Top 10 Engineering Schools Abroad For Filipino Students

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Engineering is such an exciting path. With a wide variety of possible specializations, a degree in engineering offers a number of career opportunities after you graduate. There are many schools in the Philippines that offer this program. But you can expand your options and consider studying abroad.

Here are the top 10 engineering schools in the world based on the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Engineering Subject:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The MIT School of Engineering (SoE) is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

The School of Engineering has eight academic departments and two interdisciplinary institutes. Some of the school’s notable alumni include former Colombian president Virgilio Barco Vargas (Civil Engineering), General Motors CEO Alfred P. Sloan (Electrical Engineering), and “Boston” guitarist Tom Scholz, (Mechanical Engineering).

At present, the MIT School of Engineering offers courses in:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Data, Systems, and Society
  • Medical Engineering and Science
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Computer Software Engineering

2. Stanford University

Stanford University is one of the top schools in the world. The school offers a wide range of courses for the engineering students.

Here are the departments under the Stanford School of Engineering:

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Management Science and Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

For college freshmen who are not sure yet about what engineering course to enroll in, Stanford also provides introductory seminars on several engineering topics.

Throughout the years, Stanford has produced a number of notable alumni including Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google Inc. with fellow Stanford student Larry Page. Brin earned his master’s degree in computer science at the Stanford School of Engineering. He and Page developed the “PageRank” algorithm. PageRank is used by Google Search to rank web pages in their search engine results. Did you know that Stanford also has notable Filipino alumni? Read their stories here.

3. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

The ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is a STEM university located in Zürich, Switzerland. ETH Zurich has a School of Engineering that offers bachelor’s degree programs in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Chemistry/Chemical and Bioengineering), and System-oriented Natural Sciences (Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences and Technology). The university also ranked 7th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

4. University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge Department of Engineering is the largest department at the premier university. The department is also one of the leading centers of engineering in the world. Since its establishment in 1875, the Department of Engineering has produced many notable alumni like nanotechnology pioneer Alec Broers and inventor John Hopkinson.

The University of Cambridge offers the following courses:

  • Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical and Information Sciences
  • Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Information and Computer Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Mechanical Engineering

5. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

The College of Engineering (CoE) is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. The College of Engineering is the second largest college at UC Berkeley.

The College of Engineering conducts research, instructional and administrative activities in more than a dozen buildings at the Berkeley campus, which is about 1 million square feet.

The college also has large-scale engineering research facilities, including one of the world’s largest earthquake simulators. The simulator is located at the 170-acre Richmond Field Station site about 7 miles northwest of the campus.

Here are the programs offered at UC Berkeley College of Engineering:

  • Bioengineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

6. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the second oldest public research university in Singapore. NTU is also the second largest university in the island city-state. The university has a population of more than 30,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff.

NTU’s College of Engineering is the largest division in the university. The university has six schools focus on technology and innovation:

  • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

7. University of Oxford

The Department of Engineering Science is Oxford University’s Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division. Oxford offers the following engineering specializations:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Information engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

8. Imperial College Of London

The Imperial College of London focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine, and business. The college is known for applying these disciplines in industries and enterprises. Here are the following engineering fields offered at the Imperial College of London:

  • Aeronautics
  • Bioengineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computing
  • Earth Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

9. National University of Singapore (NUS)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a research university. The university offers undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering through the following departments:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Science Program
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology Management

Freshmen who have not yet decided which engineering path to pursue can take the Common Engineering course during their first year. This course will provide a broad education in engineering fundamentals and will help students make informed decisions regarding their future engineering path.

10. Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University is one of the leading universities in China and Asia. The university offers a wide range of engineering programs through the following schools and departments:

  • School of Aerospace Engineering (Engineering Mechanics, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering)
  • School of Civil Engineering (Construction Management, Hydraulic Engineering, Civil Engineering)
  • School of Environment (Environmental Engineering)
  • School of Information Science and Technology (Electronic Engineering)
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Engineering Physics

Find more schools that offer Engineering courses or read more tips on starting your education journey abroad!

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