A Level: A*A*A IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level

The Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Tripos is a direct entry course for students applying for October 2023 entry onwards.

Our course concentrates on the scientific principles that underpin the discipline. These principles are essential to develop processes and products that address some of the problems currently facing humanity. These include the energy transition away from fossil fuels, the need for sustainable food and water supplies as climate change occurs, and the provision of improved global healthcare solutions and therapeutics.

The aim of our course is to produce graduates who meet the needs of today’s process and biotech industries by providing a thorough understanding of the subject, technical competence and transferable skills. The underlying theory is complemented by projects that teach process and product design for chemical engineering and biotechnology.

There will be more details about this new undergradate tripos on the Department's website in the coming weeks; www.ceb.cam.ac.uk

A Level Entry Requirements: 

Essential: A Level Mathematics and Chemistry

Desirable: A Level Physics and/or Further Maths and/or Biology as preferred third subject.

IB Entry Requirements:

Essential: Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry

Desirable: mathematics/science subject as preferred third Higher Level subject.

Written Work

Applicants are not typically asked to submit examples of written work. 

Admissions Assessment:

All applicants must sit the pre-interview written assessment for Natural Sciences (NSAA) in early November at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college). 

Director of Studies - Dr David Fairen-Jimenez

Additional Teaching Fellow - Professor Clemens KaminskiProfessor Malcolm R Mackley, Professor Gabriele Kamninski Schierle

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology  (information from Cambridge Admissions website)

Last updated September 2022