Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060343B
Deakin course codeM348

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.

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).

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.

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
$10,042Not applicable$26,000

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

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
  • 8 credit points of electives (which may include a major sequence in either financial management, global finance or sustainability)
  • MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)
  • 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

Course structure


Level 1 - Trimester 1

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit points)

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MMP111Introduction to Property

MLC101Business Law

SRT112Sustainable Construction *

*This unit was previously coded MMP112

Level 1 - Trimester 2

MAE101Economic Principles #

MMP121Property Law and Practice

MMP122Introduction to Property Development

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

#MAE101 is also available in Campus mode at Waterfront (Geelong) and in Cloud (online) mode in Trimester 1.

Level 2 - Trimester 1

MMP211Statutory Valuation

MMP212Property Investment

MMP213Property Economics

SRT214Commercial Property Construction Studies ^

^ This unit was previously coded MMP214

Level 2 - Trimester 2

MMP221Property Management

MMP222Advanced Property Development

plus two elective units

Level 3 - Trimester 1

MMP321Advanced Property Analysis

plus three elective units

Level 3 - Trimester 2

MMP311Advanced Property Valuation

plus three elective units


Details of major sequences

Financial Management


Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*, 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

* Waterfront (Geelong) and Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in Cloud (online) mode.


Global Finance


Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)*, Warrnambool*, 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

* Waterfront (Geelong) and Warrnambool students will be required to undertake one unit in Cloud (online) mode.



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.