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BA Urban & Regional Planning

The Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning) is a multidisciplinary programme that exposes students to various disciplines that are appropriate to the profession of planning.  The students shall take courses in planning and other approved courses of the University so as to expose them to topical issues pertinent to the degree.
The courses are designed to train planning managers for public and private sector as well as undertaking research and teaching in institutions of higher learning.

OBJECTIVES:
The programme is designed to:
i. Train students on spatial planning at urban, rural, national and regional levels;
ii. Train students on theoretical and practical skills in planning at different spatial levels:
iii. Produce students with a firm theoretical and practical background in Urban and Regional Planning.
iv. Inculcate ICT skills in the training program
v. Prepare students to undertake research and postgraduate studies

FIRST YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER       
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 101    Introduction to Planning
SCS 101    Introduction to Computer I
SCS 103    Programming in Pascal
ASO 101    Introduction to Sociology
AEC 101    Introduction to Micro - Economics
ABS 101    Introduction  to Business Studies
NES 101    Introduction to Environmental Studies

SECOND SEMESTER
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 102    Planning Theory
SCS 112    Desktop Publishing
SCS 114    Introduction to Sreadsheets and Databases
ASO 103    Introduction to Rural Sociology and Development
ASO 104    Introduction to Social Phychology
AEC 102    Introduction to Macro-Economics
ABS 102    Introduction to Accounting I

SECOND YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER               
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 201    Planning Studio (Rural)
NPL 202    Presentation Techniques
NPL 203    Research Methodology
NPL 204    Elements of Physical and Biological Environment
NPL 205    Politics and Planning
NPL 206    Participatory Learning and Action
SCS 203    Information Systems Analysis
SCS 207    Web Design and Analysis

SECOND SEMESTER
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 201    Planning Studio (Rural)
NPL 207    Quantitative Techniques I
NPL 208    Landscape Design
NPL 209    Land Economics
NPL 210    Planning Principles and Techniques
NPL 211    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
SCS 212    Database Systems
SCS 214    Management Information Systems


THIRD YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER               
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 301    Planning Studio (Urban)
NPL 302    Housing Economics
NPL 303    Management Techniques
NPL 304    Gender in Planning and Development
NPL 305    Urban Design
NPL 306    Urban Development
SCS 301    Data Structure and Algorithms
SCS 306    Internet Computing

SECOND SEMESTER
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 301    Planning Studio (Urban)
NPL 307    Planning for Education Services
NPL 308    Quantitative Techniques II
NPL 310    Demography
NPL 311    Surveying
NPL 312    Housing Policy
SCS 309    Computer Aided Design
SCS 310    Multimedia and Graphics


THIRD SEMESTER

NPL 31        Industrial  attachment in Planning Office

FOURTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 401    Planning Studio (Regional)
NPL 402    Problems of Regional Development
NPL 403    Planning for Water and Sewerage
NPL 404    District Development Planning
NPL 405    Resource Management
NPL 413    Dissertation
NES 307    EIA and Environmental Auditing
SCS 403    Neural Networks
SCS 409    IT and Society

SECOND SEMESTER
CODE        COURSE TITLE

NPL 401    Planning Studio (Regional)
NPL 406    Planning for Tourism
NPL 407    Planning and Environmental Law
NPL 408    Planning for Transport Services
NPL 409    Rangeland Management
NPL 410    Planning for Health Services
NPL 411    Industrial Development Planning
NPL 413    Dissertation
SCS 416    Human Computer Interaction
SCS 427    Social and Professional Issues in Computing

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
i. Applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission to the University.
ii. Applicants must satisfy the requirements for admissions to the School of Planning and Architecture.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The duration of the programme shall normally be four academic years.

DEGREE STRUCTURE
Students will take all units from Urban and Regional Planning plus any other approved University courses, provided the student takes a minimum of 56 units and a maximum of 58 units consisting of lecture, studio, workshops, class presentation, fieldwork, supervisions/consultations and professional attachments.

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