Careers in land economy and valuation surveying
Land Economy and valuation surveying (otherwise known as Estate Management) is concerned with the management and development of land and its resources.
The knowledge and skills are developed from a range of disciplines such as land management, public policy, law, planning, economics, and valuation are integrated to meet the future challenges facing landowners and land managers.
Knowledge and understanding of land management and emerging land uses are combined with the business skills necessary for successful decision-making and business diversification.
The student/graduate is concerned not only with practical land management but also with the financial, legal, planning and policy contexts within which decisions are made and business interests managed.
The profession of Land Economy and valuation Surveying includes the three distinct but kindred disciplines of surveying and mapping, land economy and quality surveying and cost control.
The Valuator is expected to have the following knowledge scope:
**. Principles and practice of planning, the allocation and use of land resources to meet economic and social demands.
**. Management of proprietor interests in land for the individual proprietor, whether a private person, institution, corporate body or government department; and maintenance and repair of landed property.
** Valuation of all interests in land and other assets for various purposes.
** Evaluation of land resources and investments (property investment and development appraisals).
** Law and taxation relating to land.
** Land Administration, reform and policy.
Good human relations, as well as the ability to think logically and report on situations in an orderly manner, are important communicative skills since the building surveyor needs to develop a close working relationship with the architect, quantity surveyor, engineer and other members of the professional team.
The B.Sc. in Land Economy and Valuation Surveying
requires that applicants be at least 17 years at the date of entry to the programme.
They should also have five subjects including: English Language and mathematics and three (3) other subjects in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) general proficiency level at minimum Grade 111 (acceptable since June 1998) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) "O" levels at minimum grade of "C"
Alternatively, they may have two subjects at CAPE Units 1&11) or GCE "A" Levels at minimum Grade D. Alternative entry paths include any other programmes and qualifications obtained at a recognised educational institution. Applicants accepted via this route are required to submit academic transcripts and to document evidence of relevant work experience; certified copies of the course curricula studied are also required.
Diploma in Land Economy and Valuation Surveying
requires five subjects including: English Language and Mathematics and three (3) other subjects in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) general proficiency level at minimum Grade 111 (acceptable since June 1998) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) "O" levels at minimum grade of "C".
All applicants who fulfil the entry requirement satisfactorily will also be required to participate in a final selection interview in order to establish motivation and suitability for the course.
*Information source: University of Technology Faculty of the Built Environment.
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