Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce

Undergraduate degree

Gain industry experience through practical learning opportunities and graduate a property expert with world-class business skills.

Burwood

80.5 ATAR lowest selection rank ?

Student access and equity

75 Deakin guaranteed ATAR ?

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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Online

71 ATAR lowest selection rank ?

Student access and equity

65 Deakin guaranteed ATAR ?

Check if you are eligible and how to apply

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course overview

Study the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce and become an in-demand professional. In just four years you will graduate with professionally recognised qualifications in both real estate and commerce, a combination sought after by employers.

Gain industry experience through practical learning opportunities where you will be exposed to professional practise. Build relationships with industry partners, take on coveted internships and learn from global leaders through overseas study experiences.

The commerce component of this combined course is designed to help you find a professional fit and passion for a discipline. The property and real estate degree offers the most current approaches, ideas and research so you graduate ready to capitalise on Australia’s largest industry.

Want to be a property expert with world-class business skills?

This combined course is one of the industry’s most highly regarded programs, putting graduates a step ahead when starting careers in property, real estate and commerce.

The property and real estate component of the course covers:

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

Your property and real estate studies can be complemented by commerce studies in:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • finance
  • financial planning
  • human resource management
  • management
  • management information systems
  • marketing.

Your studies will have a practical focus to ensure that you are work-ready upon graduation. Your lecturers and professors are active in the industry and bring extensive professional networks into the classroom.

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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/ Bachelor of Commerce

Year

2024 course information

VTAC code
1400514701 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614701 - Online, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin code
D325
CRICOS code?
072834F 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/Bachelor of Commerce students must attain a total of 32 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce plus completion of 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:

  • DAI001 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit-point compulsory unit to be completed in the first trimester of study)
  • 11 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units (MMP111, MMP122, MMP219, MMP223, MMP211, MMP212, MMP213, MMP221, MMP322, MMP311, MMP321)
  • 1 credit point of WIL course elective
  • 4 credit points of Commerce core units (MIS171, MMK101, MMM132, MWL101)
  • 4 credit points of core units common to both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the Bachelor of Commerce (MAA103, MAE101, MLC101, MAF101)
  • an 8 credit point major from the Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4 credit points of open elective units (which may include a minor sequence from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate)
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (of which a minimum of 4 credit points must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce

32

Total credit points

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

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.
More Information: WIL Programs

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

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration.

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.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
$14,737 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

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Contact information

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Careers

Career outcomes

This combined course prepares you for a career in the business world and in the global property and real estate industries. Career opportunities include:

  • property valuer
  • property developer
  • asset manager
  • owners' corporation manager
  • portfolio manager
  • facilities manager
  • property advisor
  • accountant
  • business analyst
  • economist
  • financial planner
  • human resource manager
  • international trade officer
  • marketing manager
  • social and economic policy developer.

Professional recognition

Deakin Business School holds the prestigious and globally recognised AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, which attest to quality, academic and professional excellence, ongoing improvement, innovation and graduate employability.

The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate has received professional accreditation by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates will meet the academic requirement to be eligible for registration as a Certified Practising Valuer (CPV).

Students who complete the accounting major can apply for the:

Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one-year credit towards their five-year Certified Practicing Marketer and Chatered Marketer certifications awarded by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Students who complete the finance major are recognised through the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

Students who complete the financial planning major satisfy the education standards of the Financial Adviser Standards (FAS). This enables students to provide financial advice in Australia and eligibility to enter certification programs of the professional financial planning associations. These include the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

Depending on your units of study, commerce graduates are also eligible to apply for membership to the:

Students should consult the professional body or a course adviser to identify additional requirements for membership.

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.

Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.