Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
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Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
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.

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

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).

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course rules

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 must include:-

  • 12 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units
  • 3 credit points of Business and Law core units
  • a 1 credit point Business and Law elective unit
  • Level 3 - at least 4 credit points (which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)

 

The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include:-

  • 21 credit points of Bachelor of Laws core units
  • 3 credit points of Law elective units
  • prescribed Professional Experience

 

 

Course structure

Core units

Bachelor of Laws core units

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies *

MLL110Legal Principles and Skills

MLL111Contract

MLL213Torts

MLL214Criminal Law

MLL215Commercial Law

MLL217Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts

MLL218Criminal Procedure

MLL221Corporate Law

MLL323Constitutional Law

MLL324Administrative Law

MLL325Land Law

MLL327Property

MLL334Evidence

MLL335Legal Practice and Ethics

MLL342Workplace Law

MLL391Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution

MLL405Equity and Trusts

MLL406Taxation

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

 

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

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

Plus 1 Business and Law Elective unit.

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

MLL328Alternative Dispute Resolution: Principles and Practice

MLL329Financial Services Regulation

MLL330Health Law

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


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.