Program Overview

UNSW’s Master of Property and Development is a 1.7 year, or 1 year accelerated postgraduate degree that will equip you to work at the cutting-edge of a dynamic industry.

You’ll learn the modern principles of property investment, development and management and apply them across different phases of the industry cycle, learning to achieve successful outcomes in financial viability, risk management, sustainability as well as facilities and asset management.  

Career advancement is at the core of this degree. The dynamic courses in this degree are developed in consultation with industry to adapt to changes and trends. As part of an interdisciplinary community in UNSW’s School of Built Environment you’ll communicate and collaborate with students and experts in architecture, design, and planning - mirroring real industry relationships. The option to undertake professional placement elective means you’ll also have the chance to practice in a real-world setting and form career networks.

In your final term, you’ll complete a research project giving you the portfolio, research experience, confidence and connections to succeed in the future of property development.  



  Course Duration

19 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 40,630



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Master of Property and Development can be completed in 1.7 years full-time, or 1 year full-time if you’re eligible for the accelerated program. 

The number of, and which courses you study will depend on which program you undertake. See the ‘full program structure’ section for a breakdown of what you can study in each iteration of the degree. 

Full program structure

Each university year at UNSW has three terms and an optional summer study period. You can study full-time or part-time. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is a summary of what you will study in each available stream of the program:

One-year Master of Property and Development (subject to eligibility requirements) |8 courses |48 units of credit/UOC

  • 7 Disciplinary core courses

  • 1 Prescribed elective course

If you’re eligible to study the accelerated program, you’ll receive credit points for three subjects.

1.7 year Master of Master of Property and Development | five terms | 11 courses | 72 units of credit/UOC

  • 7 Disciplinary core courses

  • 2 Prescribed elective courses

  • 1 Research preparation course

  • 1 Research project

Research project

In your final semester of study, you'll devise and independently undertake a major research project. You'll specialise in an area of interest and build further depth and expertise in that area. Before undertaking the project, you’ll complete a research seminar which will provide you with the research skills needed. Your project will relate to professional practice in project management, equipping you with real-world skills you can carry into the workplace.

There are two different entry pathways to the Master of Property and Development. The program you apply for will depend on whether you’re eligible to undertake the accelerated program or not.

Your eligibility depends on your academic background. The depth of your prior experience may be considered, depending on how closely it relates to property development.

1.7 years full-time program | 72 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • A bachelor degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR

  • A bachelor degree in any field with a credit average plus three years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR

  • A Graduate Certificate in Property and Development with a credit average

1 year full-time program | 48 Units of Credit (UOC)

  • An undergraduate honours degree with a credit average in a related field*, OR

  • An undergraduate honours with a credit average in an unrelated field honours plus 3 years construction industry experience at a managerial level, OR

  • A master’s degree with a credit average in a related* field

If you meet the criteria for the 1 year program, you’ll receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credit points for two research courses and one elective (24 UOC). 

*Related fields are:

  • Built environment disciplines

  • Engineering

  • Business

  • Law

    You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

    If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • English language tests and university English courses

  • Prior study in the medium of English

  • Other qualifications

  • UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. 

    IELTS 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

    TOEFL 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking)

2022 Indicative First Year Fee


2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


  • Property development

  • Property analysis

  • Property finance

  • Property agency

  • Property management

  • Asset and facilities management

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