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The Faculty of the Built Environment (FOBE) has earned a strong reputation for its commitment to quality education and training in the built environment. FOBE graduates are in demand around the world, providing solutions to pertinent problems facing people, society and the environment.

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The Faculty of the Built Environment (FOBE), at the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe, has earned a strong reputation for its commitment to quality education and training in the built environment. FOBE graduates are in demand around the world, providing pertinent solutions to problems facing people, society, and the environment.

The Faculty has four departments: Architecture; Construction Management; Property Studies & Urban Design, and Quantity Surveying offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Construction Project Management, Property Development and Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, and Urban Design. These programmes are designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to design, construct and manage sustainable and resilient habitats. Thus, our programmes respond to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals and particularly Goal Number 11: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable”. In keeping with the Government of Zimbabwe’s “Education 5.0 Philosophy”, students will acquire innovative and entrepreneurial skills necessary to create jobs and provide innovative solutions to problems and challenges in the built environment.

The Faculty leverages its close ties with industry to keep abreast of new developments and to offer programmes that meet the needs of the architecture, construction, and real estate fields. New programmes are introduced from time to time in response to industry demand.

To be a world-class University in science, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and business development, spearheading industrialisation locally and beyond.

To lead in human capital development for industrial and socio-economic transformation with a bias towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based solutions.

In the delivery of value to our clients:

  • We pursue academic excellence with integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior.
  • We are committed to responsible research and innovation that drives commercialization and industrialization.
  • We thrive on mutual respect, teamwork, and effective partnerships.
  • We are driven by a passion to fulfil your dream.

Department of Architecture

Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Honours) Degree

Postgraduate programmes

Master of Architecture

Department of Construction Management

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc (Honours) Degree in Construction Management

 Postgraduate programmes

MSc Construction Project Management

Department of Property Studies and Urban Design

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc (Honours) Degree in Property Development and Estate Management

Postgraduate programmes

Master of Urban Design

Master of Landscape Architecture

Department of Quantity Surveying


BSc (Honours) Degree in Quantity Surveying


We boast of a large number of students undertaking both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Why Choose Us

Whether you're looking for a rich cultural experience or superior education, you'll find both in the exciting environment of NUST.

A Wealth of Experience, a Reputation for Excellence

Affordable Cost

Convenient Schedules

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For admission to any undergraduate programme, applicants normally should have passed the ZIMSEC/Cambridge School Certificate examination or equivalent, and have five ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics at grade ‘C’ or better.