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Develop understanding of property fundamentals to build a successful career in the property industry.
RMIT’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Property and Valuation) (Honours) provides you with deep knowledge of the property sector to allow you to specialise in all the subsets of property and valuation.
This program focuses on developing the skills you need, to understand the features and characteristics of a diverse range of property types and investment instruments.
What you will gain through this program
The majority of individual and company wealth is made, or held in property assets. A firm understanding of property fundamentals including valuation, property management, development and investment markets is critical to your success in the property industry.
In this program you will develop your competency to identify, analyse and resolve problems relating to business in general, and property and valuation in particular.
Why study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Property and Valuation) (Honours) at RMIT?
Over four decades of experience in property education has given RMIT strong insight into trends occurring within the property professions. Staff members are actively involved with the professional bodies and regularly liaise with industry and employers.
This program has been developed to reflect the skills that employers and professional bodies are looking for in graduates.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The majority of classes are held within spaces specifically designed to enable prime class interaction. You will attend lectures, tutorials, workshops and site visits.
The majority of staff members that teach in this program have been industry leaders within their specific disciplines, and industry experts conduct the specialist valuation courses.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, industry projects, research projects and practical assignments.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This program is part of the
You have the option to undertake work experience in your 3rd and 4th year. Industry experience receives significant support from the property industry, with employers actively seeking RMIT students.
During work experience you are employed part-time with a property firm. You’re required to complete a minimum number of hours over a semester and you will be required to keep a work experience reflective journal.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Careers within the property industry are stable, due to the physical need for a place to invest, live and work. Property forms the foundation of the economy and is a necessity for all businesses whether they purchase or lease their place of occupancy, or need it to expand or contract their business.
The economy may rise or fall but in all economic environments, there is a need for people skilled in managing, protecting and growing the investments of others.
Description of job titles:
- Property fund managers/portfolio managers/asset managers - responsible for the strategy of a large portfolio of investment properties such as shopping centres, office buildings or industrial complexes. They can make decisions and recommendations to their employer or clients on property portfolio management and property investment/finance matters.
- Property developers - involved in the various property development stages, from the initial proposal to the disposal of the developed property. The process and activities require entrepreneurial flair, along with a sound understanding of the financial returns, financing options, government planning requirements, marketing and negotiation skills. Graduates can opt for self-employment or working for small to large organisations to maximise financial returns from their property holdings.
- Property analysts/researchers - employed by private organisations like real estate companies, insurance companies, property developers, banks and other financial institutions, or by government departments. They may also be self-employed as private consultants.
- Property valuer - As a valuer you will deal with all aspects of property valuation including land and improvements in all asset classes including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, special purpose and rural.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) which has reciprocity agreements with countries like Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore, and membership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which is recognised worldwide. This program provides the academic base required for membership to RICS. The API bodies also require applicants to have work experience, and meet other membership criteria to become certified practising valuers (CPV).
Students have the option to study overseas for a semester as an exchange or Study Abroad student.
Over the last 10 years students have completed global intensives in the UAE (predominantly Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji and New Zealand. These tours allow you to see first hand how property developments are conducted in different environments and/or cultures.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office (EAO) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.