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University of Cambridge


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Engineering is about problem solving. As an engineer you rely on your knowledge to find solutions. Mathematics is your primary toolbox, but you are not just using your tools to take something apart or fix it; you are employing them in imaginative new ways to solve problems you might not have encountered before. Studying Engineering equips you with detailed knowledge in specific areas, such as civil engineering, electrical engineering or bioengineering. More importantly, studying Engineering will develop your analytical skills, lateral thinking and solution-orientated approaches. These skills are valued by people inside and outside of Engineering. More details about the Engineering course at Cambridge can be found on the University website.  

Engineering at Murray Edwards

We typically admit 4-6 undergraduates a year. You would thus be part of a strong and vibrant community of engineers in the College at any one time. The annual Engineering Dinner brings together all engineers at Murray Edwards and we frequently invite former students to share their experiences in a wide range of professions. Studying Engineering at Murray Edwards means that you are joining this supportive and growing network of successful and influential engineers.

Typical offer    
A Level: A*A*A
IB: 42 (776)

Required subjects 
A Level: A Level Mathematics and Physics
IB: IB Higher Level Mathematics and Physics

Admissions Assessment
All applicants for Engineering are required to take the Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT), for which they must be registered in advance.

Written work
Murray Edwards Engineering applicants are not asked to submit written work to the College. 

Read our Q&A with the Director of Studies for Engineering.

Academic and teaching staff