University of Technology Sydney

C10431v1 Bachelor of Property Economics Bachelor of Languages and Cultures

Award(s): Bachelor of Property Economics (BPropEc)
Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (BLangCultures)

CRICOS code: 103087J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students in combined Bachelor of Arts in International Studies courses may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Continuing) application to transfer into this course. Check with the Student Centre.


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

Overview

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures offers students studies in languages other than English, culture and society focused on developing their intercultural and linguistic capabilities. It also offers a capstone subject that allows students to design and carry out a small-scale research project that requires them to apply their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

The combined Bachelor of Property Economics Bachelor of Languages and Cultures provides students with intercultural and linguistic skills that raise their awareness of the international implications of design in property economics. Students develop an understanding and awareness of a language other than English languages and another culture and refine their intercultural skills. Students also develop their professional skills in writing, research and evaluation.

In this degree students learn the specialist knowledge required to enter the property sector, with skills in property valuation, market analysis, investment and development. Their skill set is just as relevant locally as it is internationally.

This degree covers economic, legal and financial disciplines, giving students the flexibility to pursue a variety of career paths. This business knowledge is also transferable, providing options for a transition to other sectors as careers develop.

UTS graduates are highly sought after and have excellent starting salaries: the property industry actively recruits property economics students. Most students are working within the industry by their third year of study.

This job-readiness results from UTS's industry connections: the curriculum was developed in consultation with industry, guest lecturers come from industry, and students work with real-world projects such as Barangaroo, Central Park and Green Square.

The degree structures classes so that students do a mixture of individual and team-based work mixing theory and practice. This means graduates seamlessly fit into team-based, workplace environments.

A further two years of study introduce and consolidate the learning of a language and culture other than English.

Course aims

This course develops a broad base of knowledge of many aspects of the property industry, including central concepts of law, economics, finance and valuation, and related fields of property management, construction, development, urban planning and accounting. This provides students with a broad and coherent understanding of property alongside a deeper understanding of valuation and the legal, economic and financial concepts that underpin valuation.

It also develops perspectives and understandings that enable graduates to meet the demands of an internationalised professional environment.

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 Identify ethical issues and apply informed ethical judgements in professional Contexts
A.2 Work effectively in culturally diverse contexts
A.3 Understand Indigenous perspectives and apply legal frameworks relating to land use and ownership
C.1 Effectively apply a variety of communication skills and technologies in professional contexts
C.2 Work effectively in a team in a professional context
I.1 Apply innovative information technologies to built environment issues
I.2 Develop alternative, appropriate creative solutions to built environment issues
LC.1.1 Employ effective intercultural strategies to operate within professional settings.
LC.2.1 Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures.
LC.2.2 Evaluate research findings and creatively use research methods for international and intercultural studies.
LC.3.1 Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures.
LC.3.2 Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language.
LC.4.1 Value Indigenous knowledges and sovereignty in Australian and international contexts.
LC.5.1 Develop capacity to engage ethically with current issues in Australian and international settings.
LC.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English.
P.1 Apply valuation theory and practice in the valuation of property for different purposes
P.2 Analyse data to make investment decisions in various contexts
P.3 Apply economic theory in analysing property markets
P.4 Apply planning principles in various property contexts
P.5 Apply financial principles to property economics issues
P.6 Apply knowledge of law (including Native Title) and regulations in built environment contexts
P.7 Apply knowledge of sustainability and environmental issues in built environment contexts
P.8 Apply construction technology and tender processes in built environment contexts
R.1 Engage in critical and reflective thinking in built environment contexts
R.2 Source, evaluate and use information within defined parameters
R.3 Critically analyse, structure and report the results of research

Key

LC = Languages and Cultures course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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 combined program is offered on a five-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points in property economics and 96 credit points in languages and cultures studies.

Industrial training/professional practice

In addition to attending classes, students are required to gain practical experience in appropriate professional or industrial organisations. Full-time students undertake practical studies as part of the program included in core subjects.

They are also required to gain approved professional experience in the final two full-time years of their programs. Part-time students are required to enrol each year, except Year 1, in the professional/industrial experience subject and to supply details of the experience gained.

Course completion requirements

STM90820 Core subjects (Property Economics) 120cp
CBK91972 Language Major Choice 96cp
CBK90242 Sub-major/Electives (DAB) 24cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session with the Germany major as the chosen language and culture major. Other countries may be chosen from the list of majors; the program has the same structure but with subjects specific to the chosen country major.

Year 1
Autumn session
16467 Built Environment Law and Ethics   6cp
16466 Built Environment Economics   6cp
16631 Construction and Development Process   6cp
16234 Property Valuation   6cp
Spring session
16632 Built Environment Law and Professional Practice   6cp
16633 Microeconomics for Property   6cp
16643 Property Market Research and Analysis   6cp
16264 Property Accounting and Financial Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
16634 Financial Analysis   6cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
16231 Property Management   6cp
16642 Property Investment and Valuation   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
16655 Property Finance   6cp
16235 Urban Economics   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
16641 Property Rights and Landlord Tenant Law   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
16333 Statutory Valuation and Compensation   6cp
16233 Urban Planning Process   6cp
16232 Economics for Policy Analysis   6cp
Spring session
16658 Capstone Project: Property Development Analysis   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      16657 Property Investment and Portfolio Management 6cp  
      16656 Sustainable Construction and Development Management 6cp  
16237 Property Taxation   6cp

Honours

Students who achieve a minimum of a credit-weighted average mark in their first two levels of study may be invited to undertake the honours program. The honours program is taken as specialised subjects, focusing on property research and analysis, an honours research proposal and a thesis.

Professional recognition

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

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

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