UNSW Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering continued to perform strongly in the latest QS World University Rankings, moving to the top of the table in Australia and rising four spots to 27th in the world in the broad subject area of Engineering & Technology.

Among individual subjects ranked for 2018, UNSW has retained its position as No.1 in Australia for Civil Engineering, rising to 15th in the world.

Materials Science is also at the top of the Australian table; Mineral & Mining Engineering is ranked second in Australia and ninth in the world; Electrical and Electronic Engineering is No. 2 in Australia; and Mechanical Engineering is third.

In the world league table, Electrical and Electronic rose 12 places to 36th, and Computer Science & Info Systems and Chemical Engineering also moved higher up the top 50 league table.

“The Faculty’s global benchmark rankings are high because of the quality of its teaching and research”, said Dean of UNSW Engineering, Professor Mark Hoffman.

“It is testament to the calibre of our academics, researchers, students and alumni that UNSW Engineering continues to be ranked at the top of the league in Australia,” said Professor Hoffman.

 “Our graduates are valued by Australia’s top employers because they have knowledge and attitude that can be applied in real-world situations.”

Now in its eighth year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on analysis of over 22 million papers, producing close to 200 million citations. A total of 1,130 institutions were ranked across 48 subjects in five subject areas.

The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field, with the list of subjects extended each year in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons.