Master of Property Investment and Development

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: MPropInv&Devt
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 2813
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 097590D

This program applies to students who commenced in Q3, 2018 or later.

This program provides the opportunity for advanced level study in property investment, development and valuation. Graduates will comprehend the multi-disciplinary nature of the property industry and be equipped with the analytical and decision making skills necessary for adaptable careers in the changing and dynamic property investment, development and valuation industry.

Study Mode

Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Sharon Yam

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Part Time Internal See above
Parramatta External Campus Full Time External See above
Parramatta External Campus Part Time External See above

Accreditation

This program is accredited for the following Australian Property Institute Certifications (depending on subjects completed):

  • 160 Credit Point Pathway - Depending on elective chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Asset Manager, Certified Property Manager, Certified Development Practitioner, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Practicing Valuer, Certified Property Practitioner.
  • 120 Credit Point Pathway - Depending on elective chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Asset Manager, Certified Property Manager, Certified Development Practitioner, Certified Practicing Valuer, Certified Property Practitioner.
  • 80 Credit Point Pathway - Depending on subject achieved, students may be eligible for API Certified Asset Manager, Certified Development Practitioner, Certified Property Practitioner.

Note - Certifications achieved by any graduate of the Master of Property Investment and Development will be impacted (reduced) where specified subjects are substituted for electives. None of these certifications apply to the Graduate Certificate in Property Investment.

Admission

160 Credit Point Pathway

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline.

120 Credit Point Pathway

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in:

  • a business or Australian Property Institute (API)-recognised cognate discipline, for example: property, town planning, construction or quantity surveying; Or
  • any discipline and a minimum of two years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in roles property valuation, property management, property investment and analysis, property development, property fund management or associated roles; Or
  • Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Property Investment at Western Sydney University should take the 120 credit point pathway.

80 Credit Point Pathway

Applicants must have successfully completed:

  • an undergraduate degree in a Business discipline (specifically property, town planning, construction or quantity surveying or related discipline) with a GPA of 5.0 or WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of 65+ (if provided on the academic record); Or
  • a graduate diploma, or higher, in property or an Australian Property Institute (API)-recognised cognate discipline.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Recommended Sequence

The program length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and work experience.

Master of Property Investment and Development (160 credit point pathway)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

To achieve all available accreditation certifications, students must complete the listed numbered subjects. The taking of electives will reduce the number of certifications attainable. The capstone project cannot be undertaken until 120cp have been successfully completed.

Elective subjects must be postgraduate subjects offered by the School of Business. 

Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 1

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Autumn session  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
Quarter 4  
ACCT 7018 Introductory Accounting 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
 Credit Points80
Year 2
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Select one of the following: 10
International Finance  
One elective
 
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
Quarter 3  
Select one of the following: 10
Corporate Finance  
One elective
 
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
Select one of the following: 10
Valuation of Special Premises  
One elective
 
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points160

 Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 2

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
Quarter 3  
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
Select one of the following: 10
Corporate Finance  
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
ACCT 7018 Introductory Accounting 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Autumn Session  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
 Credit Points90
Year 2
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
Select one of the following: 10
Valuation of Special Premises  
One elective
 
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
International Finance  
One elective
 
 Credit Points70
 Total Credit Points160

 Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 3

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 3  
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
Select one of the following: 10
Corporate Finance  
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
ACCT 7018 Introductory Accounting 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
 Credit Points80
Year 2
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
Select one of the following: 10
Valuation of Special Premises  
One elective
 
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
International Finance  
One elective
 
Autumn  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
Quarter 2  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points160

Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 4

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 4  
ACCT 7018 Introductory Accounting 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
 Credit Points80
Year 2
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
Select one of the following: 10
Valuation of Special Premises  
One elective
 
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
International Finance  
One elective
 
Autumn  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
Quarter 2  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
Quarter 3  
Select one of the following: 10
Corporate Finance  
One elective
 
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points160

 Master of Property Investment and Development (120 credit point entry pathway)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

To achieve all available accreditation certifications, students must complete the listed numbered subjects. The taking of electives will reduce the number of certifications attainable. The capstone project cannot be undertaken until 80 credit points have been successfully completed.

To achieve all Australian Property Institute accreditation certifications, available for this program, students must complete the listed numbered subjects. Choosing electives instead of listed numbered subjects will reduce the number of accreditation certifications attainable (Seek advice from Academic Program Adviser).

Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 1

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Autumn session  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Select one of the following: 10
Valuation of Special Premises  
One elective
 
 Credit Points80
Year 2
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Select one of the following: 10
Commercial Law  
Students who have not completed LAWS 7009 Commercial Law in their previous study must complete this subject as it is required for accreditation purposes.
 
One elective
 
Quarter 2  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 2

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Commercial Law  
Students who have not completed LAWS 7009 Commercial Law in their previous study must complete this subject as it is required for accreditation purposes.
 
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Select one of the following: 10
Valuation of Special Premises  
One elective
 
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Autumn session  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
 Credit Points90
Year 2
Quarter 2  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points120

 Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 3

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Commercial Law  
Students who have not completed LAWS 7009 Commercial Law in their previous study must complete this subject as it is required for accreditation purposes.
 
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Autumn Session  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
 Credit Points80
Year 2
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
Quarter 4  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
Select one of the following: 10
Valuation of Special Premises  
One elective
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points120

 Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 4

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Autumn Session  
BLDG 7003 Building Studies 10
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7007 Corporate Asset and Property Management 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
Select one of the following: 10
Statutory Valuation and Property Law  
One elective
 
 Credit Points80
Year 2
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7032 Valuation of Special Premises 10
Select one of the following: 10
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
One elective
 
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
Select one of the following: 10
Commercial Law  
Students who have not completed LAWS 7009 Commercial Law in their previous study must complete this subject as it is required for accreditation purposes.
 
One elective
 
 Credit Points50
 Total Credit Points130

 Master of Property Investment and Development (80 Credit Point Pathway)

To qualify for the award of a Master of Property Investment and Development with 80 credit points pathway, students must successfully complete 80 credit points of subjects as defined below. The capstone project cannot be undertaken until 40cp have been successfully completed.

Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 1 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
Quarter 4  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points80

 Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 2 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 2  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
Quarter 4  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points80

Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 3 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Quarter 2  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points80

Recommended Sequence For Students Commencing in Quarter 4

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Quarter 4  
MKTG 7024 Property Portfolio Analysis 10
MKTG 7014 International Property Finance 10
Quarter 1  
MKTG 7028 Strategic Property Market Analysis 10
MKTG 7030 Sustainable Property Development 10
Quarter 2  
FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property) 10
MKTG 7011 Feasibility Modelling 10
Quarter 3  
MKTG 7015 Investment Property Valuation 10
MKTG 7023 Property Investment and Risk Management 10
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points80

Replaced Subject

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.

MKTG 7003 - Applied Project (Finance and Property), replaced by FINC 7022 Applied Project (Finance and Property)