Lucy Cavendish has a diverse and supportive community of Engineers, comprising around twenty Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students from around the world.

The Cambridge course leads to a BA after three years, and ordinarily an MEng, after four. It provides a broad education in engineering fundamentals, followed by in-depth training in one professional specialism. Cambridge Engineers are highly employable, and almost all find jobs within six months of graduating.

Lucy Cavendish hosts a number of events for Cambridge AWiSE, a regional network for women in STEM, and is committed to the Engineering Diversity initiative (previously Women in Engineering), improving the experience of women in engineering. 

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites and also via a video, Engineering at Cambridge.

Course Requirements

  • Applicants must have a very strong background in mathematics: a good A-level (or equivalent) in Mathematics, alongside Physics and one other Science. 
  • Further Mathematics AS- or A-level is also highly desirable.
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable, including vocational qualifications in engineering disciplines. 

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office (

Admissions Assessment

  • Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish
  • Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview.  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 here.

Director of Studies:  Dr Claire Barlow