Engineering reading list
We advise you to read the Engineering page thoroughly. For reading and preparation advice, you will find the following sections particularly useful:
For offer holders
Please see the Information for Engineering Freshers provided by the Faculty.
The information below is normally sent to candidates by email in the April before you start your course (emails to 2013 entry candidates were sent on 27 March). Before you arrive at King's you will need to:
- Read the Advice for Freshers
- Prepare the Week 1 Lego Mindstorms Activity
- Work on the preparatory problems website (log-in details are emailed to you in the April before you start your course. Please email the Admissions Office if you do not have log-in details by 1 May in the year before you start your course).
For more information, please consult the The Department of Engineering website.
17 April 2013: Please note that the Engineering department have updated the information about calculators in the Advice for Freshers online. The following sentence has been deleted: 'Casio 83's and 85's may be approved at a candidate's request'.
The Department of Engineering provides Mathematics for Engineering advice.
If you studied in a different qualification system and wish to consult an A level textbook in the summer before you start the Cambridge Engineering course, we suggest L. Bostock and S. Chandler. 1990. Core Maths for Advanced Level. 3rd edition. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
EngNRICH provides some useful resources such as:
If you live anywhere near Cambridge you might be interested in the annual Science Festival (normally in March).