The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate prepares graduates for a career in property development, property valuation, financial management and a wide array of property-related professions.
The course offers core streams in property development, valuation and property market analysis with supporting units comprising business law, accounting and economic principles. Major sequences are available in financial management, global finance or sustainability.
The course has close links with professional bodies and is well regarded by industry. Students in this course undertake ‘real life’ education with a focus on current issues and relevant topics in the property industry.Read More
To complete the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, students must attain a total of 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
The 24 credit points include 16 credit points of core units (these are compulsory) and 8 credit points of electives (which may include a major sequence in either financial management, global finance or sustainability). Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
Property and Real Estate
#MAE101 is also available in Campus mode at Waterfront (Geelong) and in Cloud (online) mode in Trimester 1.
*This unit was previously coded MMP112
^ This unit was previously coded MMP214
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Note: Financial Management major unavailable for D325 students majoring in Financial Planning (BCom)
Plus 8 credit points of general undergraduate units selected from the Faculty of Business and Law or from other faculties within the University (which may include a major sequence listed).
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
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.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
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.
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
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.
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
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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.
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
Graduates are highly sought after and find employment as property developers, private or government valuers, property advisors, market research analysts, property sales and acquisitions, financiers, sustainability consultants, funds manager, property and asset managers, leasing agents and land economists. Graduates are able to specialise in all facets of the real estate market including commercial and industrial property, residential property and other related land uses in the built environment.
The course has received professional accreditation by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Graduates will meet the academic requirements for membership for registration as a Certified Practising Valuer.
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.
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Employ broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in the fields of property development, investment, property valuation, and property management in private and commercial real estate markets, both nationally and internationally. Apply stringent legal and ethical standards to all valuation, development, investment and management scenarios, including simulated and real world applications.|
|Communication||Prepare and present a selection of well developed, English proficient written, oral and visual analysis and reports comprised of property concepts and information to a range of stakeholders including investors, developers, regulators, clients, and colleagues.|
|Digital literacy||Identify, locate, evaluate, and synthesise information about market and submarket trends and forecasts, economic influences, statutory requirements and industry practices and communicate information and solutions to stakeholders utilising a range of diagnostic, analytical and report ing technologies.|
|Critical thinking||Evaluate and critically analyse data on property markets and indicators for the planning, design and development of commercial, industrial, retail and residential property.|
|Problem solving||Apply property evaluation and appraisal methodologies to identify solutions and sustainability strategies for a diverse range of authentic problems in property.|
|Self-management||Self manage and construct a body of evidence which demonstrates skills acquired. Self reflect and critique own performance and implement an action plan for continuing and future professional development.|
|Teamwork||Collaborate with others to undertake research which examines contemporary issues in property.|
|Global citizenship||Apply the interconnected principles of property planning, design, construction, management, maintenance and transference to a range of different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global perspectives.|
How to apply
Apply through VTAC
Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
Deakin International office or Deakin representative
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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.
Further study options
Graduates of this course may wish to pursue postgraduate study, specifically a Master of Business Administration or Master of Planning (or equivalent qualification), or (for Honours students) a Masters or PhD by research, subject to performance. Note to be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration, also requires students to have two years relevant work experience.
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.