Top Engineering Schools

Ranking profile of the top engineering schools around the world:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT's School of Engineering is ranked top in U.S. News & World Report's Graduate Engineering Rankings 2010. It has 8 specialties ranked in the Top 3 positions nationally. It is ranked No. 1 for 5 specialties: Materials, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical/ Electronic/ Communications, Aerospace/ Aeronautical/ Astronautical, and Computer Engineering.

Stanford University - ranked second top for graduate engineering and No. 1 in the following specialties: Computer Engineering, Environmental/Environmental Health, and Electrical/ Electronic/Communications (USNWR 2010).

The University of California, Berkeley -  UC Berkeley is the Top 3 graduate engineering school, ranked in the Top 2 nationally for the following specialties: Civil (#1), Computer Science (#1), Chemical (#1), Electrical (#2), Environmental (#2), and Computer (#2) in the US News (2010).

Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Tech is rated in the Top 4 nationwide, with 10 programs rated in the top 10 list, including the Industrial (#1), Biomedical (#2), Aerospace (#4), Environmental engineering (#5), etc.

Cambridge University (UK) - The Department of Engineering achieved the highest rating in all the national Research Assessment Exercise and in the Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA) undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

National University of Singapore (NUS) - The University is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, being ranked in the top 15 globally for Engineering/Technology (THE-QS Rankings 2009).

University of Toronto (Canada) - The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the U of T is Canada 's largest engineering school and is highly regarded as one of the best in North America.

Melbourne School of Engineering (Australia) - It is the first school in Australia to offer a five-year accredited engineering program in line with the growing trend at top international engineering schools.

According to the US News rankings, the top graduate engineering school in the US is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (ranked #1 in 2010), while the Top Undergraduate Engineering School is MIT (#1 in 2009), followed by Stanford (=2nd) and UC Berkeley (=2nd).

US Top 10 Graduate Engineering Schools:
1. MIT  2. Stanford  3. UC-Berkeley  4. Georgia Tech  5. Illinois  6. Carnegie Mellon  7. Caltech  7. USC  9. Michigan  10. Texas (Source: US News & World Report 2010)

* Top Engineering Schools in:
- Europe
- Australia
- US
- India
- China
- Canada


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