Chemical Engineering


The Chemical Engineering course at Cambridge is taken in the second, third, and fourth years following one year of Natural Sciences, Computer Science or Engineering. See subject notes for these below:

Cambridge’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is relatively small. It has an intake of about fifty undergraduates each year, of whom typically five would come from Trinity. One of the Professors in the Department, Lynn Gladden, is a Fellow of Trinity and the College’s Director of Studies in Chemical Engineering. Professor Gladden is the Director of the Department’s Magnetic Resonance Research Centre; her own research work focuses on absorption and transport phenomena in porous media. College supervision in the second and third years – two hours per week – are given mainly by Professor Gladden. In the fourth year students are supervised by specialists in their chosen options.

If you want to study Chemical Engineering at Trinity you may follow any of the three possible entry routes: the choice is one for you to make. But whichever route you choose you will be interviewed in much the same way as other candidates applying for the same first-year course and, if your application is successful, you will receive an offer at the same general level as other candidates for that course. You should therefore read the notes on the subjects in question.

Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A-level are all essential. Those entering through Engineering and Computer Science will also need AS Further Maths.

If you want more information, please write for a course brochure to the Teaching Secretary, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA, or visit the Departmental website.

Teaching Staff

  • Dr Andy Sederman