UNSW's Faculty of Engineering has been ranked among the top 100 in the world by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities.

UNSW, the University of Melbourne and Sydney University were all ranked in the top 100 for Engineering in the listing, which is part of an ongoing large-scale project to provide independent rankings of the research completed at universities around the world.

"I am delighted to see the high standing of UNSW in engineering," said Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Brendon Parker. "This is a thrilling result."

UNSW was one of seven Australian universities to rank among the world's top 100 performers in a research field.

The Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking is just one of a number of recent acknowledgements of the Faculty of Engineering's high standards.

UNSW was acknowledged as having Australia's top performing Engineering discipline when the Melbourne Institute released their Discipline Ratings for Australian Universities in November last year.

In 2005 UNSW was named as having the best engineering school in Australia and the 16th best in the world in the UK's Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings. In 2006 it was ranked 2nd and 18th in the world with Melbourne having a slight edge at 16.