Property and Development

Master of Property and Development

Prog. Code: 
8127
Duration: 
1.7 years full-time
Entry
Term 1, Term 3
Delivery Options
Full-time, Part-time
Commonwealth Supported Places
No
Professional Accreditation
This program is currently an academic qualification for Associate Membership of the Australian Property Institute (API).

Develop a strong background in property development and investment

The Master of Property and Development program is for professionals wanting to upskill and interested in a career in development, investment and management of property and infrastructure or any professions that serve this industry.

This degree provides you with an opportunity to understand the principles of property development and investment and apply them across different phases of the property development and investment cycle to achieve successful outcomes in terms of financial viability, risk management, and sustainability. 

It teaches you to communicate and collaborate with others who have different backgrounds and perspectives which is an important quality in property development and investment practices due to the interdisciplinary nature of the property industry. 

The program also equips you with the ability to think critically to apply theories for solving property development and investment issues. It encourages you to demonstrate analytical thinking by planning and executing research and professional development projects to continuously advance their practices to sustain competitive advantage in today’s dynamic business environment.

The Master of Property and Development is offered as either a 1.7-year program or a 1-year program depending on your previous studies and experience.

Key Information

Program details

The Master of Property and Development is offered as either a 1.7-year program or a 1-year program. 

1 Year Master of Property and Development
The 1-year program consists of 8 courses (48 Units Of Credit/UOC).

The program includes:

  • 6 Core Courses
  • 2 Elective Courses from a prescribed list

1.7 Year Master of Property and Development
The 1.7-year program consists of 9 courses and a research project (72 Units Of Credit/UOC).

The program includes:

  • 7 Core Courses
  • 2 Elective Courses from a prescribed list
  • 1 Research Project

Research Project 
In your final semester of study, you'll devise and independently undertake a major research project, where you'll focus on a particular area of specialised interest and build further depth and expertise to the critical ideas and knowledge you have already gained. You'll also complete a research seminar which will provide you with a range of research-based tools needed to complete the major research project.  

Key Areas of Study
Property Performance Analysis
Property Valuation
Property Investment and Finance
Property Industry Application
Property Development and Feasibility Analysis
Real Property Law

For course listing, descriptions and timetables please see the UNSW Online Handbook. 

Accreditation

This program is currently an academic qualification for Associate Membership of the Australian Property Institute (API).

Career opportunities

Career opportunities
You will develop a strong background in property development and investment, which will enable you to:

  • Manage large commercial property portfolios

  • Work in a corporate real estate, or

  • Develop careers in financial institutions (banking and investment)

Upon graduation, you will be able to engage with the property profession and industry by participating in a wide range of activities such as:

  • Property development

  • Property analysis

  • Property finance

  • Property agency

  • Property management

  • Asset and facilities management

Related Degrees
Graduate Certificate in Property and Development

Why UNSW Built Environment
  • Professional accreditation

  • Dynamic program to adapt to current changes

  • Learn from academic expertise

  • Graduate Certificate entry available

  • UNSW ranks 25th in the world and 4th in Australia in Architecture/Built Environment (QS World Rankings 2019)
  • World class alumni connections

  • UNSW Sydney ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019)

  • UNSW has invested over $1.2 billion in student facilities and accommodation

  • Member of prestigious Group of Eight (Go8)

  • Strong industry links and partnerships

  • In the 2015 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) UNSW was rated as the equal-top university nationally in Built Environment and Design. Its rating in Urban Planning research was also the joint highest in Australia.

Entry requirements

1.7 year (72 UOC) program

To be eligible for this program you must have: 

  • Undergraduate degree in a *Related field with a credit average OR
  • Undergraduate degree in any field with a credit average plus 3 years property industry experience at a management level OR
  • Graduate Certificate in Property Development with a credit average.

1 year (48 UOC) program

Additionally, students who meet one of the following criteria will receive advanced standing of 24 UOC which is the final research semester. These students will not be required to undertake BENV7020 Research Seminar (6 UOC), REST0018 Research Project (12 UOC) and one 6 UOC elective.

To be eligible for this program you must have: 

  • Undergraduate **Honours degree with a credit average in a *Related field OR
  • Undergraduate **Honours degree with a credit average in any field plus 3 years property industry experience at a managerial level OR
  • Masters degree in a *Related field with a credit average

*Related field: Studies in built environment disciplines, engineering, business or law.

** Definition of an Honours degree: An Honours degree consists of usually a year-long research program as part of a Bachelor's degree, either as an addition to a general Bachelor’s degree or an embedded program in the final year of a specialised Bachelor's degree. In the Honours degree, students shall complete selected courses within a supervised program of research (either field, laboratory, archival exploration or design based), and produce a high-quality research thesis or design work which is marked/graded. The Honours degree requires students to demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge through independent or self-directed research and critical thinking as required by the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) level 8. 

How to apply

All domestic and international students can apply for postgraduate coursework online:

Application deadlines:

  • Term 1 (February) - apply by 30 November*
  • Term 3 (September) - apply by 31 July

Late applications may be accepted after the closing dates subject to the availability of places.

If you gain entry into a program at UNSW, you can then be assessed for transfer credit for courses (subjects) studied in your previous degree. 

Scholarships
Fees and expenses
Our students

The Master of Property and Development provided exposure to international markets and networks. The staff is accessible and well connected within the industry and through them, I was able to work on real projects

Brian Marshall, Alumnus

Our staff

Head of Discipline

Dr Yat Lam
Discipline Director Construction Management and Property (acting)

Lecturer

Dr Rotimi Abidoye
Lecturer of Property and Development