Western Sydney University’s Property program ranks number one in Australia and Oceania

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University’s Property program, delivered by the School of Business, has been ranked number one in Australia and Oceania by the EduRank Rankings for the category of Real Estate.

The University was also named by EduRank as being the only Australian university within the top 20 of the ‘Best Universities for Real Estate in the World’ list for 2024.

Professor Meg Smith, Interim Dean, School of Business, said the Property program has a long and distinguished history at Western Sydney University, having contributed to the ongoing training and professional development of the property sector for over 40 years.

Retaining partnerships with industry bodies including the Australian Property Institute – who have recently reaccredited the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate property programs for the next five years – the School of Business continues to produce high quality property graduates who become the future leaders of the property industry.

“The Property program has an outstanding reputation in the property industry, with many of our students and graduates moving into major careers in the property industry in Australia and overseas,” said Professor Smith.

“Our broader Property team is a highly committed group of academic colleagues who retain industry connections and develop applied projects for our students that address issues that are relevant to the property sector, the wider economy, and society more broadly.”

Master in Property Investment and Development graduate from Western Sydney University, Kelly Pham, is currently an Assistant Development Manager with real estate property developing firm, TOGA Australia.

When deciding to enrol into Western’s postgraduate Property program, Kelly says she received a personalised consultation from Senior Lecturer and Academic Program Advisor, Dr Sharon Yam, which played a crucial role in her decision.

“I chose Western Sydney University primarily for its renowned property program, which is considered one of the best in Sydney. The strong alumni network employed in top property companies and institutions was also a significant factor in my decision,” Kelly said.

“Dr Yam’s guidance not only helped me to select the right course for me, but she also provided me with invaluable career advice.”

Kelly says the ability to create tangible assets that benefit all project stakeholders is what draws her to property investment and development, and positively impacting communities and the environment by creating sustainable projects.

“The Property degree at Western is accredited by industry groups, which is great for my career. Moreover, the program’s emphasis on practical, hands-on project assignments, rather than solely relying on exams, was appealing, especially as a full-time worker,” Kelly said.

“My lecturers would share their own research findings and real-life case studies during class, which made the learning experience even more practical and interesting with hands-on group projects where I could apply what I learned in class to real-life situations.”

EduRank is an independent metric-based ranking of 14,131 universities from 183 countries.

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