Property Development

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Property Development

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Real Estate, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LM211 and LM213 and LM214 and LM215 and LM216

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The principle objective of land management is the allocation of scarce resources with respect to land, whether they are physical resources, legal interests, commercial gain, equitable rights, cultural traditions, or other. In externally influenced infant Pacific Island economies the role of land management primarily relies on technical quantitative and qualitative skills in order to begin the process of definition, evaluation, and control of land and its related rights and interests. In an evolving economy the land management (or property) profession plays a critical role in advising relevant parties to achieve their respective goals within the development process. These goals are often financial and short-term, but ideally should be strategic and longer term. Property development entrepreneurs are the innovators who develop, renovate, and manage new and existing real estate products in ways that minimise expenditure and maximise returns (however quantified) thus better satisfying the market. Property developers are primarily facilitators who can look at bare land or an obsolete building and envision a finished product with a demand from prospective users.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.