Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeD396

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws (BPRE/BLaws) will provide you with a thorough understanding of the 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.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become a barrister and solicitor in Victoria 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 course.

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

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$10,176Not applicable$30,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The combined course will comprise 40 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (M348) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.

The 24 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Laws must include 21 credit points of core units.

The remaining 3 credit must include 3 Bachelor of Laws elective units.  In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional experience to be eligible to graduate.

The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate will comprise 12 credit points of core Property and Real Estate units and four credit points of core Business and Law units.

Students must also complete a minimum of 4 credit points at Level 3, which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

Course structure

Bachelor of Laws core units

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies *

MLL110Legal Principles and Skills



MLL214Criminal Law

MLL215Commercial Law

MLL217Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts

MLL218Criminal Procedure

MLL221Corporate Law

MLL323Constitutional Law

MLL324Administrative Law

MLL325Land Law



MLL335Legal Practice and Ethics

MLL342Workplace Law

MLL391Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution

MLL405Equity and Trusts


MLL409Competition Law and Policy

MLL410Intellectual Property

MLL411Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion

*MCA010 Communication for Academic Skills is a 0 credit point stand alone unit to be completed by all students

Elective Units

Select 3 credit points of elective Law units from:

MLL302Human Rights Law

MLL315Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes

MLL316Mining and Energy Law

MLL317Superannuation Law

MLL319Sentencing Law and Practice

MLL336International Commercial Law

MLL344/MLT344Chinese Commercial Law #

MLL351Legal Internship

MLL355International Litigation and Dispute Settlement

MLL382Indian Law

MLL408Family Law

MLT366International Alternative Dispute Resolution #

#MLT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Bachelor of Real estate and Property core units

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

MMP311Advanced Property Valuation

MMP321Advanced Property Analysis

*This unit was previously coded MMP112

^This unit was previously coded MMP214

Business and Law core units

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE101Economic Principles

MLC101Business Law

MMK277Unit description is currently unavailable

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.