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Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Undergraduate degree

Learn everything from property development to valuation during a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate course at Deakin.

Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
70.4
Online:
67.1
Lowest selection rank

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2023 close 19 February 2023

Very late VTAC entry closes 2 December 2022 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course overview

Study Deakin’s Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and gain the skills you need to build a successful career in property. In this reputable and fully accredited course we provide the most current approaches, ideas and research so you graduate ready to capitalise on Australia’s largest industry.

This course provides a foundation for careers in property valuation, development and more. From property cycles to a changing demography’s influence on the market, you’ll gain real-world knowledge from industry experts.

Tailor your course to suit your interests and become a specialist in areas such as commercial and industrial property, residential property and sustainable construction. Expand your networks, learn from Australia’s industry leaders and graduate as a confident property and real estate professional.

Dreaming of a career as a top property professional?

Deakin’s industry-led Bachelor of Property and Real Estate is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), meaning you graduate with a qualification that meets the needs of an evolving industry.

Our world-class educators will take you through everything you need to know about:

  • property economics
  • property investment
  • property law and practice
  • statutory valuation
  • sustainable construction.

Find your speciality, learn up-to-date property insights from Australia’s industry leaders and graduate from this comprehensive course career ready.

As a Bachelor of Property and Real Estate graduate you’ll position yourself for a career meeting Australia’s booming demand for housing. Over the next five years, jobs are projected to increase for land economists (12.2% growth), financial investment advisers (10.7% growth) and urban planners (18.6% growth).*

 

*Occupation projections to 2026 according to the 2021 industry employment projections report

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Course information

Award granted
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
Year

2023 course information

VTAC code

1400514451 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614451 - Online, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code
M348
CRICOS code?
060343B Burwood (Melbourne)
Level
Undergraduate
Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, students must attain a total of 24 credit points plus the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.   Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

  • 16 credit points of core units (12 credit points of Property and Real Estate units and 4 credit points of Commerce units)
  • completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit point compulsory module)
  • 8 credit points of electives (which may include a 4 credit point minor sequence in either Wealth Management, Finance, Sustainability, Global Studies or Economics)
  • Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points

Core units

Property and Real Estate

  • Introduction to Property
  • Sustainable Construction *
  • Introduction to Property Development
  • Statutory Valuation
  • Property Investment
  • Property Economics
  • Commercial Property Construction Studies ^
  • Property Management
  • Property Law and Practice +
  • Advanced Property Analysis
  • Advanced Property Development ~
  • Advanced Property Valuation
  • Commerce

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Economic Principles #
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Law for Commerce
  • #MAE101 is also available in Campus mode at Waterfront (Geelong) and in Online mode in Trimester 1.

    *This unit was previously coded MMP112

    ^This unit was previously coded MMP214

    +This unit was previously coded MMP121

    ~This unit was previously coded MMP222

    Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Minor sequences

    Refer to the details of each minor sequence for availability

    Elective units

    Plus 8 credit points of general undergraduate units selected from the Faculty of Business and Law or from other faculties within the University (which may include a minor sequence listed).

    Intakes by location

    The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Online

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Online

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Online

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    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.

    Course duration - additional information
    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    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.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.
    More Information: WIL Programs

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    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    If you are currently studying Year 12 or completed Year 12 in the previous two years and have not attempted higher education or VET/Polytechnic study since, your selection is based on the following.

    VCE Prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

    ATAR

    This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Higher education study

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    VCE Senior Secondary prerequisite studies

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Personal statement

    Please complete and submit a personal statement if you would like any of the following to be considered:

    - factors outside your control

    - your professional work

    - life or community experience

    Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    VET study

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your secondary education and subsequent academic records as part of its selection considerations.

    VCE Senior Secondary prerequisite studies

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test - Multiple Choice

    All Deakin Business School undergraduate courses require a minimum of 55 on the STAT Multiple Choice (MC) where the applicant has not completed senior secondary education (or equivalent) in the last ten years (from commencement date of the course applied for). The STAT MC is not required if the applicant has undertaken any tertiary study (minimum Certificate IV) within the last ten years (from commencement date of the course applied for).

    Personal statement

    Please complete and submit a personal statement if you would like any of the following to be considered:

    - factors outside your control

    - your professional work

    - life or community experience

    Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    VCE Senior Secondary prerequisite studies

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test - Multiple Choice

    All Deakin Business School undergraduate courses require a minimum of 55 on the STAT Multiple Choice (MC) where the applicant has not completed senior secondary education (or equivalent) in the last ten years (from commencement date of the course applied for). The STAT MC is not required if the applicant has undertaken any tertiary study (minimum Certificate IV) within the last ten years (from commencement date of the course applied for).

    Personal statement

    Please complete and submit a personal statement if you would like any of the following to be considered:

    - factors outside your control

    - your professional work

    - life or community experience

    Learn more about the personal statement.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    A study score of 30 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in any Business, English other than EAL, any Information Technology or Maths: Further Mathematics equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.  

    Access and equity

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

    Recognition of prior learning

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    The program has been designed to enable mid-year entry at any level and articulate with diploma and advanced diploma programs from both Australia and overseas.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $13,244 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for Trimester 1, 2023 are now open for current Year 12 students and applicants applying for more than one course. Ready to apply? Head to VTAC, create an account and log in to apply.

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Direct applications are open for applicants who are not currently in Year 12, including:

    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate with our pathways finder.

    Further study options

    Graduates of this course may wish to pursue postgraduate study, specifically a Master of Business Administration or Master of Planning (or equivalent qualification), or (for Honours students) a Masters or PhD by research, subject to performance. Note to be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration, also requires students to have three years relevant work experience.

    Contact information

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    Careers

    Career outcomes

    With this qualification, you'll be able to pursue a career in anything from property development and valuation to the essential business principles of economics, finance law and accounting. Better still, you’ll be well placed to take advantage of a rapidly growing industry. Graduate ready to explore career opportunities across a variety of roles including:

    • property valuer
    • property developer
    • asset manager
    • owners corporation manager
    • facilities manager
    • portfolio manager
    • property adviser
    • land economist.

    Professional recognition

    The course has received professional accreditation by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Graduates will meet the academic requirements for membership as a Certified Practising Valuer.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Employ broad and coherent theoretical and technical property and real estate knowledge and apply legal and ethical standards in the fields relating to property development, investment, valuation and property management in private and commercial real estate markets, both nationally and internationally.
    Communication Prepare and present a selection of reports on property concepts and information for a range of stakeholders including investors, developers, regulators and clients
    Digital literacy Identify, locate, evaluate and synthesise information about market and submarket trends and forecasts, economic influences, statutory requirements and industry practices. Communicate information and solutions to stakeholders utilising a range of diagnostic, analytical and reporting technologies
    Critical thinking Evaluate and analyse property related issues and data on property markets and indicators to make recommendations for maximising property outcomes
    Problem solving Apply legal property evaluation and property appraisal methodologies to identify solutions and sustainability strategies for a diverse range of authentic problems in property
    Self-management Apply skills and knowledge to independently undertake educational activities that require considerable planning
    Teamwork Collaborate with others to examine contemporary issues in property
    Global citizenship Apply the interconnected principles of property planning, design, construction, management, maintenance and transference to a range of different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic and global perspectives