Current Deakin Students
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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:
- financial planning
- food and agribusiness
- human resource management
- management information systems
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.Read More
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. 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:
- 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
- Completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
- 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)
Credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
Credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce
Total credit points
Bachelor of Commerce core units
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate core units
*previously coded MMP112
^previously coded MMP214
# This unit was previously coded MMP121
~ This unit was previously coded MMP222
Common core units
Plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
Plus an 8 credit point Bachelor of Commerce major sequence
Plus completion of 4 credit points of elective units
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/ Bachelor of Commerce
2020 course information
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
This course structure applies to students who commenced in 2016.
Students who commenced prior to 2016 should refer to the Handbook Archive for their course structure and consult with their enrolment officer.
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
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.
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.
Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 50, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.
Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in:
- a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
- a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR
- successful completion of relevant study equivalent to at least two Deakin University units at an accredited higher education institution OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including a Foundation program approved by Faculty Board or relevant work or life experience
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
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 QILT website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
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 2019 students (PDF, 746.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Recognition of prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of Prior Learning.
Your Recognition of Prior Learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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.
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
How to apply
Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
If you're applying to study in Trimester 3 (November), 2019:
Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
If you're applying to study in Trimester 1 (March), 2020:
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Frequently asked questions
What are the key study start dates?
Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin’s main study periods. You’ll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.
How much does it cost to study at Deakin?
Your tuition fees will depend on the type of student you are, the course you study and the year you start. Fees are based on an annual amount; they don't cover the entire duration of the course.
Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.
Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?
Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.
Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?
Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.
Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?
In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Why choose Deakin
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
Deakin Business School is accredited by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools in the world. Only 5% of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This quality benchmark for business programs 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).
Students may need units in addition to the 16 credit points required for completion of the Bachelor of Commerce component to attain some of these professional accreditations.
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.