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BSc REAL ESTATE

Get The Skills and Insights to Build, Influence and Manage Future Real Estate Environments.

Offices, shopping malls, factories and houses are all buildings that surround us and impact our quality of life. Study at the University of Reading Malaysia for the BSc Real Estate and be equipped to actively manage and make your mark on built environments of the future.

Giving you maximum flexibility to design your degree to suit your own career goals, the first two years of this innovative programme focus on core studies in real estate. In the final year, you will then have an opportunity to specialise in one of the four areas of the property sector, either in Malaysia or the UK.

  • Appraisal & Asset Management (Malaysia/UK)
  • Development & Planning (UK)
  • Investment & Finance (UK)

Throughout your degree you will gain an in-depth understanding of core subject areas such as economics, finance, business management, planning, valuation, law and construction.  You will also have numerous opportunities to apply your new-found expertise in the real world, allowing you to develop industry-relevant skills that will make you a highly sought-after graduate as you begin your career journey in real estate or associated professions.

This programme is rated 1st in the UK for Land and Property Management, according to the Complete University Guide 2016.

The UK International Student Survey 2015 gave this programme an overall satisfaction score of 93%.

Modules
Year 1
Core modules include:

  • General Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Property Law
  • Introduction to Planning and Building
  • Introductory Economics for Business and Finance
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Projects in Real Estate and Planning (1)

Year 2
Core modules include:

  • Applied Property Law
  • Management in the Real Estate Sector
  • Planning Law and Practice
  • Projects in Real Estate and Planning (2)
  • Property Valuation
  • Real Estate Economics and Investment

Year 3
Core modules in Malaysia include:

  • Applied Valuation
  • Appraisal and Management Projects
  • Dissertation
  • Property Development Appraisal and Finance
  • Real Estate Management

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

This programme is recognised for further professional qualification with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (BOVAEA).
Please note that all undergraduate degrees from the University of Reading in the UK and in Malaysia are Honours Degrees.

COURSE TESTIMONIES

BSc Real Estate Testimony by Sanjay Bremakumar

Sanjay Bremakumar|Development Manager Almacantar

When I began looking I was only aware of a few other universities that offered a course in real estate, but the pedigree associated with Reading in the surveying world is second to none. I remember enjoying the fact that the work was not repetitive and that it was manageable.

The modules were incredibly useful and relevant to what I do now. I grasped the Investment Finance modules with not too much difficulty but really struggled on the Planning side - ironically I now have at least 3 planning meetings per week! It just goes to show how your interests and strengths can change.

BSc Real Estate Testimonial by Graduate Freddie Clifford

Freddie Clifford|Deloitte, Dubai

I really love working abroad and I would fully recommend it - the lifestyle is great and the opportunities to travel and broaden your experience can be extensive. Additionally, you are likely to be exposed to a variety of international clients and professionals you might not encounter in your home country - particularly at an early stage in your career - it has been a really valuable learning experience.

I have a great network of graduates and professionals from Reading; property is a very sociable profession and the network of contacts you have is one of your most valuable assets. I also still keep in touch with my industry mentor (a scheme I found really helpful, particularly whilst applying for graduate positions).

BSc Real Estate Testimonial by Graduate Louise Binks

Louise Binks|CBRE London

I took A levels in Geography, History and English and particularly enjoyed the City Management module on the human geography course. Visiting Reading, I was very impressed by the Open Day, REP’s high rankings in the league tables and their industry connections. I was convinced that it was the place I'd like to spend the next three years of my life.

The friends that I made at Reading were what really shaped my University experience and moving to London to start work was made easier by the network of friends I had built at Reading. But University wasn't ALL about the social side and I really enjoyed the course. The lecturers were all very friendly people with a genuine passion for what they do and the course was very hands on which helped to develop the practical skill set needed in the real estate industry. My first 6 months at work have flown by and I’ve already been involved in some very exciting projects and been given real responsibility.

FACT FILE

Course approval number
N/341/6/0042

Entry requirements
A Level: AAB+ - BBB
STPM: AAB+ - BBB

UEC: 14 points from 5 subjects excluding Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese Language and Bookkeeping & Accounts

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall

OR an equivalent international qualification

Grade B or higher in English at IGCSE ; SPM English 1119 Grade B or higher
Grade B or higher in Maths at IGCSE ; SPM Mathematics Grade B or higher

OR an equivalent international qualification

IELTS Band 6.5 (or equivalent) is required for those whose education has not been undertaken in English.

Duration
3 Years full-time

Intake dates
January and September

Fee:
Home Fees – RM per annum
2016/17: 36,775

International Fees – RM per annum
2016/17: 52,500

CAREER PROSPECTS

As well as offering a direct route into the property and planning professions, our programme provides a solid foundation on which to build a career in a wide range of other fields, such as finance, law, general management or consultancy, and opens up opportunities for further academic study.

Typical roles include:

  • Chartered Surveyor
  • Project Manager
  • Corporate Finance Surveyor
  • Asset Manager
  • Development Surveyor
  • Real Estate Investment Analysis
  • Residential Surveyor