.

At those points, candidates want to know who is qualified to apply for Estate Management; is it the science, art or commercial student?

Any mistake here will close the door of admission into Estate Management against you.

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Why are Candidates Confused as to Whether Estate Management is a Science, Art or Commercial Course?

Two words are put together to form the name of the course, “Estate Management”. That is, “Estate” and “Management”.

The second word, “Management” is the main cause of the confusion. The reason is because it is usually business and commercial courses that are management oriented.

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Is Estate Management a Science Course?

Yes, Estate Management is a Science course.

This is true, despite the fact that the word “Management” appears in the name of the course.

However, non-science students may qualify to apply for Estate Management if they have the required O’level subjects in their SSCE and the right JAMB subject combination for Estate Management.

Note that some tertiary institutions, especially Polytechnics, offer the course as Estate Management and Evaluation or Estate Management and Valuation. They are all the same.

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Why is Estate Management a Science Course?

There are three major evidences that prove that Estate Management is a science course. Here they are:

  1. Estate Management involves application of systematic methods, principles and techniques.
  2. It requires pure science subjects like Chemistry at O’level.
  3. Most schools require science subjects like Mathematics and Chemistry as part of JAMB subject combination for Estate Management.

Estate Management Involves Application of Systematic Methods, Principles and Techniques

Science is essentially a body of systematic and organized knowledge. It is in this sense that we consider Estate Management to be a science course because it involves the application of systematic methods, principles and techniques to manage and maintain real estate assets effectively.

Considering the nature and what is involved in Estate Management, the course draws on various other disciplines like economics, law, urban planning, finance, sociology and so on. This is because Estate Managers need to  understand market trends, legal regulations, financial aspects and the social dynamics of property ownership and use. But at the end of the day, they must employ scientific approach to analyze data and make informed decisions. They must also apply systematic methodologies to solve real-world problems related to real estate.

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Estate Management Requires Pure Science Subjects at O’level

According to the Official JAMB Brochure, candidates seeking admissions into Estate Management must possess credit level passes in five (5) subjects in not more than two sittings in Mathematics, English Language, Economics and any other two subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography.

In other words, two science subjects from Physics, Chemistry and Biology must be in the SSCE result of any candidate who wishes to study Estate Management. Obviously, Art and Commercial students do not offer these Science subjects. So a typical Art or Commercial student would not qualify to gain admission into Estate Management.

However, like we pointed out earlier, Estate Management draws on other disciplines like Economics because Estate Managers need to understand market trends. On account of that, Economics which is a social science subject is also compulsory for Estate Management in most institutions. So any science student that fails to offer Economics in SSCE may not qualify for admission into Estate Management.

Specific O’level Subject Requirements for Estate Management by Some Universities
  • ABSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit passes in English Language Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) subjects from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, and Technical Drawing.
  • FUTA requires five (5) SSCE credit passes or its equivalent at a maximum of two (2) sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Economics, and two others from Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science/Biology, Commerce, Fine Arts and Technical Drawing. Candidate is expected to have at least a pass in Physics.
  • IMSU requires five (5) credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics or Geography and one other from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Government and Technical Drawing.
  • UNIJOS requires five (5) credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two (2) from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography, Book-Keeping/Financial Accounting, Fine Arts, Technical Drawing, Surveying and Building Construction.
  • UNILAG requires Five O/Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry/Physics and any one of Biology, Geography, Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing/Fine Arts and Financial Accounting.

The above are just a few examples of the specific O’level requirements for admission into Estate Management. You can see that virtually every school requires that aspirants must have science subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science in their SSCE. Those science subjects are not offered by Art and Commercial students.

This goes to show that Estate Management is a science course.

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Most Schools Require Science Subjects as Part of JAMB Subject Combination for Estate Management

If you check the JAMB brochure, you will find the JAMB subject combination for Estate Management stated as follows: Use of English, Mathematics, Economics and one other subject.

This is the general subject combination for Estate Management in JAMB brochure.

The challenge that Art and Commercial students have with the JAMB subjects for Estate Management is that “One other subject”. Almost all the schools in Nigeria require that that one other subject must be picked from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Agriculture and Geography.

So if you don’t have Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Agriculture and Geography in your O’level as an Art or Commercial student, you cannot meet the UTME subjects requirement for Estate Management.

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Other Related Questions to Our Topic: “Is Estate Management a Science Course?”

Before we conclude, let’s answer one or two other questions around our topic, “Is Estate Management a Science course?”

Is Estate Management a Commercial Course?

No, Estate Management is not a commercial course. It’s true that the course requires Economics which most commercial students offer, but it also requires some pure science subjects which commercial students don’t normally offer. So it’s easier for a Science student with Economics in their SSCE to gain admission into Estate Management than for a Commercial student.

Is Estate Management an Art Course?

No, Estate Management is not an Art course in the strict sense of it. This is partly because an Art student is very unlikely to meet the O’level and JAMB subject requirements for Estate Management. Estate Management requires that candidates credit some pure science subjects in their SSCE. Sadly, the phobia for those pure science subjects is the major reason why the Art students ran away from sciences.

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Conclusion

In this article, we set out to answer the pertinent question, “Is Estate Management a Science course?” And we did justice to it.

If you are a science student with Economics in your SSCE result, you are in the best position to apply for Estate Management. As a science student, the JAMB subjects for Estate Management shouldn’t be difficult for you to handle. However, social science or Art students may have English, Math and Economics but they may not have any other pure science subject like Chemistry and Physics. More so, they may not be confident enough to sit for one pure science subject in JAMB.

In conclusion, Estate Management is a science course in Nigerian universities and polytechnics.

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