Engineering (cont.) Careers When you graduate, you’re fully qualified in your chosen area, knowledgeable across the range of engineering disciplines, and able to apply new technologies in novel situations, giving you an advantage over engineering graduates from other more narrowly focused courses. Employment prospects are typically excellent, with 99 per cent of our students finding a job within six months of graduating. The average starting salary of Cambridge Engineering graduates in 2013 was £30,100. Our students are in great demand and they go on to careers in all the major industrial and commercial sectors. Positions currently held by some of our graduates include graduate engineer at Mott MacDonald, program manager in emerging markets operations at Google, project engineer at Atelier One, heat management engineer at McLaren Automotive, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, and environmental engineer at Water Environment Ltd.
Entry requirements for Engineering All Colleges require A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics and Physics Some Colleges require AS or A Level/IB Higher Level Further Mathematics, A Level/IB Higher Level in a third mathematics/ science/technology subject Further Mathematics is strongly encouraged (required by some Colleges). If unavailable or you’ve recognised its desirability too late, we’d advise you to do as much additional pure maths and mechanics as possible, eg by taking stand-alone units or Further Mathematics AS Level/IB Higher Level. All Colleges, except Trinity, welcome applications from students taking A Level Mathematics and a suitable vocational qualification, eg a BTEC Higher National Diploma in an engineering discipline. Applicants are expected to achieve the highest possible grades in A Level Mathematics and the vocational qualification. Those taking the Single Award Applied A Level in Engineering or the Principal Learning components of the Advanced Diploma in Engineering must also be taking A Levels in Mathematics and Physics. The Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering is a suitable alternative to A Level Mathematics for these purposes. See the Department website for details. Some Colleges encourage Engineering applicants to defer entry. See the Department website for details.
The students on the Engineering course are very friendly, and you get to know lots of people by working on labs together. Liz
Fact file UCAS code
Typical offers require
A Level A*A*A
Duration Four years 2014 entry Applications per place: 7 Number accepted: 326
IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level Other qualifications See p143-5. Some Colleges also require/may require STEP (see p144)
Colleges Available at all Colleges Location Map reference E (see p152-3)
See box above for subject requirements Admissions test Some Colleges require applicants to take the TSA (www.cam.ac.uk/tests/)