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Advanced Property Analysis (ABPL90011)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90011
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject builds on property fundamentals and focuses on research in the real estate market. The subject aims to give you a range of applied skills in advanced property analysis, such as:

  • Contemporary consideration in valuation of specialist properties (e.g. rural properties, shopping centres, retirement homes, leisure centres, resorts, easements, etc);
  • Advanced financial analysis;
  • Composition and functioning of the property lending market;
  • Property lenders and lending products;
  • The determination (and assessment of major determinants) of lending interest rate;
  • Contemporary risk issues;
  • Measurement of returns.

Intended learning outcomes

When you have completed this subject you should be able to:

  • Use a variety of market research techniques;
  • Appreciate the challenges faced when assessing the value of non conventional property;
  • Understand both basic and advanced techniques of financial analysis and how they apply to property analysis;
  • Understand composition and functioning of the property lending market;
  • Appreciate complexities and interdependencies of risk and return relationship;
  • Understand how Australian lenders determine their lending interest rates;
  • Develop the necessary skills to undertake a small research project.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills and capabilities:

  • Professional/industry communication;
  • Applied research skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

Eligibility and requirements


Admission to one of the following courses:

Admission into MC-PROP Master of Property (200 point, entry point)

Admission into MC-PROP2Y Master of Property (200 points )
702PA Graduate Diploma of Property Valuation


Completion of the following Subject

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90274 Property Markets and Valuations
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • One three-hour end of semester examination (50%);
  • One class presentation (15%) and One assignment (35%) both due at the end of the semester.Presentation and assignment totalling no more than 2500 words.

Hurdle requirement: A minimum grade of at least 40% must be achieved in the final examination to pass the subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorHao Wu
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours1x2 hour lecture per week; 1x1 hour tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    • Whipple, R.T.M. (2006), Property Valuation and Analysis, second edition, Law Book Company Limited.
    • Australian Property Institute (2007), The Valuation of Real Estate, API, Canberra.
    • Expanded lecture notes and additional prescribed and recommended readings (provided on the LMS).
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 13 August 2019