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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Chemical Engineering

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The Chemical Engineering course is a four-year full-time course qualifying students for both the BA and MEng degrees.  The four-year course is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.  It is possible to graduate after three years with just the BA degree.  In the first year, students study either first-year Natural Sciences or first-year (general) Engineering.  The following years are spent learning Chemical Engineering with students being based in a new dedicated building on the West Cambridge site.  More details about the course can be found on the University website.

Chemical Engineering at Murray Edwards College

When you apply, you do so either through the Natural Sciences route or through the Engineering route.  Your application will be assessed alongside all the other applicants for the route that you have chosen, as well as by the Director of Studies in Chemical Engineering. At Murray Edwards, we aim to admit one or two undergraduates a year for Chemical Engineering.  During their first year, Chemical Engineering students study alongside those taking either Natural Sciences or Engineering, depending on their chosen route. 

Typical offer
A Level: A*A*A with A* in Further Mathematics (if offered) and A* in either Chemistry or Physics
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level Mathematics and 7 in either IB Higher Level Chemistry or IB Higher Level Physics

Required subjects for Chemical Engineering via Engineering
A Level: A Level Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics 
IB: IB Higher Level Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics 

Required subjects for Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences
A Level: A Level Chemistry and Mathematics
IB: IB Higher Level Chemistry and Mathematics

Admissions Assessment
All applicants for Chemical Engineering are required to take the pre-interview written assessment appropriate for their chosen route (Natural Sciences or Engineering).

Written work
Chemical Engineering applicants are not asked to submit written work to the College. 

Academic and teaching staff