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Start Date
February
August

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
DBRF

SATAC Code
424922 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 66.25 (for 2019)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2020)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Degree overview

  • Study at the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers1.
  • Study the only bachelor degree of its kind in South Australia, which equips you to practice as a professional real estate agent or property manager. 
  • Learn how to manage available resources and gain the management and marketing knowledge necessary for real estate practice.
  • Focus on property agency and property management plus entrepreneurship, as well as real estate law and investment.
  • Engage with industry through networking events.
  • Complete a minor in marketing to complement your studies and gain expertise in consumer behaviour, advertising, digital marketing and marketing analytics.
  • As a graduate, you may be eligible to seek registration as a land agent, sales representative or property manager with Consumer Business Services.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Business2.
  • The University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide3 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.

1QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only. 22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 3UniSA Business School is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, October 2019.

Snapshot

0001_Michael.Mullan_14.11.13.jpgThis degree will provide you with knowledge and skills in management and marketing systems for real estate practice.

You will gain an understanding of agency and property management, planning and property economics, as well as real estate law, investment and development for a career as a real estate agent or property manager in residential, commercial and industrial property.

You will also learn how to make effective and strategic business decisions, and start to develop skills in entrepreneurship to understand the importance of competitive edge in business.

Employers look for graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. During your degree you will have the opportunity to attend networking events designed to connect you with experienced industry professionals. As a graduate, you may also be eligible to seek registration as a land agent, sales representative or property manager with Consumer Business Services.

What you'll learn

P7240096-2_1.jpgThe degree starts with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as economics, accounting and business law. 

You will then study specialised areas with a focus on marketing and entrepreneurship, including:

  • real estate business and marketing management
  • property law and economics
  • real estate investment and development
  • enterprise design and value creation

You will also be able to use your electives to complete a minor in marketing to complement your real estate practice studies. This will allow you to gain expertise in consumer behaviour, advertising, digital marketing, branding and marketing analytics.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5 Note(s): 4
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5 Note(s): 4
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Discovering Opportunities in Property BUSS 1055 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5 Note(s): 4
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
Professional Development in Property BUSS 1062 4.5 Note(s): 4
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5 Note(s): 4
OR
International Study Tour 4.5 Note(s): 3
OR
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5 Note(s): 4
Property Economics ECON 2013 4.5
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Business Finance BANK 2007 4.5
OR
Personal Finance BANK 1002 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Fundamentals of Property Law COML 2003 4.5
Building Evaluation for Property BUIL 2026 4.5
Property Asset Management BUSS 2069 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5 Note(s): 4
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2 Rule(s): 1
Small Business for Professionals BUSS 2040 4.5
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
OR
International Elective 4.5 Note(s): 5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2 Rule(s): 1
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Strategic Financial Analysis BUSS 3083 4.5
OR
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Real Estate Practice BUSS 3101 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2,4 Rule(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2 Rule(s): 1

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Assessment

Marketing_Clinic-3 copy.jpgYour studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practicals and team-based projects
  • participation in the workplace and in class

Global opportunities

3.jpgInternational exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Why Bachelor of Business (Real Estate Practice)

Chea Chee Tan 1 copy_1.jpgThis is the only bachelor degree of its kind in South Australia and will prepare you for a professional career in the real estate industry. You will graduate with the expertise to become a real estate agent or property manager in residential, commercial and industrial property.

You will focus on specialised courses in areas such as management, marketing and entrepreneurship, and have the opportunity to undertake a minor in marketing to complement your specialist skills.

As a graduate, you may be eligible to seek registration as a land agent, sales representative or property manager with Consumer Business Services.

More ways to study

Our flexible delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from a blend of online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and accelerated learning pathways. Plus, you can make the most of professional development courses endorsed by industry, build leadership skills employers value through UniSA+ and seek support at our on-campus Business Student Hub.

Combined degrees

We offer a wide range of combined degree combinations so you can specialise in two fields and expand your career prospects. See how you can pair this degree with another degree in business, or from another discipline, and tailor your qualification to your interests. Learn more.

Real-world connections

In addition to learning from teachers with professional experience as part of your studies, we offer opportunities for you to connect with industry outside the classroom:

  • Complete an internship or industry project
  • Become a global citizen with our overseas exchange program – we have more than 60 partner universities worldwide, and study options that range from two weeks to one year
  • Build your network and career by participating in our Business Career Mentor Program, which pair you with an experienced business professional
     

Career outcomes

Your career

As the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers1, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

Between now and 2020, employment in the property and real estate profession in Australia is expected to grow. The availability of roles is projected to increase by 11.2 per cent for real estate agents2.

Careers to consider:

  • Entrepreneur: using initiative, commercial acumen and broad ranging business skills to develop or transform a product or service for yourself or an organisation
  • Portfolio manager: making investment decisions and carrying out investment activities on behalf of clients or institutions; implementing investment strategies; managing day-to-day portfolio operations
  • Property agency manager: managing and maintaining residential, commercial and/or industrial rental properties; analysing market conditions and ensuring properties are occupied; organising records and documents and handling contracts; organising regular property maintenance
  • Property developer: researching land and property opportunities and evaluating the feasibility of a project; assessing the best use for the land or property; planning the property development, including the schedule and costs; working with architects, builders, and local councils
  • Real estate agency owner: owning, operating and managing a real estate agency
  • Real estate agent: negotiating and arranging the buying and selling in real estate transactions; advising clients on how to price properties and prepare for sale; marketing properties 
  • Sales and leasing consultant: developing and implementing sales and leasing proposals for commercial land and property; negotiating lease and sales transactions; generate listings and service existing client sales 

1QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only. 2Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

Professional accreditation and recognition

This program satisfies the educational requirements for registration with Consumer Business Services as a land agent under the Land Agents Act 1994 and registration as a sales representative or property manager, as determined by the South Australian Commissioner for Consumer Affairs.

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

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Deferment

This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student sports and fitness facilities, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business Student Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business Student Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

With over 30 years of industry experience within the business and academic sectors, I bring this knowledge to the role of Program Director for the suite of Business degrees. Having worked both nationally and internationally, I am committed to empowering all students to achieve effective business literacy, and to help them understand business from a global perspective. At UniSA we provide students with industry-based knowledge within the curriculum and through opportunities like internships, mentoring and overseas study experiences, to create business leaders of the future.

Mr Stan Astachnowicz

Program Director

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