1. Handbook
  2. Subjects
  3. Property Law (PG)
  4. Print

Property Law (PG) (ABPL90041)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

You’re viewing the 2019 Handbook:
Or view archived Handbooks

Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90041
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Overview of the legal system in Australia:

  • The concept of property and ownership in Australia
  • Comparative land policy
  • The general law and the Torrens land registration systems
  • The legal nature of land: improvements, fixtures and chattels
  • Encumbrances: easements, restrictive covenants, right
  • Co-ownership: subdivision, joint tenancy in common
  • Licenses and leases
  • Contract, tort and agency
  • Occupier's liability
  • Impact of heritage legislation

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Analyse basic property law issues;
  • Adopt an ethical viewpoint to real property matters;
  • Understand the processes of law in the context of real property;
  • Use effective written communications in a professional report;
  • Use effective oral communications in debating legal principles.

Generic skills

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

  • Analysis of basic property law issues
  • Understanding of the processes of law affecting real property
  • Understanding the ethics of real property matters
  • Oral communication in debating legal principles
  • Planning of own work via assignments throughout the semester

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Admission into one of the following courses:

MC-PROP Master of Property
MC-PROP2Y Master of Property (200 points)
MC-PROP3Y Master of Property (300 points)
702PA Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation
MC-ENG Master of Enginnering (Geomatics)

OR approval from the subject coordinator.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

[[702-354]]

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • One written examination, not exceeding three hours at the end of semester, (60%);
  • Assignment one (1200 words), due mid- semester (20%);
  • Assignment two (1200 words), due towards the end of semester (20%).

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

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorHao Wu
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursone 2-hour lecture, and one 1-hour tutorial per week
    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

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • 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