Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce
Course summary for local students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/ Bachelor of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$9,745* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Business and Law
|CRICOS course code||072834F|
|VTAC Codes||1400514701 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400614701 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D325|
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- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce (BPRE/BCom), brings together Deakin's relatively new Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the longstanding Bachelor of Commerce into a four year program of study. This degree will provide you with the opportunity to undertake complementary major sequences in commerce along with studies in property and real estate.
The Bachelor of Commerce has a strong public profile and an established reputation with industry and professional bodies. Property and real estate is an established discipline in Australia and 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.
The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate has professional accreditation by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Graduates will meet the academic requirement to be eligible for registration as a Certified Practising Valuer.
The Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as CA Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA)
Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
Exemptions may apply for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Economics Society of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, provided that specific requirements within the course have been met.
Units in addition to the 16 credit points required for completion of the Bachelor of Commerce component of this combined course may be necessary to attain some of these professional accreditations.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
The BPRE/BCom prepares you for a career in the business world and in the global property and real estate industries. As a graduate of this course you will have an understanding of the legalities, principles and processes required to fill a professional role in this field, and an appreciation of a professional ethic which emphasises responsibility and responsiveness to community needs.
Students undertaking this combined course have the option to undertake a business internship program which provides a realistic business experience in their area of specialisation. By undertaking the business internship program, you will obtain a better understanding of the business workplace environment and enhanced opportunities for future employment.
Graduates can find employment in a wide range of property-related positions in both private and government sectors including property developers, valuers, investors, asset managers, property market analysts, property management, leasing agents, funds managers and government advisors.
The combined course will comprise 32 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (M348) and the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) must be satisfied.
The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Commerce must include the 10 Bachelor of Commerce core units.
The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate will comprise 16 credit points of core units of which four are common with the Bachelor of Commerce core units.
Students must also complete:
- A major sequence from the Commerce course
- A minimum of six credit points at Level 3, of which four must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.
- Units from major sequences offered in the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate are course grouped to Business and Law.
- The Sustainability major sequence is subject to continued offering of units by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Bachelor of Commerce major sequences
Accounting Information Systems
Business Information Systems
Human Resource Management
International Trade and Economic Policy~
Quantitative Business Analysis
Supply Chain Management
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate major sequences
* May only be selected as a second Major for Bachelor of Commerce students
~ previously titled International Trade
^Optional major sequence availble to BPRE students
Bachelor of Commerce core units
|MAE102||The Global Economy|
|MAF101||Fundamentals of Finance|
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)|
|MIS101||Business Information Systems|
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate core units
|MMP111||Introduction to Property|
|MMP121||Property Law and Practice|
|MMP122||Introduction to Property Development|
|MMP214||Commercial Property Construction Studies|
|MMP222||Advanced Property Development|
|MMP311||Advanced Property Valuation|
|MMP321||Advanced Property Analysis|
Common core units
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experiences.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.