Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate degree

A Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/ Bachelor of Laws provides a combination of both theory and practice in a unique undergraduate degree. Apply today.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 7 (with no band score less than 6.5) or equivalent

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

Property and law have a natural synergy that’s in high demand. Gain a competitive legal edge with hands-on experience in the dynamic real estate industry in Deakin’s Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws, combining your top-ranked legal education with skills across property investment, valuation, development and management.

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

This unique combined course offers graduates with professionally recognised qualifications in both property and the law. This enviable career path is a logical crossover, with specialisations from straight property law through to mediation, contracts management and liquidation.

Deakin takes an experiential approach to learning. Through hands-on and theoretical study, you’ll learn all the major areas of law, including:

  • contracts law
  • legal practice and ethics
  • criminal law and procedure
  • torts
  • property law
  • constitutional law
  • administrative law.

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

We know that lawyers are increasingly expected to provide commercial and practical insight beyond pure legal advice. Your teachers are active researchers and field workers, so you’ll always be learning the latest industry concepts, legal practice and approaches. Plus, you’ll benefit from their existing connections and insights, giving you a competitive edge that’s commercially focused and ready for the workplace.

To cement your theoretical learning, you’ll work on real cases at Deakin Law Clinic, where you’ll be supervised by qualified solicitors, conduct research on legal issues and offer advice. 

We’ll also help to connect you with internship placements at law firms, legal aid providers and government officers for credit towards your Deakin Law School experience.

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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. 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.

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

  • 12 credit points of Property and Real Estate core units; and
  • 3 credit points of core Business units (excludes MLC101); 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
  • Completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • 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

Core

Bachelor of Laws core units

  • Academic Integrity MAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Legal Research and Statutory Interpretation MLL110
  • Contract MLL111
  • Legal Communication and Ethical Decision Making MLL113
  • Criminal Law MLL114
  • Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts MLL117
  • Torts MLL213
  • Commercial Law MLL215
  • Criminal Procedure MLL218
  • Legal Practice and Ethics MLL235
  • Constitutional Law MLL323
  • Land Law MLL325
  • Property MLL327
  • Corporate Law MLL331
  • Evidence MLL334
  • Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution MLL391
  • Equity and Trusts MLL405
  • Administrative Law MLL424
  • Advanced Legal Problem Solving and Persuasion MLL427
  • Bachelor of Property and Real Estate core units

  • Introduction to Property MMP111
  • Sustainable Construction SRT112 *
  • Property Law and Practice MMP223 #
  • Introduction to Property Development MMP122
  • 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
  • *This unit was previously coded MMP112

    ^This unit was previously coded MMP214

    # This unit was previously coded MMP121

    ~ This unit was previously coded MMP222

    Business core units

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Plus 1 Business and Law Elective unit.

    Elective Units

    Select 6 credit points of elective Law units, including 1 credit point of WIL/practical experiential unit (see list below)

    Students must complete one of the following experiential/ practice units as one of their Law Elective units:

  • Venture Law Clinic MLL337
  • Legal Internship MLL351
  • International Litigation and Dispute Settlement MLL355
  • Civil and Commercial Law Clinic MLL412
  • Employment Law Clinic MLL414
  • Family Law Clinic MLL415
  • Criminal Law Clinic MLL416
  • General Law Elective Units

  • MLL210
  • Personal Injuries Compensation Schemes MLL225
  • Superannuation Law MLL227
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Principles and Practice MLL228
  • MLL229
  • Chinese Commercial Law MLL244
  • International Law MLL277
  • Indian Law MLL282
  • Chinese Commercial Law MLT244 #
  • International Alternative Dispute Resolution MLT266 #
  • Corporate Insolvency Law MLL318
  • Sentencing Law and Practice MLL319
  • Health Law MLL330
  • International Commercial Law MLL336
  • Venture Law Clinic MLL337
  • Workplace Law MLL342
  • Legal Internship MLL351
  • International Litigation and Dispute Settlement MLL355
  • Criminal Justice Study Tour MLT345 #
  • Migration and Refugee Law and Policy MLL394
  • Taxation MLL406
  • Competition Law and Policy MLL409
  • Intellectual Property MLL410
  • Civil and Commercial Law Clinic MLL412
  • Employment Law Clinic MLL414
  • Family Law Clinic MLL415
  • Criminal Law Clinic MLL416
  • MLL417
  • Mining and Energy Law MLL426
  • Special Topics in Cyber Law MLL444
  • #MLT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    Note: Law electives are offered on a rotational basis. Not every unit is offered every year.

    Key information

    Award granted

    Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws

    Year

    2020 course information

    VTAC code
    1400510103 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
    Deakin code
    D396
    CRICOS code?
    080323G
    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

    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

    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

    Entry information

    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

    Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property and Real Estate.

    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 35 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL. 

    Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on:

    • Successful completion of at least 4 credit points of study (equivalent to one trimester/semester of full-time study) at a bachelor level (AQF Level 7) or above, from an accredited higher education institution within the last ten years, and with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM), depending on campus, as follows:
      • 70% Burwood campus
      • 65% Geelong Waterfront campus
      • 60% Cloud campus
    • The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice – with achievement of a minimum percentile rank, depending on campus, as follows:
      • 70% Burwood campus                            
      • 65% Geelong Waterfront campus     
      • 60% Cloud campus                                
    • Applicants with TAFE or equivalent level qualifications (diploma or associate degree studies) are required to sit the STAT.
    • Applicants who have the required study and WAM may still sit the STAT to improve their eligibility for admission if they wish. Under these circumstances, the applicants’ WAM and the STAT result will each be given a 50% weighting.

    *From 1 June 2017 Deakin University changed their admission test for Law from the Australian Law Schools Entrance Test (ALSET) to the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT - multiple choice version). Deakin no longer accepts ALSET test results for entry into Law courses.

    For further details on STAT including booking and preparing for your STAT, please visit the VTAC website.

    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)

    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 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

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    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.

    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 for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC


    Apply direct to Deakin

    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.


    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.


    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

    Career outcomes

    Graduates from our Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws course can expect to pursue a range of careers, including:

    • law reform officer
    • judge
    • conveyancer
    • leasing agent
    • law professor
    • legal adviser
    • mediator
    • legal secretary
    • asset manager
    • land economist
    • leasing agent
    • mortgage finance broker
    • portfolio manager
    • property developer
    • property manager
    • property valuer.

    Professional recognition

    The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements to practice as an Australian lawyer, as set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). Graduates also meet professional accreditation requirements set by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), whilst being meet the academic requirements to be eligible for registration as a Certified Practising Valuer (subject to final approval by the accrediting bodies).

     

    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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