This exciting part-time programme provides an opportunity for non-property graduates to become educated for a range of careers in real estate and related industries in Ireland and abroad.
The need for competitiveness and efficiency in both the private and public sectors has resulted in a growing awareness of the role of real estate as an economic and business resource. This, together with an increased emphasis on urban economics policy and major infrastructural development, has created an enhanced demand for those with professional qualifications in real estate and training in the methods and techniques of real estate appraisal.
The programme is presented within the School of Real Estate and Construction Economics in the Faculty of the Built Environment in DIT. The total intake of students each year will be approx. 20-25 students from different disciplines and backgrounds.
The content of the programme, delivered over 2 ½ years (5 Semesters) includes subjects pertinent to the practice of Valuation Surveyors and real estate professionals. The programmes focus is strongly oriented to real estate valuation, appraisal and investment. See Course Content for further details.
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Semester 1: Valuations 1, Building Appraisal, Real Estate Law
Semester 2: Real Estate Investment Appraisal, Planning, Valuations 2
Semester 3: Real Estate Development Appraisal, Urban Economics, Investment Portfolio Analysis
Semester 4: Integrating Project, Real Estate Finance, Corporate Real Estate Management or Research Themes in Real Estate
Semester 5: Research Methods and DissertationAssessment
The programme is assessed through a range of techniques including: project work; group work, assignments; presentations and examinations. Assessments in the form of examinations will normally take place at the end of the respective semesters in January and May, with supplemental examinations in September. In addition, students will be expected to complete a dissertation.
Students can only progress from one academic year to the next providing all the required assessments in the pre-requisite modules have been passed.
In order to be admitted to the course, students should have an honours (2.2 grade or higher) undergraduate degree or equivalent. Selection will be made, following interview, using the following criteria.
Where successful applications are received from graduates of programmes not having a strong business, economics or quantitative focus e.g. B.A. in English and History, they will be required to undertake a short pre-qualification programme to bring such students up to the required level in quantitative analysis, spreadsheet applications and economics.
Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.
No work experience is required.
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