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Prospective Undergraduates

Year Out

A number of students choose to defer their entry into University directly from school and opt to work before they join us. This can be a good opportunity to obtain some valuable experience working with an engineering related organisation before you start your degree. Assistance is available to prospective CUED students who have received either a conditional or firm offer of a place at CUED from their College.


Year in Industry

The Year in Industry is a scheme set up to provide a programme of experience in a science/engineering related environment & 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.


CUED Industrial Experience Requirements, Regulations and Logbooks

It is possible to complete your Industrial Experience prior to your arrival at CUED as an undergraduate student, providing the work meets the criteria and the work has been recorded. Whether you go on a Year in Industry placement or organise your own, if you document your experiences in the CUED logbook it will ensure that your period of work will qualify you for the CUED Industrial Experience requirements provided it successfully meets the criteria set out.

Sponsorship & Awards

Some engineering institutions offer Scholarships which include placements as part of the deal. You need to check the various web pages to find out which ones currently are on offer. There are a number of awards available to undergraduate engineers, the majority of them 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. See Links for further information.


Industrial Placement Co-ordinator

CUED has a full-time person whose role is to help deferred entrants and undergraduates find suitable industrial experience. For those requiring help finding specific firms to contact for industrial placements, you are advised to make Contact with the Industrial Placement Co-ordinator.