Property Development and Valuation
Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJRU-PROPVCurtin Business School
Property is functional space from a family home to a block of units, a suit of offices, a rural retreat or a skyscraper. Whatever the shape, size or style, there are property professionals involved at all stages of property development. The property field is broad, offering many areas of specialisation such as:
- Property and facilities management
- Property economics
- Property investment and analysis
- Acquisitions, sales and leasing
- Property finance, development and valuation.
It is suited to people who are interested in residential and commercial property, enjoy networking and want to work in a varied, dynamic and international profession. Careers in property may be in roles such as commercial property manager, real estate broker, property valuer, real estate analyst, property developer or roles in property investment and finance.
What the course involves:
In this major you will be engaged by experienced industry professionals and study in an industry-focused learning environment. You will study a number of disciplines such as:
- investment analysis
- valuation theory and practice.
Study units help you to maximise your knowledge in the areas of property development, finance, investment, sales and leasing and law.
In your final year as a Property Valuations student, you will be assigned to a fully API-qualified mentor from a pool of real estate professionals in Western Australia for a three-week practical placement.
Completing this major can give you the necessary educational requirements to qualify for Australian Property Institute membership at the Certified Practising Valuer level, after an approved period of further industry training.
Property Valuation provides education and training in the property industry to meet accreditation requirements. It is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
This course can help you become a:
- Commercial Property Manager
- Real Estate Broker
- Real Estate Analyst
- Property Developer
- Property Valuer.
Graduates meet the educational requirements for Graduate Members of the Australian Property Institute. Following two years of work experience in valuation and sitting a professional interview, graduates can become Certified Practising Valuers recognised by the Land Valuers Licensing Board. Graduates can (after required work experience) become Real Estate Agents holding the Triennial Certificate for the Real Estate and Business Agents Supervisory Board.
Credit for previous study
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Business School to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.
How this course will make you industry ready
In your final year you will be assigned a mentor from a pool of experienced real estate professionals in Western Australia, receiving guidance and support throughout a three week practicum.
Full Course Structure
Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.
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Indicative TER (ATAR)
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Essential WACE courses:
At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B
Desirable WACE courses:Mathematics 2C/2D
Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius, Sarawak or Sydney
This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
February or July
Full-time or part-time
On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
3 years full-time
Fees (indicative first year only):
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.