Bachelor of Property
Covering a range of a range of subjects within the property development and management industry, a Bachelor of Property provides students with a range of career pathways in the property industry.
Environments, Planning and Urban Design Experience Day
Are you interested in studying Environments, Planning and Urban Design? Gain an insight into the program by attending our Environments, Planning and Urban Design Experience Day!
When: Thursday, 22 June 2017
Where: Bond University, Gold Coast
Register your attendance here.
* This event is complimentary for Year 10, 11 and 12 students and one parent.
About the program
The Bachelor of Property covers a comprehensive range of subjects within the property development and management industry, including construction practices, feasibility studies, finance, investment and valuation, property markets, sustainable development and urban development. All subjects in this degree are delivered Monday to Wednesday. This provides you with the opportunity to schedule work and study, or participate in work experience. This degree provides the opportunity to specialise in Property Valuation.
The global property market provides a variety of career opportunities for graduates in the property valuation, development and management sectors. Graduates that can demonstrate well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills and the ability to select and apply methods and technologies relevant to professional practice are highly sought after in the field of property. With climate change a primary concern to most organisations, up to date qualifications in sustainability are also highly regarded.
The Bachelor of Property will provide you with a dynamic range of career pathways in the property industry. Opportunities include property valuation, property development, project management, investment, finance, portfolio management, asset and facilities management and research. Graduates are also equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable development, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world.
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Property are internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Graduates of this program will also be recognised by the Australian Property Institute (API) for Associate Membership with Certified Property Practitioner Certification (CPP).
Students who complete the relevant Property Valuation subjects as electives will qualify for certification with the Australian Property Institute as a Certified Practising Valuer with the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland, and New South Wales Fair Trading (conditional on meeting professional practice requirements).
The structure of the Bachelor of Property is based on 24 theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.
All classes in this degree are delivered Monday to Wednesday. This provides you with the opportunity to schedule work and study, or participate in work experience.
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE 2)
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action (CORE 3)
Bachelor of Property subjects (17)
- Asset and Facilities Management (SSUD12-304)
- Economics of Sustainable Development (SSUD11-211)
- Feasibility Analysis (SSUD13-102)
- Accounting for Desicion Making (ACCT11-100)
- Land Economy and the Environment (SSUD11-105)
- Managing Projects (SSUD12-103)
- Planning Process (SSUD11-300)
- Principles of Property Valuation (SSUD11-200)
- Property Agency and Marketing (SSUD12-231)
- Property Development (SSUD12-100)
- Property Trusts, Finance and Taxation (SSUD12-202)
- Property Investment and Valuation (SSUD12-107)
- Real Estate Property Rights (SSUD11-106)
- Sustainable Development and Society (SSUD11-102)
- Understanding Buildings 1 (SSUD11-101)
- Understanding Buildings 2 (SSUD12-104)
- Capstone Project (SSUD13-300)
Any four (4) elective subjects from the Faculty of Society & Design list of undergraduate subjects or other Faculties at Bond University.
Property Valuation specialisation
You may use two (2) electives to specialise in Property Valuation. Completion of these subjects will result in recognition by the Australian Property Institute (API), and additional career opportunities in the property industry.
Students must select (compulsory for API accreditation):
Year 12 school leaver
Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent for entry to Bachelor level programs. Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
" Someone once explained to me that at Bond University you would learn more than just a profession, you would learn what it takes to be professional; anywhere in the world. During my time at Bond not only did I learn from my lecturers, I worked with them in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I dealt with real world clients and tangible problems, experiences of which completely broadened the way I studied and thought.
The cultural and social events and clubs speak for themselves at Bond and the environment fosters healthy relationships that last a lifetime. I now have friends all over Australia and the world! The difference at Bond is not the small class sizes (well it is), but it’s how you are pushed to think broadly, to consider culture and take action.
During my time at Bond I was engaged in research and development alongside my Professor of Infrastructure and Planning, I published an article in the Bond Infrastructure Bulletin and attended a 6-week internship with 5D Quantity Surveyors, Mitchell Brandtman. During my time at Mitchell Brandtman I was exposed to industry leading quantity surveying using Building Information Modelling (BIM). These experiences wouldn’t have been possible without the guidance of faculty staff and the career development centre.
Following my graduation, I spent a year as an Assistant Project Manager for RPS Project Management in Varsity Lakes. Following this I moved into construction with Hansen Yuncken and have for the last two years been privileged enough to work as the Site Engineer on the Carrara Sports Precinct project for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games.
Working in construction at any level is an art form. In my current role I’m constantly in problem solving mode. This requires me to understand the majority of drawings for the project, work with multiple project groups and ensure fully documented solutions are developed and executed on site. A large portion of my time is spent in quality assurance, which requires huge discipline and consistency to maintain records of nearly everything being constructed on site in accordance with Australian Standards and the BCA.
When asked if I would recommend studying at Bond, I’d challenge you to ask yourself whether you are ready to re-imagine the way you view and contribute to the world? I did and I wasn’t disappointed."
" When deciding where to study for University I knew Bond was the clear choice. My eldest brother had previously attended Bond University and another brother was awarded a scholarship at Bond. I listened to and watched all their amazing experiences and always wanted to, one day, be part of it. Furthermore I read that Bond University was rated very favourably on the International forum and was Australia’s No. 1 university for student experience. By this stage I had recognised my learning style and Bond was a perfect fit. I wanted to be highly engaged throughout my Bachelor of Property degree, and I absolutely was! The professors were always willing to help, guide, support and provide pathways and opportunities to get you to where you wanted to be. Bond University provided that wealth of knowledge, that entry into the world of enterprise and a get-up-and-go confidence to achieve lifelong ambitions. This institution enables students to thrive in a community that builds self-assurance and prepares for the real world.
My time at Bond was absolutely incredible and definitely unforgettable. The friendships I’ve made through playing for the Bond University AFL Club, Sony Children’s Foundation, partying at Don’s Tavern and studying late at the Sustainable Development Building have made the experience the best it could ever be. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and love all the opportunities Bond presents to the students. As it’s quite a small campus compared to other universities you really feel like its home when you’re on campus. I couldn’t speak more highly of my time at Bond University and recommend it to any students considering studying.
During my time at Bond University I worked for Herron Todd White Property valuers as an assistant valuer. This experience was invaluable. As well as completing my degree, my day to day work in the real world would directly correlate to what I was learning at University which enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of my subjects.
I was also fortunate enough to go on exchange as the first ever Bachelor of Property student to Clemson University in South Carolina. It was tricky at first to find subjects that would relate and be recognised in relation to my degree. However the staff who work with securing students’ subjects to enable them to organise exchange, were extremely helpful. Together we were able arrange the two core subjects that were sufficient as accreditation for my degree at Bond and the other two were my electives which I had saved for an opportunity like this. I can’t emphasize enough to students thinking about exchange, that the experience I had over in the US was something I’ll never forget. I would highly recommend any student interested in applying, to just go for it. Planning is the key. Going on exchange for a Property student is more difficult, however if you are organized with your subjects and plan out the structure of your degree so you can finish in the timeframe that you wish. I guarantee that it’ll be an experience that you’ll never forget.
In my current position, as Commercial Banking Assistant Relationship Manager (Property Development/ Investment), my responsibilities include: valuation methodology, analyzing credit risk, operational risk, documentation and settlement functionality, assisting in managing a portfolio which is predominantly Property Investment/ Development. Bond has helped me prepare for these responsibilities by presenting similar tasks for assignments, speeches, exams and oral presentations. Bond University provided numerous networking events so that you could speak to other Bond Alumni who were already in the industry and gain insights from their experiences. Bond has an impressive Alumni program that allows students to call and contact professionals who are already in the industry and gain advice/ be mentored. It is these extra opportunities and the personalisation of the courses that makes Bond University stand out in a crowd.
Bond draws a critical mass of students from all over Australia and Internationally. I am born and bred on the Gold Coast, however Queenslanders were the minority on campus. Bond University is a melting pot of international and interstate students, all brimming with enthusiasm and open to the opportunity to mix study and career, friendship and fun. Thanks to Bond University, I have friends all over the country and all over the world. I loved the size of the campus and the personal touches Bond University brings. It is easy to become highly engaged in your classes and build great relationships with both your peers and your professors. It is the Bond University way.
I applaud Bond University and I am so grateful that my choices led to studying at this wonderful institution. I am proud to be a Bondie and I am appreciative of the ‘bonds’ that Bond University embraces and offers. Through all the academic pursuits, social events, sporting teams, study groups, networking events and opportunities, the University never disappoints. I’ll never forget my time at Bond and can clearly endorse just why it is rated as Australia’s No. 1 university for student experience."