Overview

Built for foundational knowledge

This course introduces you to the role of technology and data within the built environment and how it impacts on the roles within the property and construction profession.

It starts to identify the digital literacies needed by professionals to meet the changing needs of clients and the industry as a whole. This enables you to begin defining what role technology plays in your studies and in the workplace, and to evaluate the skills you need to develop.

Progression

Built for upskilling

You’ll find our wide range of courses ideal if you wish to improve your knowledge of the built environment or enhance your experience in the sector.

Please note that the purpose of our single module courses are not to provide an entry into achieving a full degree or interim award. Each course is a vehicle for structured learning to supplement training and CPD needs.

Digital Technologies is a relatively new module which looks at technology and data. In the built environment, we hear a lot about big data these days, and this module will give you an insight into what that means. How can we use technology to help in our job roles? For example, drones are very common now in some areas of the built environment, particularly in real estate agency and in construction, when you're looking at a site in development, so that module will help introduce students to some of those aspects."

Hazel Lobo
FInst Pa LLM

Entry requirements

and access options

You are required to be 18 years or over at the start of your course.

1. 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 3 study or equivalent, if applying for a level 4 module, OR 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.

 

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:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) Grade 3, or HKALE (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination – Advanced Level & Advanced Supplementary Level) Grade E, or HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination) Grade 3-5* or Grade A-D (Syllabus B only).

 

*          Levels are defined by Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). 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

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 3 study, if applying for a level 4 module, OR 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.

 

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:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) Grade 3, or HKALE (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination – Advanced Level & Advanced Supplementary Level) Grade E, or HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination) Grade 3-5* or Grade A-D (Syllabus B only).

 

*          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.

Don’t meet the entry requirements listed above?

If you do not the meet the entry requirements but would like to be considered for this course, please get in touch with our friendly admissions team. Your application may still be considered.

Providing evidence

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation.

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

USEFUL CONTACTS

Admissions Team

admissions@ucem.ac.uk

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697 (Option 1)

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696 (Option 1)

Enquiries Team

enquiries@ucem.ac.uk

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696

Bridget Wells

Careers Adviser

careers@ucem.ac.uk

+44 (0)118 921 4392