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.
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
Admissions 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.
Please note that Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT) has made changes to the 2022-23 admissions round registration deadline and test date for the NSAA. The registration deadline is 30 September 2022 and the test date is 19 October 2022; these dates are earlier than in previous years. You must register for pre-interview assessments so please do review this information carefully.
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Course Outline
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology: Undergraduate Admissions
Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)