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UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment, with over 95 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities. At any one time, we have more than 3,500 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from our qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

UCEM helps to enhance Built Environment professional careers through its accredited property-related and construction programmes, offered at Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Apprenticeship levels.

Whether you already have a Property or Construction-based role in the Armed Forces and are looking to progress your career or you’re planning for resettlement in a Built Environment profession, one of our qualifications can help you work towards your goals.

All our programmes are delivered via supported online education. Our online learning platform, the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is your central resource for week-by-week module planning, e-library, study support materials and module discussion forums to help you achieve your learning outcomes. As you progress, material for each module will be made available on the VLE and supplemented where necessary with e-books. Our programmes allow you to study anywhere in the world, as long as you have a computer and internet access.

If you’re posted somewhere without reliable internet access, then you can discuss your study options with our Student Advice team.

UCEM are the leading provider of supported online learning of degree programmes in the Built Environment. Our programmes are designed for Real Estate and Construction professionals

Our programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies including RICS, CIOB and CABE, our accredited degree programmes provide a route to professional membership. UCEM programmes offer a range of modules that allow you to choose your area of specialism to support of your chosen career pathway.

Technological advances mean there has never been a better time to continue your education through online learning. We’re always exploring alternative media and new, interactive ways to learn. We continually invest in our online facilities to enhance our teaching resources, tools and techniques through our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The VLE contains your structured weekly learning for each module. Learning materials are provided through a variety of media ranging from e-textbooks, videos, infographics through to interactive e-learning resources which can support your study both on and offline.

Our online guidance from highly experienced tutors helps you to make the most of your learning experience, and our dedicated professional services team provide regular support and information.

Through the VLE, you can access our e-library giving you access to ebooks, journals, articles and other online resources that you will need throughout your study with us. 

Our programmes:

Undergraduate Programmes

  • BSc Access Module
  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management
  • BSc Construction Management with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management
  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management with Foundation Year

Postgraduate Programmes

  • MSc Building Surveying
  • MSc Construction Management
  • MSc Quantity Surveying
  • MSc Real Estate
  • MBA Construction & Real Estate

We are an approved provider (1322) for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS) for armed forces personnel and all our programmes are available under this scheme.

‘I am currently serving in the RAF, and wanted to gain a qualification that would help me find employment after I leave the forces. Distance learning has enabled me to continue with my full-time role in the RAF while studying for my BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying.

I found the studies extremely well organised and flexible; for instance having all the study materials and assignments at the start of the year has meant that I could effectively use periods where I’ve had more spare time to get ahead. The ability to request extensions of time for assignments has also been useful to me in managing a busy workload. Although I do not work in the construction industry, I found the pace and level of the studies initially enabled me to grasp the basics that I’m sure many who do work in the business take for granted. The VLE and particularly the assignment discussion forums also enabled those with a greater level of knowledge and experience to share this with others. 

My ambition is to achieve chartered status as a Quantity Surveyor. The RICS accreditation has provided me with the first step to achieving this goal. I will also hold a degree from a recognised establishment within the construction industry which will hopefully help me find an employer help me with the next steps.’

Ross Willan, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying , Weapon Systems Operator, The Royal Airforce...


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