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Lucy Cavendish has a diverse and supportive community of Engineers.

The Cambridge course leads to a BA after three years, and ordinarily an MEng, after four. It provides a broad education in engineering fundamentals, followed by in-depth training in one professional specialism. Cambridge Engineers are highly employable, and almost all find jobs within six months of graduating.

Lucy Cavendish hosts a number of events for Cambridge AWiSE, a regional network for women in STEM, and is committed to the Engineering Diversity initiative (previously Women in Engineering), improving the experience of women in engineering.


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

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*A*A inc. A* Mathematics (or Further Mathematics) and A* Physics
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level inc. 7 in HL Mathematics Analysis and 7 in HL Physics

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

Course Requirements

  •  A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Mathematics and Physics.

  • A Level applicants are encouraged to take A Level Further Mathematics if available.

  • IB Higher Level Mathematics (Analysis) and Physics.

Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for Engineering at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).  This assessment is called the Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA).  It is specific to the University of Cambridge.

  • For applicants for 2023 entry, the deadline for registering for this assessment is Friday 30 September 2022.

  • Applicants will sit the ENGAA on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

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

  • Applicants who do not register for or sit the ENGAA will be rejected.

Written Work

Applicants are not typically asked to submit examples of written work. 

Number of students 

We aim to admit around ten students per year in Engineering.

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