Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
Course Map

This course map is for new students commencing from 2018.

If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Business and Law Student Services.

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060343B
Deakin course codeM348
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Indicative student 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.

Professional recognition

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

Career opportunities

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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

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.


Course rules

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.   Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

  • 16 credit points of core units (12 credit points of Property and Real Estate units and 4 credit points of Commerce units). 
  • 8 credit points of electives (which may include a major sequence in either financial management, global finance or sustainability)
  • Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

^Offered to continuing students only

* Major unavailable for D325 students majoring in Financial Planning (BCom).

Course structure

Core units

Property and Real Estate

MMP111Introduction to Property

SRT112Sustainable Construction *

MMP121Property Law and Practice

MMP122Introduction to Property Development

MMP211Statutory Valuation

MMP212Property Investment

MMP213Property Economics

SRT214Commercial Property Construction Studies ^

MMP221Property Management

MMP222Advanced Property Development

MMP321Advanced Property Analysis

MMP311Advanced Property Valuation


MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE101Economic Principles #

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MLC101Law for Commerce

#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

Elective units

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).

Details of major sequences

Financial Management


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



This major introduces financial and superannuation planning, client relationships, and provides an understanding of financial institutions and instruments. It equips students with skills in client development and management, professional services processes, the financial planning process and its implementation, and the legal requirements for financial planning.

Career outcomes

There are employment opportunities in superannuation and investment industries, stock broking, and banking in addition to most property and real estate areas.


MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MAF202Money and Capital Markets

MAA215Building Client Relationships

MAA255Financial Planning

MAA317Superannuation Planning

MAA318Advanced Financial Planning


Global Finance


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



This major empowers property and real estate students with the basic theoretical finance knowledge required in property markets.  It develops the ability to make informed choices about investment in different asset classes including property and sources of funds, and understanding of the national and international financial markets.

Career Outcomes

There are employment opportunities in banking, credit analysis, funds management, insurance, international finance, risk management, securities analysis or treasury, management, investment broking, and financial advising, in addition to most property and real estate areas.


MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MAF202Money and Capital Markets

MAF203Business Finance

MAA250Ethics and Financial Services

MAF302Corporate Finance

MAF306International Finance and Investment



Unit set code


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.



Unit set code


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.




Burwood (Melbourne)

Unit set code



Sustainability is a huge issue.  From a global perspective, it has rapidly become one of the most important areas affecting our society.  Learn about the broader effects of climate change and how sustainability affects both private, business and government organisations.  Give yourself a competitive edge - a property and real estate degree with a sustainability major sequence.


SLE121Environmental Sustainability

SLE303Managing Environmental Projects

SLE308Policy Instruments for Sustainability

MMP221Property Management

MMP222Advanced Property Development

Plus one unit from:

SLE201Society and Environment

SHD201/SHD301Creating Sustainable Futures

Please note: The Sustainability major sequence is subject to continued offering of units by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.


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.