Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce

Undergraduate degree

In this combined undergraduate course, strengthen your industry knowledge and graduate with a professionally recognised qualification.

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Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
81.15
Cloud:
NP?
Lowest selection rank

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2020 close 1 November 2020

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

Combine the practicalities of real estate with the commercial knowledge you need to succeed through the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Commerce. You'll gain a business foundation that includes economics, accounting, marketing and management, while studying units in various aspects of real estate such as development, management and valuation.

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

You’ll graduate with professionally recognised qualifications in both real estate and commerce – a combination in demand by employers. Plus, our course is one of the most highly regarded programs in the industry, so you’ll graduate one step ahead.

Through hands-on and theoretical learning, you’ll tackle the following areas:

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

You’ll also gain a specialised education in one of our commerce majors, so you can apply your real estate knowledge to a commercial environment. Choose from:

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

We take a practical approach to property and real estate, so you will graduate with work-ready skills. You’ll learn from teachers who are active in the industry and benefit from their existing professional networks. 

You’ll also have opportunities to participate in industry-based education, so you can see your new career in action. Our work-integrated learning programs, international and domestic internships and volunteer experiences are a great way to gain new skills and explore the world.

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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 unit, MAI010 Academic Integrity.  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:

  • MAI010 Academic Integrity  (0-credit-point compulsory unit to be completed in the first trimester of study)
  • 12 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units
  • 4 credit points of Commerce core units
  • 4 credit points of core units common to both the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the Bachelor of Commerce
  • an 8 credit point major from the Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4 credit points of 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

Units

Compulsory 0-credit point module

MAI010 Academic Integrity Module (to be completed in first trimester of study)

Bachelor of Commerce core units

  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Marketing Fundamentals MMK101
  • Management MMM132
  • Professional Insight MWL101
  • Bachelor of Property and Real Estate core units

  • Introduction to Property MMP111
  • Introduction to Property Development MMP122
  • Property Law and Practice MMP223 #
  • Sustainable Construction SRT112 *
  • Statutory Valuation MMP211
  • Property Investment MMP212
  • Property Economics MMP213
  • Commercial Property Construction Studies SRT214 ^
  • Property Management MMP221
  • Advanced Property Development MMP322 ~
  • Advanced Property Valuation MMP311
  • Advanced Property Analysis MMP321
  • *previously coded MMP112

    ^previously coded MMP214

    # This unit was previously coded MMP121

    ~ This unit was previously coded MMP222

    Common core units

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Law for Commerce MLC101
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Plus an 8 credit point Bachelor of Commerce major sequence

    Plus completion of 4 credit points of elective units

    Key information

    Award granted

    Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/ Bachelor of Commerce

    Year

    2021 course information

    VTAC code
    1400514701 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400614701 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    D325
    CRICOS code?
    072834F
    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.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    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 - 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

    Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.

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    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    The following entry requirements are applicable to current Year 12 students and applicants who graduated from a senior secondary certificate in the past two years and haven't undertaken any further study.

    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

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the English language requirements page.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Higher education experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a higher education program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

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

    Senior secondary 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 or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the English language requirements page.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    TAFE experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a VET program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

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

    Senior secondary 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 or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the English language requirements page.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate more than three years ago, or you have not successfully completed your senior secondary certificate, you can use your work and life experience to support your application.

    Education

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

    Senior secondary 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 or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the English language requirements page.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee 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.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their 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.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    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 - full-fee paying place
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    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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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications through VTAC have now closed.

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Application Portal.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply

    Entry pathways

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

    Contact information

    Student Services Network (Faculty of Business and Law)
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

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

    • Asset Manager
    • Government Valuer
    • Leasing Agent
    • Portfolio Manager
    • Property Manager
    • Valuer
    • Accountant
    • Business Analyst
    • Economist
    • Financial Planner
    • Human Resource Manager
    • International Trade Officer
    • Marketing Manager
    • Social and Economic Policy Developer.

    Professional recognition

    Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EQUIS and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), and AACSB accredited. We are also the only Australian university with all three accreditations, meaning you are graduating with a degree that is of a global standard, and sets you up for a global career. 

    Graduates from this course may be eligible for professional memberships and accreditation.

    The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate has 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 are eligible to apply for admission to:

    • the CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
    • Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
      IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
      Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

    Students who complete the

    Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EQUIS and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), and AACSB accredited. We are also the only Australian university with all three accreditations, meaning you are graduating with a degree that is of a global standard, and sets you up for a global career. 

    Graduates from this course may be eligible for professional memberships and accreditation.

    The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate has 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 are eligible to apply for admission to:

    • the CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
    • Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia
      IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and
      Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

    Students who complete the financial planning major will satisfy the education standards prescribed by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) to be able to provide financial advice in Australia, and be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations – the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), as well as the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

    Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one-year credit reduction off the five years needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

    Commerce graduates may also be eligible to apply for membership to these key professional bodies (depending on units taken):
    * Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
    *  Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML)
    * Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

    Students should consult with a course adviser to identify any additional requirements for membership for each professional body, and also consult with the professional body.

    major will satisfy the education standards prescribed by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) to be able to provide financial advice in Australia, and be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations – the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), as well as the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

    Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one-year credit reduction off the five years needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

    Commerce graduates may also be eligible to apply for membership to these key professional bodies (depending on units taken):
    * Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
    *  Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML)
    * Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

    Students should consult with a course adviser to identify any additional requirements for membership for each professional body, and also consult with the professional body.

    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 each of the single degrees.

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