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Bachelor of Property Economics

 

Why I chose to study Property Economics at UTS

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City campus

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81.85

Min. duration
3 years full time or
equiv. part time

course codes
UTS: C10310v1
CRICOS: 079553C
UAC: 602033

For students who have thought about a career in business, economics or property, the Bachelor of Property Economics provides the edge to get started in a global industry.

In this degree students learn the specialist knowledge required to enter the property sector, with skills in property valuation, market analysis, investment and development. Their skill set is just as relevant locally as it is internationally.

This degree covers economic, legal and financial disciplines, giving students the flexibility to pursue a variety of career paths. This business knowledge is also transferable, providing options for a transition to other sectors as careers develop.

For students who have thought about a career in business, economics or property, the Bachelor of Property Economics provides the edge to get started in a global industry.

In this degree students learn the specialist knowledge required to enter the property sector, with skills in property valuation, market analysis, investment and development. Their skill set is just as relevant locally as it is internationally.

This degree covers economic, legal and financial disciplines, giving students the flexibility to pursue a variety of career paths. This business knowledge is also transferable, providing options for a transition to other sectors as careers develop.

UTS graduates are highly sought after and have excellent starting salaries: the property industry actively recruits property economics students. Most students are working in the industry by their third year of study.

This job-readiness results from UTS's industry connections: the curriculum was developed in consultation with industry, guest lecturers come from industry, and students work with real-world projects such as Barangaroo, Central Park and Green Square.

The degree structures classes so that students do a mixture of individual and team-based work, mixing theory and practice. This means graduates seamlessly fit into team-based, workplace environments.

Course aims

This course develops a broad base of knowledge of many aspects of the property industry including central concepts of law, economics, finance and valuation, and related fields of property management, construction, development, urban planning and accounting. This provides students with a broad and coherent understanding of property alongside a deeper understanding of valuation and the legal, economic and financial concepts that underpin valuation.

Typical study program

The typical course program is shown below.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
16467 Built Environment Law and Ethics616467
16466 Built Environment Economics616466
16631 Construction and Development Process616631
16234 Property Valuation616234
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
16632 Built Environment Law and Professional Practice616632
16633 Microeconomics for Property616633
16634 Financial Analysis616634
16264 Property Accounting and Financial Management616264

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$20,830 to A$40,800 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $596. The total credit points are 144.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include property valuer, property and asset manager, property market analyst, property sales and acquisitions, property developer, funds manager, and corporate real estate adviser.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90820 Core subjects (Property Economics)120
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB)24
Total144

Course structure explained

The course comprises a total of 144 credit points.

Industrial training/professional practice

In addition to attending classes, students are encouraged to gain practical experience in appropriate professional or industrial organisations. Full-time students undertake practical studies as part of the program included in core subjects.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a three-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through the Universities Admissions Centre.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics and any two units of English.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Credit recognition

Students with prior academic or industrial experience are considered for credit recognition and may be given the opportunity to tailor their program of study in line with subjects completed previously at other institutions.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

Australian Property Institute (API); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Property Economics in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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