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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

Laing O'Rourke Centre - Education

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

Companies can benefit from the world-leading education and research standards of the University of Cambridge by getting involved in various education opportunities.

Equip your emerging leaders with the leadership and research skills to effect real change in the industry.

Construction Engineering Masters' degree

The Construction Engineering Masters' degree (CEM) is a two year, part time programme run by the Centre in the University of Cambridge. This widely acclaimed leadership programme equips experienced business professionals to transform the industry, attracting participants from a wide range of professions within the sector. 

Course dates: 01 Oct 2022
Course duration: 2 years
Apply by: 30 Apr 2022
Qualifications / Credits: Master of Studies

See the CEM webpage for further details on the programme and how you can benefit from it.

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

  • The Centre runs executive education courses providing senior company personnel 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 get in touch with us if this is of interest.
  • Post an employee within the Engineering Department to undertake a fixed term research project, the findings of which stay within the company.
  • 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.

  • You may wish to take a stand at the civils recruitment day run by the University of Cambridge Engineering Department.
  • 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.
  • Companies can get involved in the Constructionarium programme which offers fourth year students invaluable practical training in what is involved in planning and completing a construction project. Engaging with students in this environment can encourage graduate applications from top quality students. See the constructionarium website for further details.

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