Undergraduate degree

Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce

In this combined undergraduate course, strengthen your industry knowledge and graduate with a professionally recognised qualification.

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Key facts

ATAR

Burwood: 81.00
Cloud: N/A
Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Course information

The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce, brings together Deakin’s Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the Bachelor of Commerce into a four-year program of study. This degree will provide you with the opportunity to undertake complementary major sequences in commerce, along with studies in property and real estate.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce has an established reputation with industry and professional bodies. Property and real estate is an established discipline in Australia and the course is designed to produce highly-skilled property professionals who are able to enter the workforce with a qualification fully recognised by employers, government and professional organisations.

Combining the two courses will facilitate practical experience and project work that relates theory with practice, providing a broad business educational experience.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce students must attain a total of 32 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (M348) and the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) must be satisfied.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

  • 12 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units
  • 4 credit points of Commerce core units
  • 4 credit points of core units common to both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the Bachelor of Commerce
  • an 8 credit point major from the Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4 credit points of elective units
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (of which a minimum of 4 credit points must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce

32

Total credit points

Units

Bachelor of Commerce core units

  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Marketing Fundamentals MMK101
  • Management MMM132
  • Personal Insight MWL101
  • Bachelor of Property and Real Estate core units

  • Introduction to Property MMP111
  • Introduction to Property Development MMP122
  • Property Law and Practice MMP121
  • Sustainable Construction SRT112 *
  • Statutory Valuation MMP211
  • Property Investment MMP212
  • Property Economics MMP213
  • Commercial Property Construction Studies SRT214 ^
  • Property Management MMP221
  • Advanced Property Development MMP222
  • Advanced Property Valuation MMP311
  • Advanced Property Analysis MMP321
  • *previously coded MMP112

    ^previously coded MMP214

    Common core units

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Law for Commerce MLC101
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Plus an 8 credit point Bachelor of Commerce major sequence

    Plus completion of 4 credit points of elective units

    Key information

    Award granted

    Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/ Bachelor of Commerce

    Year
    2018 course information
    VTAC code
    1400514701 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400614701 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    D325
    CRICOS code
    072834F
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

    Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

    Minimum Standards

    1.  Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

    • Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the scientific disciplines of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and the environment within the chosen major area(s) of study to demonstrate a deep understanding of scientific facts, scientific practices and the edifice of science.
    • Apply technical knowledge and skills and use them in a range of activities, in a professional and/or academic setting within the major area(s) of study; this application of technical knowledge and skills being characterised by:

    - Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of scientific methods and tools, and
    - Demonstrable proficiency in the utilisation of chosen major area(s) knowledge.;

    • Use hypotheses, laws, facts and theories to investigate, test, analyse, and evaluate scientific data and demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility to argue about characteristics and aspects of scientific theory in the advancement of science.
    • Demonstrate broad knowledge of science concepts, methods, and the nature of science including, what science is and how science works, and the role of Science in society through an in-depth knowledge within (a) chosen major area(s) of study.
    • Consistently and autonomously select and apply technical knowledge and skills to determine acceptable scientific methods of inquiry for observation, experimentation and inference of scientific data.
    • Integrate and apply knowledge safely, within diverse science contexts, to collect and analyse scientific data, to evaluate and investigate of scientific problems, and to interpret and present logical arguments and results taking into account multiple perspectives including ethical, social and political factors underlying scientific breakthroughs.

     

     

    2.  Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

    • Demonstrate listening skills and the ability to use a range of communication skills to accommodate, encourage and answer audience questions.
    • Articulate the boundaries or limits of scientific information, experimental or field data, discuss error, probability, uncertainty, conclusions and arguments.
    • Judge how well to present essential details of scientific procedures, key observations, results and conclusions in a professional manner using appropriate style, language and references including local, national, and international contributions or contexts.
    • Use written, oral, visual and interpersonal communication skills and styles to elaborate and explain on the meaning and implication of scientific results, information, or arguments to specialist and non-specialist audience.
    • Use different genres of communication including formal and informal modes to engage and inform peers, experts and lay person about the nature of science, its implications and impacts and the controversies surrounding scientific inquiry.
    • Use a range of tools and techniques to document details of procedures, key observations, results and conclusions and present a clear and coherent argument to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

     

    3.  Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

    • Use well-developed technical skills, judgement and responsibility to independently locate, analyse, evaluate the merits of, synthesise and disseminate scientific literature, information, data and results.
    • Use web-based resources, digital tools and technology to find, use, evaluate, analyse, synthesise and disseminate scientific information, scientific data and results.

     

     

    4.  Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

    • Locate and evaluate scientific information from multiple sources and use scientific methods and frameworks to structure and plan observations, experimentation or fieldwork investigations.
    • Use critical and analytical thinking and judgement to analyse, synthesise and generate an integrated knowledge, formulate hypotheses and test them against evidence-based scientific concepts and principles.
    • Collect, record and evaluate scientific information or data from a variety of sources including self-selected sources and criteria related to the aims of the inquiry using appropriate methodologies.
    • Systematically and methodically discriminate between assertion or personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence.
    • Reveal insightful patterns, differences or similarities by interpreting and evaluating complex view points by asking rigorous questions to formulate hypotheses and test them against scientific facts, laws, principles and evidence.

     

    5.  Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

    • Use initiative and creativity in planning, identifying and using multiple approaches to recognise, clarify, construct and solve problems taking into account relevant contextual factors.
    • Advocate scientific methodologies, hypotheses, laws, facts and principles to create solutions to authentic real world problems.

     

    • Propose one or more creative solutions that indicates a deep comprehension of the problem, ability to prioritise tasks, reflect on possibilities, judge the pros and cons of various solutions within a given context and formulate a logical solution.
    • Provide detailed and insightful scientific explanation and guidance to implement solutions in a manner that addresses multiple contextual factors and facets of the problem.

     

    6. Self-management:          working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

    • Take personal, professional and social responsibility within changing professional science contexts to develop autonomy as learners and evaluate own performance.
    • Work autonomously, responsibly and safely to solve unstructured problems and actively apply knowledge of regulatory frameworks and scientific methodologies to make informed choices.
    • Consistently consider the scientific context, background information, ethical consideration and intellectual property issues to demonstrate a framework of accountability, honesty and responsibility for own scientific learning.
    • Practice safety policies, compliance procedures and follow regulations when investigating, experimenting or conducting fieldwork and present data and evidence collected with accuracy and rigour, while acknowledging the contributions made by others.

     

    7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

    • Work independently and collaboratively as a team to contribute towards achieving team goals and thereby demonstrate interpersonal skills including the ability to brainstorm, negotiate, resolve conflicts, managing difficult and awkward conversations, provide constructive feedback and work in diverse professional, social and cultural contexts.
    • Consistently complete all assigned tasks by deadline, proactively assist others, lead, contribute to ideas and teamwork by engaging in research, constructive discussions, debates, arguments and dissemination of information in a manner that resolves conflicts and germinates ideas for further exploration.

     

    8.  Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context

    • Apply scientific knowledge and skills with a high level of autonomy, judgement, responsibility and accountability in collaboration with others to articulate the place and importance of science in the local and global community.
    • Demonstrate ethical, professional, social and cultural awareness and apply a framework of accountability, honesty and responsibility that indicates professionalism, objectivity and an unbiased position when working with others, including members of the society.

     

     Approved by Faculty Board: 28 July 2016

    Please note:The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of that body and that Deakin makes no representations that individuals will meet those requirements.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry for school leavers will be based on their performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published clearly-in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

    Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

    Entry for non school leavers will be based on their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    $10,552 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    The Australian Government recently announced proposed increases to tuition fees for students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).  It is proposed that CSP fees will increase by 1.8% in 2018 and continue to rise to a total of 7.5% by 2021. The fee rates for 2018 will be available later in the year once the Government has confirmed the 2018 student contribution rates.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    The BPRE/BCom prepares you for a career in the business world and in the global property and real estate industries.  As a graduate of this course you will have an understanding of the legalities, principles and processes required to fill a professional role in this field, and an appreciation of a professional ethic which emphasises responsibility and responsiveness to community needs.

    Students undertaking this combined course have the option to undertake a business internship program which provides a realistic business experience in their area of specialisation.  By undertaking the business internship program, you will obtain a better understanding of the business workplace environment and enhanced opportunities for future employment.

    Graduates can find employment in a wide range of property-related positions in both private and government sectors including property developers, valuers, investors, asset managers, property market analysts, property management, leasing agents, funds managers and government advisors.

    Professional recognition

    The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate has professional accreditation by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  Graduates will meet the academic requirement to be eligible for registration as a Certified Practising Valuer.

    The Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
    Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
    IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
    Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Economics Society of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, provided that specific requirements within the course have been met.

    Units in addition to the 16 credit points required for completion of the Bachelor of Commerce component of this combined course may be necessary to attain some of these professional accreditations.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of each of the single degrees.

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    If you studied Year 12 in 2017 or you're applying for more than one course offered through VTAC, your application must be made via VTAC.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you're only applying for one course.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

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    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Entry pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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