A four-year degree course leading to a Bachelor of Property Studies. The Third year has 2 Streams in which students can specialise either in (B. Prop. Studies specialization – Land administration/Property management or Valuation/ Property management).
The present level of developments in the private and public sectors of the country and abroad has created a high demand for good property managers, asset managers, land managers, valuers, property investment analyst, property developers and land administrators. The course structure is a proactive and strategic approach to fully integrate all aspects of property to enable the graduates to take on the challenges in the market of this country, other South Pacific nations and also the global property market.
The course prepares students for a variety of vocations whose interests’ center on land. Graduates may be found in organizations such as banks, property development and valuation firms, estate and plantation management and various government bodies.
In particular, more emphasis is now placed on the use of computers for such activities as report generation, computerized property appraisal, statistical and financial analysis, property development and investment analysis and automated property management and maintenance. A number of customized and general computer software packages have been acquired to assist in the effective teaching of these courses. Basic instruction in geographical information systems and remote sensing is incorporated in the course to give students an appreciation of the range of technological tools available to assist in decisionmaking processes for effective property management and development.