Want to advance your career in the future of property investment, development and management? The Master of Property and Development will equip you to lead solutions in this dynamic industry. 

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Master of Property and Development
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
1.7 Year(s)

Overview

UNSW’s Master of Property and Development is a 1.7 year, or 1 year accelerated postgraduate degree that will equip you to work at the cutting-edge of a dynamic industry.

You’ll learn the modern principles of property investment, development and management and apply them across different phases of the industry cycle, learning to achieve successful outcomes in financial viability, risk management, sustainability as well as facilities and asset management.  

Career advancement is at the core of this degree. The dynamic courses in this degree are developed in consultation with industry to adapt to changes and trends. As part of an interdisciplinary community in UNSW’s School of Built Environment you’ll communicate and collaborate with students and experts in architecture, design, and planning - mirroring real industry relationships. The option to undertake professional placement elective means you’ll also have the chance to practice in a real-world setting and form career networks.

In your final term, you’ll complete a research project giving you the portfolio, research experience, confidence and connections to succeed in the future of property development.  

Key features

The key features and subject areas in your coursework will see you explore theory and practice, preparing you for the careers of the future in land development, building and infrastructure. These include:

  • Property performance analysis
  • Property valuation
  • Property investment and finance
  • Property industry application
  • Property development and feasibility analysis
  • Real property law
  • Asset and facilities management 

 

Why study this degree at UNSW?

  • Learn from academic expertise and practitioners and collaborate with peak industry bodies
  • Study a dynamic program to prepare for industry futures
  • Develop life-long research skills
  • We’re accredited by the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and Australian Property Institute
  • Prepare for real-world sites and projects with VR and immersive technology equipped learning spaces
  • Study at a Built Environment School that ranks 33rd in the world and 4th in Australia  (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020
  • Gain interdisciplinary connections through UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Access world class alumni connections
  • Join a global top 50 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Join a community that’s part of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities
Program Code
8127
CRICOS Code
055094A
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
72
Indicative Enrolments
87

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Entry requirements

There are two different entry pathways to the Master of Property and Development. The program you apply for will depend on whether you’re eligible to undertake the accelerated program or not.

Your eligibility depends on your academic background. The depth of your prior experience may be considered, depending on how closely it relates to property development.

1.7 years full-time program | 72 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • A bachelor degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • A bachelor degree in any field with a credit average plus three years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • A Graduate Certificate in Property and Development with a credit average

1 year full-time program | 48 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • An undergraduate honours degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • An undergraduate honours with a credit average in an unrelated field honours plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • A master’s degree with a credit average in a related* field

If you meet the criteria for the 1 year program, you’ll receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credit points for two research courses and one elective (24 UOC). 

*Related fields are:

  • Built environment disciplines
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Law

Admission pathways

If you didn’t meet the entry requirements in your undergraduate studies, you can study UNSW’s Graduate Certificate in Property and Development (24 UOC) as a pathway into the Master Program to complete the remaining 48 UOC.

 

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

There are two different entry pathways to the Master of Property and Development. The program you apply for will depend on whether you’re eligible to undertake the accelerated program or not.

Your eligibility depends on your academic background. The depth of your prior experience may be considered, depending on how closely it relates to property development.

1.7 years full-time program | 72 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • A bachelor degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • A bachelor degree in any field with a credit average plus three years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • A Graduate Certificate in Property and Development with a credit average

1 year full-time program | 48 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • An undergraduate honours degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR
  • An undergraduate honours with a credit average in an unrelated field honours plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR
  • A master’s degree with a credit average in a related* field

If you meet the criteria for the 1 year program, you’ll receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credit points for two research courses and one elective (24 UOC). 

*Related fields are:

  • Built environment disciplines
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Law

Admission pathways

If you did not meet the entry requirements, UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more about UNSW Global.

If you didn’t meet the entry requirements in your undergraduate studies, you may be eligible to study UNSW’s Graduate Certificate in Property and Development as a pathway into the Master Program to complete the remaining 48 UOC.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

Master of Property and Development can be completed in 1.7 years full-time, or 1 year full-time if you’re eligible for the accelerated program. 

The number of, and which courses you study will depend on which program you undertake. See the ‘full program structure’ section for a breakdown of what you can study in each iteration of the degree. 

Full program structure

Each university year at UNSW has three terms and an optional summer study period. You can study full-time or part-time. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is a summary of what you will study in each available stream of the program:

One-year Master of Property and Development (subject to eligibility requirements) |8 courses |48 units of credit/UOC

  • 7 Disciplinary core courses
  • 1 Prescribed elective course

If you’re eligible to study the accelerated program, you’ll receive credit points for three subjects.

1.7 year Master of Master of Property and Development | five terms | 11 courses | 72 units of credit/UOC

  • 7 Disciplinary core courses
  • 2 Prescribed elective courses
  • 1 Research preparation course
  • 1 Research project

Research project

In your final semester of study, you'll devise and independently undertake a major research project. You'll specialise in an area of interest and build further depth and expertise in that area. Before undertaking the project, you’ll complete a research seminar which will provide you with the research skills needed. Your project will relate to professional practice in project management, equipping you with real-world skills you can carry into the workplace.

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

Future careers

Each year Australia commits more than half of its capital outlay to land development, building and infrastructure.

You’ll graduate with the confidence, skills and knowledge for a dynamic career in property investment, development and management, enabling you to manage large commercial, industrial and residential property portfolios at development and occupancy stages, work in, corporate real estate, develop careers in financial institutions (banking and investment), and more. 

Potential careers

  • Property development

  • Property analysis

  • Property finance

  • Property agency

  • Property management

  • Asset and facilities management

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$31,200*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$46,920*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$38,880*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$60,060*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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    Worldwide

    QS World University Rankings, 2022.

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    Employable Graduates

    AFR Top 100 Future leaders Award.

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    Innovation

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