Master of Property

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  • Objectives
    The Master of Property aims to: * engage with specialist topics within a multi-disciplined field of endeavour; * extend the knowledge gained in prior learning and experience into a deeper understanding of the professions in property; * obtain cutting-edge technical and managerial expertise * be informed about the current major research and theoretical aspects of their disciplines; * be able to apply theory to the property; and * be provided with an appropriate advanced program to enable study in a research higher degree.
  • Practical experience
    Professional experience can be an integral part of the program, a unique practical experience enriching the connection to the related fields of work that may also contribute to professional accreditation requirements.
  • Academic title
    Master of Property
  • Course description
    Core Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    702-658  Facility Management (Masters)
    This subject covers the following topics: financial analysis of capital works; strategic planning and accommodation decisions; terotechnology; life cycle costing; cost benefit analysis; development leases; maintenance contract procedures.     Semester 2     12.50

    702-652  Advanced Property Analysis
    This subject aims to give students an understanding of the processes and issues relating to the transfer of freehold and leasehold interests in property with a commercial agency focus within the current legal and market context. The subject will be p...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-865  Environmental Systems (PG)
    This subject covers key elements of building services and sustainability. The services component of the subject (50%) includes refrigeration, heating and air handling plant; air distribution; energy efficiency, and documentation of air-conditioning s...     Semester 2     12.50

    705-625  Planning the Productive City (Masters)
    This subject explores ways that the economic production of goods and services shapes the vitality, structure and planning agenda of cities. It uses an economic sectoral perspective to demonstrate how sectorssuch as manufacturing, transport, services ...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-659  Property Development
    This subject aims to give students the knowledge and skills to be able to operate as a property, design or construction professional in the area of development advice and decision-making in property development. It comprises:The development process a...     Semester 1     12.50

    705-666  Research Methods (Masters)
    This subject is primarily designed to support students who plan to undertake one of the Research Project subjects offered in the Faculty. The emphasis is on helping these students define a research topic, survey the relevant literature, use results o...     Semester 2     12.50


    Please note it is highly recommended that students take subject 702-523 Planning Law and Statutory Planning as a selective subject.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    702-523  Planning Law & Statutory Planning
    This subject covers the legal framework within which urban planning takes place, and the ways in which local provisions (e.g. ‘Planning Schemes' in Victoria) can be used to implement plans by regulating development. It focuses on the...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-669  Property Securitisation
    Topics covered include:The relationship between direct and indirect ownership of property; Property trusts, funds and companies; Partnerships and joint ventures; Subdivisions and time shares; Asset allocation and asset selection; Single property vehi...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-611  Asset Management
    Topics covered include: Advanced life cycle based property asset management; Economic modelling; Asset management optimisation;Functional and economic performance;Standards;Obsolescence;Condition assessment;Maintenance and refurbishment implications;...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-656  Project Management Framework
    This subject will introduce students to specially designed analysis and goal-setting exercises for further development planning relevant to their individual professional backgrounds in a built environment context. Students will explore the overall co...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-663  Corporate Real Estate
    Topics covered in this subject include: Models of CRE management; Corporate Property strategies; Corporate property in a not-for-profit organisation (government and charitable); Corporate Property information and information systems; International an...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-671  International Property Development B
    A series of case studies conducted in two of the following centres: Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore, over two intensive weeks. The fieldwork will be conducted by the University of Hong Kong. Case studies are to be carried out in ...     Semester 2     12.50

    705-655  Research Project A
    This two semester minor thesis project is designed to produce an ordered, critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts, which demonstrates a sound understanding of a topic of the student's choice. Regular meetin...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    705-656  Research Project B
    Students undertake a research project over the semester, thereby gaining experience in posing research questions, searching the literature and in using basic research methods for collecting and analysing data and in presenting the results in a compet...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    702-588  Facade Design and Performance
    This subject provides the student with knowledge on facade technology. the design of building envelopes and their performance. It gives insights on the complexity of this element with regard to the various parties involved in the planning in the proc...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-667  Property Investment
    This subject covers the following subjects: Quantitative methods and financial analysis applied to real property; The place of real property in the investment and finance market; Valuation of cash flows; Investment decision techniques applied to prop...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-670  International Property Development A
    A series of case studies conducted in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore over four intensive weeks. The fieldwork will be conducted by the University of Hong Kong. Case studies are to be carried out in groups. They will cover a range o...     Semester 2     25

    702-662  Resource Friendly Building Operations
    The primary focus of this subject is designing and operating a large scale building in a resource friendly manner. After a short introduction on fundamentals on energy transfer modes and comfort the subject provides the students with knowledge on a v...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-853  Statutory Valuation (PG)
    Topics covered in this subject include: an introduction to property management; building operations and maintenance; information bases; building pathology; asset management; facilities management and planning; sustainability issues in property manage...     Semester 1     12.50

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