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Engineering

A vocational course which equips students with all the analytical, design and computing skills that underpin modern engineering practice.
βŒ›οΈLast updated: April 5, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Engineering.

Overview

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

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

Unofficial Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as an Engineering student is like, compared to official materials.

More

i-want-to-study-engineering πŸ”— 🌟 Have a look at some questions on this website to prepare for the interview. These questions are very representative of the typical interview question so strongly recommended. The website has been made by the Cambridge Engineering and Computer departments.

nrich maths πŸ”— Try some of these problem-solving questions which will help to get you familiar with using more general mathematical knowledge to approach engineering problems. The website is made by the Cambridge Maths department. Unlike i-want-to-study-engineering, these questions are not specific to engineering.

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”—
These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

Admissions test specification πŸ”—

Admissions test specimen paper πŸ”—

Admissions test answer key πŸ”— Have a look at the Engineering admissions test.

InsideUni Engineering interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!

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