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.

Course Requirements

  • Applicants must have a very strong background in mathematics: a good A-level (or equivalent) in Mathematics, alongside Physics and one other Science. 
  • Further Mathematics AS- or A-level is also highly desirable.
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable, including vocational qualifications in engineering disciplines. 

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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.