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Department of Built Environment

Background Information

The Department of the Built Environment, formerly Land Management Department, was established in 2006. In the first 10 years the department focused on supporting the land reform programme of the Malawi Government to build capacity in planning, land surveying and estates management. In 2018, the department changed its name to reposition itself as part of the university-wide process of restructuring faculties and departments. The Built Environment Department is a member of African Association of Planning Schools (AAPS) 


To contribute to global efforts to achieve development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs through training human resources at undergraduate, masters and PhD degree levels and undertake research to generate new knowledge that will contribute to resolving problems facing the governments, private sector and civil societies dealing with land development and real estates.


Sustainable land use and management for all.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses:
Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (4 years)
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (4 years)
Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying (4 years)

Postgraduate Courses:

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The Department of the Built Environment,
Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Mzuzu University, Private Bag 201,
Luwinga, Mzuzu,
Post Code 105212. Malawi.
Tel: +265 Head (D) +265 (0)1320413;
Secretary: +265(0)1 320412.
twitter: @BuiltEnv-Mzuni