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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

Queens College by Sir Cam @Camdiary

Residential weeks for 2024 cohort entry


15 - 20 September 

15 - 20 December 


30 March- 04 April 

06 - 11 July 

14 - 19 December


12 - 17 April 

05 - 10 July


Face-to-face residential weeks take place over the two-year programme. 

Students must attend all residential weeks in person.


A typical residential week includes:

  • Lectures, panels, seminars and workshops delivered by experts from academia, industry and the public sector
  • Presentations and group exercises
  • Meetings with supervisors and the Director of Studies

Class discussion is a key feature of the sessions, where learning comes not just through the lecture material but through the shared experience and reflections of the cohort.

Other key events in the two-year calendar include:

  • An annual dissertation conference that provides students with the opportunity to present their work to peers, academics and industry representatives.
  • An annual, formal debate in the prestigious debating chamber of the world’s oldest debating society, the Cambridge Union Society.


Course fees for 2024 cohort entry

Students become full members of Queens’ College, and the College provides accommodation and pastoral support for the residential weeks.

The fees for the two-year CEM programme include University tuition fees, Queens' College membership fees and accommodation costs:


Year one University and college fees       


Year two University and college fees £14,100

(based on an average of £250 per residential week)


Application processing fee 


*Please note accommodation rates are set independently by Queens' College. 

These fees are payable in two equal instalments and must be paid according to the following schedule:

  • Instalment one – in advance of the September 2024 residential week
  • Instalment two – on receipt of notification in September 2025 that the student has passed the first year of the course and may proceed to year two of the course

The same fees apply to Home/EU and overseas students.

Students will be expected to cover the application fee (£50 online), and the costs of accommodation and subsistence during residential sessions in Cambridge. These costs are estimated at £250 for each of the seven residential weeks.



Most of our students obtain full or partial funding from their employers. Where this is not possible, bursaries may be available for a proportion of the tuition fee. Please contact the Centre Manager for more information.

You may also wish to explore sources of government funding and financial support, including professional and career development loans.