MEng Chemical Engineering (via Engineering or Natural Sciences)
The Cambridge Chemical Engineering course starts with a year studying Engineering or Natural Sciences. Students move across to the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in their second year to study an intensive three year course. The fourth year includes a wide choice
of modules and a research project and fulfills the Institute of Chemical Engineering’s requirements to register for Chartered Engineer status.
Students can elect to leave after year 3, graduating with the BA degree.
This degree partially satisfies IChemE academic requirements for
Chartered Engineer status: further study is required to fulfill all the
There is further information about the course on the University and Faculty webpages.
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.
Where candidates are able, they are advised to register for and sit the pre-interview admissions assessment. Information about the pre-interview tests for Chemical Engineering, specimen papers and a specification can be found on the University Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology website under ‘Entry Requirements’.
Where candidates are not able to sit the pre-interview assessment, they will be aske 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 assessment.