Property Economics / Eacnamaíocht Réadmhaoine

Course Title: Bachelors of Science (Honours) in Property Economics (Part Time)

The course is launching in year 3 in September 2021 for suitably qualified applicants. Specifically, advanced entry to year 3 will be available to all applicants who have successfully completed the two year level 6 Higher Certificate in Business in Real Estate, Valuation, Sale & Management programme from TU Dublin.

Other applicants will will be considered based on their experience in the industry and/or possession of a property related undergraduate qualification. Consideration for the particular year of entry will depend on the level of the course qualification attained by the applicant i.e. Higher Certificate, Ordinary Degree and Honours Degree etc. Where there is a limit on spaces, spaces will be allocated based on academic achievement.

Property economics is concerned with all aspects of property: investment, asset management, development, valuation and research, with a focus on finance and the commercial property market sector.

This course will prepare you for a career in commercial property investment and development – i.e. retail (shopping), office and industrial. You can go on to work in valuation surveying, real estate, property investment and management, auctioneering and estate agency in Ireland and abroad. It is also suitable if you’re interested in property development, town planning and the general investment market.

The course seeks to progressively develop and integrate the various core and complementary disciplines required for the professional education of a property economist or property asset manager.

It particularly emphasises Property Valuations, which together with the other core modules of Economics, Planning and Investment Analysis, gives the course 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 requires broad knowledge of a wide range of subjects, and an understanding of the economic, physical and legal framework. Thus, the course has a wide scope but is specific in that it seeks to apply knowledge to a particular sector of the economy.  

In addition, having wider business management and financial analysis skills is increasingly important for property valuers and asset managers who wish to develop their careers in private practice, commercial organisations or the public service. This need is reflected in the curriculum content.


  • Valuation Surveyor
  • Junior Negotiator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Property Manager
  • Site Acquisition
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Legal Services
  • Planning

Lectures will take place as a full day Friday.

There is a work place component to this programme and there is a requirement the student is working in the property industry while undertaking this course.

Part Time September Start Year 3

Part Time September Start Year 4

Applications open from 1st November 2021

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelors of Science (Honours)


5 years, part-time

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2022


City Centre: Bolton Street