Property Industry Internship

Subject ABPL90364 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Quota: 15

This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.

Selection criteria: should the number of applications for this subject exceed the number of places available, applicants will be ranked on the basis of academic merit.

For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage:

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 7 hours a day,12 days placement over three months, Occasional academic supervision, to be determined in consultation with the Program Coordinator.
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours


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)


Completion of the following subject:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Andy Krause


The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)

Current Student:

Subject Overview:

Students enrolled in this subject will prepare a practice based research thesis on a topic with practical relevance to current property industry problems completed under supervision of an academic and a designated party at the host organization. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a 15 day (or equivalent) internship with an external organisation in the commercial property development, investment, valuation, management and consultancy field to facilitate the research. They will develop and complete a specific project in discussion with the host organisation and the Subject Coordinator. The practice based research experience will enable students to extend and apply the knowledge acquired through the Master of Property coursework subjects, will provide students with a valuable research at profession experience, and will extend their professional networks. The subject will facilitate the application of knowledge acquired through coursework to a research problem facing professional workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Design, implement and produce a practice based research thesis in a scholarly manner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research management skills in an industry setting.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to think originally and independently within the chosen area of research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply relevant research methodologies rigorously and appropriately.
  • A 1000 word work-plan developed in consultation with the host organisation and the Subject Coordinator.Due within two weeks of beginning the practice based thesis, 20%;
  • Oral presentation, due two weeks before conclusion of the internship (hurdle );
  • Property practice thesis of 4500 words based on research completed in the prerequisite subject, ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis. The 4500 words required for this piece of assessment is additional to work completed for prerequisite subject ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis. Writing submitted as part of the prerequisite subject may not be submitted as part of this subject. Due within two weeks of the conclusion of the internship 80%.

Hurdle requirement: Satisfactory completion of oral presentation.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students will acquire a specific set of skills related to completing a research/problem solving task in a professional environment. Specific skills include:

  • Advanced communication skills (written and verbal) appropriate to professional contexts;
  • Ability to apply broad theoretical and cross-disciplinary knowledge about heritage to a specific case-study or project;
  • Project management skills, including scoping projects, developing timelines and meeting deadlines;
  • Research and critical thinking as applied to a professional context;
  • Interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work effectively in a professional setting, and with a professional team.
Related Course(s): Master of Property
Master of Property
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 200 point Master of Property

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