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Master of Property

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM190

CRICOS 086021F

As the world becomes more urbanised the role of property developers becomes  increasingly critical.  All countries are witnessing a  huge amount of public and private investment in land, buildings, offices, housing, retail and recreation facilities   in rapidly expanding urban areas around the world. The challenge of ensuring that these developments are safe, productive and  sustainable and provide a high quality of accommodation for their occupiers as well as a return on investment for their sponsors is the task of property developers. Investors and businesses also need to be assured that they have allocated resources in property in a wise and timely manner. Property experts are qualified to provide advice in these circumstances.

The Master of Property draws on expertise across the Faculty of the Professions to provide an holistic approach to the study of property. The degree is hosted by the School of Architecture and Built Environment and places property  development as its focus.  Graduates of the Master of Property  will be attractive to a range of employers including  property development companies, property consultants, government agencies, lending institutions and large companies with significant property portfolios in Australia and internationally.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM190
    Mid-year entry Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree with a GPA of at least 5.0 (out of 7.0). 
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants with a completed undergraduate degree but who have a GPA of less than 5.0 (out of 7.0) must submit a Curriculum Vitae to the School of Architecture and Built Environment.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM190
    The University may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who show evidence of fitness for candidature.

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 086021F
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    International Qualifications A completed Bachelors degree with at least a credit average
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $24,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    • Property analyst
    • Property development adviser
    • Property investment adviser
    • Property manager

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Property will be accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The university is currently negotiating this accreditation which will be available for all graduates of the Master of Property program.
  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    The degree shares a number of its introductory first year courses with master's degrees in Business, Economics, Law, Planning and Project Management. The degree also shares a studio with the Master of Architecture and Master of Planning.

    The urban development process is a central area for study that prepares students for negotiation with architects, planners, development financiers  and landowners.

    The program includes an International Property course which takes place in an international location outside of Australia.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Year Level 1
    Core courses CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance
    GEOG 5093: Introduction to Urbanisation
    LAW 7177: Introduction to Australian Law
    PROP 7000: Development and Construction
    CORPFIN 7049: Real Estate Valuation and Investment
    ECON 7200: Economic Principles
    LAW 7123: Perspectives on Property Law and Society
    PROJMGNT 5021: Applied Project Management I
    Year Level 2
    Core courses ARCH 7042: Designing Research (M)
    ARCH 7045: Development Studio
    PROP 7001: Property Research and Marketing
    PROP 7002: International Property
    PROP 7003: Property Asset Management
    PROP 7004: Property Dissertation
    Note: Current students should refer to this link for study plans and enrolment details.


    Assessment takes a number of forms including written reports and essays, studio based  development exercises, oral presentations and simulations of real life property scenarios as well as formal examinations.  A capstone  Development Studio project puts Property students alongside Planning and Architecture students in a major development and design simulation. A final Dissertation allows students to demonstrate their mastery of  property issues through a significant supervised study.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 26 Oct 2017