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Tripos Regulations

Tripos Regulations

The Tripos regulations state that: ‘to obtain honours in Part IB of the Engineering Tripos a candidate must satisfy the Examiners that he or she has such workshop or equivalent experience as shall be determined by the Faculty Board of Engineering, and to obtain honours in Part IIA of the Engineering Tripos or the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos, a candidate must satisfy the Examiners that he or she has such industrial or equivalent experience as shall be determined by the Faculty Board’.

The Faculty Board have approved the following requirements:

Requirements for students who joined the Department in October 2016 or thereafter

The Faculty Board of Engineering have agreed that students who join the Department in October 2016 or thereafter should be required to complete a minimum of six weeks of relevant industrial experience by the end of Part IIA of the Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Triposes [by the end of the third year].

NB. As the end of the IIA falls in June, this experience needs to have been completed BEFORE YOU FINISH IN THE JUNE.

Requirements for students who joined the Department before October 2016 

Part IB of the Engineering Tripos: four weeks of relevant industrial experience [by the end of the second year].

Part IIA of the Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Triposes: four additional weeks of relevant industrial experience or, for a student who has not been a candidate for Part IB of the Engineering Tripos, four weeks of relevant industrial experience [by the end of the third year].

In order to graduate successfully with Honours from Part 1B Engineering Tripos (taken at the end of Year 2),a minimum four weeks of the CUED Industrial Experience Requirement must be completed before the end of the summer period immediately following the first year of undergraduate studies.

If students stay on to read the Engineering Part 2A Tripos or Manufacturing Engineering Part 2A Tripos (taken at the end of the third year of the engineering course), a further four weeks is required to enable the student to graduate with Honours. However, this four weeks can be completed at any stage prior to the deadline and the majority of students complete the eight weeks necessary during the long summer period at the end of the first year and before the beginning of the second year of the course.

The Department can also credit any relevant industrial experience undertaken prior to arrival at the University.

Documentation

To ensure the work has been completed, confirmation is required from an authorised officer of the company or organisation that the industrial experience has been obtained.  This should preferably be in the form of a verified and signed report, although a signed and dated letter outlining the dates and tasks performed would suffice.  This written confirmation of the work should be presented by the student to the Industrial Placements Coordinator.