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Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

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

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$9,922 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law
Waterfront (Geelong) Tel 03 5227 1277
Email enqblg@deakin.edu.au
Burwood (Melbourne) Tel 03 9244 6555
Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au
Warrnambool and Cloud (online)
Tel 03 5563 3510
Email enqblw@deakin.edu.au

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 a barrister and solicitor in Victoria set by the Council of Legal Education (COLE). 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 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).

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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.

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.

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Course rules

The combined course will comprise 40 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (M348) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.

The 24 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Laws must include 21 credit points of core units.

The remaining 3 credit must include 3 Bachelor of Laws elective units.  In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional experience to be eligible to graduate.


The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate will comprise 12 credit points of core Property and Real Estate units and four credit points of core Business and Law units.


Students must also complete a minimum of 4 credit points at Level 3, which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

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Course structure

Bachelor of Laws core units

MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies  *

MLL110 Legal Principles and Skills  

MLL111 Contract  

MLL213 Torts  

MLL214 Criminal Law  

MLL215 Commercial Law  

MLL217 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts  

MLL218 Criminal Procedure  

MLL221 Corporate Law  

MLL323 Constitutional Law  

MLL324 Administrative Law  

MLL325 Land Law  

MLL327 Property  

MLL334 Evidence  

MLL335 Legal Practice and Ethics  

MLL342 Workplace Law  

MLL391 Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution  

MLL405 Equity and Trusts  

MLL406 Taxation  

MLL409 Competition Law and Policy  

MLL410 Intellectual Property  

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

Elective Units

Select 3 credit points of elective Law units from:


MLL302 Human Rights Law  

MLL315 Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes  

MLL316 Mining and Energy Law  

MLL317 Superannuation Law  


MLL319 Sentencing Law and Practice  


MLL336 International Commercial Law  

MLL344 Chinese Commercial Law  

MLL351 Law Clinic  

MLL355 International Litigation and Dispute Settlement  

MLL382 Indian Law  

MLL408 Family Law  

Bachelor of Real estate and Property core units

MMP111 Introduction to Property  

MMP112 Sustainable Construction  

MMP121 Property Law and Practice  

MMP122 Introduction to Property Development  

MMP211 Statutory Valuation  

MMP212 Property Investment  

MMP213 Property Economics  

MMP214 Commercial Property Construction Studies  

MMP221 Property Management  

MMP222 Advanced Property Development  

MMP311 Advanced Property Valuation  

MMP321 Advanced Property Analysis  

Business and Law core units

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MAE101 Economic Principles  

MLC101 Business Law  

MMK277 Marketing Management  

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.


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