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Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Agency / Ceantálaíocht, Luacháil & Gníomhaireacht Eastáit

DT104

What is... Auctioneering, Valuation & Estate Agency?

This programme is suitable for those wishing to prepare for a career as an estate agent, property manager or property valuer and aims to give an understanding of the legal, economic and physical framework within which the property market functions. 

To provide property services in the areas of sales, letting or property management, it is a legal requirement to obtain a licence from the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA). Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for this licence.

Students may leave with a graded Certificate in Auctioneering, Valuation and Estate Agency upon successfully completing year two of the programme (having gained 120 ECTS credits), allowing them to apply for their licence from the PSRA.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Estate Agents and auctioneers are involved in the sale, letting, management and valuation of residential and commercial buildings. The programme provides students with the academic knowledge and vocational skills to function effectively in the built environment workplace. 

Generally, graduates work in the larger firms or in small partnerships. The programme is very suited to those with an entrepreneurial spirit and also provides the skills to enable graduates, after gaining appropriate work experience, to open their own business. 

The career is suitable for those who have an interest in people and the built environment. Other desirable traits are an outgoing nature and the ability to get on with people.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level at the end of their final year on the programme and who meet certain prerequisites have the opportunity to transfer to the third year of the Property Economics honours degree programme (DT110) or the third or final year of the BSc. Property Studies honours degree programme (DT159).

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

A range of modules are taught to provide students with an understanding of selling, leasing, valuing and managing property. The programme also provides students with the analytical skills to understand financial areas that impact upon the job of an estate agent, property valuer and property manager.

The programme develops your skills in:
  • interpersonal relationships
  • logical thinking
  • teamwork
  • presentations and communication
  • numeracy and computing
  • managing tight deadlines
  • self-motivation

Module Listing

Year One

  • Valuations
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Law
  • Construction Drawing and Cartography
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods/ Information Technology (Financial and Statistical Mathematics)

Year Two

  • Valuations
  • Property Management and Taxation
  • Marketing and Taxation
  • Financial Management
  • Law
  • Construction Studies
  • Planning
  • Quantitative Methods

Year Three

  • Valuations
  • Marketing and European Investment Markets
  • Land Use Economics
  • Building
  • Housing
  • Feasibility Study
  • Architecture and Urban Society

Are there study abroad opportunities?

Students have the opportunity in the third year of the programme to apply for a position on the ten-day International Real Estate Challenge which is a Third level Institute project, based in Berlin.

Further Information

School of Surveying & Construction Management

T: 01 402 3675 (Mr Martin Hanratty - Head of Department)

T: 01 402 3741 (Declan McKeown - Programme Chair)

E: martin.hanratty@dit.ie

E: declan.mckeown@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/surveyingconstructionmanagement/