Start dates:

5 October 2020 or 6 April 2021

Duration:

6 months

Fees & funding:

£1,150 per single module Click here for more information on Fees & funding

Next Undergraduate Single Module Study Programme starts 6 April - Apply by 22 February 2021

Undergraduate Single Module Study

Programme overview

An opportunity for practitioners and aspiring surveyors to undertake a single module, or a selection of modules, from UCEM’s undergraduate provision for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

This programme will develop your ability to integrate interdisciplinary theory and practice and to research and evaluate data in order to solve complex problems.

It is designed for holders of a professional qualification and/or a non-cognate or semi-cognate Bachelor’s degree to study a undergraduate module that is focused on the core disciplines associated with a range of built environment pathways.

The purpose of this programme is to provide a vehicle for structured learning to supplement training and CPD needs.

Completion of this programme does not allow entry and does not allow credit transfer into a UCEM degree programme.

If you are interested in progressing to a degree programme with UCEM this programme is not appropriate for you. Instead, you should consider:

Why study this programme?

  • Supplement your current knowledge and in-house training
  • This programme can be part of a portfolio of training and experience that may allow you to approach professional bodies where there is an experience pathway into chartership.

Why study with UCEM?

  • UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment
  • Our programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies – including RICS, CIOB, CABE, ICES and HKICM – enabling students to progress to professional membership and gain Chartered status
  • You will be supported every step of the way by our Tutors, who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields, and our Matrix-accredited professional support staff
  • Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work
  • UCEM programmes offer a range of modules that allow you to choose a specialism to support your career path
  • Our supported online education model provides access to all your learning materials wherever you are in the world. If your work requires you to change location or travel, you can take us with you

Programme outlines

Students can choose to study whichever modules interest them. However, students are advised to choose a module from the pathway that is relevant to their professional specialism. This choice may be dictated by the CPD requirements specified by some professional bodies.

This programme is delivered purely by distance learning and is therefore not subject to the registration requirements of the Non-local Courses Registry in Hong Kong

 

Career & study progression

This programme will support you in furthering your professionalism within industry and will enhance your career opportunities.

This programme can be part of a portfolio of training and experience that may allow you to approach professional bodies where there is an experience pathway into chartership.

Why study with UCEM?

  • UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment
  • Our programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies – including RICS, CIOB, CABE, ICES and HKICM – enabling students to progress to professional membership and gain Chartered status
  • You will be supported every step of the way by our Tutors, who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields, and our Matrix-accredited professional support staff
  • Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work
  • UCEM programmes offer a range of modules that allow you to choose a specialism to support your career path
  • Our supported online education model provides access to all your learning materials wherever you are in the world. If your work requires you to change location or travel, you can take us with you

Entry requirements

You should have:

 

1. Have GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

     And

     Have successfully completed level 4 study or equivalent*, if applying for a level 5 module, OR level 5 study or equivalent*, if applying for a level 6 module.

OR

2. Have GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

     And

     Have obtained 96 UCAS tariff points or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS tariff, *

     And

     Be in relevant employment** and have work experience that is commensurate with level 4 study, if applying for a level 5 module, OR commensurate with level 5 study, if applying for a level 6 module. The applicant will be asked to provide a detailed personal statement and/or a reference or letter of support from an employer or mentor to support the application. This will be assessed by the Recognition of Prior Learning panel to determine whether the work experience is commensurate with the relevant level.

 

*             Levels are defined by Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) (opens new window). A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at Level 4 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) is at Level 5. The academic level of International qualifications will be assessed using UK NARIC. Equivalent attainment can include:

  • Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying** or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical** through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification;
  • Have a current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification (AssocRICS)

For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.

**           Relevant employment is employment in a job role that will support the applicant in developing the required skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme should refer to the UCEM Code of Practice: Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning for the policy on non-standard admission.

English Language Requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme.

You should have:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test
  • Grade 4 (or C) or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level
  • Holders of a cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong.

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation. Please do not send original documents. Click this link for more information on how to verify your documents.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation. Please do not send original documents. Click this link for more information on how to verify your documents.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.

Key information

Application and start datesaccordion-arrow

Autumn 2020 (2020/21 academic year):
Apply by 7 September to start 5 October 2020

Spring 2021 (2020/21 academic year):
Apply by 22 February to start 6 April 2021

Fees & Fundingaccordion-arrow

2020/21 academic year:
£1,150 per single module

Expected workload and contact hoursaccordion-arrow

The expected time commitment for the standard route is around 7-10 hours per week (based upon studying one module per six-month semester).

Each 20-credit module equates to a total of 200 study hours broken down between directed online learning, self-directed learning and assessment. The breakdown between these three types of activity may vary between modules but on average is as follows:

Directed online learning (50%)

Self-directed reading (17%)

Assessment (33%)

Directed online learning is the term used to describe a range of learning activities which you access via the UCEM Virtual Learning Environment, as this is more appropriate for an online learning programme than the term “contact hours”. As a guide it includes, for example, participating in web classes and online discussion forums, watching video material and voice-over PowerPoint presentations and undertaking exercises and quizzes linked to programme materials. Self-directed learning includes reading textbooks and study papers to develop your knowledge of the subject matter. Assessment includes all activity related to the summative assessment of the module such as planning and writing coursework, revising for examinations and taking the exams themselves.

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The types of assessments used on this programme will include coursework (such as essays, reports, portfolios, reflections, problem or short questions or video presentations), computer based assessments, and computer marked assessments (CMAs). The exact combinations of assessment will vary from module to module.

Awardaccordion-arrow

Successful completion will result in the participant receiving a UCEM Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).

Please note that completion of this programme does not allow entry and does not allow credit transfer into a UCEM degree programme

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