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Property Development and Valuation

Undergraduate Major


Property Development and Valuation Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Please refer to B-COMM


Learn to analyse property investments and developments.

Professional recognition

Professionally accredited by the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Skilled property professionals are involved in property development, valuation, and investment, property analysis, and residential and commercial real estate sales.

In this major, you will cover economics, finance, law, construction, sustainability and investment analysis. An industry-focused teaching structure means you'll be taught by experienced industry professionals and researchers.

In your final year, you will undertake a three-week practical placement under the guidance of a fully qualified Australian Property Institute member.

Completing this major can give you the necessary educational requirements to qualify for Australian Property Institute membership at the Certified Practising Valuer level, after an approved period of further industry training.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • In your final year you will be assigned a mentor from a pool of experienced real estate professionals in Western Australia, receiving guidance and support throughout a three-week practicum.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

  •  This major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, you will also be eligible for membership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors after graduation.
  • Completing this major can give you the necessary educational requirements to qualify for API membership at the Certified Practising Valuer level, after an approved period of further industry training.
  • It also satisfies the qualification requirements to be eligible for registration as a real estate sales representative as prescribed under regulation 6A of the Real Estate and Business Agents (General) Regulations 1979 and to apply for an individual real estate agent or business agent license under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978.
  • This major is recognised by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety WA (DMIRS) where graduates are eligible to apply for a Real Estate and Business Agent License.

Career information


  • Commercial sales agent
  • Investment analyst
  • Property developer
  • Property finance professional
  • Property manager
  • Valuer


  • Asset management
  • Banking and investment
  • International property
  • Property development
  • State and local government
  • Valuation

What you'll learn

  • apply principles of property analysis, valuation, finance, economics, information systems, statistics, law and behavioural science as they relate to analysis and valuation of property
  • critically analyse issues in data collection, recording and reporting of property market activity
  • locate, extract and critically appraise information related to property market activity from sources within an organisation and from external sources
  • relate the significance of commercial events and issues within property markets and the business community using structured financial communication and appropriate language
  • use electronic resources to interrogate databases, analyse data, collect information and communicate
  • take responsibility for self directed learning and the development of a career long attitude of continuing professional development;
  • recognise the global nature of the property industry by applying relevant international property standards and appreciate the information requirements of a global financial system
  • demonstrate an understanding that cultural practices and differences impact commercial practices and interpersonal relations
  • apply an ethical approach to analysing commercial activities and advising clients, demonstrate leadership and the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely outcomes, work independently to achieve agreed outcomes

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

In your final year, you will be assigned to a fully API-qualified mentor from a pool of real estate professionals in Western Australia for a three-week practical placement.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRU-PROPV
  • CRICOS code: Please refer to B-COMM
  • Last updated on: October 30, 2020