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Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Course Overview

Chemical Engineers and Biotechnologists are involved in the conversion of raw materials into valuable products, usually on an industrial scale. This means that their skills will be vital as we move to a circular economy and a sustainable future. Examples of products where chemical engineering and biotechnology play a fundamental role include the manufacture of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals; bulk chemicals; foodstuffs; consumer goods such as washing powder and toothpaste; energy generation; wastewater treatment and environmental clean-up.

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is a four year course and qualifies students for both the BA and MEng degrees, though it's possible to graduate after three years with the BA degree.

Supervisions are arranged in collaboration with a group of other colleges, to make the teaching more effective.

Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of Chemical Engineering at Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam College has a strong cohort of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology students and the College is also close to the new Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology department.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 2-3

Typical A Level offer: A*A*A

Typical IB offer: 40 – 42 points with 776 at Higher Level

We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

Essential subjects: A Level or IB High Level Mathematics and Chemistry

Useful subjects: Further Mathematics, Physics and Biology at AS or A2 Level

Application Process

Applicants will be required to sit the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA), prior to being called to interview. More information can be found on the University website.

Applicants who are invited to interview will have two interviews. 

Director of Studies

Dr Andy Sederman

Find Out More

Every year, the College runs a Women in STEM programme. More information will be posted in the autumn.

If you want to find out about our open days or visiting the College, see here.

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