The Bachelor of Property and Real Estate has core streams in property valuation and real estate practice, with supporting units comprising business law, accounting, economic principles, consumer behaviour and marketing taught in conjunction with the Faculty of Business and Law, and sustainability from elsewhere in the Faculty of Science and Technology. The course aims to produce graduates prepared for a career in global property and real estate industries, equipped with an understanding of legalities, principles and processes required to fill a professional role in this field, and an appreciation of a professional ethic which emphasises responsibility and responsiveness to community needs.
The course has received professional accreditation by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Graduates will be eligible for registration as a Certified Practising Valuer.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Graduates are highly sought after and find employment as property developers, private or government valuers, property advisors, market research analysts, property sales and acquisitions, financiers, sustainability consultants, funds manager, property and asset managers, leasing agents and land economists. Graduates are 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.
Each level comprises 8 credit points. To satisfy the requirements for granting of the Bachelor of Property and Real Estate degree, a student must complete a course which includes units amounting to at least 24 credit points, of which at least 6 must be at level 3 and no more than 10 must be at level 1.
Students are required to complete 16 credit points of core units and a 6 credit point major sequence in either business management, marketing, property and facilities management or sustainability. Students may opt to complete a double major in property and facilities management and sustainability.
All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.
Property and Facilities Management
SRP111 Introduction to Property
MLC101 Business Law
SRP112 Sustainable Construction
plus one elective unit
SIT010 Safety Induction Program ^
MAE101 Economic Principles #
SRP121 Property Law and Practice
SRP122 Introduction to Property Development
MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making
#MAE101 is also available on Campus at Geelong and off campus in Trimester 1.
SRP211 Statutory Valuation
SRP212 Property Investment
SRP213 Property Economics
SRP214 Commercial Property Construction Studies
SRP221 Property Management
SRP222 Advanced Property Development
MMK277 Marketing Management
plus one elective unit
SRP311 Advanced Property Valuation *
plus three elective units
SRP321 Advanced Property Analysis *
plus three elective units
^ SIT010 is a 0 credit point safety unit.
* Not offered until 2010
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information
Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.
Advanced standing - general
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 Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Advanced standing - specific
The program has been designed to enable mid-year entry at any level and articulate with diploma and advanced diploma programs from both Australia and overseas.