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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

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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 Council of Legal Education (COLE). 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).

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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.

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Course structure

Bachelor of Laws core units

MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies  *

MLL110 Legal Principles and Skills  

MLL111 Contract  

MLL213 Torts  

MLL214 Criminal Law  

MLL215 Commercial Law  

MLL217 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts  

MLL218 Criminal Procedure  

MLL221 Corporate Law  

MLL323 Constitutional Law  

MLL324 Administrative Law  

MLL325 Land Law  

MLL327 Property  

MLL334 Evidence  

MLL335 Legal Practice and Ethics  

MLL342 Workplace Law  

MLL391 Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution  

MLL405 Equity and Trusts  

MLL406 Taxation  

MLL409 Competition Law and Policy  

MLL410 Intellectual Property  

MLL411 Legal 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:


MLL302 Human Rights Law  

MLL315 Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes  

MLL316 Mining and Energy Law  

MLL317 Superannuation Law  


MLL319 Sentencing Law and Practice  


MLL336 International Commercial Law  

MLL344 Chinese Commercial Law  

MLL351 Law Clinic  

MLL355 International Litigation and Dispute Settlement  

MLL382 Indian Law  

MLL408 Family Law  

Bachelor of Real estate and Property core units

MMP111 Introduction to Property  

MMP112 Sustainable Construction  

MMP121 Property Law and Practice  

MMP122 Introduction to Property Development  

MMP211 Statutory Valuation  

MMP212 Property Investment  

MMP213 Property Economics  

MMP214 Commercial Property Construction Studies  

MMP221 Property Management  

MMP222 Advanced Property Development  

MMP311 Advanced Property Valuation  

MMP321 Advanced Property Analysis  

Business and Law core units

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MAE101 Economic Principles  

MLC101 Business Law  

MMK277 Marketing Management  


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