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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’.

You must complete a minimum of six weeks relevant experience before starting the Part 2A Tripos. We strongly advise that you do a placement in both your summer after your first year and your summer after your second year.

In all cases, students are encouraged to complete more than the minimum requirements wherever possible.

Students migrating from other departments at Cambridge into the CUED course must also meet these requirements.

The experience undertaken can be relevant to any of the engineering and scientific disciplines covered in the course.

 

Verification of your internship

To ensure you pass the industrial experience requirement of the course, a report which has been verified, signed and dated by a representative of the organisation must be submitted to the Industrial Placement Coordinator after your placement has been completed. A template log book is available for you to use, although a signed and dated letter outlining the dates and tasks performed would suffice.

The detail must include as a bare minimum:

  • Your name and college
  • The dates of the placement
  • A description of your activities, preferably in the context of the company' activities
  • A signature from your supervisor or someone who can verify your work
  • Points of contact in case we need to query any of the information including an email address and telephone number

The Industrial Placement Coordinator can credit relevant industrial experience undertaken prior to arrival at the Engineering Department. If you have already completed some work and you’re unsure if it meets the criteria, consult the Industrial Placement Coordinator.

Your industrial placement must be completed and your report signed off by the Industrial Placement Coordinator before completing the Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Part 2A Tripos (3rd year).