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C04294v1 Master of Real Estate Investment

Award(s): Master of Real Estate Investment (MRealEstateInv)
UAC code: 940124 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084258A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The UTS Master of Real Estate Investment gives investment, property and finance professionals a competitive advantage in the global property investment boom. It deals with the finance, investment, management, valuation and analysis knowledge required to succeed in the global real estate investment sector. Students are able to integrate highly sought-after property and finance skillsets and advance their career.

Through this degree students learn to understand and analyse the many sociopolitical, economic, financial and environmental factors that drive property investment decisions in a globalised world. They benefit from the faculty staff's academic research and significant industry experience. A number of the course's sessional lecturers have over 30 years' corporate experience.

Students are standout professionals, with a strong record in their industry and recognised qualifications. This calibre of students enables unique networking opportunities and rewarding peer-to-peer learning. Most subjects are offered in intensive blocks that accommodate busy work lives, with the exception of two MBA subjects offered in evening sessions.

Course aims

The course deals in depth with investment vehicles, capital markets, financial management, and the underlying drivers of property values. Specialised subjects investigate the investment considerations associated with retail, office, and other commercial assets. Real estate investment trusts and funds management are covered in depth in separate subjects.

UTS has worked closely with leading professionals to ensure that students are able to address existing knowledge gaps within the industry.

Career options

This degree provides the analytical skills for professionals to be promoted more rapidly into decision-making and leadership positions, or gain access to boutique real estate investment firms.

Career opportunities may include advising or managing property investment portfolios, acquisitions and sales, within the property or finance industry, or working for a specialist research firm that does market analysis, forecasting and projections. The course provides new career options for people who work within the property and finance sectors, including analysts, valuers, managers, advisors, economists and accountants.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Ability to identify ethical issues and concerns at an advanced level
A.2 Ability to act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in professional practice
C.1 Ability to effectively apply a variety of communication skills and technologies at an advanced level in professional contexts
C.2 Ability to work effectively in a professional team
C.3 Ability to organise and communicate complex ideas to a varied audience
I.1 Openness to consideration of creative and innovative ideas
I.2 Ability to develop alternative, appropriate creative solutions to built environment finance and investment
I.3 Ability to be adaptable to changing processes, developments, methodologies and technologies in built environment contexts
P.1 Ability to apply knowledge at an advanced level in professional contexts or to solve problems
P.2 Ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to make investment decisions
P.3 Ability to apply financial principles to property investment decisions
R.1 Ability to engage in an advanced level of critical and reflective thinking in property investment contexts
R.2 Ability to source, evaluate and use information within defined parameters
R.3 Ability to analyse, structure and report the results of research
R.4 Ability to demonstrate judgement in critical analysis of independent research

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from one of the following disciplines: property or land economics, construction economics, engineering, business, finance and related fields, management and commerce with at least a credit average or above, or
  • a UTS recognised master's degree, or equivalent, from one of the following disciplines: property or real estate, business, finance, commerce or economics with at least a credit average or above.

All applicants must provide:

  • a personal statement (max. 500 words) explaining their reasons for wanting to study real estate investment
  • a CV clearly articulating their property or finance/investment-related work experience (minimum of two years).

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic and additional requirements may be considered on:

  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in an unrelated field, or
  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant field awarded at less than a credit average.

Applicants must provide:

  • a personal statement (maximum 500 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study real estate investment), and
  • a CV clearly articulating work experience (minimum five years).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis. The course features intensive block attendance patterns.

Course structure

Students must complete 72 credit points made up of 60 credit points of core subjects and 12 credit points of options.

Course completion requirements

STM90960 Core subjects (Real Estate Investment PG) 60cp
CBK91023 Options (Real Estate Investment PG) 12cp
Total 72cp

Course program

An example full-time program is shown below, for students commencing in Autumn session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
12535 Development Feasibility and Modelling   6cp
12518 Property Transactions   6cp
Spring session
17779 Investment Asset Allocation   6cp
25721 Investment Management   6cp
17772 Real Estate Economics   6cp
17777 Real Estate Equities   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
12515 Strategic Asset Management   6cp
17556 Investment Property Valuation   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91023 Options (Real Estate Investment PG) 12cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
12535 Development Feasibility and Modelling   6cp
12518 Property Transactions   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
17556 Investment Property Valuation   6cp
12515 Strategic Asset Management   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91023 Options (Real Estate Investment PG) 12cp  
Spring session
25721 Investment Management   6cp
17779 Investment Asset Allocation   6cp
17777 Real Estate Equities   6cp
17772 Real Estate Economics   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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