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.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*A*A
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

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

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

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants for Chemical Engineering are required to take a pre-interview written assessment in their chosen route (Natural Sciences or Engineering) at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).

  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

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