Lucy Cavendish has a small but close-knit community of Chemical Engineers, comprising around eight Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students from around the world.

Students on the BA Degree spend their first year reading either Natural Sciences or Engineering, before embarking on the study of Chemical Engineering itself. The course leads to a BA after three years, and ordinarily an MEng, after four. The Department has strong links with industry, and Cambridge Chemical Engineers are highly employable.

Further information about the course can be found on the Department and University websites.

Director of Studies

Dr Krishnaa Mahbubani

Course Requirements

Chemical Engineering via Engineering: good A-levels (or the equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are essential; A-level Further Mathematics is desirable.

Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences: good A-levels (or the equivalent) in Mathematics and Chemistry are essential; AS-levels in one or more of Physics, Biology, and Further Mathematics are desirable.

See the general Entrance Requirements and FAQ for more information about our academic conditions. You can also contact our Admissions Office with queries.

Admissions Assessment

Applicants to Lucy Cavendish will not be required to sit a pre-interview assessment.  Applicants invited for interview will be asked to sit a written assessment on the day of their interviews. This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges, prior to interview. Specifications can be found in the Entry Requirements section here.