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World’s Best Universities For Engineering And Technology, 2017

World's Best Universities For Engineering And Technology, 2017

Fortunately, there is no shortage of colleges and universities out there, ever wonder how the world’s best engineering and technology programs stack up against one another? The CEOWORLD magazine’s “Education Institutions Ranking Report, 2017” has released the world’s best universities for engineering and technology, 2017 list. It would come as no surprise that American universities dominated the list, however, one trend CEOWORLD magazine sees on the horizon is the ascent of Asian universities and colleges.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been placed top of the world, followed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), School of Engineering at the Stanford University, College of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley; and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich.

The Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) ranks as the best European institution at which to study engineering and technology, followed by the University of Cambridge, the Swiss University École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, and the University of Oxford. The highest ranking Asian institutions this year include National University of Singapore, which placed 9th and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology took the 11th spot. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University came in 12th place, followed by China’s Peking University (17th), University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands (18th) and Tsinghua University, ranked 20th.

= > For more recent rankings, read our article about the World’s Best Colleges And Universities For Engineering And Technology, 2018.


World’s Best Universities For Engineering And Technology, 2017

1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUS98.6
2California Institute of TechnologyUS98.5
3Stanford University School of EngineeringUS98.2
4 College of Engineering at University of California, BerkeleyUS98.1
5ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland97.9
6Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUS97.8
7University of Cambridge Department of EngineeringUK97.7
8École polytechnique fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland97.6
9Faculty of Engineering - National University of SingaporeSingapore 97.5
10Department of Engineering Science, University of OxfordUK97.3
11Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Hong Kong97.2
12Nanyang Technological University
13Georgia Institute of Technology
14Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering
15Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College LondonUK96.5
16John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied SciencesUS96.4
17College of Engineering at Peking UniversityChina96.2
18College of Engineering at Peking UniversityNetherlands95.8
19Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at University of TorontoCanada95.7
20Tsinghua UniversityChina95.6
21University of Michigan College of EngineeringUS95.5
22College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
23Cornell University College of EngineeringUS95.3
24Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern UniversityUS95.2
25Technical University of MunichGermany95.1
26Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at AustinUS94.7
27Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M UniversityUS94.6
28Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityFrance94.5
29UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Los AngelesUS94.4
30College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignUS94.3
31Technical University of DenmarkDenmark94.2
32Purdue University College of EngineeringUS94.1
33Faculty of Engineering, University of New South WalesAustralia93.9
34UW College of Engineering, University of WashingtonUS93.8
35Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San DiegoUS93.7
36Korea UniversitySouth Korea93.6
37Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina92.6
38King Abdulaziz University (KAU)Saudi Arabia92.3
39Aalborg University
40Penn State College of EngineeringUS91.9
41Melbourne School of Engineering, University of MelbourneAustralia91.8
42Polytechnic University of MilanItaly91.7
43USC Viterbi School of EngineeringUS91.3
44Chalmers University of TechnologySweden91.1
45University of Waterloo Faculty of EngineeringCanada89.6
46Linköping University
47Eindhoven University of Technology
48George R. Brown School of EngineeringUS89.3
49Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
50University of QueenslandAustralia89.1
51University of TokyoJapan87.9
52University of GranadaSpain87.8
53Indian Institute of Technology, ChennaiIndia87.7
54Zhejiang UniversityChina87.6
55Ohio State University College of Engineering
56UBC Engineering, University of British ColumbiaCanada87.1
57Tohoku UniversityJapan85.9
58College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado BoulderUS85.8
59University of SalernoItaly85.7
60Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurIndia85.5
61University of Technology Sydney
62Shanghai Jiao Tong University
63Ira A. Fulton Schools of EngineeringUS84.9
64Curtin UniversityAustralia84.8
65Indian Institute of Technology, DelhiIndia84.7
66KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden84.6
67New York University Tandon School of EngineeringUS84.3
68RMIT UniversityAustralia84.1
69Xi'an Jiaotong UniversityChina83.9
70Technische Universität BerlinGermany83.8
71UC Davis College of EngineeringUS83.6
72Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-NürnbergGermany83.4
73Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
74South China University of TechnologyChina82.9
75Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC IrvineUS82.8
76College of Engineering, University of DelawareUS82.7
77Indian Institute of Technology, MumbaiIndia82.6
78 University of Massachusetts Amherst College of EngineeringUS82.5
79Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleUS82.4
80Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)South Korea82.1
81College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-MadisonUS78.9
82Uppsala UniversitySweden78.8
83Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance78.7
84University of Science and Technology of China
85Aalto UniversityFinland78.4
86University of AlbertaCanada78.2
87Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway78.1
88National Technical University of AthensGreece76.9
89Technical University of LisbonPortugal76.8
90Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece76.5
91College of Engineering at Iowa State UniversityUS76.3
92Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreIndia76.1
93Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea75.9
94Technion – Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael75.8
95Polytechnic University of TurinItaly75.4
96University of AdelaideAustralia75.1
97Middle East Technical UniversityTurkey73.8
98Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael73.5
99Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea73.3
100National University of MalaysiaMalaysia73.1
101College of Engineering at The University of AkronUS72.9
102Polytechnic University of CataloniaSpain72.8
103King Abdullah University of Science and TechnologySaudi Arabia72.7
104City University of Hong KongHong Kong72.4

Methodology: The world’s best universities for engineering and technology, 2017 ranking by the CEOWORLD magazine is based on six major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

1) Academic reputation
2) Admission eligibility
3) Job placement rate
4) Recruiter feedback
5) Specialization
6) Global reputation and influence

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, research, survey, and university’s website. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate institutions on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the institutions above are the CEOWORLD magazine’s list of the best engineering and technology universities in the world, 2017, there may be many other colleges that offer excellent programs.

* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are simply one element to consider.
* The top-ranked university receives 100 points.
* Universities within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.
* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.
* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 188,000 individuals, across 6 data points.
* Surveys completed by 96,500 students, 69,800 industry professionals, and 21,700 recruiters around the world.
* Magazine surveyed 188,000 people in 46 countries between September 5, 2016 and December 23, 2016.
*The overall score are numerical scores given to the universities based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.

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The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 188,000 respondents is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

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