Highlights

  • This double degree combines our new Bachelor of Data Science, and our Bachelor of Property Economics.
  • The Data Science component has been specifically designed and built from the ground up as a specialist data science degree – the only one of its kind in Australia.
  • QUT offers one of the few specialised property courses in Australia. 
  • Study investment, consultancy, asset management, development, valuation and research; and complement those areas of knowledge with the ability to analyse and interrogate data to provide advice on the use, value, management and marketing of property, in order to optimise the benefits from ownership or occupation.
  • Prepares you to work in finance and property as a valuer and adviser, investment analyst, development manager, property and asset manager or funds manager.
  • Complete two degrees in just four years full-time.

Highlights

  • This double degree combines our new Bachelor of Data Science, and our Bachelor of Property Economics.
  • The Data Science component has been specifically designed and built from the ground up as a specialist data science degree – the only one of its kind in Australia.
  • QUT offers one of the few specialised property courses in Australia. 
  • Study investment, consultancy, asset management, development, valuation and research; and complement those areas of knowledge with the ability to analyse and interrogate data to provide advice on the use, value, management and marketing of property, in order to optimise the benefits from ownership or occupation.
  • Prepares you to work in finance and property as a valuer and adviser, investment analyst, development manager, property and asset manager or funds manager.
  • Complete two degrees in just four years full-time.

Why choose this course?

The property sector is one of Australia's largest industries and second largest employers. And, data scientist, as an occupation, has experienced a growth of 492 per cent from 2015 to 2019 (Burning Glass Technologies, National Skills Commission Analysis, 2020). It is widely acknowledged as one of the most desirable careers, not just in Australia, but globally.

Therefore, it would stand to reason that a career combining the skills and knowledge of both a property economist and a data scientist would put you in good stead for success.

Across the world, we are collecting massive amounts of data. It’s the new currency. But that data means very little if we’re not able derive meaningful insights from it. We need skilled data scientists to create meaning with the data.

A significant and accelerating challenge for modern business is managing fast incoming, voluminous and varied data that is increasingly being relied on to make decisions in today's business environment. This course includes an entire unit addressing the emerging frameworks in modern data management.

Property economists are skilled in the ownership, management, investment, valuation and development of a range of property types. Property economists are experts in optimising the returns and performance of this specialist asset class.

 

Real-world learning

Real-world data science is frequently a collaborative effort, and online collaborative tools combined with open source tools for data processing and sharing are proven technologies.

You will be encouraged to become an independent learner through discussion, debate and interaction with peers and teaching staff, independent studies and self-reflection.

You will apply theoretical frameworks to real-world problems, so you can make clear connections between what is learned in the classroom, and your future practice as a data science professional.

Learning opportunities and environments include:

  • use of industry case studies and data sets
  • use of industry software applications and tools
  • use of authentic assessment tasks
  • incorporation of industry-based projects
  • opportunities to engage with industry guest speakers
  • availability of internships.

You are required to undertake 30 days of approved property economics work experience as part of your Work Integrated Learning core unit.

Learn from the best

As an acknowledged leader in data science research and with our Centre of Data Science, QUT is well-placed to provide you with the expertise at the forefront of this exciting discipline.  Our researchers leading the research in the Centre are also the unit coordinators and lecturers in the course.

You’ll be learning from the experts with many years of real-world experience and industry contacts, and who are grounded at the cutting-edge of data science to understand and solve complex challenges and problems.

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What to expect

We offer one of the few specialised property courses in Australia. Property economics at QUT is concerned with all aspects of property with a focus on finance, the commercial property market sector, sustainable development, and environmental and energy efficiency.  You'll gain hands-on, practical experience to supplement your theoretical knowledge.

The Data Science component of your studies covers the theory and the practical tools for data acquisition, storage, management, processing, analysis and visualisation.  Ethical considerations, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills are all given detailed coverage.

Your course progression has been carefully crafted to cater for the diversity of specialist mathematics skills, to scaffold your development in coding – particularly in data science relevant languages – and to prepare you for a rewarding career in data science.

Your studies will culminate with the Data Science Capstone Project, where you’ll work on an extensive project with an industry partner to synthesise your learned skills and techniques to solve more complex authentic problems, which will build your preparedness to enter the workforce.

Data science is an ever-changing landscape and at the completion of this course, you’ll be able to move with it having developed a set of fundamental tools and techniques to lead in transforming industry.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Combining property economics and data science offers diverse and exciting career opportunities.

As a graduate, you will be an agile problem-solver, capable of tackling real-world problems by applying the insights gained from extracting knowledge from data.  Your comprehensive knowledge of data science tools and techniques will be employed to design new solutions that drive progress and innovation, guided at all times by your appreciation of the ethical considerations concerning the use of data in decision-making.

You’ll be highly knowledgeable and experienced in selecting from, and applying, appropriate statistical, computational and modelling techniques including scalable approaches to big data, and working with complex or unstructured data.

You'll be equally as skilled in property valuation, property management, asset and funds management, and be able to provide strategic advice in the real estate, banking and finance sectors.

You may work in private enterprise or as an employee of property development, valuation, property management, professional services investment or property finance companies. You may also work in government departments and local authorities concerned with rating, compulsory acquisitions, property development or property and portfolio management. Your work will usually combine a mix of office and field work. 

You will be more than capable of effectively communicating your data-driven insights to broader audiences, expert and non-expert alike.  You will be experienced at interacting effectively within teams, working independently, and in appraising your own continuing professional development. 

Professional recognition

The Property Economics degree meets the education requirements for professional accreditation and membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Australian Property Institute (API) – Certified Practising Valuers (CPV), Certified Development Practioner (CDP), Certified Property Manager (CPM), and Certified Property Practitioner (CPP); the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland; and the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVAEP), Malaysia.

Possible careers

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Pricing analyst
  • Property Development
  • Property Economist
  • Property Management
  • Property Valuer
  • Real Estate

Details and units

This course allows students to combine their interest in the property industry in the Australian and international economy with a data science degree and graduate with a diverse set of skills to enhance employment options in both fields. Across this double degree, students benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers, practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during their studies, classes with leading and expert teachers, international study and placement opportunities, and the convenience of a city-based campus.

Course structures will be available soon.

This course allows students to combine their interest in the property industry in the Australian and international economy with a data science degree and graduate with a diverse set of skills to enhance employment options in both fields. Across this double degree, students benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers, practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during their studies, classes with leading and expert teachers, international study and placement opportunities, and the convenience of a city-based campus.

Course structures will be available soon.

Requirements

This double-degree is being offered for the first time in 2021.

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID30
QTAC code
419992
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2020

419992 Bachelor of Data Science/Bachelor of Property Economics

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2020 information is not available.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $33,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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