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Property Investment and Development

Undergraduate major

Learn about property investment and development and the real estate industry.

Course outline
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    Property Investment and Development Major
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Course outline

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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Property Investment and Development

Find your niche

Property investment and development offers careers in housing, commercial or industrial property development.

Help meet Australia’s housing demand

Housing demand in Australia is set to outpace supply, driving a need for experts who can successfully develop and manage property for a range of demographics.

Work in an innovative industry

Contribute to innovative approaches to sustainable building development and community infrastructure.

Property Investment and Development



Property is one of Australia’s most popular investment options. Understanding how to make smart decisions in property development, investment, valuation and sales can lead to a lucrative and varied career.

In this major you will develop knowledge in economics, law, construction and finance, which can be applied not only to the property industry but also related sectors. You’ll learn to analyse property investments and developments, gain insight into the structure and operations of the real estate industry and develop the essential legal, analytical and economic skills required to begin a career in property.

You’ll also consider property-related issues and their impacts on Australian and global property markets, such as housing supply and demand, equitable housing options and sustainable property development.

You’ll undertake site visits and work on real-world client projects, and have the opportunity to engage with more than 30 guest speakers throughout the course.

Our graduates have found work across a range of industries including property development, finance, sales and leasing and banking. Many have found work in government, for private investors, residential and commercial developers and consultancies.

If you want to pursue a career as a property valuer, consider studying our Property Development and Valuation Extension major.

Parent degrees

You can study this major under the following degrees:

Your choice of parent degree can influence the type of career you might have.

Our Commerce degree also offers additional opportunities to customise your course by offering specialisations as well as majors.

What jobs can the Property Investment and Development course lead to?

  • Commercial property consultant
  • Development manager
  • Investment analyst
  • Property consultant
  • Property finance professional
  • Property manager
  • PropTech entrepreneur (with Innovation as the parent degree)

What jobs can a Property Investment and Development double major lead to?

What you'll learn

  • identify, understand, apply and analyse property related issues and their impacts on national and international markets, GC1, GC2, GC4
  • communicate property analysis professionally and in ways that are responsible and appropriate for local, national and international business contexts, GC3, GC4, GC6
  • distinguish, identify and apply available technologies and methodologies to investigate property related issues in ways that demonstrate critical thinking and responsible judgement, GC1, GC2, GC4
  • apply acquired skills individually and in a group to facilitate the understanding and solution of property-related issues in a professional and ethical manner while appreciating the importance and impact of cultural diversity on making decisions, GC1, GC2, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • understand the implications and potential impacts of current developments, as well as identify new developments, in the field of property and integrate available strategies into the existing body of knowledge, GC1, GC2, GC4, GC6

Why study Property Investment and Development

Connected to industry

You’ll work on industry projects, solve real-world problems, engage with industry professionals (and potential employers!) and gain work experience for your resume.

An elite business school

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school, holding accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.


Our business courses are reviewed by an Advisory Network that's made up of more than 50 members of industry, ensuring you’ll graduate with a skillset aligned to industry needs.

I studied at Curtin because I had a real passion for property, and Curtin was one of the only universities in Australia that offered a specialised property course. The property industry offers many career paths – to get a taste of analysis, finance, economics, development, valuation, marketing, management and construction put me in good stead to understand the different facets of the industry.

I began my career in a graduate position at PwC and moved to Bankwest’s Property Finance team, and was promoted to Associate Director.

Mark Mackenzie
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

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Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Arts degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-PRPTY
  • Last updated on: 18 July 2024

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