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Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate degree

Gain a top-ranked legal education with skills across property investment, valuation and management to unlock exciting career opportunities.

Domestic International

International student information

Key facts

Duration

5 years full-time

Current Deakin Students

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

Course overview

Secure a competitive edge with hands-on experience in the dynamic real estate industry with Deakin's Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws. You will gain a top-ranked legal education with skills across property investment, valuation, development and management.

Our uniquely combined course gives you professionally recognised qualifications in both property and law, unlocking exciting career options. It allows you to mix and match study specialisations from straight property law through to mediation and contracts management. Hands-on learning opportunities will ensure you are ready to thrive in both fields and where law and property intersect. With opportunities to undertake internships at community legal centres and work on real cases at the Deakin Law Clinic, you will acquire the experience needed to enter the workforce with confidence.

Want to build specialised skills for a booming property law industry?

Get hands-on with our experience-based approach to learning. Through practical and theoretical study, you will learn all the major areas of law, including:

  • contract law
  • criminal law and procedure
  • torts
  • property law
  • constitutional law
  • administrative law.

In addition, you will undertake foundational property units, including sustainable construction, property economics and statutory valuation. Designed to maximise your legal knowledge, you will also study topics relevant to your first-class law education.

In today's legal landscape, lawyers are increasingly expected to provide commercial and practical insight beyond pure legal advice. Get a competitive head-start by learning the latest industry concepts, legal practice and approaches from teachers who are active researchers and legal professionals. Benefit from their existing connections, networks and insights, and graduate well-prepared for your future workplace.

To support your theoretical learning, you will have the opportunity to work on real cases at the Deakin Law Clinic. You can conduct research on legal issues and offer advice while being supervised by qualified solicitors.

We can also help to connect you with internship placements with a range of organisations including community legal centres and not-for-profit organisations, for credit towards your degree.

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Course information

Award granted

Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Year

2024 course information

VTAC code
1400510103 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin code
D396
CRICOS code?
080323G 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 Laws students must attain a total of 40 credit points, consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws, 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.

Compulsory 0-credit point unit:-

To be completed in first trimester of study:-

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate (M348) must include:-

  • 11 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units; and
  • 3 credit points of core Business units (excludes MLC101); and
  • a 1 credit point WIL course elective; and
  • a 1 credit point Business and Law elective unit (any level); and
  • Level 3 - at least 3 credit points (which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)

The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws (M312) include:-

  • 18 credit points of Bachelor of Laws core units
  • 6 credit points of Law elective units, including 1 credit point of an experiential unit from the WIL/Practical Elective units list.

16

Credit points from the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

24

Credit points from the Bachelor of Laws

40

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

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. The minimum expected workload for a Law unit will normally be around 150 hours, which includes attendance at class, reading, completion of any assessment, and preparation for the exam.

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.

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 30 in English EAL (English as an Additional Language) or at least 25 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 at least one of the following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

  • successful completion of at least four credit points in an equivalent (AQF Level 7) bachelor degree with a minimum WAM of 60 or equivalent

Vocational education

This course does not accept VET study for entry, please check for alternative entry requirements or visit the pathways finder for alternate pathways into this course.

Work and life experience

This course does not accept work, volunteer and/or life experience for entry. Please check for alternative entry requirements or visit the pathways finder for alternate pathways into this course.

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 greater than 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or greater than 25 in any other English
  • IELTS overall score of 7.0 (with no band score less than 6.5) 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 35 in English other than EAL, any History, Legal Studies, Australian Politics or Global Politics equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in English other than EAL, any History, Legal Studies, Australian Politics or Global Politics 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 2023 students (PDF, 354KB) – 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

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.

RPL will generally be granted for a Priestley 11 unit where a student completed the unit within 5 years of the date on which they will commence their Law degree at Deakin University. Whether RPL is granted for a Priestley unit that a student completed more than 5 years before that date will depend on an assessment of the particular unit, including whether its content remains current and it is substantially equivalent to the relevant unit in the Deakin Law course for which RPL is sought. It is possible that RPL may not be granted where the coverage of Priestley 11 knowledge areas across units of study is structured differently in the Law course at Deakin University compared to the Law course at the university where the student previously studied.

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

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

The tuition fees you pay are determined by the course you are enrolled in.

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 eight 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 international student fees.

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 and Deakin

International students who are currently completing an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin 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.

Apply through Deakin

All other international students apply 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.

Deakin International office or Deakin representative

Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

Need more information on how to apply?

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

Careers

Career outcomes

Graduates from theBachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws can pursue a range of careers opportunities, including:

  • law reform officer
  • judge
  • conveyancer
  • law academic
  • legal adviser
  • mediator
  • legal secretary
  • asset manager
  • land economist
  • owners corporation manager
  • portfolio manager
  • property developer
  • facilities manager
  • property valuer
  • property advisor.

Professional recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the academic qualifications necessary for admission to the legal profession. In Victoria these have been set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).

In addition to satisfying the academic qualifications, a person seeking admission to the legal profession in Victoria is required to have satisfactorily completed certain practical legal training requirements and must be considered a fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession.

A person seeking admission in a jurisdiction outside Australia may be required to satisfy additional requirements. Please check the relevant jurisdiction’s legal admissions authority to confirm the required academic qualifications criteria, including any restrictions on online study or distance education.

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 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.

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