The programme aims to equip students with the required technical knowledge, analytical abilities and management techniques for being a professional in the facility and property management industry, and to provide students with general business and communication skills which facilitate them for career development and enable them to plan for further studies.


To equip all graduating students with all the vital knowledge and skills so as to ensure that each and every student is effectively well versed to begin a career in property management at an advanced level.
To develop students’ intellectual capabilities of interpretation and analysis; critical evaluation; selection and synthesis; reasoned argument; research and problem solving skills related to property management at an advanced level.
To enable students to hone certain vital skills that are essential in the field of property management such as communication skills, problem-solving skills, team work and personal responsibility.

Course Structure

The primary aim of the General English course, as offered by City Metropolitan is to provide students with effective instruction, knowledge and understanding of the various skills in the English language.
The programme consists of 8 modules:
Managing  Agencies
Managing People and Organisations 2
Advanced Principles of Valuation
Advanced Theories of Marketing
Advanced Theories of Property Management
Law and Ethics of Property Management
Environment Health and Safety
Graduation project

Course Synopsis

Managing Agencies This course will teach you how to distinguish between off-site and on-site property managers and their duties, positions, training, and expertise.  At the end of this course you will have increased your property management expertise, as well as developed some practical application guidelines that you can apply immediately to your business.  Significantly supplement your income when you decide to add residential property manager to your real estate profession.

Managing People and Organisations 2 This course aims to provide an overview of the theories and practices of management in organisational contexts. Specific issues covered include the history of management thought, management roles, management functions, planning and strategy, organisation structure and design, control, quality and process management in organisations.

Advanced Principles of Valuation Introduce the time value of money (TVM) framework in a carefully structured way, using relatively simple applications at first and quickly moving to more advance ones. We will then spend some time on developing an understanding of alternative decision criteria (NPV, IRR, Profitability, etc.) that are commonly used in the real world. We will wrap up the course with an exposure to the determination of cash flows using accounting principles.

Advanced Theories of Marketing An advanced study of marketing theory relating to contemporary issues. Emphasis is on providing students with an in-depth knowledge of key topics in marketing, based on critical evaluation of the field. Examples of topics covered include marketing strategy, retailing, branding, services marketing.

Advanced Theories of Property Management Property asset management theory through the study of its practical application in the strategic and estate management of property portfolios held in public and private ownership. The role of corporate real estate management in large organizations.

Law and Ethics of Property Management This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to meet the core legal and ethical requirements associated with property management. This includes awareness of the legislation dealing with the leasing and management of property, the role and responsibility of agency personnel in property management, the recording of property management transactions and the completion of property management documentation. The unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons engaged in real estate activities in those States and Territories where these are regulated activities.

Environment Health and Safety This course introduces the student to the study of workplace occupational health and safety. The student will learn safe work practices in offices, industry and construction as well as how to identify and prevent or correct problems associated with occupational safety and health in these locations as well as in the home. The course is designed to assist the student with the implementation of safe healthy practices at work and at home.

Graduation Project As part of the requirement for successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Property Management programme, all course participants will have to undertake a graduation project.

Teacher Qualifications

All teachers are notified to the Committee for Private Education (CPE). All teachers have the required qualifications.
Average Teacher-Student Ratio is 1:30
Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subjected to the maximum allowable seating capacity

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 19 years old.
Academic Level:Successful completion of a Polytechnic Diploma in any field or equivalent
Language Profiency: Obtained at least C6 in GCE 'O' Level English or equivalent

Education Pathways

For study advancement, students may consider progressing to a degree course of relevant discipline offered by other Institutions/Universities subject to their acceptance at point of application.