Bachelor of Property and Real Estate

Undergraduate degree

A Bachelor of Property and Real Estate is an Australian accredited course providing you with qualifications to work in a variety of property fields.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

3 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

Gain the broad skills you need to forge a career in real estate, from property development and valuation, to the business principles of law and accounting. This industry-led course is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), ensuring you graduate with a qualification that meets the needs of an evolving property industry.

Connect with leaders in property and real estate from day one and build professional relationships that kickstart your career growth when you graduate. You'll have the opportunity to secure industry placements that train you in the practical skills employers value. And you can even gain a global perspective of property and real estate by joining an international study tour.

Dreaming of a career as a top property professional?

You'll learn from leaders who are specialists and active in the field, so you’re always benefiting from the most current approaches and ideas, research and expanding your own connections.

These world-class educators will take you through everything you need to know about:

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

As a graduate from this reputable and comprehensive course, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running from your very first day.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, students must attain a total of 24 credit points plus 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:-

  • 16 credit points of core units (12 credit points of Property and Real Estate units and 4 credit points of Commerce units)
  • completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • 8 credit points of electives (which may include a 4 cpt minor sequence in either Wealth Management, Finance, Sustainability, Global Studies or Economics)
  • Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points

Core units

Property and Real Estate

  • Introduction to Property
  • Sustainable Construction *
  • Introduction to Property Development
  • Statutory Valuation
  • Property Investment
  • Property Economics
  • Commercial Property Construction Studies ^
  • Property Management
  • Property Law and Practice +
  • Advanced Property Analysis
  • Advanced Property Development ~
  • Advanced Property Valuation
  • Commerce

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Economic Principles #
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Law for Commerce
  • #MAE101 is also available in Campus mode at Waterfront (Geelong) and in Cloud (online) mode in Trimester 1.

    *This unit was previously coded MMP112

    ^This unit was previously coded MMP214

    +This unit was previously coded MMP121

    ~This unit was previously coded MMP222

    Compulsory 0-credit point unit

    To be completed in the first trimester of study

  • Academic Integrity
  • Minor sequences

    Refer to the details of each minor sequence for availability

    Elective units

    Plus 8 credit points of general undergraduate units selected from the Faculty of Business and Law or from other faculties within the University (which may include a minor sequence listed).

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Property and Real Estate
    Year

    2021 course information

    VTAC code
    1400514453 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
    Deakin code
    M348
    CRICOS code?
    060343B
    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:
      • 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.

    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.

    More information: WIL Programs

    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following.

    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

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Higher education experience

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, 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 other than EAL or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    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.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    VET education experience

    If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, 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.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    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.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, 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 other than EAL or equivalent.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

    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.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.  Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy outlines the principles of selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    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. A study score of 30 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 3 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.

    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 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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    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 through Deakin

    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.

    Entry pathways

    Further study options

    Graduates of this course may wish to pursue postgraduate study, specifically a Master of Business Administration or Master of Planning (or equivalent qualification), or (for Honours students) a Masters or PhD by research, subject to performance. Note to be eligible for entry into the Master of Business Administration, also requires students to have two years relevant work experience.

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    With this qualification, you'll be able to specialise in all facets of the real estate market, including commercial and industrial property, residential property and other related land uses in the built environment. Better still, you’ll be well placed to capitalise on Australia’s population and housing boom. Graduate ready to explore career opportunities across a variety of roles including:

    • asset manager
    • land economist
    • leasing agent
    • mortgage finance broker
    • portfolio manager
    • property developer
    • property manager
    • valuer

    Professional recognition

    Deakin Business School is in the top 1% of business schools globally by holding 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 (www.api.org.au) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (www.rics.org.au).. 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.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Employ broad and coherent theoretical and technical property and real estate knowledge and apply legal and ethical standards in the fields relating to property development, investment, valuation and property management in private and commercial real estate markets, both nationally and internationally.
    Communication Prepare and present a selection of reports on property concepts and information for a range of stakeholders including investors, developers, regulators and clients.
    Digital literacy Identify, locate, evaluate, and synthesise information about market and submarket trends and forecasts, economic influences, statutory requirements and industry practices. Communicate information and solutions to stakeholders utilising a range of diagnostic, analytical and reporting technologies.
    Critical thinking Evaluate and analyse property related issues and data on property markets and indicators to make recommendations for maximising property outcomes.
    Problem solving Apply legal property evaluation and property appraisal methodologies to identify solutions and sustainability strategies for a diverse range of authentic problems in property.
    Self-management Apply skills and knowledge to independently undertake educational activities that require considerable planning
    Teamwork Collaborate with others to examine contemporary issues in property
    Global citizenship Apply the interconnected principles of property planning, design, construction, management, maintenance and transference to a range of different environments and contexts reflecting social, sustainable, ethical, economic, and global perspectives.