MSc Urban Land Development and Management

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Program starts every year, first semester.



Duration in semesters: 

4 semesters


The Program in Urban Land Development and Management consists of the following modules:

Common Module (University Wide)

  • Ethics and Professionalism

   Common Module (Institute wide)

  • Research Methods and Techniques in Urban Development
  • Urban Development Planning Theory and Practice
  • Urban Development Policy
  • Applied GIS specializing in Land Information System
  • Urban Project Planning and Management

Department Owned Modules

  • Urban Land Management
  • Urban Land Administration
  • Urban Land Development
  • Real Estate Development
  • Urban Land Economics
  • Real Property Registration
  • Real Property Valuation
  • Master’s Thesis

Prerequisites & Requirements

  1. In order to secure admission to the Master’s degree programme in Urban Land Development and Management, the applicant must:
  2. Be a public servant with two or more years of employment experience and demonstrate relevant practical or field experience.
  3. Pass the entrance examination set under the auspices of the Ethiopian Civil Service University.
  4. Have a BA/BSc degree from a recognized university in Urban Planning, Urban Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Geography, Architecture Urban engineering, economics, LIS, GIS, Infrastructure, Land administration and/or other land related disciplines.

Exit Level Outcomes

  • Design land development and management system that uses the land resource efficiently through the accurate interpretation and implementation of the relevant statutory provisions and allied instruments.
  • Apply and evaluate the urban land development and management system at different hierarchies of the urban administration
  • Devise and implement effective urban land administration system involving various stakeholders.
  • Enrich the urban land registration system by collecting, organizing, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of urban real property data using Land Information System.
  • Apply the principles, concepts and theories of urban land use planning in response to the current socio-economic and environmental needs, challenges and opportunities of urban Ethiopia.
  • Conduct independent and team based research addressing the contemporary challenges of urban land development, administration and management practices in order to provide inputs for policy makers and strategists.
  • Evaluate and design appropriate land and real estate valuation practices using the relevant property valuation principles, methods and tools.
  • Engage, negotiate and communicate with various stakeholders involved in the process of urban land development and management.
  • Design, implement and revise land value recapture system.
  • Analyze and evaluate urban land policies and strategies.

Individual Clients


Other stakeholders

Bahirdar University, Real Estate Developers, Consultants and the wider public


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