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What are the best universities for Engineering?

28 Nov 2019 - Barni Homden

Engineering is one of the oldest and most fundamental academic disciplines, and dates right back to the invention of the wheel. Since then, societies have relied upon engineering for vital infrastructure, housing and energy.

A degree in Engineering is therefore an extremely respected and useful asset to have if you're interested in changing the world around you. Here are our best universities for Engineering in the UK and USA.

So, what are the best universities for Engineering?

In the UK, Kaplan partners with many institutions with a great history of Engineering. 

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham, for example, offers many varied degrees in the subject.

Birmingham ranks 14th in the UK for Chemical Engineering (Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2020), and top 15 for 2 other kinds: Civil Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020) and Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020).

University of Glasgow

students in Glasgow University building

The University of Glasgow also ranks highly across many Engineering disciplines, coming 2nd for Civil Engineering (Complete University Guide 2020), 5th for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Complete University Guide 2020) and 9th for Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2020).

University of Nottingham

Another top UK university, the University of Nottingham, is ranked 1st in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 3rd for Chemical Engineering and 7th for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020).

It also ranks 9th in the UK for Civil Engineering (Times and Sunday Times good University Guide 2020) and 9th for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (Complete University Guide 2020).

University of Bristol

Students talk together inside one of the University of Bristol's historic buildings

The University of Bristol also has a strong reputation for Engineering. It's ranked 2nd in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020), 6th for Civil Engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and 13th for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Complete University Guide 2020).

Cranfield University

If you’re a master’s student, it’s also worth considering Cranfield University. This specialist University only offers postgraduate study, and has a reputation for excellence in the field of Engineering.

Cranfield is fully equipped to cater to all manner of niche Engineering disciplines – it even has its own airfield! The wide selection of Engineering-related master’s degrees available include Aerospace Vehicle Design, Explosives Ordnance Engineering and Design Thinking.

Cranfield University's aeroplane sits on the University's airfield

Other UK Kaplan partner universities feature highly in the rankings for different Engineering disciplines, such as 6th place for Bournemouth University and 21st place for the University of Brighton in General Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020).

Engineering degrees in the USA

In the USA, Kaplan is proud to partner with 2 leading universities for engineering degrees.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University's ranks 44th in Best Graduate Engineering Schools and 39th for undergraduate engineering degrees, according to U.S News & World Report 2020. ASU is also named a world top 100 university for engineering and technology by Times Higher World University Rankings 2020.

ASU offers a huge range of bachelor's and master's engineering degrees across its Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

The University of Tulsa

In Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa is very highly regarded in Engineering, and is ranked top 10 for highest paid Petroleum Engineering graduates (U.S. News & World Report 2020). Tulsa has state-of-the-art oil-drilling facilities, and the University's excellent reputation and industry connections helps its Engineering graduates find good jobs after graduation.

How to study Engineering in the UK or USA

Whether you’re just leaving school and interested in studying Engineering, or already have a degree and want a specialist master’s, our pathway courses can help you gain entry to a degree at one of the best universities for Engineering in the UK or USA, even if your grades don't currently meet the entry requirements.

Find Engineering degrees in the UK or USA using our degree finder below, or contact us to start your path to degree and career success today.

 

 
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