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Prospective Students

Deferred entries

A number of students choose to defer their entry into the university and opt to take a year out before beginning the course. This is a good opportunity to obtain some valuable experience working with an engineering related organisation before you start your degree. 

 

 

Year in Industry

The Year in Industry is a scheme set up to provide a programme of experience in a STEM related environment and is a programme that CUED are very happy to endorse. It is a straightforward one year placement enhanced by additional skills training. A large number of CUED students have graduated through this scheme, which is backed by the EDT/Royal Academy of Engineering. Nationally, seventy percent of the participants go on to get a First Class or Upper Second Degree. 

 

 

Pre-university summer internships

Prior to joining us here in the Deparment of Engineering, it can also a great idea to gain technical skills in the summer prior to joining us here in the Department of Engineering by working with an engineering or technical company. With the increase in support for STEM related activities, a good place to start is to ask your school or education provider for advice and details on local companies who have supported school work placements. 

 

 

Industrial Experience Requirements, Regulations and Reports

It is possible to complete your industrial experience prior to your arrival at CUED, however the work that you do must meet CUED criteria and the work has to be recorded as well as verified by the employer. Whether you go on a Year in Industry placement or organise your own, if you document your experiences in the report template, it will ensure that your period of work will qualify you for the industrial experience requirements, provided it successfully meets the criteria set out.

Click the highlighted link to download the report template.

 

 

Sponsorship and Awards

Some engineering institutions and companies offer scholarships which may include placements as part of the deal. You need to check the various web pages to find out which ones are currently on offer. There are a number of awards available to undergraduate engineers; the majority of them are aimed at those already on the course, however you might wish to look prior to your arrival, so that you are aware of what is on offer.