College of Estate Management
At any one time the college has over 4,000 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from courses, all taught by tutors with extensive industry experience. All CEM courses are taught by supported distance learning. Rather than attending lectures or classes, students use a state-of-the-art online learning environment, enabling them to study when, where and how they want, often will in full-time employment.
Whilst an independent organisation, CEM has a close relationship with the University of Reading, which validates the BSc and Master's programmes, and The Open University, which validates the MBA programme. Courses are also accredited by a range of professional bodies, including RICS, CIOB, HKIS, BCSC and BIFM.
Studying with CEM can offer students the opportunity to:
- Develop practical skills and build on workplace experience.
- Balance your study with work and family commitments.
- Gain cutting-edge industry knowledge.
- Study using the latest in learning technology.
- Benefit from our uniquely close links to major property firms.
- Obtain insights into the real estate industry in an international context.
- Receive accreditation from a prestigious professional body.
- Benefit from the experiences of fellow students who are practising professionals.
- Offset fees while working.
- BSc Building Services Quantity Surveying
- BSc Building Surveying
- BSc Construction Management
- BSc Estate Management
- BSc in Property Management
- BSc Quantity Surveying
- Diploma in Construction Practice
- BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management
- Diploma in Surveying Practice
- PGDip/MSc Surveying
- MBA in Real Estate and Construction Management
- MSc Real Estate
- Postgraduate Diploma in Adjudication
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arbitration
- Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Conservation of the Historic Environment
- Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Facilities Management
- Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Property Investment
- RICS Professional Membership Graduate Route - Adaptation 1
Example areas of study
CEM cover almost every conceivable aspect of real estate and the built environment at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate level. This includes all facets of surveying; specialist real estate work, from conservation and investment to dispute resolution, to estate, facilities and shopping centre management; and construction related disciplines including quantity and building surveying and project management.
Some career possibilities
Appraisal, agency and building management
- Valuing for purchase, sale, letting, investment, mortgage, rating, insurance, compensation or taxation
- Negotiating for sale, purchase, leasing or auction
- Managing and maintaining residential, commercial and industrial property
Building construction and surveying
- Restoring and conserving old buildings or designing and constructing new ones
- Managing repairs and maintenance, building pathology and remedial action
- Advising on building law, regulations and control, health and safety legislation (hazardous materials) and environmental matters
- Managing construction sites or carrying out site engineering, measuring and evaluating
- Estimating the overall cost of carrying out building projects and buying materials according to programme
- Planning pre-contract so work is carried out in the most efficient and economical way
Estate and property management
- Auctioneering, rating, taxation, property investment, portfolio management and rent reviews
- Valuing for mortgages, rates, rents and inheritance tax
- Facilities management, covering tangible assets, support services and people
Finance, investment and development
- Advising on development, land purchase or compensation for compulsory purchase
- Financial aspects of real estate, including the sale, purchase and portfolio management of investment property and the financing of real estate projects
- Working with and understanding the roles of bankers, accountants, developers and major institutional investors in real estate
- All aspects of urban and rural planning
- Advising on economics, amenities, conservation and urban renewal schemes
- Working with planners to implement plans within a given timescale and budget
Quantity surveying and cost management
- Traditional quantity surveying, cost consultancy, project management, contractor surveying and facilities management
- Preparing feasibility estimates, contract documents and procurement strategies
- Cost planning and control from design to completion and whole life costing
- Valuation, sale and management of rural property, sale by auction of live and dead stock, forestry, farm management and rural planning
- Identifying client objectives and translating them into a design brief whilst ensuring integration, monitoring and control of project contributors
- Identifying the clear path between sustainability and business risk/opportunity
- Outlining key strategic approaches to implementing a successful sustainability strategy
- Advising on technical sustainability solutions in the built environment
What do I need to get on a course?
Entry requirements will vary depending on the course; course specific information regarding entry requirements can be found on the relevant course page within the prospectus and online at www.cem.ac.uk
Should your qualifications fall below those required, the CEM Admissions Committee will judge your application on merit. Satisfying the minimum conditions for entry does not automatically guarantee acceptance on a course
You can apply for CEM's diploma, degree or postgraduate courses online. The application form linked to each course will guide you through the process. You can save your application at any time and come back and complete it later, just remember to keep a note of your application reference number. Make sure you submit your application by the relevant closing date.
For your application the following links may be useful
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