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Undergraduate Major


Property Major (BCom)


An excellent qualification to hold whatever your chosen career path in property.

Corey Scidone

Completing my degree at Curtin was an easy decision because it is the only university with a specialised property school. I was fortunate enough to secure employment in the industry whilst in my final year of university, allowing me to put theory into practise. The biggest benefit of this was to experience how the theory being taught at university is put into practise in the real world.

Professional recognition

Professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors when studied with Finance or Marketing.

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, investment, analysis, and residential and commercial real estate sales.

Our Property major will develop your skills in economics, law, construction and finance to deliver the knowledge required for a career in property.

You'll learn to analyse property investments and developments, gain insight into the structure and operations of the real estate industry and develop the essential legal, analytical and economic skills required to begin a career in property.

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.

Recommended double majors:

Why study

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 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors when studied with Finance.
  • This major is partially accredited by the API for Valuations.
  • You may be eligible for membership of the Australian Property Institute (API) (not at the Certified Practising Valuer level) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, when studied with Finance or Marketing.
  • You may also be eligible for a real estate and business agent licence with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

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, finance, economics, information systems, statistics, law and behavioural science as they relate to the analysis and operation of property markets
  • critically analyse issues in data collection, recording and reporting of property market activity
  • locate, extract and critically appraise information related to property markets and operations 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, and work independently to achieve agreed outcomes

Admission criteria

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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: 1300 222 888

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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  • Last updated on: July 22, 2021