Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400510101 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400610101 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D396

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.

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.

Career opportunities

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.

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 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.

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

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 http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/students/alset.php

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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are 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.


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.

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.