Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
For students who have thought about a career in business, economics or property, the Bachelor of Property Economics provides the edge to get started in a global industry. The combined Bachelor of Property Economics Bachelor of Arts in International Studies provides students specialising in property economics with additional practical skills by providing the opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of a language other than English and another culture. 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.
Students are required to complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points in property economics and 96 credit points in international studies. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies requires undergraduates to study a region or country major over a minimum of three years. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program. Overseas study Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas. 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.
- Property economics
- Language and culture
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. 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. Assumed knowledge Mathematics and any 2 units of English.
Australian Property Institute (API); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Students with prior academic or industrial experience are considered for credit recognition and may be given the opportunity to tailor their program of study in line with subjects completed previously at other institutions. Honours program available to students with minimum average credit mark in first two levels of study.
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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.