Property and real estate


Careers in property and real estate are dynamic, ranging from property development and valuation, through to portfolio management and leasing. Our accredited courses are renowned for their global perspective, industry relevance and high graduate employability.

Explore your study options

Graduate ready for the booming property industry with Victoria’s only three-year undergraduate degree in property. Or grow your career with a postgraduate course that fits your life commitments. Our courses focus on commercial and residential property development, investment, market analysis and economics, valuation and sustainability.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Choose a property and real estate degree that will get you work ready

Australia’s property industry is huge and diverse – worth $10.4 trillion in residential real estate alone. Whether you want to be a developer, manager or work in government, a Deakin property course will equip you to launch your career with confidence.

Set your career direction

Specialise in commercial and industrial, residential property, or sustainable development to navigate a mega industry. Graduate with versatile expertise that spans property economics, property investment, property law and practice, and statutory valuation.

Learn the dynamics of the property industry

It takes many stakeholders to develop and manage property. Learn how collaboration drives the industry across its economic, financial, legal and environmental dimensions. Enhance your understanding of a complex sector with commercial experience and insight from our industry connections.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate and the Graduate Diploma of Property are accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API). Additionally, the bachelor degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), meaning you graduate with a qualification that meets the needs of an evolving industry.​

Both courses* meet the academic requirements for membership as a Certified Practising Valuer through API.

Top professional roles in property and real estate

Demand for property and real estate services professionals is projected to increase by 14.5% by 2033 according to Australian Government employment projections.^ Related fields such as investment and portfolio management are also high growth industries.

Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

  • 2,790 new jobs for land economists and valuers.
  • 6,350 new jobs for property operators.
  • 19,810 new jobs in real estate services.
  • 22,050 new jobs in auxiliary finance and investment services (inc. portfolio management).

Graduate with an employment advantage

Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, meaning we are globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. As one of the top 3 business schools in Victoria, a Deakin property and real estate qualification will distinguish you from your peers.

For me, the degree has been a real bonus and has already opened a lot of doors and opportunities. I think employers appreciate the hard work that goes into a degree, and I know it has been a key factor in accelerating both my learning and my career.

Pana Kritikos

Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, Senior Executive Industrial/Commercial, Crabtrees Real Estate

World-class teaching experiences

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Immerse yourself in the industry

You’ll enjoy work-integrated learning opportunities in the property and real estate industry. Accelerate your progression with exposure to the commercial operations of some of the biggest names in the game.

Hands-on learning

With case studies and assessments based on current industry scenarios, your learning will bridge the gap between academic foundations and application of your knowledge in real-world situations.

Gain international experience

Develop an international perspective through study tours, short-term partner programs and international internships. Consider an urban design internship in Indonesia or take a short-term program at a business school in Europe, the UK or North or South America.

Develop a sustainable career

Sustainable development is critical to the health of the property sector. From the specialisation in the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate, to case studies based on real developments, you’ll learn how to implement sustainable practices in your career.

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*Students who complete the graduate diploma must show evidence of prior study in accounting and finance, business law, and property economics, or economics.

^Jobs and Skills Australia, National Employment Projections 2023 to 2033

Contact us

Got a question about our property and real estate courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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