Master of Commerce (Property Investment and Development)

Approved Abbreviation: MCom(PropInv&Devt)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2725.3

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 056732A

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Quarter 4, 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Years 2006 - 2015 (Quarter 2) - 2725.1 Master of Commerce (Property Investment and Development)

This course provides the opportunity for advanced level of study in property investment and development. It develops students’ understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of property investment and development, and to develop the analytical and decision making skills necessary for property investment and development, and property professionals.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time.

This course is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) for Associated membership. When combined with another API accredited degree students will be granted Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) and Certificate Property Professionals (CPP) certification.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in business or a cognate discipline as recognised by the accrediting body, API (property related fields of architecture, building, construction, housing law, engineering, property and town planning);


Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline AND a minimum of two years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience in a related field;


Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline AND a minimum of five years general work experience in a related field.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

International applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall score with a minimum 6.0 in each subset.

Work experience will require validation by employer and cannot be used both as a means of admission and as the basis of an application for advanced standing.

Work experience will be evaluated to assess whether prospective students have demonstrated a verifiable capability in property investment and development such that they are enabled to undertake the discipline-specific learning contained in this Masters-level course. This criteria is impacted directly by the requirements of a curriculum that addresses AQF Level 9 knowledge and skill outcomes including a stipulation that graduates have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge in property investment and development and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points. This includes six core units and a 20 credit point capstone unit as per the structure below.

Core Units

200892Property Valuation
200895Property Finance and Taxation
200893Property Feasibility Study
200696Property Investment Analysis
200894Property Development
200891Property Portfolio Analysis

Capstone Units

Choose one of

200829Business Project

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