Application and Selection

Engineering 1B students apply in late May/early June. 

Applications are also welcomed from second-year students reading Chemical Engineering and other related science based tripos who can find out how to apply by emailing:


All interested students should complete the MET application form if you wish to be considered for the course - this does not tie your hands in any way!


Current MET students who are happy to be contacted for more information are listed by college in this PDF document.


Selection is based on interview, a reference from the Director of Studies, and academic record. The course requires the ability to apply engineering principles in a business context. The qualities sought include enthusiasm and drive, communication skills, organisational ability, leadership potential, team-working and inter-personal skills, ability to work to tight deadlines, and a real interest in manufacturing engineering.


Finding Out More - click here


We hope to have a MET Open Day here at the IfM on Wed 10 May 2023. Details will be available on the MET Moodle Recruitment page (available for current University of Cambridge students). Please email for details.


Click here for Frequently Asked Questions  and their answers

Click here for some recent MET alumni describing their work since graduating.


Interested in MET? Not sure if it is for you?

Current 1B Engineering students can try the elective topic "Manufacturing, Management and Design - Bring Technology Innovations to Market", run by Letizia Mortara of the IfM. The paper provides an introduction to the kind of material you will cover on the MET course. For a syllabus click here (web page)



2023-24 Application Timeline

MET application form to be in by 5 June 2023

COMET selection: TBC

MET interviews: Mid June in person

Offers made: Early July (following 1B results)

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