Highlights

  • Study investment, consultancy, asset management, development, valuation and research.
  • Learn to provide advice on the use, value, management and marketing of property, in order to optimise the benefits from ownership or occupation.
  • Gain practical experience with Work Integrated Learning.
  • Prepares you to work in finance and property as a valuer and adviser, investment analyst, development manager, property and asset manager or funds manager.

Highlights

  • Study investment, consultancy, asset management, development, valuation and research.
  • Learn to provide advice on the use, value, management and marketing of property, in order to optimise the benefits from ownership or occupation.
  • Gain practical experience with Work Integrated Learning.
  • Prepares you to work in finance and property as a valuer and adviser, investment analyst, development manager, property and asset manager or funds manager.

Why choose this course?

QUT offers one of the few specialised property courses in Australia. Property economics at QUT is concerned with all aspects of property: investment, asset management, development, valuation and research, with a focus on finance and the commercial property market sector. You will gain hands-on, practical experience to supplement your theoretical knowledge.

In line with faculty priorities, this course has a focus on sustainable development and environmental and energy efficiency in all forms of property.

The flexible structure of the course enables you to choose a second specialisation or groups of minor units to match your career aspirations and personal goals. This maximises your employment opportunities, offering breadth of knowledge and a real focus based on your unique study plan. 

Real-world learning

Our property economics teaching staff are real-world academics and work with industry partners to ensure our content is current and up to industry standard.

We also prepare our students for the real world with work-integrated learning. Students of the property economics major are required to undertake 30 days of approved property economics work experience as part of our Work Integrated Learning core unit. This allows our students to build on what they have studied in class and experience real workplaces and business practices.

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What to expect

The property sector is one of Australia’s largest industries and second largest employer. 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.

Work integrated learning

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

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a property economics graduate, you will have career opportunities in property valuation, property consultancy, strategic advice, real estate, banking and finance, property management, and funds management in both the public and private sectors.

Careers in property economics may include property valuer and adviser, investment analyst, development manager, property and asset manager, funds manager and positions in corporate real estate.

You may work in your own 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. 

Professional recognition

This 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

  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Manager
  • Property Development
  • Property Economist
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate

Details and units

Your QUT Bachelor of Property Economics degree consists of 288 credit points (24 units) comprising:

48 credit points (4 units) of core units, including a professional practice unit that requires completion of 30 days of workplace learning and a capstone project unit. 144 credit points (12 units) of Property Economics discipline units, and 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a Second Major (8 unit set) or two Minors (4 unit set each).

Property Economics Core Units
These units will engage you with property economics from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the industry and the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field, as well as introduce some key foundational knowledge.

Property Economics Discipline Units
These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with graduate level units. They focus on developing knowledge, practice and higher order thinking.

Complementary Studies Options provide an opportunity to undertake studies in a range of other Urban Development discipline areas such as Urban and Regional Planning and Construction Management or diversify to gain additional professional skills and knowledge from outside the traditional built environment disciplines.

  • A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second Urban Development discipline such as Construction Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Accountancy or Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.
  • Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowledge and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary 'non-discipline' skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Your QUT Bachelor of Property Economics degree consists of 288 credit points (24 units) comprising:

48 credit points (4 units) of core units, including a professional practice unit that requires completion of 30 days of workplace learning and a capstone project unit. 144 credit points (12 units) of Property Economics discipline units, and 96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a Second Major (8 unit set) or two Minors (4 unit set each).

Property Economics Core Units
These units will engage you with property economics from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the industry and the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field, as well as  introduce some key foundational knowledge.

Property Economics Discipline Units
These units give you discipline level knowledge, skills and application competencies from introductory through intermediate, culminating with graduate level units. They focus on developing knowledge, practice and higher order thinking.

Complementary Studies Options provide an opportunity to undertake studies in a range of other Urban Development discipline areas such as Urban and Regional Planning and Construction Management or diversify to gain additional professional skills and knowledge from outside the traditional built environment disciplines.

  • A second major provides the opportunity for you to undertake significant studies in a second Urban Development discipline such as Construction Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Accountancy or Applied Economics and Finance. Second majors are also designed to provide diverse professional skills and knowledge beyond the traditional reaches of the built environment curriculum and can offer a range of study options in other fields.
  • Minors will allow you undertake studies in a companion discipline. They are designed to provide you with introductory to intermediate level knowledge and skills in areas complementary to your studies. You can choose a minor from other built environment disciplines. There are also minors designed to distinguish students in the employment marketplace with complementary 'non-discipline' skills and competencies that you can choose from a range of inter- and intra-faculty disciplines.

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
UD05
QTAC code
412322
CRICOS code
080478K
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
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 strongly 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)
  • General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

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Year 12 early offer scheme

If you're a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on the last day of Queensland Year 12, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank.

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Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 77.00 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.

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Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

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

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 95.80
Selection rank 95.80
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 80.30
Selection rank 80.30
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 63.40
Selection rank 71.35

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

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

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

Subject prerequisites
  • General Mathematics, or 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 in these areas:

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

More about assumed knowledge

ATAR/selection rank
70.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 77.00 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. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $13,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $31,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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