Are you an aspiring engineer? Choosing the right university can set you on the path towards a successful career in the field.
Professionals in the field are highly sought-after. Last year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that nearly 140,000 new jobs for engineers would emerge in the 2016–2026 decade.
According to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology, the top institutions to set your sights on for engineering studies are primarily in the US.
Universities in the country dominate seven spots in the top 10.
The California Institute of Technology (CalTech) and Stanford University are tied in first place, rising from fourth and second positions respectively.
Meanwhile, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and ETH Zurich are the only universities outside the US to land the top 10, ranked joint third, fifth and eight place respectively.
This year’s rankings highlight the universities that are leading across general engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering subjects.
The table has expanded to include 1,008 universities, up from 903 last year.
Top 20 universities for an engineering degree 2020
|2018 rank||2019 rank||University||Country|
|4||=1||California Institute of Technology||US|
|6||=3||University of Cambridge||UK|
|1||5||University of Oxford||UK|
|5||6||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||US|
|13||=9||University of California, Los Angeles||US|
|10||=9||Georgia Institute of Technology||US|
|12||11||Imperial College London||UK|
|8||12||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|11||14||University of California, Berkeley||US|
|15||15||Nanyang Technological University||Singapore|
|17||16||Carnegie Mellon University||US|
|16||17||University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||US|
|18||19||École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne||Switzerland|
THE notes that China is the third-most represented country in the league table, ahead of the UK, Germany, Australia and Canada. Only Japan and the US have a higher number of universities present in the ranking.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Asia’s top university for engineering, but slipped down four spots to twelfth.