Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
|VTAC Codes||1400510101 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400610101 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code ||D396|
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.
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.
The BPRE/BLaws 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 these fields and an appreciation of a professional ethic that emphasises responsibility and responsiveness to community needs. This course offers a large number of international career opportunities with very good levels of remuneration and associated employer demand. As an alternative to practising as a barrister or solicitor, you may also pursue a career in a wide range of legal firms, organisations, government services, industrial relations, research, public administration, diplomatic service, legal aid, the media or law reform. Graduates can also find employment in a wide range of property-related positions in both private and government sectors including as a property developer, valuer, investor, asset manager, property market analyst, property manager, leasing agent, funds manager and government adviser. The course also presents graduates with opportunities to work in property departments in legal firms, which is a rapidly growing area. Conversely, many property firms and government bodies have both legal and property departments due to the close links between the two disciplines.
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 include 12 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units, 3 credit points of Business and Law core units and a one credit point Business and law elective unit.
The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include 21 credit points of Law core units and 3 credit points of Law elective units. Students must also complete one zero credit point induction unit and the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.
Bachelor of Laws core units
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies *|
|MLL110||Legal Principles and Skills |
|MLL217||Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts |
|MLL335||Legal Practice and Ethics |
|MLL391||Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution |
|MLL409||Competition Law and Policy |
|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
Bachelor of Real estate and Property core units
|MMP111||Introduction to Property |
|SRT112||Sustainable Construction *|
|MMP121||Property Law and Practice |
|MMP122||Introduction to Property Development |
|SRT214||Commercial Property Construction Studies ^|
|MMP222||Advanced Property Development |
|MMP311||Advanced Property Valuation |
|MMP321||Advanced Property Analysis |
*This unit was previously coded MMP112
^This unit was previously coded MMP214
Business and Law core units
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making |
Plus 1 Business and Law Elective unit.
Select 3 credit points of elective Law units from:
|MLL315||Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes |
|MLL319||Sentencing Law and Practice |
|MLL328||Alternative Dispute Resolution: Principles and Practice |
|MLL329||Financial Services Regulation |
|MLL336||International Commercial Law |
|MLL355||International Litigation and Dispute Settlement |
|MLT366||International Alternative Dispute Resolution #|
#MLT code denotes study tour version of the unit
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
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property and Real Estate. Year 12 applicants must meet the prerequisite units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on ALSET results; GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 2003. For information on the ALSET please visit https://www.deakin.edu.au/law/students/alset
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
To see if this course is taking applications, check our Trimester 3 webpage. Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.
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.