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Top Universities for Engineering and Technology Subjects 2023

Are you searching for the best universities for engineering in the world? If so, we have listed the top engineering universities in the world to choose from.

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The best degree programs in 51 different subjects across five major subject areas are revealed in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for this year.

Seven of them are within the category of engineering and technology, which includes computer science and a number of engineering specializations.

In addition to the overall subject ranking for engineering and technology, which evaluates institutions on the basis of faculty quality, the top universities for each of these seven subjects are shown below.

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Technology is becoming a major component of many postgraduate degree programs in business and other fields, such as marketing analytics and digital transformation. So if you are currently seeking to earn a degree other than the ones listed below, then these more specialized degree options are not currently listed in the QS World University Rankings by subject.

Top Universities for Engineering and Technology

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for engineering & technology
Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom
4 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
5 Stanford University United States
6 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
7 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
10 Delft University of Technology Netherlands

Top Universities for Mineral and Mining Engineering

Australian universities dominate the top five universities for mineral and mining engineering, however, the top slot goes to a specialized US institution.

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for mineral & mining engineering
Rank University Location
1 Colorado School of Mines United States
2 Curtin University Australia
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia
4 University of Queensland Australia
5 University of Western Australia Australia

Top Universities for Mechanical Engineering

This year’s top five universities for mechanical engineering include three US institutions, but the top 10 institutions are more geographically diverse, including institutions from the UK, Switzerland, Singapore, and the Netherlands.

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QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for mechanical engineering
Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 Cambridge University United Kingdom
4 Harvard University United States
5 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
6 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
7 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
8 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
9 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
10 Imperial College London United Kingdom

Top Universities for Petroleum Engineering

Since petroleum engineering is one of the more specialized engineering fields, many of the colleges in the top 10 listed above don’t rank as highly for the other engineering programs.

Texas is the best state in the US to study petroleum engineering, with two Texan institutions ranking in the top five in the world, despite the fact that it is an unusual engineering subject ranking for a US university to not be at the top.

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for petroleum engineering
Rank University Location
1 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
2 University of Texas at Austin United States
3 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
4 Stanford University United States
5 Texas A&M University United States
6 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
7 Imperial College London United Kingdom
8 University of Alberta Canada
9 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
10 The University of Adelaide Australia

Top Universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical engineering is the third field in this article where MIT and Stanford are ranked as the top two universities in the world.

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for electrical & electronic engineering
Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
4 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
=5 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
=5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
7 Harvard University United States
8 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
9 University of Oxford United Kingdom
10 EPFL Switzerland

Top Universities for Computer Science and Information Systems

The United States continues to dominate the top four spots in the computer science ranking. Switzerland and the UK each have two top universities on the list, with ETH Zurich ranking before EPFL and Oxford ranking ahead of Cambridge.

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for computer science & information systems
Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 Carnegie Mellon University United States
4 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
5 University of Oxford United Kingdom
6 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
7 Harvard University United States
8 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
9 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
10 EPFL Switzerland

Top Universities for Civil and Structural Engineering

This year, Delft University of Technology is ranked first in Europe and second in the world for civil and structural engineering. EPFL, based in Switzerland, is ranked tenth and final in the top ten.

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for civil & structural engineering
Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
3 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
4 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
6 Imperial College London United Kingdom
7 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
8 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
9 Stanford University United States
10 EPFL Switzerland

Top Universities for Chemical Engineering

Many engineering and technological fields, including this one, are dominated by MIT. The only college in this list that isn’t also ranked in the engineering and technology category is Caltech.

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top universities for chemical engineering
Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
4 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
6 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
7 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
8 University of Oxford United Kingdom
9 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
10 Imperial College London United Kingdom

 

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