Property Major

Bachelor of Design, 3 years full-time, Parkville and Southbank. CRICOS code: 090744C

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The Property major focuses on developing an understanding of the ownership, development, management, feasibility, funding, investment and occupation of land and buildings. The mix of disciplines that comprise
this major are particularly targeted at industry needs, and have contributed to successful outcomes for our graduates. Studies include the full range of skills and specialisations needed for a professional career in this dynamic industry.

Major Description

You will learn about contemporary planning issues, trends in the property market, and how the application of construction practices and structural design can add value to developments. You will also develop an understanding of complementary disciplines such as economics, market research, construction, urban planning and law.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the generic attributes of the Bachelor of Design graduate, graduates of the Property major should be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to evaluate the dynamics of economic systems, structures and technology for the sustainable and resilient design of cities and space creation
  • Ability to research, analyse and synthesise complex information related to design strategies and design management, and apply the results to the development, construction, financing, management and recycling of land and the built-environment in a way that sustains and enhances utility and value for users and owners
  • Understanding of the complexities and linkages in design processes, and the roles that experts such as architects, planners, builders, investors, lawyers play in leadership and management of transdisciplinary design and development teams
  • Ability to analyse dynamic economic, social, demographic, cultural, business strategic planning and political trends and create design strategies and concepts for liveable cities and places
  • Ability to identify and evaluate the impact of innovative and emerging trends that are disrupting and transitioning the broader economy and the design of the built form in uncertain environments
  • Ability to evaluate and create experimental design for feasibility, development and investment capacity in the built environment through the application of advanced technology.

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