Master of Property

Command the property market

The world is becoming more and more urbanised. Investments in land, infrastructure, offices, housing, retail and recreation facilities are increasing across the globe.

Property developers work to get the best results for all involved. They make sure developments are safe, productive, sustainable, high-quality and profitable.

What will you do?

Our Master of Property is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. It draws on the expertise of multiple University faculties. You will:

  • take core courses in finance, project management, law, development and construction
  • build skills through development and design simulations
  • travel overseas for a course on International Property
  • share a studio with the Master of Architecture and Master of Planning students
  • complete a major supervised project on property issues.

Where could it take you?

You might assess the feasibility of a multi-storey tower in Dubai. You could work with landlords and tenants managing retail centres in Sydney. Perhaps you’ll assess the redevelopment potential of properties or advise sponsors on how best to invest.

Note: The program is offered in semester mode with intakes in February and July.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM190
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

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.
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree with a GPA of at least 5.0 (out of 7.0).
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM190

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place


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

Find a Scholarship.


Career Readiness

Graduates of the Master of Property will appeal 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.

Graduates will be well equipped to pursue careers as a property analyst, property development adviser, property investment adviser or 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 and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Property program is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. RICS accreditation is an internationally recognised professional standard which allows graduates to work in the property industry in many countries around the world.

The Master of Property program is accredited by Consumer and Business Services. CBS accreditation allows graduates to register as land agents, sales representatives or property managers in South Australia.

Potential careers

Property Analyst, Property Development Adviser, Property Investment Adviser, Property Manager

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

Core Courses
Students must complete all of the following:

Research Dissertation
Students must complete the following:

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.


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.


After completing a bachelor majoring in mural art I worked as an art designer in Shanghai, China before studying in Australia. I chose to study a property degree because I wanted to combine art with property to create healthy and enjoyable places for people to live, work, and stay in.

The course content and potential career opportunities, are the main reasons I chose to study the Master of Property degree at the University of Adelaide. The course content allows us to learn about professional property development while giving students practical property development opportunities in Australia.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021