We can trace our roots back over 100 years, but we were officially founded in 1919. Since the early days we have offered ‘online learning’ programmes, initially through correspondence programmes and most recently using our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment.


UCEM offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as providing professional development courses and tailor-made corporate training courses. Its active research programme contributes to knowledge across the profession, benefiting businesses, practitioners and policymakers alike.


At UCEM we are committed to supporting our students and alumni and our careers service is here to help you make the most of your degree. UCEM provides careers advice to its graduates for three years after graduation.


Student services

Student Services also provides the following support to you throughout your time with us:

  • An Induction module, so you are prepared for online learning
  • Information, advice and guidance that will help you make informed decisions about your programme
  • Confidential advice, with signposting to other support where appropriate
  • Disability and specific learning difficulties support and advice service
  • Careers information, advice and guidance, to help you progress and meet your career aspirations
  • Financial information including advice on fees, payment options, student funding and registration
  • Coursework submission and results
  • Information on examinations, module results and awards


UCEM works closely with the leading professional bodies in the Built Environment to ensure that our programmes provide the knowledge and understanding required to achieve chartered status. These include the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Reading, England, United Kingdom