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    Bachelor of urban planning/property development

    Hi all,

    I'm new here I have been looking into a Bach of Urban Development (Property Economics) at QUT. I am really into investing and will soon be purchasing my first investment property. I am so sick of dull unchallenging jobs though. So I looked at uni but the only degree I can find that suits my interests is this one. A friend put me onto this forum to find out a little more. As it seems to be a bit of a niche sector. I am naturally cautious so I worry about a uni debt and not many job prospects (like a degree in environmental science or bach of Arts) or a lower income than what I am on now (45K).

    So...
    My questions are what are the job prospects of a graduate? What are the salaries on offer to start with. Should I look at Construction Management instead, or something else property related?

    I have read a few posts before writing this and it doesn't seem good. It sounded like a struggle to find work. One of the things I liked about this course was the international recognition (RICS was it?). Are there other countries were it is easier to find work?

    Cheers for any helpful answers! Especially from someone who has done property economics as I can't find anyone who has so far so it's hard to get a picture of what it's like. Also I can destroy any English based subject but my maths ability has always been of a general level. I mean for property investing and stocks it's been fine but I couldn't handle advanced maths. Does this rule my out of some of these courses?

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    Nudge.

    Can anyone tell me things uni's don't tell potential students?

    Are the overseas jobs sometimes a well paying option if AU is as bleak as many of you seem to think? I would think not considering we are one of the least affected countries by the GFC.

    Is is truly so bad that you would be steering people to other career paths? The global economic recovery may be a 4 or more years process is Urban Development and Planning as bleak as it sounds on this forum or are you a pessimistic lot

    Really appreciate some leads...

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