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What are the best universities for Engineering?

11 Jun 2021 - 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 4th in the UK for Chemical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2021), top 15 for Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2022), and top 25 for Civil Engineering (Complete University Guide 2022).

University of Glasgow

students in Glasgow University building

The University of Glasgow also ranks highly across many Engineering disciplines, coming 5th for Civil Engineering (Complete University Guide 2022), 8th for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Complete University Guide 2022) and 17th for Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2022).

University of Nottingham

students in classroom

Another top UK university, the University of Nottingham, is ranked 2nd in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 3rd for Chemical Engineering and 14th for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2021).

It also ranks 13th in the UK for Civil Engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and 9th for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (Complete University Guide 2022).

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 1st in the UK for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2021), 3rd for Civil Engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and 7th for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

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

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 41st in Best Graduate Engineering Schools and 42nd for undergraduate engineering degrees, according to U.S News & World Report 2021. ASU is also named a world top 100 university for engineering by Times Higher World University Rankings 2021.

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

University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is very highly regarded in Engineering, and its School of Engineering ranks in the top 75 in the USA (U.S. News & World Report 2021). It also values entrepreneurship and innovation, and its students and faculty are encouraged to develop start-ups and new technologies. This makes it an exciting place to study Engineering and feel inspired to address major challenges.

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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