University of Technology Sydney

C04294v2 Master of Real Estate Investment

Award(s): Master of Real Estate Investment (MRealEstateInv)
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
Inherent 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.

The UTS Master of Real Estate Investment may also be studied as a degree incorporating property development, the UTS Master of Property Development and Investment.

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 Identify ethical issues and apply informed ethical judgements in professional contexts
A.2 Understand Indigenous perspectives on ownership and investment
C.1 Effectively apply a variety of communication skills and technologies in professional contexts
C.2 Work effectively in a professional team
I.1 Develop alternative solutions to property finance and investment
P.1 Apply appropriate technical analytic skills to a professional standard
P.2 Apply a comprehensive understanding of contemporary portfolio theory in real estate investment
P.3 Apply financial principles to property investment decisions
P.4 Analyse performance to make recommendations on investment in property trusts and other vehicles
P.5 Comprehensive understanding of investment risks including environmental risks
R.1 Engage in an advanced level of critical and reflective thinking and judgement in property investment contexts
R.2 Source, evaluate and use information within defined parameters

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 satisfy one of the following:

  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from one of the following fields of education: real estate, valuation, building construction economics, engineering, business management, finance and related fields, management and commerce
  • a UTS recognised master's degree, or equivalent, from one of the following fields of education: property or real estate, business, finance, commerce or economics
  • UTS Graduate Certificate in Property Development
  • UTS Graduate Diploma in Property Development
  • Applicants with a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or higher qualification in a field of education not listed above must have a minimum of two (2) years full-time, or equivalent part-time, of relevant work experience, and must provide:
    • a CV clearly articulating work experience (minimum two (2) years); AND
    • employers' letter confirming the dates of employment, and the position held; AND
    • a personal statement (maximum 500 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study real estate investment and demonstrating an understanding of real estate investment concepts gained from work experience and knowledge of course expectations.

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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

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.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

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 66 credit points of core subjects and 6 credit points of options.

Course completion requirements

STM91851 Core Subjects (Real Estate Investment PG) MRealEstateInv 66cp
CBK92293 Option (Real Estate Investment PG) 6cp
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 Property Investment and Development Feasibility   6cp
12518 Property Transactions   6cp
Spring session
17779 Investment Asset Portfolio Management   6cp
17772 Real Estate Economics   6cp
17777 Real Estate Equities   6cp
17518 Real Estate Asset Class Analysis   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
12515 Strategic Asset Management   6cp
17556 Investment Property Valuation   6cp
17778 Real Estate Initial Public Offer Methodology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92293 Option (Real Estate Investment PG) 6cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
25741 Capital Markets   6cp
17772 Real Estate Economics   6cp
12535 Property Investment and Development Feasibility   6cp
17518 Real Estate Asset Class Analysis   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
17556 Investment Property Valuation   6cp
12515 Strategic Asset Management   6cp
25742 Financial Management   6cp
17778 Real Estate Initial Public Offer Methodology   6cp
Spring session
17779 Investment Asset Portfolio Management   6cp
17777 Real Estate Equities   6cp
12518 Property Transactions   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92293 Option (Real Estate Investment PG) 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
Ask UTS
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