Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
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|
2016: November (Trimester 3)
2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|VTAC Codes||1400514701 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400614701 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|CRICOS course code||072834F|
|Deakin course code||D325|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- 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
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.
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.
To complete the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce students must attain a total of 32 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce. 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 Commerce (M300) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
To complete the course students must include 12 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units, 4 credit points of Commerce core units and 4 credit points of core units common to both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the Bachelor of Commerce. Students must also complete an 8 credit point major sequence from the Bachelor of Commerce, 4 credit points of elective units (which may include a major sequence from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate) and a zero credit point unit induction unit.
Bachelor of Commerce core units
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)|
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate core units
|MMP111||Introduction to Property|
|MMP122||Introduction to Property Development|
|MMP121||Property Law and Practice|
|SRT112||Sustainable Construction *|
|SRT214||Commercial Property Construction Studies ^|
|MMP222||Advanced Property Development|
|MMP311||Advanced Property Valuation|
|MMP321||Advanced Property Analysis|
*previously coded MMP112
^previously coded MMP214
Common core units
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making|
|MAF101||Fundamentals of Finance|
Plus an 8 credit point Bachelor of Commerce major sequence
Plus completion of 4 credit points of elective units (which may include a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate major sequence)
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
- Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of scientific methods and tools, and
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
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3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
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4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
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5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
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6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
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7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
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8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context
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Approved by Faculty Board: 28 July 2016
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 Admission Criteria and Selection 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 (EAL) 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 and how to apply for credit.
How to apply
Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.
Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application
If you are:
- not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
- applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.
a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.
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.
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.