Master of Property (Pre 2015)

Learn specialist skills in evaluation and market analysis


Program Code 11522
Graduate Level Postgraduate
  • Online
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery The programme is offered in full online mode, all course work and materials are provided through an online portal for each course. Students are able to participate in online tutorials and interact with lecturers and other students through online discussion groups. All students with access to broadband are able to participate in this programme. The programme particularly suits international students.
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Additional Documents
Further Information

Transition Arrangements - effective 2012: For students who commenced in 2011 or prior, and who transitioned to the revised 2012 program structure.

Transition Arrangements - effective 2009: For students who commenced in 2008 or prior, and who transitioned to the revised 2009 program structure.

Your Graduate Profile

The links provided under "Further Information" are to be read in addition to the approved program documentation, detailed below.


PLEASE NOTE: This program is only available for currently enrolled students. No new applications for admission will be accepted. Prospective students looking to commence in 2015, please view the handbook entry for our new program: Master of Property (Program Code: 12408).

The Master of Property is offered as a postgraduate program through

The program is an initiative of the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, and has been developed in response to an identified demand for a postgraduate qualification in Property.

Why study with us?

The Master of Property provides a flexible and relevant learning experience that meets the current and anticipated future needs of students, employers, the property industry and the wider community.  The program is aimed at those already working in the property industry, or those working in related sectors who aspire to move into this field.  Students entering the program come from a diverse range of backgrounds and use the knowledge and skills gained in this postgraduate qualification to enhance their career development in a chosen field. The program is designed to equip students with a wide range of practical skills and specialist knowledge for different property-based careers.

The study components serve to facilitate both students’ professional and personal growth.  Graduates will be equipped with a broad knowledge and understanding of property as an asset class within national and international markets and with the skills necessary to research, analyse and advise on decisions relating to the acquisition, administration,  management, disposal, development and financing of property assets.

At the University of Newcastle, we recognize that many of our students are in highly demanding employment. Flexible study options are therefore of vital importance. In response we have tailored this program for delivery on a part-time basis in online distance learning mode.

Career Opportunities

Property Manager, Facilities Manager, Property Developer, Property Investment Analyst, Property Portfolio Manager.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program will be competitive and on the basis of a completed undergraduate degree from an approved institution, with relevant qualifications in the following discipline areas:

  • property, building, quantity surveying, construction management, construction economics; and/or
  • related discipline areas including business, finance and commerce.

A minimum of two years relevant work experience in a property or property related field including property management, facilities management, land development, investment analysis, valuation, planning, project management, quantity surveying and other allied areas of professional practice.

Applicants with qualifications less than a relevant undergraduate degree, such as a relevant diploma or certificate, and with more than 5 years property industry work experience may apply for the Graduate Certificate of Property Program.

For information on How To Apply please go to:

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to and click on How to apply for credit.

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Property has been accredited for Associate Membership with the Australian Property Institute (API) and endorsed for Certified Property Practitioner (CPP). The Australian Property Institute is Australia’s peak body for property professionals. The Institute’s primary role is to set and maintain the highest standards of professional practice, education, ethics and professional conduct for its members and the broader property profession. Members are highly regarded and respected throughout Australia for their professionalism, knowledge and expertise, and the highest standards of quality and performance. Please Note: The API considers postgraduate study as a potential upgrade, which, in conjunction with previous academic qualifications may provide additional qualifications required to meet the API’s academic requirements. This program’s accreditation does not on its own, meet entry requirements for Associate Membership with or without Certification.Please contact the API for further information.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Students studying by distance learning will be supported by BlackBoard and will also be able to contact staff by email.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner. NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit for more information.

Additional Information

Delivery of this program is only available via distance education.

Information on postgraduate study costs for both Australian and International students is accessible from

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Property is an 80 units program requiring the completion of eight courses.
Note: Not all courses are offered each trimester.

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the “Further Information” section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6321 Property Economics and Finance Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6341 Property Law and Planning Legislation Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6351 Property Investment and Evaluation Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6362 Advanced Property Valuation Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6372 Statutory Valuations Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6382 Property Market Analysis Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units