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C09063v1 Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours) (BPropEc(Hons))
CRICOS code: 079555A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
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
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

Building on the skills and knowledge developed in the bachelor's course, students completing the honours degree develop much greater depth in two of four possible areas: advanced research on a topic related to property and completion of a thesis; valuation and law; finance and investment; or development and planning.

Depending on the two areas chosen, students in this course qualify for more advanced professional work in a particular specialisation or specialisations, and are prepared for entry to a higher research degree. While some of the subjects included in the optional pathways are also available to bachelor's degree students, each pathway includes subjects open only to postgraduate students in graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's courses, and each pathway also includes an independent research project.

Course aims

These advanced subjects aim to ensure that honours students develop the critical thinking, and analytic and synthetic skills needed to deal with more complex problems, and deeper knowledge about particular areas of specialisation. All honours students are required to demonstrate the ability to design and carry out independent research, using critical thinking and judgement alongside technical research skills.

Career options

Career options include property valuer, property and asset manager, property market analyst, property sales and acquisitions, property developer, funds manager, and corporate real estate adviser.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Ability to identify ethical issues and concerns at an advanced level
A.2 Ability to apply informed sound ethical judgements in professional contexts
A.3 Ability to work in culturally diverse contexts and understand indigenous perspectives to meet stakeholders' objectives
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 team in a professional context
C.3 Ability to 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 issues
I.3 Ability to be adaptable to changing processes, developments, methodologies and technologies in built environment contexts
P.1 Ability to apply specialised valuation, legal, financial, investment, development, sustainability, or planning knowledge at an advanced level to various built environment contexts
P.2 Ability to formulate and implement methodology for independent research projects
R.1 Ability to engage in an advanced level of critical and reflective thinking in built environment contexts
R.2 Ability to source, evaluate and use information within defined parameters (Research Application)
R.3 Ability to analyse, structure and report the results of research (Research Skills)
R.4 Ability to demonstrate judgement in critical analysis of independent research

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

UTS students: criteria for a guaranteed offer

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Property Economics who have attained an overall minimum WAM of 70 or above will be made a threshold offer.

UTS students: course completed within the last three years

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Property Economics who have completed the course within the last three years and attained an overall WAM between 65 and 69.99 must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours):

  • a 200–300 word personal statement addressing the applicant's reasons for wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours)
  • a typical written assignment that the applicant has submitted in their previous degree that represents their writing and critical analysis ability.

UTS students: course completed four or more years ago

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Property Economics who have completed the course four or more years ago and have demonstrated relevant work experience within the property economics industry must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours):

  • a 200–300 word personal statement addressing the applicant's reasons for wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours)
  • a typical written assignment that the applicant has submitted in their previous degree that represents their writing and critical analysis ability
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's relevant experience, accompanied by supporting reference(s) from related industry employer(s)
  • a copy of their academic transcript.

Non-UTS applicants

Applicants with a degree which is equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Property Economics and who have attained an overall minimum WAM of 65 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours):

  • a 200–300 word personal statement addressing the applicant's reasons for wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours)
  • a typical written assignment that the applicant has submitted in their previous degree that represents their writing and critical analysis ability
  • a verified copy of the applicant's previous academic transcript.

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

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-year, full-time or part-time equivalent basis.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 48 credit points.

Course completion requirements

CBK90910 Research options (Property Economics) 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical course program is shown below.

Year 1
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM90823 Development and Planning subjects (Property Economics) 24cp  
STM90824 Research stream (Thesis) 24cp  
STM91200 Investment and Valuation (Property Economics) 24cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM90823 Development and Planning subjects (Property Economics) 24cp  
STM90824 Research stream (Thesis) 24cp  
STM91200 Investment and Valuation (Property Economics) 24cp  

Professional recognition

Australian Property Institute (API); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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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