Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws (BPRE/BLaws) will provide you with a thorough understanding of both the law discipline and the property and real estate discipline, as well as building on the strong synergy between the two, in a five-year program of study.

The Bachelor of Laws component of the course provides innovative and distinctive legal education, emphasises a case study approach and has a strong practical legal skills component. You will gain a thorough understanding of business law - one of the most prestigious and highly regarded areas of legal practice.

Property and real estate is an established discipline in Australia as well as having global recognition.  The property and real estate component of 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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Key facts

Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Burwood: N/A
Cloud: N/A

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • 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).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Not applicable

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

$10,245 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Learn more about fees.

VTAC code

1400510101 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400610101 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

D396

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.

Entry requirements

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.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property and Real Estate.

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 35 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published clearly-in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

Entry for non-school leavers will be based on either their Weighted Average Mark (WAM)/Grade Point Average (GPA) from a minimum of one trimester/semester of full time university studies (four units). Studies need to be at a minimum Bachelor degree level and undertaken within the last 10 years. If non-school leaver applicants do not have GPA/WAM as described they should sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT - multiple choice version)*. STAT is a test developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and is designed to assess an individual's ability to analyse information and think critically.

Applicants who do have a previous WAM/GPA can also sit the STAT* if they wish, however the STAT result will only be given a 50% weighting in circumstances where applicants have a recent WAM.

Applicants with TAFE or equivalent level qualifications (diploma or associate degree studies) are required to sit the STAT.

*From 1 June 2017 Deakin University will change their admission test for Law from the Australian Law Schools Entrance Test (ALSET) to the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT - multiple choice version). Deakin will accept ALSET test results in lieu of STAT until the end of 2020.

 

Professional Recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).  In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.

The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate is designed to meet professional accreditation requirements set by the Australian Property Institute (www.api.org.au) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (www.rics.org.au).  Graduates will meet the academic requirements to be eligible for registration as a Certified Practising Valuer (subject to final approval by the accrediting bodies).

Career outcomes

The BPRE/BLaws 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 these fields and an appreciation of a professional ethic that emphasises responsibility and responsiveness to community needs.  This  course offers a large number of international career opportunities with very good levels of remuneration and associated employer demand.  As an alternative to practising as a barrister or solicitor, you may also pursue a career in a wide range of legal firms, organisations, government services, industrial relations, research, public administration, diplomatic service, legal aid, the media or law reform.  Graduates can also find employment in a wide range of property-related positions in both private and government sectors including as a property developer, valuer, investor, asset manager, property market analyst, property manager, leasing agent, funds manager and government adviser.  The course also presents graduates with opportunities to work in property departments in legal firms, which is a rapidly growing area. Conversely, many property firms and government bodies have both legal and property departments due to the close links between the two disciplines.

Course learning outcomes

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

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws students must attain a total of 40 credit points, consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws.  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 Laws (M312) must be satisfied.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate include 12 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units, 3 credit points of core Business units and a one credit point Business and law elective unit.

The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include 16 credit points of Law core units and 8 credit points of Law elective units.

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

24

Credit points from the Bachelor of Laws

40

Total credit points

Core units

Bachelor of Laws core units

  • Legal Principles and Skills MLL110
  • Contract MLL111
  • Torts MLL213
  • Criminal Law MLL214
  • Commercial Law MLL215
  • Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts MLL217
  • Criminal Procedure MLL218
  • Corporate Law MLL221
  • Constitutional Law MLL323
  • Administrative Law MLL324
  • Land Law MLL325
  • Property MLL327
  • Evidence MLL334
  • Legal Practice and Ethics MLL335
  • Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution MLL391
  • Equity and Trusts MLL405
  • Bachelor of Real Estate and Property core units

  • Introduction to Property MMP111
  • Sustainable Construction SRT112 *
  • Property Law and Practice MMP121
  • Introduction to Property Development MMP122
  • 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
  • *This unit was previously coded MMP112

    ^This unit was previously coded MMP214

    Business and Law core units

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Plus 1 Business and Law Elective unit.

    Elective Units

    Select 8 credit points of elective Law units from:

  • Human Rights Law MLL302
  • Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes MLL315
  • Mining and Energy Law MLL316
  • Superannuation Law MLL317
  • Sentencing Law and Practice MLL319
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Principles and Practice MLL328
  • Financial Services Regulation MLL329
  • Health Law MLL330
  • International Commercial Law MLL336
  • Workplace Law MLL342
  • MLL344/MLT344Chinese Commercial Law #
  • Legal Internship MLL351
  • International Litigation and Dispute Settlement MLL355
  • Indian Law MLL382
  • Taxation MLL406
  • Family Law MLL408
  • Competition Law and Policy MLL409
  • Intellectual Property MLL410
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution MLT366 #
  • #MLT code denotes study tour version of the unit

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    Course 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

    Am I eligible to receive 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

    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.

    Fee information

    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.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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    Additional course information

    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.

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

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    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

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