World University Rankings 2023 by subject: engineering

The engineering subject table uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

It highlights the universities that are leading across the following disciplines: general engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering.

This year’s table includes 1,306 universities, up from 1,188 last year.

View the World University Rankings 2023 by subject: engineering methodology

The top four universities are identical to last year. All are in the US, with Harvard University; Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claiming the top spots.

Six of the top 10 are in the US, with Switzerland and the UK featuring as well as Singapore. But Switzerland’s ETH Zurich has slipped down one spot to 10th place, and the UK’s University of Cambridge has fallen two spots to seventh place. Elsewhere in the UK, the University of Oxford has risen one rank to fifth place.

There are more Chinese universities in the rankings than in previous years, with universities in their debut year including Zhengzhou University in the 301-400 band; Nanjing Forestry University and South China Normal University in the 401-500 band; and Changsha University of Science and Technology and Fujian Normal University in the 501-600 band. Overall, mainland China appears 82 times in the 2023 Engineering rankings – 21 more than in 2019, when it had 67 representatives.

The highest-ranked newcomer is Lebanon’s Beirut Arab University, making its debut in the 201-250 band.

Read our analysis of the subject rankings 2023 results

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