The 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Engineering and Technology table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The ranking of the world's top 100 universities for engineering and technology employs 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

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Top 100 universities for engineering and technology 2013-2014

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
93.1
2 Stanford University United States
91.9
3 University of California, Berkeley United States
90.6
4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
90.5
5 Princeton University United States
89.5
6 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
88.8
7 University of Oxford United Kingdom
87.6
8 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
86.9
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
86.0
10 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
84.9
11 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States
82.3
12 Carnegie Mellon University United States
81.3
13
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore
79.8
14 University of Texas at Austin United States
79.4
15 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
78.9
16 University of Michigan United States
78.7
17 Cornell University United States
77.3
18 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
74.3
19 Northwestern University United States
72.1
20 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
71.0
21
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
70.5
22
University of Toronto
Canada
69.6
23 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
68.9
24 Tsinghua University China
68.8
25 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
67.6
26 Technische Universität München Germany
66.4
27
The University of Tokyo
Japan
66.3
28 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
65.9
29
Seoul National University
Republic of Korea
63.5
30 Columbia University United States
63.4
31 University of Washington United States
63.1
32 University of Melbourne Australia
62.9
33 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
62.2
34 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
62.1
34 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
62.1
36 KU Leuven Belgium
61.7
37 University of Manchester United Kingdom
61.0
38 University of Minnesota United States
60.4
39 Kyoto University Japan
60.3
39 RWTH Aachen University Germany
60.3
41 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
60.0
42
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
59.9
43 University of Queensland Australia Australia
59.8
43 University of California, San Diego United States
59.8
45 University of California, Davis United States
59.7
46 Rice University United States
59.6
47 Peking University China
59.1
48
University of British Columbia
Canada
58.6
49
Monash University
Australia
58.1
50 Purdue University United States
57.6
50 University of Sydney Australia
57.6
52 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
57.5
53 Ohio State University United States
57.4
54 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
57.1
55 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
56.0
56 Pennsylvania State University United States
55.3
57 École Polytechnique France
54.8
58 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
54.4
59 McGill University Canada
54.0
60 University of Pennsylvania United States
53.4
61 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
53.2
61 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation
53.2
63 National Taiwan University Taiwan
52.3
64 Tohoku University Japan
51.4
65 Duke University United States
51.1
66 Texas A&M University United States
50.8
67
University of Waterloo
Canada
50.0
68 University of New South Wales Australia
49.7
69 Technion Israel Institute of Technology Israel
48.9
70 University of California, Irvine United States
48.5
70 University of Maryland, College Park United States
48.5
72 University of Delaware United States
47.8
73 University of Twente Netherlands
47.6
74 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
47.4
75 University of Bristol United Kingdom
47.0
75
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
47.0
77 University of California, Riverside United States
46.5
78 Lund University Sweden
46.2
79 University of Notre Dame United States
45.4
80 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
45.3
81 Ghent University Belgium
45.2
82 Mines ParisTech France
44.8
83 Polytechnic University of Milan Italy
44.5
83
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
44.5
83 University of Colorado Boulder United States
44.5
83 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
44.5
87 University of Leeds United Kingdom
44.4
88 Uppsala University Sweden
44.1
89 University of Utah United States
44.0
89 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University United States
44.0
89
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
44.0
92 Brown University United States
43.9
93 Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany
43.8
94 University of Pavia Italy
43.6
95 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
43.5
96 Vienna University of Technology Austria
43.1
97 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
42.7
98
Bilkent University
Turkey
42.5
99
University of South Australia
Australia
42.4
100 Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble France
42.3

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ Engineering & Technology subject ranking includes a wide range of narrower subject areas, defined by our data partners Thomson Reuters.

The full list of Engineering & Technology subjects used to create this ranking is:

  • Acoustics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automation & Control Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer & Information Science
  • Construction & Building Technology
  • Earth & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Energy & Fuels
  • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Instruments & Instrumentation
  • Marine Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining & Mineral Processing
  • Nuclear Science & Technology
  • Operations Research & Management Science
  • Robotics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Engineering & Technology - Other topics