DWU proposes degree in property studies

Education

The University of Technology has proposed to offer an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in property studies by distance mode to cater for the growing demand in the industry, says a senior lecturer.
Head of Property Studies strand Rosemary Mcvie said the university set a quota for the number of students each department could accept.
She said for her Department of Surveying and Lands they were allowed to accept only 34 students.
“We have this course here for those who missed out in selection and for those who have been in the industry and require a bachelor’s degree qualification,” Mcvie said.
She said there were potential candidates who would like to obtain a university degree but were not able to do so through the normal study and intake process.
She said the students would be required to attend classes for the first six weeks and the remaining period would be administered online.
“This is an opportunity for those who hold diplomas to upgrade their qualification,” Mcvie said.
“Diploma qualification is not really recognised in the industry, the bar had been raised.”
Mcvie presented the proposed course to participants of the PNG Institute of Valuers and Land Administration conference yesterday. The conference ends today.
She said the course proposal would need to go through more consultations.
Mcvie said the course would be launched in November next year.

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