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 and admissions information, including the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) which you will have to take if you apply.

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

Chemical Engineering at Cambridge webinar ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Produced as part of the Virtual Open Days in 2020, academics and students talk about the application process and opportunities available within the course.

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.

CambTweet Chemical Engineering ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Follow the daily life of a current Chemical Engineering student through this Twitter account.

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.

Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) information ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ NSAA specification and past paper questions

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!