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Property Economics (Valuation Surveying)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The Property Economics course educates students for professional careers in commercial property investment and development i.e. retail (shopping), office and industrial. It is also suitable for those interested in property development, town planning and the general investment market.

The programme seeks to develop the core disciplines required for the professional education of a property economist or a property asset manager.

It particularly emphasises Property Valuations, which together with the other core modules of Economics, Planning and Investment Analysis gives the Property Economics programme its orientation. For the Property Asset Management & Valuation option in final year, the emphasis is changed somewhat to concentrate on property Asset Management, Housing Studies and Valuation.

Property Valuation is a skill based on the application of economic and financial evaluation techniques to land and buildings. The educational approach seeks to develop in the student the ability to evaluate and integrate information from diverse sources to arrive at a conclusion. This is a distinctive characteristic skill of the valuer.

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DT110 - Property Economics (Valuation Surveying)

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DT110 - Property Economics (Valuation Surveying)
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Graduates are principally employed by property consultancy firms, such as Lisney, Savills, Jones Lang Lasalle, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald and CBRE. They also find work with auctioneers & estate agencies, property development companies, local authorities and major property owning companies, both public and private such as the ESB, the Bank of Ireland, HSE and Irish Life in the area of property and asset management.

The skills you will obtain on the course are not just valued in the property and construction industries, but can be used to establish careers in business, accountancy, banking, law, marketing, investments etc. as well as their target industries.

The BSc (Hons) degree is accredited by the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI) and also by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This accreditation is recognised internationally and means that graduates of the course can and do obtain employment throughout the world.

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