Chemical Engineering

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A vocational course which teaches students how to design and operate industrial processes that convert raw materials into valuable products.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Chemical Engineering.


Chemical Engineers spend their first year studying either Engineering or Natural Sciences, depending on their chosen route, before specialising in second year.

Overview ๐Ÿ”— This is the Chemical Engineering section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website ๐Ÿ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology undergrad prospectus ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ, which gives a general overview of what studying Chemical Engineering at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Chemical Engineering student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Cambridge University Chemical Engineering Society ๐Ÿ”— Have a look at this summary of the Cambridge University Chemical Engineering Society and the events they have held recently.

Application Resources

Reading Lists ๐Ÿ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long they are; theyโ€™re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

InsideUni Chemical Engineering interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!