Why study the Master of Property Development with UTS Online?

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Learn from leaders and changemakers in the built environment

Building careers for the future

The UTS Online Master of Property Development will prepare you with the skills to overcome the real-life challenges of today’s fast-moving and dynamic property market in Australia.


Did you know?

By 2050 the urban population will increase by 75 per cent, increasing the need for liveable housing in the world’s cities (PWC, 2020).


3 million

The number of additional homes Australia needs to build over the next two decades to provide the infrastructure required to house Australia’s growing population (McCrindle, 2021).


A career in property development is a stable and reliable investment, much like the real estate market itself. Valued at 326.5 trillion USD3, the global real estate market is the largest asset class, holding more value than stocks, shares, and bonds combined.

Career outcomes

What jobs can you get with a Master of Property Development?

  • Senior development manager
  • Contracts manager
  • Acquisition manager
  • Property acquisition manager
  • Property valuer – residential/commercial/industrial
  • Specialist retail valuer
  • Facilities manager
  • Property developer
  • Property investment analyst
  • Tenure specialist
  • Portfolio manager
  • Director – commercial specialised valuation
What does the future of property development look like?
  • Sustainable development in the face of climate change
  • Community-minded and commercially viable places
  • Recognised value in people and partnerships
  • Future-focused strategic vision beyond bricks and mortar
  • Socially conscious development practices
  • Thorough risk assessments in the face of complex changes
  • Key initiatives for housing liveability and affordability
  • Improved quality of urban redevelopment to build more resilient cities

Learning outcomes

With the UTS Online Master of Property Development, you’ll develop specialised skills and advanced knowledge to get ahead and make a difference. You’ll be part of building resilient cities for a future-proofed tomorrow. You’ll learn:

The fundamentals of property development
Gain critical skills in financial feasibility analysis, property valuation methodology and development sustainability that are critical to the success of large-scale residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects. Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of built environmental law and regulation in a variety of property-related contexts.

Effective communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills
Recognise the potential in people and partnerships. Enhance your problem-solving capabilities using technical and soft skills to generate sustainable creative solutions for built environment issues. Lead the way in project teams with a future-focused mindset required of tomorrow’s property developers, honing your people skills to create places that are community minded and commercially viable. 

Social value principles
Apply socially-conscious urban development principles that will shape tomorrow’s landscape for the better and add value far beyond financial returns. Drive key community initiatives guided by a comprehensive understanding of liveability, affordability and the risks associated with climate change, ensuring the projects you deliver make a real difference. 

Property investment and sustainable practices
Learn how to critically evaluate how infrastructure investments leveraging sustainable development practices can provide future-focused urban redevelopment to create more resilient cities. Analyse rapidly changing market contexts and associated risks to identify critical development inputs and deliver better development outcomes long term. 

To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.

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Who is this course for?

The UTS Online Master of Property Development is for property developers of the future. This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including: 

  • Property professionals looking to advance their career
  • Socially conscious individuals wanting to make a positive impact through future-focused, sustainable practices in housing affordability and liveability 
  • Future property leaders who will successfully lead large-scale projects 
  • Managers looking to gain a competitive edge and advance to senior and director roles 
  • Individuals who are passionate about the property industry and seek to broaden their opportunities and increase earning potential
  • Future-focused professionals looking to take advantage of a booming industry
  • Busy professionals wanting to balance studying with work and family life commitments 

See entry requirements under course information for more eligibility information.


 

Flexible course options

Sound foundations underpin every successful development. Building your career in property development is no different. 

The UTS Online Master of Property Development offers multiple study pathways, so you can tailor your subjects to build the career you want. Select from one, or both of the following sub-majors to suit your career aspirations: 

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URBAN PLANNING
If you would like to further pursue your aspirations in urban planning, UTS Online offers a Master of Urban Planning and a Master of Urban Design

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SPECIALISED VALUATION
OR

 

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BUILD YOUR OWN SPECIALISATION
Select elective subjects that align with your interests and career goals.

 

The UTS Online Master of Property Development comprises 12 subjects (72 credit points (CP) in total) and can be completed in as little as 24 months.

For more information, download your course guide or speak with an Enrolment Advisor.

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What you will study
 
Core subjects

Complete the following subjects:

 

  • Development Feasibility and Modelling​ ​– 6 CP
  • Property Transactions​​ – 6 CP
  • Valuation Methodology – 6 CP
  • Property Development Finance – 6 CP
  • Property Market Risk and Analysis – 6 CP
  • Construction Technology and Regulation – 6 CP
  • Capstone Project: Property Development​ ​ – 6 CP
  • Property Development Process – 6 CP
Electives

Complete four electives (6 CP each) from the list of specialisations:

 

  • Consumer Insights ​​ – 6 CP
  • Customer-Centric Marketing​​ – 6 CP
  • Data Processing Using SAS​​ – 3 CP 
  • Development Negotiation and Community Engagement​​ – 6 CP 
  • Foundation of Business Analytics​​ – 3 CP 
  • Investment Property Valuation​​ – 6 CP 
  • Land Acquisition Statutory Valuation and Litigation​​ – 6 CP 
  • Planning and Environmental Law in Australia​​ – 6 CP 
  • Spatial Analysis (GIS)​​ – 6 CP 
  • Sustainable Urban Development ​ – 6 CP
  • Urban Analytics​​ – 6 CP 
  • Urban Design Fundamentals​​ – 6 CP 
  • Urban Economics and Infrastructure Planning​​ – 6 CP


*Students who complete eight core subjects (48 CP) from the Master of Property Development may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Property Development.


 

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Course information

Entry requirements

Academic qualifications:

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • A UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, or higher qualification, from one of the following disciplines: architecture and building, engineering, management and commerce, law and legal studies, economics and econometrics; OR
  • A completed UTS Graduate Certificate in Property Development; OR
  • A completed UTS Graduate Certificate in Planning; OR
  • A completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Planning; OR
  • A completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Property Development; OR
  • A completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Construction Management; OR
  • A completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Project Management; OR
  • A completed UTS recognised Bachelor Degree or higher qualification in an unrelated field AND a minimum of two years work experience in a profession closely related to Property Development. Applicants need to provide:
    • A CV with two years (minimum) outlining their work experience in a profession closely related to Property Development, AND
    • A CV with two years (minimum) outlining their work experience in a profession closely related to Property Development, AND
    • Employer’s letter confirming the dates of employment, and the position held.

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) 

  • Up to four subjects in the Masters’ degree, at the discretion of the Course Director.
  • No RPL available for work experience.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Master of Advanced Nursing
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Advanced Nursing

UTS Online’s Master of Advanced Nursing is designed for nurses who want to drive better outcomes for person-centred care in advanced clinical settings. This course is delivered part-time, 100% online and influenced by strong healthcare industry partners, making it one of the most contemporary and comprehensive courses of its kind.  
 

English language requirements

English language requirements apply to both international and domestic students. Please refer to the UTS English language requirements for further information on how to satisfy the requirements for the course/s.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 overall with a writing score of 58; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 overall with a writing score of 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

 

Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

FEE-HELP

To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Masters
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Upcoming intakes

UTS Online Master of Property Development has six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.