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Course summary

The aim of the course is to develop and empower emerging leaders as agents of change to transform the construction industry. The course is a two-year part-time degree targeted at those who have more than five years' professional experience and have already attained a leadership role or have been identified as potential leaders in their organisations. The course will enhance students' technical knowledge and managerial skills with the expectation that they will return to their respective companies trained as agents of change ready to redefine the way in which the infrastructure of society is created. The part-time format of the course permits students to continue with their professional career while studying.


This course focuses on the following themes: finance, planning and procurement; design for value, functionality, operation and performance; advanced construction management and methods; advanced construction technology; sector specialisation; innovation, research and the future of construction; leadership.

Assessment method

Dissertation: 15,000 words. Essays: 1 5,000-word case study describing a project on which the student has worked (as part of their present or previous employment). 1 5,000-word essay and 2 3,000-word essays on topics agreed between students and their Directors of Studies. All assignments including the dissertation require literature reviews.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent. A construction-related degree is preferable. A minimum of five years' professional experience is required in a construction or infrastructure-related field. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12849 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12849 Year 1
Scotland £12849 Year 1
Wales £12849 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Construction Engineering at University of Cambridge - UCAS