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Undergraduate Study


MEng Chemical Engineering (via Engineering or Natural Sciences)


Course Overview

The Cambridge Chemical Engineering course starts with a year studying Engineering or Natural Sciences. Students move across to the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Department in their second year to study an intensive two year course.  This fulfills most of the Institute of Chemical Engineering’s requirements to register for Chartered Engineer status.

An optional fourth year (taken by almost all students), includes a wide choice of modules and a research project, bringing students up to MEng level, and completes the IChemE’s educational requirements. There is further information about the course on the University and Faculty webpages.

Entry Requirements

In line with all other Colleges, we would expect applicants to have A Levels (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Mathematics and a third science subject (this must be Physics if you intend to choose Engineering route in your first year).  We would not consider an Access to Higher Education Diploma alone as adequate preparation for this course.

At-Interview Assessment

All applicants will be asked to sit an assessment on the day they attend their interview in College.  The assessment will last no longer than an hour, and will be comparable to the pre-interview test taken by standard age applicants.  Information about the pre-interview tests for Chemical Engineering, specimen papers and a specification can be found on the University Chemical Engineering website under 'Entry Requirements'.