Incoming students briefing notes
Table of contents
- Information specific to transferring and exchange students
- Introductory Lectures
- Health and safety at work lecture (as above)
- Where are the lecture rooms/theatres?
- How to read the lecture card
- Essential equipment
- Non-compulsory costs
These notes are intended for students who are transferring into the Engineering Tripos from other Departments and those who are undertaking an exchange at the Department.
You might also find the Terminology Guide for Cambridge and/or Engineering-specific jargon, abbreviations and acronyms useful as you settle in to the Department.
Transferring students are urged to make an appointment with the Industrial Experience Coordinator at the earliest opportunity. Visit the industrial placement website for further information.
Registration will be online, in conjunction with your Director of studies
Registration will take place online and will be led by your DoS. All students (Part IA plus those transferring to any Part of the Tripos from other Departments) need to register, and this is also when you will be assigned to a lab group.
Introductory lectures: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 9.15–11.30 online.
You will require two links for the Introductory lecture. The first link is to register and the second to view (you need to register in order to then be able to view).
When you register you will be emailed details of how to view the webinar. Please make sure you make a note of the link you are sent so you are able to join the webinar.
All first year students must attend these lectures - attendance at the health & safety talk is a requirement in order to then be able to enter the department for your labs. Incomers into other years are also very welcome.
|09.15||Welcome to CUED||Prof Richard Prager, Head of Department|
|09.30||Aims of the Engineering Tripos||Prof Colm Durkan, Deputy Head (Teaching)|
|09.40||Introducing the Teaching Office||Dr John Durrell|
|09.50||Laboratory work / Maths Quiz||Dr Stuart Scott|
|10.10||Language programme||Mr David Tual|
|10.25||Health and Safety Talk||Mr Gary Steele|
|10:45||Introduction to the University Counselling service||Gudrun Haraldsdottir (UCS)|
All new and incoming students to Engineering must attend this talk which takes place during the above session on Wednesday 6 October 2021. Attendance will be registered.
LT0, LR4: ground floor Baker building LR5, LT6: first floor Baker building
LT1, LT2: ground floor Inglis building LR10, LR11, LR12: ground floor Baker South Wing
LR3, 3A, 3B: up steps in Inglis building
See also the map of the Engineering Department
All students will need the following essential drawing equipment. Depending on which lab group you are allocated to you may need it for the Structures Lab, which for some students will start in week 2.
A supply of complete drawing kits will be available to purchase at your first Lego or Structural Design session (Mich term) at a cost of £20.00. Due to the COVID situation we are currently unable to sell these from our Main Stores (Inglis Building, ground floor). Kits are available for purchase from the vending machine located in the Design and Project Office (DPO).
In addition, payment for the above drawing kits can only be made via card, no cash sales are permissible.
The drawing kit comprises of the following items (full details/part numbers available here):
- HB Pencil
- Shine Plastic Eraser
- Blundeil Harling 300mm ruler
- Ecobra Compass
- Rumold Circle template
- Rumold Protractor
*Please note, using equipment that does not meet the criteria we have set out may affect the quality and accuracy of your work and therefore it is possible you may be penailised when submitting for marking.
If you wish to purchase your own equipment we would advise you to buy items of at least a similar standard to those we have recommended.
University approved calculator
Please refer to the University approved list of calculators for those permitted to be used in the exams. Due to the COVID situation we are currently unable to offer these for sale.
A full set of Databooks can be found online here.
Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication (CLIC) trips
The cost of these optional trips for those taking language courses (which are often open to students in all years) is c. £300.
Photocopying and printing
Constructionarium Part IIA project
Constructionarium project: students taking this option are required to buy safety boots (£30) and contribute to the cost of the course - Estimated cost to student £270
Last updated on 23/08/2019 16:32