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Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Undergraduate degree

Learn everything from property development to valuation and gain the real-world knowledge you need to build a successful career in property.

Burwood

65.05 ATAR lowest selection rank ?

Student access and equity

60 Deakin guaranteed ATAR ?

Check if you are eligible and how to apply

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Online

65.1 ATAR lowest selection rank ?

Student access and equity

60 Deakin guaranteed ATAR ?

Check if you are eligible and how to apply

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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 the effect of changing demographics on the market, you will 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. Take advantage of the work-integrated learning component and get the practical experience employers are looking for. 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 ready to respond to Australia’s booming demand for housing.

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Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2024 close 23 June 2024

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2024 close 27 October 2024

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

Award granted
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
Year

2024 course information

VTAC code
1400514451 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614451 - Online, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
9190110142 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
9190110202 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin code
M348
CRICOS code?
060343B Burwood (Melbourne)
Level
Undergraduate
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, DAI001 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:-

  • 15 credit points of core units (11 credit points of Property and Real Estate units and 4 credit points of Commerce units)
  • completion of DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit point compulsory module)
  • a 1 credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course elective
  • 8 credit points of open electives (which may include a 4 credit point minor sequence in either Wealth Management, Finance, Sustainability 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
  • Introduction to Property Development
  • Sustainable Property Construction
  • Statutory Valuation
  • Property Investment
  • Property Economics
  • Property Management
  • Property Law and Practice +
  • Advanced Property Analysis
  • Advanced Property Development ~
  • Advanced Property Valuation (Capstone)
  • 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 MMP121

    ~This unit was previously coded MMP222

    Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • WIL course elective - Property based

    Select one from:

  • Consultancy Experience
  • Internship
  • International Consultancy Experience
  • Note: Students WIL experience must relate to their field of study and career aspirations in property and real estate.

    Open elective units

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

    Minor sequences

    Refer to the details of each minor sequence for availability

    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

    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 standard holiday breaks. Learn about key dates at Deakin.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.

    Work experience

    This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.

    Explore Business and Law WIL opportunities.

    Entry requirements

    Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum academic and English language proficiency requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

    Academic requirements

    Current or recent secondary education

    If you're currently studying Year 12, or completed Year 12 in the last two years, you will need to meet all the following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

    Year 12 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

    • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an unadjusted ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent

    Higher education

    If you have undertaken higher education studies after secondary schooling, you will need to meet all the following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

    • successful completion of at least two credit points in an equivalent (AQF Level 7) bachelor degree.

    Vocational education

    If you have undertaken any Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, you will need to meet at least one of following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

    • completion of a certificate IV or higher in a related discipline
    • completion of a diploma or higher in any discipline
    • at least 50% completion of a diploma or higher in a related discipline

    Work and life experience

    If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago, or did not finish Year 12, and haven’t undertaken any further study, you may be considered for admission to this degree based on your work, volunteer and/or life experience.

    Submit a cover letter outlining your motivation to study, previous education and employment history, and how this course can assist your career aspirations or progression. Think of it as a job application cover letter – it should be relevant and demonstrate your commitment and interest in this course or study area.

    English language proficiency requirements

    To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

    • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) English Units 3 and 4: Study score of 25 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 20 in any other English
    • IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
    • other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)

    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.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about Deakin courses and how we compare to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning. We're also committed to admissions transparency. Read about our first intake of 2024 students (PDF, 793KB) – their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Not sure if you can get into Deakin? Discover the different entry pathways we offer and study options available to you, no matter your ATAR or education history.

    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)?
    $15,073 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 on our Current students fees website.

    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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    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

    Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services and how we can help you further your career.

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    With this qualification, you will 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 will 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

    Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide.

    The course has received professional accreditation 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 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

    ++Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.