Application and Selection

Engineering 1B students and Chemical Engineering IB students should apply in May. 


Applications are also welcome from non-engineering science based tripos students but these students will require Engineering Faculty Board approval and, for accreditation reasons, are not permitted to proceed to Part IIB of the degree following IIA. To find out more please email


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 are happy to be contacted for more information email for details.


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 8 May 2024. 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)



2024-25 Application Timeline

MET application form to be in by 3 June 2024

COMET selection: TBC

MET interviews: Mid June in person

Offers made: Early July (following 1B results)

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