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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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Engineering is about problem solving. As an engineer you rely on your knowledge in physics, biology, chemistry, and other natural sciences to find solutions. Mathematics is your toolbox, but you are not just using your tools to take something apart or fix it; you are employing them in imaginative new ways to solve problems you might not have encountered before. Studying Engineering equips you with detailed knowledge in specific engineering areas, such as civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, or bioengineering. More importantly however, studying Engineering will develop your analytical skills, lateral thinking and solution orientated approaches. These skills are valued by people inside and outside of Engineering. More details about the Engineering course at Cambridge can be found on the University website.  

Engineering at Murray Edwards College

We aim to admit around six undergraduates a year. You would thus be part of a strong and vibrant community of around 25 Engineers in the College at any one time. The annual Engineering dinner brings together all Engineers at Murray Edwards College and we frequently invite former students to share their experiences in a wide range of professions. Being an Engineering student at Murray Edwards College means that you are joining this supportive and growing network of successful and influential Engineers.

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

Required subjects 
A Level: A Level Mathematics and Physics
IB: IB Higher Level Mathematics and Physics

Admissions Assessment
All applicants for Engineering are required to take a written assessment (Engineering Admissions Assessment; ENGAA), for which they must be registered in advance.

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

Read our Q&A with the Director of Studies for Engineering.

Academic and teaching staff