Students on the BA Chemical Engineering Degree spend their first year reading either Natural Sciences or Engineering, before embarking on the study of Chemical Engineering itself. The course leads to a BA after three years, and ordinarily an MEng, after four. The Department has strong links with industry, and Cambridge Chemical Engineers are highly employable.


Further information about the course can be found on the Department and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • Chemical Engineering via Engineering: good A-levels (or the equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are essential; A-level Further Mathematics is desirable.

  • Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences: good A-levels (or the equivalent) in Mathematics and Chemistry are essential; AS-levels in one or more of Physics, Biology, and Further Mathematics are desirable.

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.