The new Language Lab was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh,
the Chancellor of the University.
The fourth year of the Engineering Tripos ran for the first time.
Another spin-off company, Granta Design was set up to exploit the
Cambridge Materials Selector software, the first commercial software
from the Engineering Design Centre.
The Cambridge Centre for Micromechanics was set up, as an interdisciplinary
centre for the modelling of materials.
Andrew Palmer became
the first Professor of Petroleum Engineering as a result of a donation
from Hamid Jafar, a former student at the Department of Engineering.