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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology


The Construction Engineering Masters (CEM) is a part-time degree programme uniquely aligned to help tackle the widely recognised challenges facing the construction sector. Participants in the programme are equipped with the skills, tools, knowledge and inspiration to lead and deliver a positive transformation of the sector now and into the future.

The programme explores the key challenges of sector productivity, investment value in focussed research and innovation, the potential of technological advances, especially digital, and ways to incentivise collaboration and address supply chain fragmentation. The CEM overlays these challenges with the urgent need to decarbonise buildings and infrastructure in the face of the climate crisis.

The CEM programme provides a unique opportunity to galvanise the efforts of talented students, sponsoring companies and some of the brightest academics to drive meaningful change for the better in the construction sector.


Applications for 2024 intake are now closed and will reopen in September for 2025 entry.  

Entry requirements and how to apply  


Why participate? 

The CEM programme offers direct benefits to individual participants and sponsoring organisations. 

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About the programme

The CEM combines academic depth with practical application and features face-to-face residential weeks with assignments.



The CEM attracts a diverse, vibrant community of students, with the programme delivered by a core academic team with leading external researchers and practitioners.

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Programme  prospectus

Find out everything you need about the CEM and share it with your sponsor organisation.

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Course dates and fees

Online learning and face-to-face residential weeks are combined to create a blended programme.


FAQs and Q&A sessions

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