Career Pathways

Become a property professional

Gain the full range of skills and specialisations needed for a career in this dynamic industry

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How long will it take?

3 years Bachelor degree
2 years Master of Property

Why study property?

Property professionals focus on the ownership, development, management, funding, investment potential and occupation of land and buildings. It combines contemporary planning issues, trends in the current market and how construction and design influence development.

At Melbourne, you’ll learn about contemporary planning issues, trends in the property market, and how the application of construction practices and structural design can add value to developments. You'll develop an in-depth understanding of disciplines needed for a career in property, such as economics, market research, construction, urban planning and law.

Training in Property at Melbourne will give you professional accreditation and a higher qualification than a traditional double degree.

Where will this take me?

Career outcomes

Qualified property managers and valuation specialists are in high demand. Many graduates go on to work as:

  • Property valuer
  • Land economist
  • Property manager
  • Property analyst
  • Property investment adviser
  • Property development adviser.

Professional accreditation

  • The Australian Property Institute (API)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

What are the study options?

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First you must meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Property also has specific prerequisite and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry. The entry requirements will be dependent on your academic background. With a background in property you can complete a two year program, alternatively, if you wish to study in another field first, you will have the option to undertake a three year Master of Property if you have achieved a weighted average mark of 65%+ or higher.

Other entry pathways

Graduate Degree Packages

The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia baseed on your ATAR.

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Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

Discover more about Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars


The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Find a scholarship that's right for you

Looking for personalised advice?

Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study property at the University of Melbourne

Discover your passions

Discover your passions

We offer unique flexibility, giving you the option of completing majors, minors, double majors and specialisations.

Become part of a community

Become part of a community

Join a community of world-leading academics and industry practitioners working to improve the way we live and the places we live in.

Career-ready skills

Career-ready skills

Participate in our wide range of industry opportunities, developing practical skills for a meaningful career.

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.