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Property Research and Analysis (ABPL90363)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90363
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Property Research and Analysis is a taught module that draws on theories and techniques to analyse various property-related research questions in an applied way through selected research-based studies demonstrating how these theories and techniques are applied. The specific focus on research in this subject provides the foundation for ABPL90362 Research Thesis – Property.

The subject has two aims:

  1. To equip students with the skills necessary to conduct rigorous and original research;
  2. To provide them with an opportunity to develop a scholarly foundation and a theoretical framework for an investigation into a research topic determined by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor. The academic supervisor will guide the student while undertaking ABPL90362 Research Thesis – Property.

The subject concentrates on the preliminary stages of research, from defining a research question through to planning and beginning implementation of the research. The output of students' work constitutes the basis for the empirical work conducted in ABPL90362 Research Thesis - Property and forms an integral part of the final research report of that subject.

Together ABPL90363 Property Research Analysis and ABPL90362 Research Thesis - Property meet the 25-point research pathway to PhD requirement.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students are expected to:

  • Have a sound understanding of the main theories and analytical techniques that are commonly used or relevant to property research;
  • Be able to plan and collect primary and secondary data for analysis of specific research problem;
  • Enhance the ability of self-direct learning;
  • Be able to effectively interpret and communicate research/analytical result.

Generic skills

  • Ability to identify and develop a research proposal for a property research problem;
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research techniques relevant to land and property;
  • Written and verbal communication.

Eligibility and requirements


One of the following subjects:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90011 Advanced Property Analysis
Semester 2
ABPL90026 Property Development
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

At least one semester of study in the Masters of Property program

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



  • Annotated bibliography with five or more entries (500 words). Due week 4, 10%;.
  • Assignment focussing on preliminary problem definition and literature review specific to the problem(500 words). Due week 6, 10%;
  • Data collection (primary or secondary) and analysis assignment (500 words). Due week 9, 10%;
  • A scholarly report of 4,000 words containing research problem definition, development proposal and literature review on a topic defined by the student in consultation with the subject coordinator, and establishing the basis for the empirical work that will be carried out in ABPL90362 Research Thesis - Property. Due week 11, 70%.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorJulie Miao
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 (12 weeks)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Subject coordinator : Julie Miao

    Email: julie.miao@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    BOOTH, W., COLOMB, G. and WILLIAMS, J. The Craft of Research, 3rd Edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA

  • 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: 21 August 2019