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OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

  • 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.
QTAC course code412322
QUT course code UD05
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 080478K
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Manager
  • Property Development
  • Property Economist
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate


Property is one of the major asset classes in a diversified investment portfolio and is a crucial component in business operations and the social wellbeing of individuals. Property economists are skilled in the ownership, management, valuation and development of a range of property types. Property economists are experts in optimising the returns and performance of this specialist asset class. 

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. 

Career 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 is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and meets the membership requirements of a Certified Property Practitioner (CPP). With completion of the Property Valuation Accreditation Minor (Property Software, Boutique Valuation, Property Legislation, Transaction Process) this degree meets the additional educational requirements for professional accreditation and membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuation pathway; the Australian Property Institute (API) – Certified Practising Valuers (CVP); the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland; and the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (BOVEA), Malaysia.

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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Property Economics

The QUT Bachelor of Property Economics degree consists of 288 credit points (24 units) arranged as follows:

a)   72 credit points (six units) of property economics core units, which includes a work integrated learning unit that requires completion of 30 days of workplace learning

b)   120 credit points (10 units) of property economics discipline units

c)    96 credit points of complementary studies comprising of either a second major (eight unit set) or two minors (four unit set each).

Property economics core units

These units will engage you in understanding property economics from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, expose you to the various outcomes available for pursuing studies in this field and introduce the fundamental basis for policy and practice. Later core units, together with the discipline specific units, will progress your learning development through experiential and enquiry based learning in collaborative environments.

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

Complementary studies may be taken as a second major of 96 credit points or two minors of 48 credit points each. Experiential minors in work integrated learning as well as student exchange are also available.

Second majors

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.

Property valuation accreditation minor

This is an extension minor option for property economics students and may be taken as part of your complementary studies. The minor will provide you with additional property valuation studies: to meet the educational requirements for professional accreditation and membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuation pathway; to meet the educational standards required for those graduates who wish to become Certified Practising Valuers (CVP) with the Australian Property Institute (API); and to meet the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland and the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia educational requirements.

Pathways to further study

The QUT Bachelor of Property Economics is located at Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Eligible graduates may continue their studies in this discipline with an additional honours year in (UD10)  Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours).

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 12

Rank 73

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English
  • Maths A, B or C

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with (4, SA) sound achievement.

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $10,300 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $10,300 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Property Economics

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (412322) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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