BSC (Hons) Property & Real Estate (International)
If you wish to work in the property and real estate sector you must possess many key skills and competencies in areas such as valuation, development, investment and management. Property and real estate experts have an extensive understanding of the industry, and are able to confidently display a variety of proficiencies and professional knowledge to clients. This course will prepare you for a career in the property and real estate sector, combining academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies.
Modules and assessments emulate typical issues encountered in professional practice, and you will work closely with other built environment students, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the modern construction and property industry. Additionally you will have the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge by completing a one-year placement, which you arrange with our support, with a national or regional surveying practice or related employer.
PROGRAM Undergraduate Degrees
DURATION 4 years
YEAR 1 - Foundation Year
The Foundation Year has been designed to bridge the gap between High School and effective Honours Degree Study. The modules focus on the development of key skills, including studying independently and collaboratively, critical thinking, academic and professional writing and quantitative techniques. A key focus of the Foundation Year is a collaborative project, where students will work together to develop solutions to real-world problems. Modules include:
• Critical Reflection and Thinking
• Human Rights
• Arabic for Business
• Multi-disciplinary Project
• Built Environment and Professional Practice
• Applied Mathematics
• The Modern History of Bahrain
Year two of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the College, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of essential foundation subjects.
MODULES MAY INCLUDE:
• Principles of Valuation
• Economics and Management
• Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
• Appreciation of Technology
• Introduction to Property and Real Estate
• Property and Real Estate Project
During your third year you will be introduced to subjects specific to your course, as well as some modules which are common with other courses such as the multi-disciplinary project. This provides another opportunity for collaborative multidisciplinary working which is common practice in the modern construction and property industry.
MODULES MAY INCLUDE:
• Multi-Disciplinary Project
• Property and Commercial Lease Law and Practice
• Planning and Development
• Property Asset Management
• Property Economics
In your final year, you will be required to complete a number of modules as well as a research project on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.
INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT YEAR
You also have the option to take a placement year between years 3 and 4. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with visits to your place of employment, ‘telephone visits’ and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
• Statement of Graduation (Secondary School General Certificate)
• High School Diploma with an overall average of 75% over the last three years of high school (years 10, 11 and 12)
• IELTS Academic Test Score of 5.5 minimum, with a minimum of 5.0 in each component
In addition to our academic entry requirements, we also look for certain characteristics in each student. Possessing these characteristics will not only help you to fulfill your potential at university, but is also an essential requirement for a successful career in the property and built environment.
All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. Property and built environment caters for many different skills from creativity and original thinking to efficiency and technical ability, so you should be willing to develop in new areas.
The modern property and real estate sector relies on a multidisciplinary team-based approach to work. Therefore all our courses combine academic study with group project work, so it is essential that you are a good team player.
Most importantly we want you to have a real passion for developing, advancing and shaping the future of the property and real estate sector.