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Property Economics (Valuation Surveying) / Eacnamaíocht Réadmhaoine

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property Economics 

2023 CAO Points: 430

Leaving Certificate Requirements

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



QQI/FET Requirements

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • BBSAX / 5M2468 Business Administration
  • BBSXX / 5M2102 Business Studies


Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

In addition to the QQI minimum entry requirements, QQI quotas and QQI points apply. The max QQI points awarded is 390. Further details at

Mature Applicants

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

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.

Study Abroad Opportunities

You can study abroad for a semester on Erasmus exchange in Hanze University in Grongingen, Netherlands, and also participate in the European Challenge Competition in Berlin. In addition, as part of the Integrated Project in third year, there is usually an international field trip.

Professional Accreditation

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

  • Valuation Surveyor
  • Junior Negotiator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Property Manager
  • Site Acquisition
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Legal Services
  • Planning
  • Investment & Development Valuations
  • Professional Development/Integrated Project
  • Economics
  • Residential Construction Studies and Building Pathology
  • Quantitative Methods/Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Law
  • Foundation German (option)
  • Investment & Development Appraisal Valuations
  • Sustainable Development & Tort Law
  • Economics for Property
  • Commercial Building Studies
  • Quantitative Analysis for Property
  • Property Marketing
  • Land and Conveyancing Law
  • Planning
  • Architecture and Urban Societies
  • Applied Building
  • German for Engineering and the Built Environment (option)
  • Statutory Valuations
  • Integrating Real Estate Investment Strategies
  • Planning
  • Urban Economics
  • Research Methods & Proposal Writing
  • Taxation of Property Transactions
  • German for Engineering and the Built Environment (option)
  • Work Placement
  • Appraised Statutory Valuations
  • Planning
  • Urban Economics
  • Property Finance & Development
  • Investment Portfolio Analysis
  • Real Estate Challenge
  • Advanced Statutory Investment & Valuations
  • Thesis
  • In the fourth year each Investment and Valuation Surveying student prepares a major dissertation as part of the final examination.

Those choosing the Property Asset Management option take modules in:

  • Housing; Project Management
  • Shopping Centre Management
  • Asset Management and an Individual Case Study

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

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)


4 years

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