University of Technology Sydney

C04445v1 Master of Property Development

Award(s): Master of Property Development (MPropDev)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: Online campus


International students can study this course in online mode and thus are not eligible for a student visa to study this course in Australia.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements below may begin with a Graduate Certificate and progress to the Master of Property Development.

Graduate Certificate in Property Development --> Master of Property Development

(Note that entry to the Masters via other UTS Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas is also possible.)

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


UTS's Master of Property Development provides a comprehensive understanding of the property development process combined with the practical skills required to work effectively in the industry. This incorporates the political, financial, legal and physical systems that contribute to the successful development of property assets.

In this course, students benefit from close ties to industry. UTS academics have professional backgrounds and connections, and class projects are often based on real development scenarios.

As many students have extensive industry experience too, there are excellent opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and networking across a range of fields including property development, valuation, construction, engineering, and town planning.

Course aims

At UTS, students gain a broad understanding of the property development cycle in a team-based learning environment, enabling them to move beyond niche disciplines into broader management level positions or work with clients in new ways. Advanced coursework in risk analysis, property markets, and large-scale development projects prepare students to deal with broader issues in the property industry. Students can tailor their degree thanks to the two sub-majors (in either Property Valuation, or Urban Planning) and a range of specialist electives, including construction technologies, urban planning, urban design, digital marketing, and commercial property.

Career options

The degree provides property-related professionals such as architects, engineers, construction managers, valuers, planners and business or finance professionals the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and qualifications and obtain a more holistic understanding of property development and related processes. This enables graduates to expand their careers or move outside of their original professional area to higher or broader roles within the property development industry and/or offer new services to clients.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Identify ethical issues and apply informed ethical judgements in professional contexts
A.2 Work effectively in culturally diverse contexts
A.3 Understand Indigenous perspectives and interpret legal frameworks relating to land use and ownership
C.1 Effectively apply a variety of communication skills and technologies in professional contexts
C.2 Work effectively in project teams in property development
I.1 Develop alternative, appropriate creative solutions to built environment issues
P.1 Demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical understanding of property valuation methodologies together with the capacity to prepare valuation assessments to a professional standard
P.2 Apply a theoretical and practical understanding of research methods to the investigation and analysis of property markets
P.3 Apply a comprehensive understanding of property market drivers and key risk analysis techniques applicable to contemporary industry based practice
P.4 Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of built environment law and procedures in a variety of property-related contexts
P.5 Apply a comprehensive theoretical understanding of sustainable urban development principles to contemporary property development contexts
P.6 Synthesise knowledge related to a wide spectrum of property and asset management issues to the analysis of practiced based property portfolio scenarios
P.7 Apply a comprehensive understanding of contemporary theory in the financial management and financing of property developments to professional practice
P.8 Apply appropriate technical analytic skills to a professional standard
R.1 Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to property development
R.2 Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to evaluate and synthesise complex ideas and concepts in property development

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a completed UTS Graduate Certificate in Property Development; OR
  • a completed UTS Graduate Certificate in Planning; OR
  • a completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Planning; OR
  • a completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Property Development; OR
  • a completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Construction Management; OR
  • a completed UTS Graduate Diploma in Project Management; OR
  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or higher qualification, from one of the following 'cognate disciplines': architecture and building, engineering, management and commerce, law and legal studies, economics and econometrics; OR
  • a completed UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or higher qualification (in a field not listed above) along with:
    • a CV (maximum 3 pages) outlining at least two years work experience in a profession closely related to Property Development; AND
    • employer's letter confirming the dates of employment, and the position held.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of 2 years of online study, 1 x 6 credit point subject (or equivalent) per session over 12 x 7-week teaching sessions.

A 6-credit point subject requires an average of 15-20 hours of study per week. Students study 1 x 6 credit point subject per teaching session.

Course structure

Students must complete 72 credit points made up of 48 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of submajor/options.

Course completion requirements

STM91790 Core subjects 48cp
CBK92214 Sub-major/Electives 24cp
Total 72cp

Course program

For more information, download a course guide and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor about fully online study and a possible study program.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Property Development (C11356), the Graduate Diploma in Property Development (C06150) and the Master of Property Development (C04445).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building