Top 100 Best Engineering Schools in The World [2017 – 2018] – Interesting Engineering

For many careers, a higher education qualification is necessary, and it certainly can help you move forward within your current role. An engineering college or university degree or diploma demonstrates your ability to solve real-world problems and help create positive business results.
Your reason for continuing your college education can be more personal than professional. Strong personal goals are the foundation of anyone’s success, which can be amplified by studying at the university level. The schools ranked below are at the top within Engineering & Technology fields.

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The USA takes the first place in the list of Top 100 Best Engineering Schools in the World, in 2017. Majority of the top 100 spots are captured by American universities. However other countries such as United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland, China, Japan, and many others are also featured.
The Engineering and Technology subjects included in these rankings are Computer Science & Information Systems, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mineral & Mining Engineering.
The ranking indicators utilized by the QS World University Rankings® (source of this article) for top engineering and technology schools in the world include: 
1. Academic Reputation. Since 2004, the QS World University Rankings® has been gathering data from 74,651 academic subjects worldwide; analyzing the massive amount of data collected from surveys and respondents to create an Academic Reputation 
2. Employee Reputation. These rankings are unique in integrating employability as a primary factor for evaluating and ranking global Engineering and Technology schools. This year alone 40,643 survey responses were received from such employers worldwide, which were used to create an Employee Reputation score.
3. Citations Per Paper were evaluated, and its data captured to create a score. To do this successfully, a publication limit is defined for every engineering and technology subject to avoid possible flaws arising from small quantities of highly cited publications. Both the lowest publications limit and also the weighting placed on the citations indicator are adapted to be able to create best citation score for each discipline.
4. H-index Citations. The H-Index is used to measure the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or engineer, as well as the richness and impact of a group of engineers in any given university or country.
The rankings below are the based on overall QS Ranking Scores. Click here to read more about their methodology.
Top 100 Best Engineering Schools in the World (based on data from QS World University Rankings®)
 * Data captured by Times Higher Education. Click here to view their website.
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
* No. of students: 11,192
* International students: 33%    
* Female:Male Ratio: 37 : 63
2. Stanford University
No. of students: 15,658               
International students: 22%
Female:Male Ratio: 42 : 58
3. University of Cambridge 
No. of students: 18,389
International students: 35%       
Female:Male Ratio: 45 : 55
4. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
No. of students: 18,605
International students: 35%       
Female:Male Ratio: 45 : 55 
5. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
No. of students: 18,616
International students: 37%       
Female:Male Ratio: 31 : 69
6. Imperial College London
No. of students: 15,236
International students: 52%       
Female:Male Ratio: 37 : 63
7. National University of Singapore (NUS)
No. of students: 31,111
International students: 32%       
Female:Male Ratio: 50 : 50 
8. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
No. of students: 34,834
International students: 16%       
Female:Male Ratio: 52 : 48
9. University of Oxford
No. of students: 19,718
International students: 35%       
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54
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10. Tsinghua University
No. of students: 41,537
International students: 10%       
Female:Male Ratio: 32 : 68
 11. The University of Tokyo
No. of students: 26,080
International students: 10%       
Female:Male Ratio: n/a
12. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) 
No. of students: 9,750   
International students: 54%       
Female:Male Ratio: 27 : 73 
13. Harvard University
No. of students: 21,000
International students: n/a
Female:Male Ratio: n/a
14. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology 
No. of students: 9,464   
International students: 9%          
Female:Male Ratio: 20 : 80 
15. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
No. of students: 10,214
International students: 31%       
Female:Male Ratio: n/a 
16. Georgia Institute of Technology
No. of students: 20,773
International students: 27%       
Female:Male Ratio: 31 : 69
17. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
No. of students: 2,209                  
International students: 27%       
Female:Male Ratio: 31 : 69
18. Peking University
No. of students: 42,136
International students: 16%       
Female:Male Ratio: 47 : 53
19. Tokyo Institute of Technology 
No. of students: 9,570   
International students: 13%       
Female:Male Ratio: 14 : 86
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20. Delft University of Technology
No. of students: 17,057
International students: 27%       
Female:Male Ratio: 28 : 72
21. Seoul National University
No. of students: 26,470
International students: 11%       
Female:Male Ratio: n/a
22. Kyoto University
No. of students: 22,481               
International students: 8%          
Female:Male Ratio: 24 : 76
23. National Taiwan University (NTU)
No. of students: 31,758
International students: 8%          
Female:Male Ratio: 40 : 60
24. Politecnico di Milano
No. of students: 42,496
International students: n/a
Female:Male Ratio:n/a 
25. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
No. of students: 36,535
International students: 6%          
Female:Male Ratio: 41 : 59
26. Technical University of Munich
No. of students: 36,929
International students: 22%       
Female:Male Ratio: 33 : 67
27. The University of Hong Kong
No. of students: 20,095               
International students: 39%       
Female:Male Ratio: 51 : 49
28. The University of Melbourne 
No. of students: 42,273               
International students: 37%       
Female:Male Ratio: 55 : 45
29. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
No. of students: 12,841
International students: 17%       
Female:Male Ratio: 31 : 69
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30. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 
No. of students: 38,392
International students: 16%       
Female:Male Ratio: 53 : 47
31. Carnegie Mellon University
No. of students: 12,311
International students: 38%       
Female:Male Ratio: 38 : 62
32. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 
No. of students: 40,133
International students: 34%       
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54
33. RWTH Aachen University 
No. of students: 43,721               
International students: 18%       
Female:Male Ratio: 32 : 68 
34. University of Toronto
No. of students: 69,427               
International students: 17%       
Female:Male Ratio: n/a 
35. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
No. of students: 22,390               
International students: 20%       
Female:Male Ratio: 34 : 66 
36. Universiti Malaya (UM)
No. of students: 21,990               
International students: 18%       
Female:Male Ratio: 66 : 34
37. Princeton University
No. of students: 7,955   
International students: 24%       
Female:Male Ratio: 45 : 55
38. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
No. of students: 25,824
International students: 18%       
Female:Male Ratio: 27 : 73
39. National Tsing Hua University
No. of students: 10,194
International students: 5%          
Female:Male Ratio: 33 : 67
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40. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
No. of students: 43,402
International students: 23%       
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54 
41. The University of Sydney
No. of students: 44,553
International students: 32%       
Female:Male Ratio: 57 : 43 
42. Zhejiang University 
No. of students: 50,051
International students: 6%          
Female:Male Ratio: 22 : 78 
43. Technical University of Denmark 
No. of students: 8,548   
International students: 24%       
Female:Male Ratio: 29 : 71
44. Monash University 
No. of students: 46,846
International students: 28%       
Female:Male Ratio: 57 : 43
45. University of Texas at Austin
No. of students: 48,561               
International students: 10%       
Female:Male Ratio: 51 : 49 
46. The Australian National University 
No. of students: 15,986               
International students: 35%       
Female:Male Ratio: 52 : 48 
47. Cornell University
No. of students: 21,850
International students: 24%       
Female:Male Ratio: 49 : 51
48. Fudan University
No. of students: 32,859
International students: 10%       
Female:Male Ratio: 51 : 49
49. University of Michigan
No. of students: 41,818               
International students: 16%       
Female:Male Ratio: 48 : 52 
50. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
No. of students: 18,072               
International students: 31%       
Female:Male Ratio: n/a
51. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
No. of students: 21,773               
International students: 25%       
Female:Male Ratio: 51 : 49
52. Politecnico di Torino 
No. of students: 9,928   
International students: 55%       
Female:Male Ratio: 28 : 72
53. UCL (University College London) 
No. of students: 30,304               
International students: 49%       
Female:Male Ratio: 56 : 44
54. University of British Columbia 
No. of students: 51,889
International students: 29%       
Female:Male Ratio: 54 : 46 
55. Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) 
No. of students: 3,046   
International students: 4%          
Female:Male Ratio: 22 : 78
56. The University of Manchester 
No. of students: 35,318
International students: 38%       
Female:Male Ratio: 52 : 48
57. Osaka University
No. of students: 23,256               
International students: 10%
Female:Male Ratio: 31 : 69
58. Purdue University
No. of students: 38,770
International students: 23%       
Female:Male Ratio: 42 : 58 
59. KU Leuven
No. of students: 44,412               
International students: 15%       
Female:Male Ratio: 50 : 50
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60. The University of Queensland
No. of students: 38,968
International students: 26%       
Female:Male Ratio: 55 : 45
61. University of Waterloo
No. of students: 32,000
International students: 17%       
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54
62. Tohoku University 
No. of students: 17,494
International students: 10%       
Female:Male Ratio: 26 : 74
63. McGill University 
No. of students: 30,940               
International students: 26%       
Female:Male Ratio: 57 : 43
64. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) 
No. of students: 24,055
International students: 12%       
Female:Male Ratio: 42 : 58 
65. The University of Edinburgh
No. of students: 26,759
International students: 40%       
Female:Male Ratio: 59 : 41 
66. Columbia University 
No. of students: 26,587
International students: 32%       
Female:Male Ratio: n/a
67. Korea University
No. of students: 23,037               
International students: 19%       
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54
68. National Chiao Tung University
No. of students: 12,639               
International students: 7%          
Female:Male Ratio: 28 : 72
69. The University of Auckland
No. of students: 30,348
International students: 29%       
Female:Male Ratio: 54 : 46
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70. Yonsei University
No. of students: 18,038
International students: 21%       
Female:Male Ratio: 45 : 55
71. Aalborg University
No. of students: 15,512               
International students: 13%       
Female:Male Ratio: 49 : 51
72. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) 
No. of students:
International students:
Female:Male Ratio:
73. National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)
No. of students: 7,284   
International students: 1%          
Female:Male Ratio: 20 : 80
74. Ecole Polytechnique
No. of students: 2,799   
International students: 36%       
Female:Male Ratio: 21 : 79
 75. University of Pennsylvania
No. of students: 45,411
International students: 14%       
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54 
76. City University of Hong Kong
No. of students: 9,240   
International students: 35%       
Female:Male Ratio: 54 : 46 
77. Yale University
No. of students: n/a
International students: n/a
Female:Male Ratio: n/a
78. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
No. of students: 9,870   
International students: 1%          
Female:Male Ratio: 17 : 83 
79. CentraleSupélec
No. of students: 4,226
International students: 33%       
Female:Male Ratio: 22 : 78 
80. Universität Stuttgart
No. of students: 26,059               
International students: 18%       
Female:Male Ratio: 31 : 69
81. Politécnica de Madrid
No. of students: 40,371
International students: 12%       
Female:Male Ratio: 32 : 68
82. Northwestern University
No. of students: 17,466               
International students: 18%       
Female:Male Ratio: 48 : 52
83. University of Science and Technology of China 
No. of students: 16,032
International students: 3%          
Female:Male Ratio: n/a 
84. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
No. of students: 21,581
International students: 12%       
Female:Male Ratio: 27 : 73
85. University of Washington
No. of students: 44,945
International students: 16%       
Female:Male Ratio: 52 : 48
86. Hanyang University 
No. of students: 20,879
International students: 17%       
Female:Male Ratio: n/a
87. Pennsylvania State University
No. of students: 45,411
International students: 14%       
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54
88. Eindhoven University of Technology
No. of students: 7,637   
International students: 17%       
Female:Male Ratio: 28 : 72
89. Technische Universität Darmstadt
No. of students: 17,776
International students: 16%       
Female:Male Ratio: 30 : 70
Networking Tip: Find friends on Facebook who will go to the same university as you, so you won’t be alone on the first day.
90. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 
No. of students: 25,929
International students: 18%       
Female:Male Ratio: 44 : 56 
91. University of Wisconsin-Madison 
No. of students: 38,960
International students: 12%       
Female:Male Ratio: 51 : 49 
92. RMIT University 
No. of students: 31,465
International students: 25%       
Female:Male Ratio: 47 : 53
93. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
No. of students: 25,975
International students: 8%
Female:Male Ratio: 63 : 37
94. University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
No. of students: 29,633               
International students:  17%      
Female:Male Ratio: 46 : 54
95. Hokkaido University
No. of students: 18,038
International students: 9%          
Female:Male Ratio: 30 : 70
96. Kyushu University
No. of students: 18,696
International students: 12%       
Female:Male Ratio: 29 : 71
97. Technische Universität Dresden
No. of students: 34,514
International students: 13%       
Female:Male Ratio: 42 : 58 
98. Chalmers University of Technology 
No. of students: 9,112                  
International students: 16%       
Female:Male Ratio: 31 : 69 
99. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)
No. of students: 7,981   
International students: 13%       
Female:Male Ratio: 32 : 68
100. University of Birmingham
No. of students: 27,061
International students: 27%       
Female:Male Ratio: 54 : 46

Times Higher Education is another organization that conducted their own research on ranking the best engineering schools in the world, and their results are slightly different. We’ve decided to also include these results and rankings, giving another perspective, allowing us to better evaluate the data and make a decision based on several sources.
The Ranking Indicators utilized by the Times Higher Education® World University Rankings (source of the list below) for top engineering and technology schools in the world are: Citations, Industry Income, International Outlook, Research, and Teaching.
And the Engineering and Technology subjects included in these rankings are Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical and General Engineering subjects. 
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings
We looked at the top engineering schools with the highest Industry Income Score, in each country that was listed in the research results. If you live in any of the countries listed below, getting your engineering degree from the school listed will certainly contribute to you making a lot of money. Though you should keep in mind that your engineering degree only prepares you to begin playing in the big leagues. The transitionary period between graduation and your first professional job is extremely important. It has the power to bring you a fortune or send you on an unintended path. 
Industry Income Score is an aspect that’s rapidly becoming a priority for selecting a university. It indicates the financial impact of an institution’s research on the economy, which is a reflection of the commercial value of the research.
The industry income score is of great importance if you prioritize your salary and visualize a career in your engineering, science or technology field.
Do you agree with these rankings? What are some of the parameters you use to choose a university?
To learn more about the parameters used in this research, click here.
I remember when I graduated from high school in 2003 and start looking at my options, my exam scores and GPA was so low that I couldn’t even qualify to get into a university. So my only option was to go to a college, take some courses again, and then qualify to go to university.
This video helps you understand the Total Cost of Living while you’re going to a university: 

I know all of us reading this article are in different locations and unique situations. It’s tough or impossible for many future engineers to start studying at some of these universities, and that’s completely okay. Education is only a foundation. If you have access to the Internet you can almost learn anything you want. The only question is: How bad do you want it?
Thanks for reviewing this long article. Our goal was to help you as best as we can in choosing the right university for yourself, or learn more about top universities so that you can set new goals to pursue them. 
In the comments below, write the name of your college/university, their ranking if you know, and any other information that can help a recent high school graduate prepare for college/university.
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