Chemical Engineering is an exciting area of study encapsulating a range of different scientific fields.
Below you will find information about the specific degree courses offered by Oxford and Cambridge Universities to study Chemical Engineering, how to prepare, and how Oxbridge Interviews can help you with your application.BOOK COURSE
Cambridge University offer a four year course including an integrated master’s degree.
The application process is extremely competitive with only 11% of applicants being offered a place. Successful applicants generally need to have A*A*A at A Level, with all colleges requiring applicants study Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
Oxford University's Chemical Engineering course is four years with an integrated Master's degree.
The application process is highly competitive with only 17% of applications successful. To be offered a place, you generally need to get A*A*A at A Level (or equivalent) with the A*s in Maths, Further Maths or Physics.
To prepare for your Chemical Engineering application, you must demonstrate your motivation for the subject and specific interests. You can do this by reading beyond your school curriculum. Our interviewers recommend:
- 'Introduction to Chemical Engineering: Tools for Today and Tomorrow' by John N. Harb and Ken Solen
- 'Chemical Engineering: an introduction' by Morton M. Denn
Practice interviews for Chemical Engineering applications are critical. You wouldn’t sit an exam without doing a mock, so don’t place yourself in an interview without having experienced a practice interview first.
Applicants to Chemical Engineering at Cambridge are required to sit an assessment in their chosen route, either via Natural Sciences or via Engineering.
Applicants to Chemical Engineering at Oxford are required to take the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) ahead of being invited to interview.