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Property Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Property Economics course offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology educates students for professional careers in commercial property investment and development i.e. retail (shopping), office and industrial. Graduates can work in valuation surveying, real estate, property investment and management, auctioneering and estate agency in Ireland and abroad. 
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This Property Economics programme offered by Dublin Institute Of Technology prepares students wishing to make their careers in valuation surveying, real estate, investment and management, property auctioneering and estate agency in Ireland and abroad. It is also suitable for those interested in property development, town planning and the general investment market. The broad aim of the programme is to develop a property professional capable of operating in a dynamic and competitive environment. Graduates may be employed as valuers, estate agents, property consultants and investment advisors, developers and planners.

The programme provides an education in the financial, legal, planning and construction aspects of property in the context of the investment market in general and it provides students with a thorough understanding of the economic functioning of the built environment. Upon successful completion of an assessment of professional competence, holders of these awards are eligible for corporate membership of the Society of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the U.K. They are exempted from the Intermediate Examination of the Royal Town Planning Institute and are also accepted for entry to appropriate postgraduate programmes in Ireland and abroad. The programme is also recognised by the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates are principally employed by property consultancy firms, such as Lisney, Savills, Jones Lang Lasalle, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald and CBRE. They also find work with auctioneers & estate agencies, property development companies, local authorities and major property owning companies, both public and private such as the ESB, the Bank of Ireland, HSE and Irish Life in the area of property and asset management.
  • The skills you will obtain on the course are not just valued in the property and construction industries, but can be used to establish careers in business, accountancy, banking, law, marketing, investments etc. as well as their target industries.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester on Erasmus Exchange in Hanze University in Grongingen, Holland and also to participate in the European Challenge Competition in Berlin. In addition, as part of the Integrated Project in third year, there is usually a field trip outside Ireland.

What will I Study?

  • The programme seeks to progressively develop and integrate the various core and complementary disciplines required for the professional education of a property economist or a property asset manager.
  • It particularly emphasises Property Valuations, which together with the other core modules of Economics, Planning and Investment Analysis gives the Property Economics programme its orientation. For the Property Asset Management & Valuation option in final year, the emphasis is changed somewhat to concentrate on property Asset Management, Housing Studies and Valuation.
  • Property Valuation is a skill based on the application of economic and financial evaluation techniques to land and buildings. This skill requires a broad knowledge of a wide range of subjects, and an understanding of the economic, physical and legal framework within which buildings are used and the property market operates. Thus, the programme is generalist in the sense that its scope is wide but specific in that it seeks to apply knowledge to a particular sector of the economy. The educational approach seeks to develop in the student the ability to evaluate and integrate information from diverse sources to arrive at a conclusion. This is a distinctive characteristic skill of the valuer.
  • In addition, the possession of wider business management and financial analysis skills is becoming an increasingly important requirement for property valuers and property asset managers who wish to develop their careers in the changing circumstances of private practice, in commercial organisations or in the public service. Consequently, this need is reflected in curriculum content and in the detailed study of the workings of the wider investment markets of which the property market forms part.
  • Alternatively with the Property Asset Management & Valuation option in final year, the focus is on property as an asset and how it can be used to benefit its owners, users and the general public.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Investment & Development Valuations
  • Professional Development / Integrated Project
  • Economics
  • Residential Construction Studies and Building Pathology
  • Quantitative Methods/Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Law

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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