Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Chemical Engineers invent, design and operate industrial processes that convert raw materials into valuable products. Chemical engineers are therefore very much in demand in a wide range of industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, plastics, detergents, drinking water, fuels, and energy, as consumers are demanding both more sophisticated products and more sustainable processes. Chemical engineers are behind the drive for issues such as renewable plastics, sustainable energy, clean affordable water, and personalised drugs..

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge enjoys a reputation for excellence in its teaching and research, regularly topping national league tables.

The Department moved into a specially designed new building on the West Cambridge site in 2016 as part of a £60M project. The new building has been designed to house all the Department’s teaching and research activities.

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Chemical Engineering at St John's

Entry Details

Typical Minimum Entry Requirements

A Level: A*A*A

International Baccalaureate: 40 - 42 points, with 776 at Higher Level

Essential Subjects: A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry

Desirable Subjects: Physics and/or Further Maths and/or Biology at A Levels as preferred third subject. Mathematical/science subject as preferred third IB Higher Level subject.

Submitted Work: No

Admissons Assessment (pre-registration required): All applicants for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology must sit the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA) in early November as part of the application to the University. Further information here

Admissions Interviews

Information regarding interview dates and arrangements.