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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology



The Construction Engineering Master's (CEM) is widely acknowledged to be the only course of its kind developing leaders for the construction industry.

This unique and highly acclaimed course focuses on educating and inspiring emerging leaders to help them effect change in the construction sector. The programme is designed to enhance students’ skills, confidence and sector-wide networks, benefitting their professional development and ultimately the performance of their companies and the industry.

Programme Benefits include:


CEM - Why Apply - Benefit 1 Students broaden their knowledge base and perspective of the industry by exploring a range of construction activities and sectors and by conducting their own evidence-based projects.


CEM - Why Apply - Benefit 2 The programme supports the students’ career progression and professional development – their technical and analytical expertise as well as their communication, leadership and managerial skills.


CEM - Why Apply - Benefit 3 Cohort sizes are approximately 25 – 35 people, creating a unique, close network of high-flying, like-minded thinkers, hand-picked by organisations to advance the transformation of the construction industry. There is also direct interaction with other current cohorts.


CEM - Why Apply - Benefit 3

Students become full members of Queens’ College where they benefit from hospitality during residential weeks, a lifetime College membership and CEM alumni network.

An increasing number of companies are adopting this programme as a key training opportunity to develop their pool of current and future leaders.


This degree is accredited by the JBM (the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.