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The property sector is Australia’s largest industry and second largest employer. Fulfilling the residential and non-residential needs of Australia continues to remain a priority and requires employers to hire graduates with the capabilities and skills to work in a dynamic and unpredictable market.  Now more than ever, graduates must combine their knowledge and skills with the advancements in technology to remain competitive.

Prepare yourself with knowledge and technical skills for a career within global property related industries and professions. The Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) ensures graduates can demonstrate an integrated understanding of the complex body of property knowledge and skills in this field.

Intensive mode delivery

The Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) is professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies. This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry.

Further, the program is also delivered in intensive mode. Intensive Mode Delivery is a compact and time efficient way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on professional and personal lifestyles. Each subject is delivered over two weekends during the semester. There are two sets of three-day sessions per subject, generally scheduled Thursday to Saturday (approximately six to eight contact hours per day) with a break of four or five weeks between session one and session two of each subject.

Participants will receive 40 hours of combined lectures, discussion groups, case studies and workshops during contact hours. International students are required to be on campus every week.

Students are also required to complete a Professional Portfolio. The portfolio allows students to develop their professional skills in a real-world environment. Enhancing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, the Professional Portfolio requires students to highlight their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. The tangible outcomes differentiate graduates within the industry.

What our students say

"I immensely enjoyed my studies, everything seemed very exiting compared to my experience in my home country. Living on campus, being an international student, learning about the Australian way of life, the wonderful landscaping and the great sport facilities; not to forget my wonderful teachers too.” Show more

"I immensely enjoyed my studies, everything seemed very exiting compared to my experience in my home country. Living on campus, being an international student, learning about the Australian way of life, the wonderful landscaping and the great sport facilities; not to forget my wonderful teachers too.”

I highly recommend sourcing internships to any student who is concerned about securing employment after graduation. I approached all the guest lecturers, which lead to me doing 3-4 days of internship per week in two different valuation companies. My advice is to demonstrate how responsible you are, and how loyal and determined you may be if you are only given a chance.

I am currently at Valuer at CBRE Asia Pacific. Since graduation my responsibilities have increased gradually. Overall, Bond helped me to learn about valuation industry and assisted me to be professional in my approach in relation to the Australian real estate industry. Bond provided help with securing internships, help with my resume and cover letter and my teachers were always ready to give any advice… and it was a great place to live!

My experience of studying in Bond was very positive. As an Alumnus, I enjoy the facilities and also participating in professional and existing various events." Show less

Ekaterina Ivandikova Valuer, CBRE Asia Pacific (Russia)

Key features

  • Gain a qualification professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading industry bodies
  • Intensive mode delivery
  • Small class sizes and a personalised approach to learning

About the program

The Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) provides a wide range of skills that can be applied to global property markets. This program is designed to equip graduates with strong knowledge and advanced technical skills applicable to a variety of career paths such as investment, finance, asset management and research. Show more

The Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) provides a wide range of skills that can be applied to global property markets. This program is designed to equip graduates with strong knowledge and advanced technical skills applicable to a variety of career paths such as investment, finance, asset management and research. The curriculum addresses a range of topics including finance and taxation, corporate portfolio management, risk identification and management, feasibility analysis, law, property valuation and market analysis. This degree provides the opportunity to specialise in Property Valuation. Professional Portfolio is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially oriented and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their Master specialisation. All students will complete a 2,000-word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR complete a collaborative research project totalling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration92 weeks
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaArchitecture and Built Environment
Program codeSD-93026
CRICOS code085562G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The real estate industry represents the world’s greatest store of capital, a cornerstone of investment wealth and a driver of economic growth and employment. The global property industry is affected by many challenges including fluctuating economic conditions, innovations in finance, new regulations and approaches to sustainability. Skilled professionals are required in all areas of real estate development, property valuation, investment and management. Students with a cognate undergraduate degree will also be recognised by the Australian Property Institute (API) for Associate Membership with Certified Property Practitioner Certification (CPP). Students with a cognate undergraduate degree who complete the relevant Property Valuation subjects as electives will qualify for registration with the Australian Property Institute as a Certified Practising Valuer with the Valuers Registration Board of Queensland, and New South Wales Fair Trading (conditional on meeting professional practice requirements).

This degree will provide you with the high level skills required to establish leadership within the property industry, and can be applied across global real estate markets. Graduates of this program will be able to offer expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills to complex property markets. Opportunities include property research and analysis, valuation, strategy, portfolio management, finance, investment, development, project management and general management. Graduates will be equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable development, and will be able to seek work anywhere in Australia or around the world. 

Professional accreditation

Students graduating with this degree are internationally recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

View the Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) - Program Structure and Sequencing.

The structure of the Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) is based on theoretical and practical subjects. This program is designed in close consultation with prominent industry professional boards to ensure the integrity and contemporary relevance of the degree.

Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional)

To complete a Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional), you must complete all of the following subjects:

* Please note that the Professional Portfolio subject can only be commenced once all coursework subjects have been completed.

Plus select four elective subjects by the Faculty.

Property Valuation specialisation

You may use the four (4) electives to specialise in Property Valuation. Completion of these subjects will result in recognition by the Australian Property Institute (API), and additional career opportunities in the property industry.

You must select (compulsory for API accreditation):

The total program fees for the Master of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) are:

  • $59,267
  • $61,748

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution. 

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Professional portfolio

Professional Portfolio is a 20 week, 45 credit point subject available to Masters of Valuation and Property Development (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially oriented and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytic and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their Masters specialisation.

All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR complete a collaborative research project totalling up to 15,000 words.  All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice.