UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the built environment, with over 100 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities.  At any one time, we have more than 4,000 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from our qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.
We provide flexible and accessible postgraduate and undergraduate degree and apprenticeship programmes that fit your life and career goals at every stage, creating a better built environment that is shaped with people in mind.
Built for people
We put people first. Our suite of modular, flexible courses are designed to work for each and every individual at each and every stage of their career. Whether you are starting out, or levelling up, fitting learning around life, or committing time to move to the next stage, we can offer a path that suits, and will be there to support you every
step of the way.
Built for lives
We also champion the role of the built environment as the setting in which life and lives take place, today and for generations to come. Our courses put sustainability, prosperity and the wellbeing of communities at the heart, and equip our graduates to OUbuild better, and build with people in mind.



A human approach
Knowledge makes sense when it is made relevant. Learning should speak to what gets you up in the morning and fit around when you get up in the morning.
Putting people first
We believe in a built environment that works for people. We’re constantly evolving our curricula to ensure relevance to diverse and changing social needs and values, and work
to bring our sector to life for public audiences.
A sustainable future
We integrate the latest thinking and practices in sustainability, building a better future, today. Our flexible and accessible courses will support you on a life long, sustainable career
that works for you, and works for society.
Open and collaborative
We celebrate and foster the diversity within our community of students, alumni, staff and partners, and support them in realising their ideas, dreams and potential. Many minds
make great work, and a great community.


How we live this each day

Passion – we care

  • We want each and every one of our students to succeed
  • We do the right thing by our students and customers. That means we do whatever we can to ensure that no student falls behind in their studies, and that no customer is unhappy with the service they receive

Integrity – fairness first

  • We model integrity in everything we do
  • We never compromise on honesty or trustworthiness
  • We adhere closely to laws and compliance standards
  • We do what we say we will do, and fulfil our promises to staff

Excellence – we aim high

  • High standards drive everything we do
  • We deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond dynamically to change
  • Each one of us is personally responsible and accountable for the quality of whatever we do
  • We listen to our students and understand their expectations
  • We strive to exceed expectations in quality and delivery

Support – we support and respect each other

  • At UCEM each member of staff does everything they can to help other staff and students to achieve their goals
  • We respect others and their opinions, we are open to ideas, we trust each other
  • We promote a supportive working environment across UCEM that extends to our students
  • We value and reward each individual’s skills, working towards common goals with shared objectives and through collaborative practice