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Overview

Recognising the multidisciplinary nature of the property profession and its role in business, this BSc Real Estate programme seeks to develop a mix of technical and professional skills so that you will be well equipped to make sound commercial decisions based on an in-depth understanding of the real estate markets.

The course starts by covering the building blocks of real estate such as property law, construction and valuation theory and you will then go on to develop professional and practical skills in complementary subject areas such as facilities and asset management.

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Real Estate at Liverpool John Moores University will give you the knowledge and practical skills to launch your career as a real estate professional.

Accreditations

  • Fully accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, UK (Chartered member could register as a Chartered Building Engineer, UK).
  • Fully accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Intakes

Three (3) intakes a year – Jan, May, September.

Duration

This course is Currently Offered in Part Time Only
24-month continuous study without term holidays
* 16 months for relevant Diploma Graduates Entry

  • Regular Class: 3-hour class room lesson – 2 to 3 times per week
  • Weekdays lessons start: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Saturday lesson start: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Sunday lessons (if necessary)

Year 1

8 month period

  1. Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project 1
  2. Introduction to Law
  3. Construction and Property Economics
  4. Academic and Digital Literacy
  5. Introduction to Construction Technology
  6. Valuation
  7. Introduction to Property Appraisal

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Year 2

8 month period

Property LawResearch MethodsCollaborative Interdisciplinary Project 2Asset ManagementPathology and InspectionApplied ValuationPlanning and Development
  • Nature of the leases and distinction from licences
  • Creation and termination of leases
  • Principal lease covenants (express, implied and statutory)
  • The key concepts of dilapidations law
  • Interpretation leases in term of repairing, reinstatement and yielding up covenants
  • RICS Rules, Guidance and Procedures
  • Rent reviews
  • Assignment, subletting and alterations
  • Remedies for breach of lease covenants
  • Statutory protection of business and residential tenants
  • Developing research questions, aims and objectives.
  • Research design and theoretical approaches – exploration of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods design and particular philosophical approaches.
  • Research strategies – including case study research, survey research, and observational research.
  • Research methods – data collection methods such as questionnaires, interview and secondary data analysis.
  • Ethical principles in research – how to conduct research ethically and responsibly.
  • This module will facilitate the learning process by enabling students to apply previously gained knowledge and theory in a practical context, working collaboratively using a 3D model on a BIM enabled project in order to negotiate decisions in relation to specific tasks. Within the module itself the following areas will be considered and applied to the project: BIM software technologies, negotiation skills, sustainable design, cost, programme and legal considerations
  • Landlord/Tenant Law- Negotiating: leases and rent reviews. Lease administration and the practical formalities governing lease creation.
  • Acquisition/Disposal
  • Corporate relocation project management issues
  • Institutional and regulatory environment of property (including legal and planning controls).
  • Managing, maintaining and changing the property estate/portfolio to meet business objectives. Short/medium/long term planning
  • Property Law- Defective Premises: practical obligations
  • Legislation, Occupier Liabilities Legislation, Disability Discrimination Legislation
  • Service Charge/Occupation expenditure.
  • Prepare and maintain corporate asset registers
  • Maintaining fixed asset registers
  • Life Cycle Costs
  • Tax and business rates
  • Risk Analysis and Business Continuity Management
  • Common building defects relating to commercial buildings, including defects related to foundations, masonry, timber, metal, dampness.
  • Building Inspections: Survey Procedures, Recording a Survey, Survey Reports.
  • Building Services: Defects and inspections of drainage, water supply, heating and ventilation services, sick building syndrome.
  • Selection criteria for remediation options including building refurbishment
  • Building refurbishment and adaptation
  • Building design in the context of proposed remediation options
  • Method statements and risk assessments for building surveys and remedial works.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Applied freehold and leasehold valuation methodology for investment and development appraisal.
  • Alternative freehold valuation techniques and concepts.
  • Impact of modern lease terms and incentives on valuation: premiums, break clauses, lease length, rent review cycles, stepped and turnover rents.
  • Valuation and statute; including the Landlord and Tenant Acts.
  • Introduction to cash flow analysis.
  • Residential valuation techniques.
  • The evolution of planning; the role and functions of government with regard to setting national planning policies.
  • Application of planning policy at local level.
  • Planning controls and enforcement.
  • The control of development and the planning application process.
  • Urban design theory and application.
  • Regeneration policy, case studies and funding opportunities
  • The development process; constraints and key variables.
  • Property market research and evaluation of a development project
  • Development appraisal and risk, funding and finance.
  • Property marketing.

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Year 3

8 month period

Research ProjectCollaborative Interdisciplinary Project 3Advanced ValuationReal Estate in PracticeReal Estate InvestmentStrategic Real Estate Management
  • Undertaking research and research ethics
  • Project planning
  • The research process
  • Research methodology and design
  • Analysis tools and techniques
  • This module will facilitate the learning process by enabling students to apply the theory gained at all levels into practice. Within the module itself the following areas will be considered and applied to the project: BIM software technologies, negotiation skills, sustainable design, cost, programme and legal considerations.
  • Equated and equivalent yield valuation approaches
  • Applied DCF valuation
  • Market uncertainty and real estate valuation
  • Automated Valuation Models
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation
  • Principles and practice of rating valuation
  • Professional Regulation, Ethics and Codes
  • Professional Practice and Client Service
  • Negligence in real estate
  • Inspections, Surveys and report writing
  • Marketing real estate
  • Lease structures and tenant management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Principles of investment & RE investment
  • RE investment return and risks
  • Securitization of RE
  • RE investment finance
  • International RE
  • RE investment appraisal
  • Portfolio theory
  • RE investment performance measurement
  • Real estate management objectives and strategy formulation
  • Real estate management and sustainability
  • Strategic real estate procurement options
  • Real estate performance benchmarking
  • Real Estate performance evaluation

*Modules are subjected to change by the University

Assessments / Written Examinations

All Modules will have mixture of course work, assignments and examination.

Examinations are held thrice yearly.

Progression Requirement

  • A minimum of 75% attendance is required
  • Minimum mark of 40% is required to pass each module

Employability

These are the most common jobs students go into after graduating:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Real Estate Management consultant
  • Property Developer
  • Property Manager
  • Urban Planner

Salary Increment

According to our surveys, our graduates tend to experience an average salary increment of up to 38% after completing their studies with us.

Admission Criteria

Year 1 Entry:

  • ‘A’ level holders will have to complete the programme over 24 months, starting from year 1.

Year 2 Entry:

  • A relevant Polytechnic Diploma (or Equivalent) in the built environment discipline.
  • Advanced Diploma in Real Estate Management and Business by Trent Global College of Technology and Management.
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the University.

Language Proficiency : English O  Level min. C6.

All applications are subject to approval from Liverpool John Moores University.

** Currently only accepting students direct to Year 2 Entry.

Programme Fees

  • *S$18,000 exclusive of GST per 16 months

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

Other Fees

  • *S$250 (non-refundable) Application and eligibility assessment.
  • *Administration Fees: S$150 – S$400
  • Fees payable are subjected to prevailing GST.

*Fees are subjected to change without notice

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