Overview

Master of Property

Are you a property manager, property developer or interested in pursuing a career in property investment? Due to the increasing demand for experienced and qualified professionals within the property field, the University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture and Built Environment has developed this practical and contemporary program to meet the current and anticipated needs of the industry.

The Master of Property has been designed to provide relevant learning outcomes and flexibility by being delivered entirely online.

Whether you are already working within the property industry or looking to specialise your skills in this area, the Master of Property combines contemporary theory and principles in property management, valuation and market analysis with relevant case studies to punctuate key learnings throughout the program.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Property at a time that suits you.

Is it for you?

Establishing a career in the highly competitive and potentially lucrative property industry requires tenacity and a business savvy approach. The University of Newcastle's industry focused Master of Property offered will prepare you to astutely analyse market trends and apply recognised theories and principles to help maximise your career potential in the property field.

From valuing, developing, leasing, financing and managing, the property industry can be thoroughly rewarding with many career paths on offer. By completing a Masters in Property, you are not only able to broaden your knowledge of the issues and influences surrounding the property industry, you are eligible to apply for an associate membership of the Australian Property Institute (API) which represents over 8,500 property professionals across Australia and overseas. Focused on providing professional and technical standards for the industry and its members, the API represents commercial and plant and machinery valuers, property advisers, property analysts and fund managers, property lawyers, property researchers and academics.

Career Pathways

The University of Newcastle's Master of Property is focused on delivering real-world, practical information to help you further your career in the property industry. From property valuation to property development, market analysis and facilities management, opportunities are extensive. A Master’s degree in Property will provides you with the leg up you require in this competitive industry.

You will not only possess practical skills enabling you to readily enter a wide range of careers, you will have a strong knowledge of both national and international property markets and the theories and principles which affect both property investment and management.

For those who looking to develop a career in property industry, the Master’s program at the University of Newcastle will give you a solid foundation from which you can further your practical skills and experience in roles such as Property Manager, Facilities Manager, Property Developer, Property Investment Analyst or Property Portfolio Manager.

Specialisations

The Master of Property at the University of Newcastle has been designed to develop highly relevant skills and knowledge to assist you to obtain success in the property industry. To achieve this, the program is entirely prescribed, with eight core courses covering sustainable development, property economics and finance, property and facilities management, through to property law, planning legislation, investment and evaluation, advanced and statutory valuation, and property market analysis. Depending on the entry level, some students may have to study additional two to four directed courses selected from a number of available courses online.

The program will see you emerge with a well-rounded understanding of the market, an ability to identify and analyse trends and understand and apply the legislative framework which governs the industry.

At the end of your studies, you will have a thorough understanding of the property market and will be able to apply this knowledge in a wide range of property-based careers.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Master of Property program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

 

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience Units  to complete Masters (10 units = 1 course)
Bachelor (Hons), Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related field of study Zero 80
3 year Bachelor degree in a related field of study Five 80
3 year Bachelor degree in a related field of study Zero 120

For admission to the Master of Property, related fields of study are Land Economics/ Real Estate/ Property/ Valuation/ Architecture/ Building/ Construction Management/ Surveying/ Quantity Surveying/ Engineering (Civil/ Structure/ Mechanical/ Electrical) Environment/ Town Planning/ Urban Planning/ Commerce/ Economics/ Finance/ Business/ Marketing/ Business Administration/ Law.

Applicants who have previously completed a Graduate Certificate of Property with the University of Newcastle should provide evidence of previous qualifications and relevant professional experience.

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.


Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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