As the proverb goes “Mind makes it half and the rest is done by hand”, engineering is as important as basic science in the modern world. Engineering is nothing but the application of science. Unless we make use of science, we won’t get developed. And thus it’s useless if science alone exists in this planet. It wouldn’t have been possible for the mankind or achieve such progress without engineering.
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- 10. Harvard university-
- 9. University of oxford-
- 8. University of California, Berkeley-
- 7. Imperial college London-
- 6. Nanyang technological university(NTU)-
- 5. ETH Zurich(Swiss federal institute of technology)-
- 4. National university of Singapore-
- 3. University of Cambridge-
- 2. Stanford university-
- 1. Massachusetts institute of technology-
Here is the list of top 10 best engineering colleges in the world
These colleges are considered to be the best places to study various disciplines of engineering in the world:
10. Harvard university-
One of the most famous colleges in the world, Harvard university stand 10th in the world ranking this year. It is known for its courses in engineering and technology and also applied sciences. They have faculties who have won various awards like Guggenheim Fellowship, McArthur award etc. It has a 209 acre main campus. They have athletics facility, sports facilities etc. They have school of applied sciences, school of engineering, medical research, dental studies etc. It has the biggest private library system, consisting of about 80 libraries, 18 million books and alumnus of most of the VVIPs of the world.
9. University of oxford-
This is the is the oldest university present in the English speaking world. Their Slogan is “The lord is my light”. Established in the year 1096, this university grew very fast when the English speaking people were not admitted to the Paris university. They have numerous institutions under their name, which consists of 38 different colleges and various departments. Though all these colleges are under the big name , it management and control is vested in their own hands. It has the world’s oldest university museum and houses the world’s largest press. It has been the house of knowledge for many great persons including 27 prime ministers of the UK, 27 noble laureates and also heads of states.
8. University of California, Berkeley-
This University was established in 1868. The public agriculture, Mining and mechanical arts college along with college of California came together to form this college, which today is one among the top 10 colleges in the world. The researchers, Alumnus and the faculties together have earned 13 field medals, 45 McArthur fellowships, 72 Nobel prizes and also 207 Olympic medals. They have a main campus of 178 acres where they are offering around 350 under graduate and post graduate programmes.
7. Imperial college London-
This college was founded in the year 1907 and was joined to the London University. Presently This is not under the university of London, but it is a self governing college. There are 4 ,major streams or courses offered by this college, that is, medical, business, engineering and medicine. Holography and optical fibres were invented in this college. Credit of discovery of penicillin also goes to this college. The faculties and the related alumnus have won 82 fellows of royal academy of engineering, 2 filed medals, 15 Nobel prizes etc.
6. Nanyang technological university(NTU)-
Established in the year 1981, this college has a field medallist and 10 Nobel laureates. This university stands 6th in the world and 2nd in Asia. The main campus cover up to 490 acres, which is the largest by any university in Singapore. They have different colleges under the university, that is, college of sciences, college of engineering, college of humanities, social sciences and arts, and also the business school and the school of medicine. NTU is presently known as National Institute of Education. It is the largest public universities in Singapore.
5. ETH Zurich(Swiss federal institute of technology)-
Present in the city of Zurich, Switzerland, this institute has been very consistent in its results, which makes it constantly in the top ranks in the world. It has several departments under its guidance, engineering, mathematics, management, technology etc. 21 people have been awarded a Nobel prize from this college, including students and staff, most importantly Niels Bohr in the year 1922 and Albert Einstein in the year 1921 for physics. Both of them got it for their contributions in quantum physics. It was founded in 1854 as a polytechnic institute.
4. National university of Singapore-
Founded in 1905, this is the oldest institute present in Singapore. This institute sands first in the Asian ranking of top universities. It is also termed as the largest university in the whole of Singapore company, with respect to the courses offered and the student enrolment. It has a 150 hectare main campus area in the South-West part of Singapore. This university also has a very improved teachings in the fields of social sciences, medicine, arts etc along with Engineering and technology. Medicine was the first offered course when it was established.
3. University of Cambridge-
1209 being the year of establishment of this institution, is now the second oldest university in the English-speaking world and is the world’s fourth oldest university. This university is made up of 31 colleges, containing more than 100 Departments. Cambridge press, is the second largest university press in the world and also is the oldest publishing house overall. Cambridge libraries houses over 15 million books. 10 field medals and 92 Nobel prizes have been affiliated with this university, either students or faculty or alumnus. This university has seen a lot of great minds including Sir Isaac Newton.
2. Stanford university-
Established in the year 1891, this university is one of the leading universities from many decades, which has presently made itself comfortable in the second place in the whole world. It has a total campus of 8,180 acres, making it the largest university in the United States of America. Leland Stanford and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford founded this college in the memory of their son Leland Stanford Jr. Who died the previous year. There are sixty people who gained their Nobel prize from this university and seven field medals, by students, faculty and alumnus put together.
1. Massachusetts institute of technology-
Most famously known as MIT, Massachusetts institute of technology is the best engineering college in the whole world presently. Established in the year 1861 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this university has been stressing on the Laboratory teachings more. They have adapted the European university model in their teachings. Mainly known for engineering courses and physics department, they also provide course in several other departments like economics, management, biology etc. 38 McArthur fellows, 6 field medallists, 85 Nobel Laureates and many more awards have been associated with this university.
This was the list of the Top 10 Best engineering colleges in the world as per the recent studies. If not graduation, engineers can do their post-graduation and excel in their fields. So, all the Engineering aspirants out there, get set to enter any of these colleges mentioned in the list.