Melbourne now in global top 20 for Engineering and Technology

The University of Melbourne has jumped five places in the latest QS World University Rankings by Faculty and is now 18th in the world for Engineering and Technology for 2015 – 2016.

The latest rankings announcement also sees the Melbourne School of Engineering maintaining its position as number 1 in Australia for Engineering and Technology, a solid improvement on last year’s ranking, which placed the MSE at 23 in the world. The results also rank Melbourne as 4th in the world for Employer Reputation in Engineering and Technology.

Overall, there was good news for the University of Melbourne, with QS ranking Melbourne number 1 in Australia and number 22 in the world in terms of academic reputation, and 1st in Australia and 18th in the world for employer reputation. Earlier this year in its subject rankings, QS ranked Melbourne’s Engineering and IT disciplines as follows:

  • 13th in the world and 1st in Australia for Computer Science and Information Systems
  • 18th in the world and 1st in Australia for Chemical Engineering
  • 23rd in the world and 1st in Australia for Mechanical Engineering
  • 33rd in the world and 1st in Australia for Electrical Engineering

Engineering and IT at Melbourne is also ranked number 1 in Australia and 37 in the world according to the Times Higher Education Rankings for 2015.

Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering Professor Iven Mareels welcomed the QS Rankings news.

“The latest QS rankings results are a positive reinforcement of our efforts to achieve globally-competitive teaching, learning and research in Engineering and IT at Melbourne. It is a strong testament to the high-calibre of our staff at the Melbourne School of Engineering,” he said.

“While entering the global top 20 is an encouraging validation, we will keep striving to build on these results in order to maintain our standing as a world-class institution for Engineering and IT.”

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