Each year Australia commits more than half of its capital outlay to land development, building and infrastructure. The Master of Property and Development is designed to meet the needs of those who want to work at the cutting edge of this industry as it adapts to the requirements of communities, businesses and the environment. You will learn the principles of property development and investment, then apply them across different phases of the industry cycle, achieving successful outcomes in financial viability, risk management and sustainability.

The dynamic range of courses in this degree is developed in consultation with industry to adapt to ongoing changes and trends, ensuring a cutting-edge learning experience. The Master of Property and Development is accredited by the Australian Institute of Building; graduates can also become members of the Australian Property Institute.

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Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

Whether you are working in this area and wish to upskill, intend to move into this area from a related profession, or are seeking a broader base to careers in architecture, landscape architecture, construction, engineering, urban planning and law, this is the degree for you.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone who is seeking a career in development, investment or management of property and the professions that serve this industry will be interested in this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Commercial Property Management
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Banking and Investment
  • Property Development
  • Property Analysis
  • Property Finance

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Australian Property Institute (API) and Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

Entry requirements

72 UOC Program:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field with a credit average, OR
  • Undergraduate degree in any field with a credit average plus 3 years property industry experience at a management level, OR
  • Graduate Certificate in Property Development with a credit average.

48 UOC Program:

Additionally students who meet one of the following criteria will receive advanced standing of 24 UOC which is the final research semester. These students will not be required to undertake BENV7020 Research Seminar (6 UOC), REST0018 Research Project (12 UOC) and one 6 UOC elective.

  • Honours* degree with a credit average in a Related field, OR
  • Honours* degree with a credit average in any field plus 3 years property industry experience at managerial level, OR
  • Masters degree in a Related field with a credit average

Related fields: Studies in built environment disciplines, engineering, business or law.

*An Honours degree usually consists of a year-long research program as part of a Bachelor's degree, either as an addition to a general Bachelors degree or an embedded program in the final year of a specialised Bachelor's degree. In the Honours degree, students shall complete selected courses within a supervised program of research (either field, laboratory, archival exploration or design based), and produce a high-quality research thesis or design work which is marked/graded. The Honours degree requires students to demonstrate advanced disciplinary knowledge through independent or self-directed research and critical thinking as required by the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) level 8.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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