Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the principles and practice of land valuation. Land valuation is one of those areas of professional expertise which is fundamental to a full understanding of land in the wide context which surveyors view it. The course also includes a field trip.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the principles of valuation.

2. Estimate the value of property.

3. Understand legislation associated various land use and titles

4. Understand the legal requirements for being a land valuer.

5. Undertake a physical valuation of a property

6. Research the literature and apply to practical problems.


1.    The principles of valuation.

2.    Valuing property.

3.    Land use and titles in land and their relationship future development and valuation. 


This course has similarities to SURV4720. If you have completed SURV4720 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in two years of university study or equivalent.

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz

Written Assignment: Valuation Assignment

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Report: Research Investigation

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

NOTE: The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the course outline handed to students in Week 1 (included in these hours are several site visits/field studies off campus).

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.