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World’s Best Colleges And Universities For Engineering And Technology, 2018

If you are planning to study engineering in one of the world’s best educational institutions, then heading to the United States, India or China might be your best bet according to the results of the CEOWORLD magazine’s 2018 Academic Survey.

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) ranked number one the world, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University School of Engineering, and UC Berkeley College of Engineering – all located in the United States.

The United States is the most-represented nation with 32 universities featured. India is in second place with 12 institutions. Other countries with a strong presence in the ranking are China (9 universities); Australia (8); and Germany and South Korea each have seven colleges on the list.

The United Kingdom is next, with six institutions; Canada, Japan have five; Hong Kong, Sweden, Taiwan have four; France, Italy, Spain have three; Denmark, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland have two; and Belgium, Finland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Turkey each have one university on the list.

The ten leading Asian universities are as follows: the National University of Singapore (ranked 7th worldwide), NTU Singapore (11th), HKUST (12th), Peking University (16th), NTHU Taiwan (18th), IIT Chennai (33rd), Korea University (34th), IIT Kharagpur (36th), IIT Delhi (41st), and IIT Mumbai (45th).

World’s best colleges and universities for engineering and technology: 2018 Ranking:

1California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States
3Stanford University School of EngineeringUnited States
4College of Engineering at University of California, BerkeleyUnited States
5University of Cambridge Department of EngineeringUnited Kingdom
6Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland
7Faculty of Engineering - National University of SingaporeSingapore
8Department of Engineering Science, University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
9Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUnited States
10ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland
11Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore
12Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)Hong Kong
13Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
14Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied SciencesUnited States
15Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States
16College of Engineering at Peking UniversityChina
17Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at University of TorontoCanada
18National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
19University of Michigan College of EngineeringUnited States
20Carnegie Mellon University College of EngineeringUnited States
21Cornell University College of EngineeringUnited States
22Technical University of MunichGermany
23Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at AustinUnited States
24Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityFrance
25College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)United States
26College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignUnited States
27Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
28UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Los AngelesUnited States
29Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M UniversityUnited States
30Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern UniversityUnited States
31UW College of Engineering, University of WashingtonUnited States
32Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)United States
33Indian Institute of Technology, ChennaiIndia
34Korea UniversitySouth Korea
35Purdue University College of EngineeringUnited States
36Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurIndia
37Chalmers University of TechnologySweden
38University of Waterloo Faculty of EngineeringCanada
39Linkping UniversitySweden
40George R. Brown School of EngineeringUnited States
41Indian Institute of Technology, DelhiIndia
42Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
43Polytechnic University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano)Italy
44USC Viterbi School of EngineeringUnited States
45Indian Institute of Technology, MumbaiIndia
46Penn State College of EngineeringUnited States
47Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)Australia
48Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreIndia
49Aalborg UniversityDenmark
50Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
51King Abdulaziz University (KAU)Saudi Arabia
52Melbourne School of Engineering, University of MelbourneAustralia
53University of QueenslandAustralia
54Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea
55University of TokyoJapan
56University of GranadaSpain
57Indian Institute of Technology KanpurIndia
58Zhejiang UniversityChina
59Indian Institute of Technology , RoorkeeIndia
60Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenBelgium
61Ohio State University College of EngineeringUnited States
62UBC Engineering, University of British ColumbiaCanada
63Indian Institute of Technology HyderabadIndia
64Tohoku UniversityJapan
65College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado BoulderUnited States
66Indian Institute of Technology, GandhinagarIndia
67University of SalernoItaly
68Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University)India
69University of Technology SydneyAustralia
70Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) VaranasiIndia
71KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
72New York University Tandon School of EngineeringUnited States
73Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS Pilani)India
74Xi'an Jiaotong UniversityChina
75Ira A. Fulton Schools of EngineeringUnited States
76The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)Hong Kong
77Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
78National Technical University of AthensGreece
79Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-N?rnbergGermany
80RMIT UniversityAustralia
81Technische Universitat Berlin (TU Berlin)Germany
82UC Davis College of EngineeringUnited States
83Curtin UniversityAustralia
84Cullen College of Engineering, University of HoustonUnited States
85Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece
86South China University of TechnologyChina
87Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC IrvineUnited States
88Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)Japan
89Aalto UniversityFinland
90Technion – Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael
91University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)China
92Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance
93Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
94Uppsala UniversitySweden
95Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
96College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States
97Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)South Korea
98Kyoto University (Kyodai)Japan
99University of Massachusetts Amherst College of EngineeringUnited States
100College of Engineering, University of DelawareUnited States
101University of AlbertaCanada
102Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
103Technical University of LisbonPortugal
104College of Engineering at Iowa State UniversityUnited States
105Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
106Polytechnic University of TurinItaly
107Middle East Technical UniversityTurkey
108National University of MalaysiaMalaysia
109City University of Hong KongHong Kong
110King Abdullah University of Science and TechnologySaudi Arabia
111Polytechnic University of CataloniaSpain
112University of AdelaideAustralia
113College of Engineering at The University of AkronUnited States
114RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
115Monash UniversityAustralia
116Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
117National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan
118Fudan UniversityChina
119The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong
120University College LondonUnited Kingdom
121The University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
122Osaka UniversityJapan
123McGill UniversityCanada
124Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea
125The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
126National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwan
127The University of AucklandNew Zealand
128Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea
129National Cheng Kung UniversityTaiwan
130Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP)France
131University of StuttgartGermany
132Technical University of MadridSpain
133Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea
134Technische Universitat Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)Germany
135National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)Taiwan

Methodology: The world’s best universities for engineering and technology, 2018 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 were collected from publicly available sources, research, survey, and university’s website. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiter’s 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, 2018, there may be many other colleges that offer excellent programs.

* This ranking should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are merely one element to consider.
* The top-ranked college 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, 2017, and January 23, 2018.
*The overall score is numerical scores given to the universities based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the school. Total 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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