CEM’s reputation made it the best choice for me. I considered that gaining a RICS-accredited degree in estate management was a natural progression for both my learning and career development towards becoming a chartered surveyor. I was encouraged by my senior colleagues to follow their footsteps and to enroll on CEM’s BSc(Hons) Estate Management.
I have been working in the Hong Kong Housing Society for over 5 years. This is a non-government organization aiming to serve the needs of the Hong Kong community in housing and related services. Having a qualification from CEM has helped me climbed the career ladder in the surveying field.
Why distance learning?
Distance learning provides flexibility for students who are working full-time. I would say that distance learning is suitable for people who have a ‘work hard’ mentality and who can organize themselves sufficiently; these are skill sets that are extremely useful professionally. I was also keen to study through distance learning so that I would not need to take time off from work to study. Choosing to study with CEM by distance learning was probably the best decision of my life.
The support structure
All tutors were helpful in providing feedback and comments to help guide me in completing course work, assignments and my dissertation within the required timeframes. The tutors are highly regarded and well-known within the industry, as well as being expert practitioners. As a student you feel a strong sense of bonding during studying because all tutors and staff were approachable at all times. We could always chat with each other and talk to the course leader, module tutors, other students and course administrator through the internet.
The course is fully accredited by the RICS. CEM’s BSc (Hons) Estate Management course offered exactly what I wanted.
I wanted to work, earn money and most importantly, gain experience while pursuing my degree. The modules were relevant to my work and also gave me the opportunity to enhance my in-depth understanding of the property industry. The course work was both interesting and beneficial and the programme was highly practical - bringing theory to life through workshops, on-line discussions and face-to-face teaching.
The distance learning degree at CEM has allowed me to develop my career and to get a good education at the same time. CEM provides students with a great support structure from both a career-enhancing and financial perspective.
Within a year of graduating, I obtained RICS Professional Membership.
I strongly recommend CEM to students in property-related subjects anywhere in the world. Taking this degree will be one of the best decisions someone could make in their lifetime as it was for me. Many thanks to CEM for creating such an excellent method for studying that enabled me to achieve all my goals. My CEM qualification instilled in me the discipline of continuous learning and has given me the grounding I need to keep contributing to an industry that faces many future challenges.