Faculty Of The Built Environment
The Faculty became operational on January 2000 following the establishment of the Department of Quantity Surveying. For both staff and students, being part of a new department in a new faculty is both a challenge and an opportunity: An opportunity to take part in forming and developing the new department and the new Faculty. And to be able to take part in this activity on the new campus of the University while the impressive new buildings are under construction is an added bonus.
The Faculty of the Built Environment has a clear commitment to the fundamental qualities which create a healthy, efficient, beautiful and life-enhancing built environment: good design, sound buildings, efficient management and social responsibility. These qualities underlie all courses in the faculty's programmes. Departments within the faculty are dedicated to the academic formation, creative and intellectual development, and professional preparation of each individual student, so empowering them to shoulder their future responsibilities, whether as practising professionals, academic, administrators, researchers or citizens, with confidence, sound judgement, secure knowledge, and sensitivity to the needs of the community and of the environment.
No exemptions shall be allowed for any course on the basis of courses that were taken at undergraduate level or any programme of study that is deemed to be equivalent to an undergraduate degree. In exceptional cases,recommendations for exemption shall be sought from the Senate for courses that have been undertaken at postgraduate level and are deemed equivalent to courses being offered in this programme.
All departments in the faculty have provision for mature entry students which vary-hence interested prospective candidates are advised to consult the relevant departments for further particulars. All undergraduate programmes in this Faculty are now fully semesterised.
All students admitted to study for undergraduate degree programmes at NUST undergo a period of twelve months full-time industrial attachment in their penultimate year as part of the academic programme of study.