The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


Explores the property and urban economics at national and international levels. Sources and types of property finances are examined for various types of property developments. Taxations in relation to property are taken into account of the financial considerations.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Trimester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the property and urban economics at national and international levels.

2. Understand various forms of taxation in relation to property investment and development.

3. Ability to analyze the property finance for various property developments, including financing and evaluation techniques.


1. Property and urban economics:

  • National economics,
  • Development and investment markets,
  • Property market cycles,
  • Global property and urban economics

2. Property taxation:

  • Income tax
  • Profit tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Depreciation allowances
  • Land tax
  • Negative gearing

3. Property finance

  • sources and types of property finance
  • debt vs equity,
  • financing techniques
  • evaluation techniques
  • risk management


This course replaces ARBE6320. If you have successfully completed ARBE6320 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Participation: Weekly Reviews

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 - Property Market Report

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 - Investment Decision

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term