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Property Development

Interested in building and property trends? Enjoy negotiating sales and solving problems? Study property development and you’ll learn how to value, develop, manage and sell a property. We show you every step of the process, from valuing a property to managing contractors, so you know what to look for when identifying project opportunities in your career.

Explore your options

Property developers purchase, develop and sell new and existing properties. Study property development and you’ll find out how to value a property and learn how to manage it effectively.

Our property development courses also give you a thorough understanding of the construction industry as a whole. You’ll learn how to manage all of the different people involved in construction projects. And you’ll get a good understanding of contract law, design practice and the tender process. All of which will help you identify good investment opportunities when you graduate.

Study property management at Unitec and you’ll learn from expert staff who’ve worked in the construction industry. Our priority is teaching you best practice, so that what you learn in the classroom is a reflection of the workplace. Give it a practice run with a major industry research project as part of your programme.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) 3 Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available Entry into further study at certificate or diploma level. February or July
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Construction 4 Full-time for 16-weeks or part-time options available This programme prepares you for further study toward a career in construction February or July
Bachelor of Construction (Property Development) 7 Domestic students: Full-time study for the first two years is recommended, part-time study options are also available as negotiated on a case-by-case basis. International students: 3 years full-time. Commercial property manager, Company owner, Project manager, Property consultant, Property developer February or July

Industry accreditation

The Bachelor of Construction (Property Development) is accredited by the Property Institute of New Zealand.

Industry contacts and opportunities

At Unitec, we are highly industry connected, this means that we understand what Kiwi businesses are looking for and guides our programme content to be up to date and future-focused, as well as giving our students access to these partners and prospective employers, research expertise, sponsorship opportunities, and much more.

Thanks to our mentoring scheme with the New Zealand Institute of Building, our students in construction management get the opportunity to team-up with a senior construction manager for a year.  The New Zealand Institute of Building also sponsors a number of student awards each year.

Thank you to all our partners for your continued support.

  • Aspec
  • Aurecon
  • Beca
  • Fletcher
  • Hawkins Construction
  • Jasmax
  • Kalmar
  • New Zealand Institute of Building
  • NZStrong
  • Rider Bucknall Levett
  • Stephenson & Turner