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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology


The Laing O’Rourke Centre focuses on educating the leaders and innovators of tomorrow and providing a source of talent to drive the industry's transformation.


Develop the talent in your organisation - and uncover answers to big questions through evidence-based research. 

Construction Engineering Masters (CEM)

The CEM is a unique leadership degree programme aiming to transform the construction industry by empowering agents of change to meet society's future challenges. The part-time format enables experienced industry practitioners to develop their careers and impact the sector while studying.

Executive education

The Centre runs executive education courses providing senior company personnel with the unique and important opportunity to discuss emerging topics of concern for the industry and engage with potential solutions alongside relevant academics in the field. We encourage you to contact us if this is of interest.

Fixed-term research project

Post an employee within the Engineering Department to undertake a fixed-term research project, the findings of which stay within the company.

Sponsoring/co-sponsoring a PhD studentship

Companies may become involved in state-of-the-art research relevant to the industry by sponsoring (or co-sponsoring) a PhD studentship. This knowledge transfer opportunity develops a researcher with the industry skills and insight to become a valuable employee in the industry.


Access emerging talent by engaging with high calibre undergraduate students.

Civils recruitment day

You may wish to take a stand at the civils recruitment day run by the University of Cambridge Engineering Department.

One-year research project

University of Cambridge engineering students undertake a one-year research project during their fourth year of study. Propose and facilitate a project to interact with students and benefit from the research results.


To discuss any of the above options, please contact our Centre manager at