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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

Queens College by Sir Cam @Camdiary

    Residential weeks for 2023 cohort entry


    10 - 15 September 

    10 - 15 December 


    07 - 12 April 

    30 June - 05 July 

    15 - 20 December


    30 March - 04 April 

    06 - 11 July


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


    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 which 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 2023 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 & College fees       


    Year two University & College fees £13,630

    (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 2023 residential week
    • Instalment two – on receipt of notification in September 2024 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.