Professor Branko Cavric.
Dean, Faculty of the Built Environment, Arts and Science
I welcome this opportunity to introduce you to the Faculty of the Built Environment, Arts and Science whose focus is on the study of issues that relate to the planning, design, construction, economics and safety of the built environment.
Our mission is to combine progressive theory with leading practice and educate the next generation of built environment professionals for Botswana, Africa and the world. We are committed to excellence in teaching, learning, research and advanced professional practice. We aim to produce graduates who are independent, critical and creative thinkers and doers. We teach across the built environment fields, making us unique among African universities, and part of a select group worldwide. This mix of expertise enables us to prepare our graduates to design solutions for an unpredictable future.
We currently offer a range of degree, diploma and certificate programmes within the following disciplines:
• Real Estate
• Quantity Surveying and Construction
• Landscape Architecture
• Occupational Health and Safety Management
In these programmes, you will learn from academics and practising professionals who are leaders in their fields. The combination of academic and professional leaders ensures that you receive the relevant, timely and inspiring education, resulting in great career prospects and exciting research opportunities. Our leading lecturers are also researchers in their respective fields and have published extensively, be it journal articles, book chapters or books. This provides us with the opportunity to continually improve on the curriculum, drawing from information obtained from emerging critical issues in the real world. Our links with industry are further strengthened by providing solutions to current problems and through the exchange of ideas, thus contributing to the employability of our graduates both nationally and internationally.
The Faculty is now exploring the potential for expanding the ‘built environment’ domain by introducing programmes in: architecture, urban design and town planning. This is one of the fastest growing Faculties at BA ISAGO, commensurate with the national growth in the sector. The Faculty welcomes you to this vibrant environment, where you will be part of a diverse environment, in which you will have the opportunity to holistically.
Landscape architecture is an integral part of placemaking and master planning, comprising the literal shaping of the built environment for sustainable use and enjoyment. The Quantity Surveying programme provides students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge and skills in the field of quantity surveying using the principles, theories and methodologies of the profession.