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Top 50 engineering universities in the world

Looking to further your education? Check out this list of world-leading civil engineering and construction universities

ANALYSIS, Civil engineering, Engineering degrees, Top universities

If you're looking to break into the engineering and construction industry, a tremendous grounding from a well-respected and gloablly recognised tertiary institution will go a long way towards paving a bright and positive career.

We've listed 50 of the highest ranking universties and polytechs in the world, along with list of their faculties and undergraduate studies which related to the construction, desigmn, engineering and business sectors of our industry.

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  3. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  4. The University of Tokyo
  5. University of Cambridge
  6. University of Texas at Austin
  7. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  8. Kyoto University
  9. Imperial College London
  10. The University of Hong Kong
  11. Stanford University
  12. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  13. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  14. Delft University of Technology
  15. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  16. The University of Sydney
  17. Politecnico di Milano
  18. The University of New South Wales
  19. University of Canterbury
  20. Tsinghua University
  21. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
  22. Tongji University
  23. Purdue University
  24. EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  25. Georgia Institute of Technology
  26. Texas A&M University
  27. University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
  28. National Technical University of Athens
  29. Tokyo Institute of Technology
  30. Monash University
  31. City University of Hong Kong
  32. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
  33. University of Toronto
  34. University of California, Davis
  35. National Taiwan University (NTU)
  36. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  37. Cornell University
  38. Seoul National University
  39. University of Oxford
  40. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  41. Politecnico di Torino
  42. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  43. The University of Queensland
  44. The University of Melbourne
  45. The University of Newcastle, Australia (UoN)
  46. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  47. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  48. Technical University of Denmark
  49. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM)
  50. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

*rankings as listed by topuniversities.com



Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

The Institute admitted its first students in 1865, four years after the approval of its founding charter. The opening marked the culmination of an extended effort by William Barton Rogers, a distinguished natural scientist, to establish a new kind of independent educational institution relevant to an increasingly industrialized America. Rogers stressed the pragmatic and practicable. He believed that professional competence is best fostered by coupling teaching and research and by focusing attention on real-world problems. Toward this end, he pioneered the development of the teaching laboratory.

Today MIT is a world-class educational institution. Teaching and research-with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle-continue to be its primary purpose. MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass 34 academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as numerous interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.

Undergraduate Courses
• MIT Admissions Office
• School of Science
• Office of the President
• Graduate Admissions
• Sloan School of Management
• Office of the Registrar
• International Students Office (ISO)
• Office of the Provost - Institutional Research
• School of Engineering
• Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) MLOG and ZLOG

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate Courses
• Provost & VC Academic Affairs
• Illinois MBA

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s leading academic institutions. Widely known as "Cal," the campus is renowned for the size and quality of its libraries and laboratories, the scope of its research and publications, and the distinction of its faculty and students. National rankings consistently place Berkeley’s undergraduate and graduate programs among the very best in a variety of disciplines.

Our high-acclaimed faculty currently includes: 7 Nobel Laureates, 225 members of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, 131 members of the National Academy of Science, 87 members of the National Academy of Engineering, a Poet Laureate Emeritus of the United States, and 141 Guggenheim Fellows, more than any other university in the country. It was here that two professors discovered plutonium in 1941 as well as numerous other elements, including berkelium and californium. Berkeley faculty are quoted daily in newspapers and journals throughout the world as experts in their fields.

But Berkeley is also about extraordinary students! While most of our 22,800 undergraduates are Californians, every state and more than 100 foreign countries are represented on campus. The student body can best be characterized by its talent and its diversity; in fact, there is no single ethnic majority here. Berkeley students represent all age groups, economic, cultural, ethnic and geographic backgrounds. This dynamic mix produces the wide range of opinion and perspective found on the Berkeley campus.

Overlooking San Francisco Bay, UC Berkeley is a lush and tranquil 1,232 acre campus—yet close to many urban opportunities. It is bordered by wooded, rolling hills and the City of Berkeley, one of America’s most lively, culturally diverse, and politically adventurous municipalities. Cal students are also just minutes away from the many cultural, recreational and culinary resources of Oakland, San Francisco, and other Bay Area communities.

Undergraduate Courses

  • UC Berkeley Master of Engineering
  • Haas School of Business
  • Chancellor's Immediate Office
  • UC Berkeley College of Engineering
  • University Relations
  • UC Berkeley Extension
  • Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Office
  • Planning and Analysis Office

The University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo (Todai) is Japan's top university, a world-class center for research, and a vibrant academic community.
World-class research
Todai's researchers have been at the forefront of their fields since our foundation in 1877. Today, their cutting-edge research regularly appears in top international journals and has earned multiple Nobel prizes. Research at Todai across the arts and sciences is both broad and deep, as specialist knowledge is shared across traditional boundaries to further human understanding.
A robust education
Todai's undergraduate education emphasizes the liberal arts for the acquisition of strong communication skills, a sound ethical framework, and interdisciplinary awareness, together creating a solid foundation for specialized knowledge. Volunteer activities, internships and other off-campus experiences are an increasingly important part of a Todai education.
A vibrant community
Todai is a vibrant community in which world-class researchers work together with excellent students from Japan and more than 100 other countries.
Alumni fill leading positions throughout Japan, Asia, and increasingly around the world.
Todai aims to be a world-class platform for research and education, contributing to human knowledge in partnership with other leading global universities.
Todai aims to nurture global leaders with a strong sense of public responsibility and a pioneering spirit, possessing both deep specialism and broad knowledge.
Todai aims to expand the boundaries of human knowledge in partnership with society.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Graduate Schools for Law and Politics/Faculty of Law
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology/Faculty of Letters
  • International Planning Department
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education/Faculty of Education
  • Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences/Faculty of Agriculture
  • Graduate School of Public Policy
  • Graduate School of Engineering/Faculty of Engineering
  • Division for International Relations
  • University Hospital
  • Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Science/Faculty of Science
  • Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
  • International Affairs Department
  • University Library
  • Graduate School of Medicine/Faculty of Medicine
  • Graduate School of Economics/Faculty of Economics

University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is rich in history - its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students.

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. Its reputation is endorsed by the Quality Assurance Agency and by other external reviewers of learning and teaching, such as External Examiners.

These high standards are the result of both the learning opportunities offered at Cambridge and by its extensive resources, including libraries, museums and other collections. Teaching consists not only of lectures, seminars and practical classes led by people who are world experts in their field, but also more personalised teaching arranged through the Colleges. Many opportunities exist for students to interact with scholars of all levels, both formally and informally.

There are 31 Colleges in Cambridge. Three are for women (New Hall, Newnham and Lucy Cavendish) and two admit only graduates (Clare Hall and Darwin). The remainder house and teach all students enrolled in courses of study or research at the University
Each College is an independent institution with its own property and income. The Colleges appoint their own staff and are responsible for selecting students, in accordance with University regulations. The teaching of students is shared between the Colleges and University departments. Degrees are awarded by the University.

Within each College, staff and students of all disciplines are brought together. This cross-fertilisation has encouraged the free exchange of ideas which has led to the creation of a number of new companies. Trinity and St John's have also established science parks, providing facilities for start-ups, and making a significant contribution to the identification of Cambridge as a centre of innovation and technology.

In addition to the collections on display in the University's libraries & museums, there is a wealth of sporting and cultural activity at the University of Cambridge, much of it organised by individual clubs and societies run by staff and students. Although the University does not offer courses in the creative arts or sport, there is a strong tradition of achievement in these fields, with many former students going on to gain international standing as artists, performers and athletes. Initiatives ensure that aspiring performers enrich their education with a high level of activity outside the lecture.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Paediatrics, Department of
  • Chemistry, Department of
  • Architecture, Department of
  • Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR)
  • Classics, Faculty of
  • Zoology, Department of
  • Immunology Division
  • Music, Faculty of
  • Surgery, Department of
  • Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Architecture, Department of
  • Clinical Medicine, School of
  • Mathematical Sciences, Centre for
  • Slavonic Studies, Department of
  • Plant Sciences, Department of
  • International Law, Lauterpacht Centre for
  • Psychiatry, Department of
  • Clinical Pharmacology Unit
  • Philosophy, Faculty of
  • Biochemistry, Department of
  • Aviation and the Environment, Institute for
  • International Studies, Centre of
  • Criminology, Institute of
  • Oriental Studies, Faculty of
  • Microstructural Physics Group
  • Oncology, Department of
  • Transfusion Medicine, Division of
  • African Studies, Centre of
  • Human Evolutionary Studies, Leverhulme Centre for
  • Medical Genetics and Policy, Centre for
  • Sociology, Department of
  • Geography, Department of
  • Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
  • Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Department of
  • Cambridge Admissions Office (CAO)
  • Land Economy, Department of
  • Physics and Chemistry, Faculty of
  • Neurology Unit
  • Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council
  • Pathology, Department of
  • Protein Engineering, MRC Centre for
  • History of Art, Department of
  • Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing (CIRCA)
  • Education, Faculty of
  • Economics, Faculty of
  • Medicine, Department of
  • Nanoscience Centre
  • Technology Management, Centre for
  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Department of
  • History, Faculty of

University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 1883, UT is one of the largest and most respected universities in the nation. The Times of London ranked UT second among U.S. public universities and 15th overall in its ranking of the world's top 200 universities.

Ours is a diverse learning community, with students from more than 100 countries and a student body that reflects the face of our society. African American, Hispanic, and Asian American students make up more than 32 percent of the enrollment, and 9 percent are international students.

Explore our website to discover more about opportunities at UT.

In addition, the campus is home to many cultural treasures. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is one of the world's finest cultural archives. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art houses one of the nation's preeminent university art collections. The Center for American History is a research facility with rich collections in Texas and Southwest history, among other specialties. The Texas Memorial Museum is a premier natural science center. The LBJ Library and Museum contains papers and artifacts from the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson..

Undergraduate Courses

  • Office Of Public Affairs
  • McCombs School of Business

National University of Singapore (NUS)
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

Its 16 faculties and schools across three campus locations in Singapore - Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram provides a broad-based curriculum underscored by multidisciplinary courses and cross - faculty enrichment. NUS' transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world's top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Over 37,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 22 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore's 5th RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and

NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. Major research trusts have been made recently in several fields such as quantum technology; cancer and translational medicine; interactive and digital media; and the environment and water. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

NUS is actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). This global networking further enhances its international presence.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore See department profile
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore See department profile
  • NUS Business School
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
  • Middle East Institute
  • Office of Corporate Relations
  • NUS Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
  • Global Asia Institute
  • Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS)
  • Office of Resource Planning
  • Office of the Vice President (Campus Infrastructure)
  • Centre for Instructional Technology
  • School of Business
  • Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
  • NUS Nanoscience & Nanotech Initiative
  • Development Office
  • NUS Industry Liaison Office
  • University Scholars Programme
  • Institute of Real Estate Studies
  • International Relations Office
  • Office of Student Affairs
  • Office of Admissions
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Centre for Maritime Studies
  • Singapore Synchroton Light Source
  • Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS)
  • Office of Estate and Development
  • NUS Overseas Colleges
  • NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Interactive & Digital Media Institute
  • Board of Trustees Secretariat
  • Office of Legal Affairs
  • Institute of Systems Science
  • Temasek Laboratories
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of Financial Services
  • Office of Quality Management
  • Yale-NUS College
  • Mechanobiology Institute
  • Computer Centre
  • NUS Enterprise
  • Energy Studies Institute
  • Tropical Marine Science Institute
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Office of Risk Management
  • Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology)
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asia Research Institute

Kyoto University

Kyoto University Undergraduate
Founded in 1897 in the historic and culturally vibrant former capital of Japan, Kyoto University has, through open-minded dialogue and a liberal academic culture, fostered an academic spirit of independence and self-reliance, and developed its own distinct brand of higher education and advanced research.

Today, the univesity maintains those long-held values as a means to develop versatile and innovative solutions to pressing international issues, such as climate change and economic upheaval, and to contribute to the harmonious coexistence of the world's human and ecological community.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Graduate School of Letters, Faculty of Letters
  • Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Education
  • Graduate School of Law, Faculty of Law
  • Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics
  • Graduate School of Science, Faculty of Science
  • Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture
  • Graduate school of Human and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Integrated Human Studies
  • Graduate School of Energy Science
  • Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies
  • Graduate School of Informatics
  • Graduate School of Biostudies
  • Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
  • Graduate School of Government
  • Graduate School of Management

Imperial College London
Imperial College London is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. It is consistently rated among the top five universities in the UK and was ranked 10th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14.

The College has over 3,000 academic and research staff and approximately 15,500 students from over 125 different countries. Our reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international calibre.

Imperial has three faculties: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine; the Imperial College Business School and the Centre for Co-Curricular Studies. Interdisciplinary research is promoted through several Institutes, for example the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Energy Futures Lab.

The financial support package for 2015 entry will provide generous help to undergraduates (Home students) from households with an annual income of up to £60,000. Find out more about student finance and scholarships for Home, EU and international students at: www.imperial.ac.uk/studentfinance. College accommodation is provided for undergraduate students in their first year: www.imperial.ac.uk/accommodation

Undergraduate Courses

  • Imperial College Business School See department profile
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Imperial College Business School
  • Centre for Co-Curricular Studies
  • International Office, International Student Support and International Student Recruitment
  • Registry
  • Careers Service
  • Student Financial Support
  • Student Hub (including Accommodation)
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Earth Science and Engineering
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Aeronautics
  • Department of Materials
  • Department of Computing
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • International & External Academic Affairs
  • Department of Bioengineering
  • Department of Physics

The University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong (HKU), is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institution, with a history stretching back over a hundred years. The University of Hong Kong is today ranked amongst the most respected comprehensive research-led universities in the world, ranked as the 26th best university in the world (according to the QS World University Rankings 2013).

In Hong Kong, the University leads the way in terms of funding and awards, which means you can experience exceptional support and learning facilities. You’ll find the largest international student population in Hong Kong here.

English as the medium of instruction, countless exchange, internship and other experiential learning opportunities, plus the location of its campus near to the dynamic business and entertainment heart of Hong Kong, are among many factors that attract tens of thousands of applicants each year and the highest admissions standards in the territory. HKU alumni continue to be the most preferred by employers here, as indicated by a virtually 100% employment rate for every one of the last seven consecutive years (99.8% Graduate Employment Rate, CEDARS, HKU, 2013).

Learn about opportunities, admissions and life at HKU through our e-brochure.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of History
  • Registry
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • School of Modern Languages & Cultures
  • School of Humanities
  • Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Clinical Oncology
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Institute for Human Performance
  • School of Chinese
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Vice-Chancellor's Office
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Industrial and Manufactoring Systems Engineering
  • Department of Comparative Literature
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Real Estate and Construction
  • Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Music
  • Centre of Development and Resources for Students
  • School of English
  • Department of Nursing Studies
  • Social Sciences Research Centre
  • Department of Anaesthesiology
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Urban Planning and Design
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Stanford University

Stanford University, founded in 1885, is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, with one of the most renowned faculties in the nation. Stanford students?men and women of all races, ethnicities and ages ?are distinguished by their love of learning and desire to contribute to the greater community.

Stanford University offers its students a remarkable range of academic and extracurricular activities. We are committed to offering an education that is unrivaled among research universities.

In this community of scholars, there is no greater objective than being at the edge of a field and advancing the frontier of knowledge. We believe that collaboration across disciplines will be key to future advances and are pursuing multidisciplinary initiatives in the areas of biosciences, the environment and international affairs. As a research and teaching university, we offer both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to work closely with faculty and researchers.

The pioneering spirit that inspired Jane and Leland Stanford to start this university more than a century ago and that helped build Silicon Valley at the doorstep of the campus encourages boldness in everything we do - whether those efforts occur in the library, in the classroom, in a laboratory, in a theater or on an athletic field.

Undergraduate Courses

  • School of Education
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Engineering
  • Office of Graduate Admissions
  • School of Earth Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Sciences
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Stanford Law School


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a young and dynamic university devoted to education and research particularly at the postgraduate level.

Founded in 1991, HKUST comprises five schools – Science, Engineering, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Science, and the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School in Guangzhou.

We also have various institutes, such as the Institute for Advanced Study of HKUST, and the HKUST Shenzhen Institute based in Shenzhen.

Our world-class international faculty members, coming from diverse backgrounds, are all PhD-qualified. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students represent a large number of nationalities.

Undergraduate Courses

  • BEng in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • MSc in Environmental Health and Safety
  • BEng in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • MPhil/PhD in Mathematics
  • BSc in Biotechnology (BIOT)
  • Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management
  • BBA in Marketing
  • BSc in Computer Science
  • BEng in Computer Engineering
  • MPhil/PhD in Bioengineering
  • BSc in Mathematics and Economics (MAEC)
  • MPhil/PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science
  • BSc in Quantitative Finance
  • BBA in Global Business
  • BEng in Logistics Management and Engineering
  • MSc in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • MPhil/PhD in Nano Science and Technology
  • BSc in Chemistry (CHEM)
  • BSc in Environmental Management and Technology
  • BBA in Operations Management
  • BBA in Economics
  • BEng in Computer Science
  • MPhil/PhD in Accounting
  • BSc in Physics (PHYS)
  • MPhil/PhD in Marine Environmental Science
  • BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCB)
  • World Bachelor in Business
  • BBA in Information Systems
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng in Civil Engineering
  • MPhil/PhD in Physics
  • BSc in Environmental Science (ENVS)
  • BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence
  • BBA in Professional Accounting
  • BBA in Finance
  • BEng in Electronic Engineering
  • MPhil/PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management
  • BEng in Chemical Engineering
  • MPhil/PhD in Life Science
  • BSc in Biological Science (BISC)
  • BSc in Global China Studies: Humanities and Social Science
  • BBA in Management
  • BEng in Aerospace Engineering
  • BEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • MPhil in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • BSc in Mathematics (MATH)
  • MPhil/PhD in Chemistry
  • BSc in Economics and Finance
  • BBA in General Business Management

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Consistently ranked the top university in continental Europe, ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is a leading player in research and education in Switzerland and worldwide.

ETH Zurich's 16 departments offer Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes in engineering and natural sciences. The language of instruction in the Bachelor programmes is German, whereas English is the common language on the graduate level. All degree programmes provide a solid scientific foundation combined with outstanding all-round skills, equipping ETH graduates with the abilities and flexibility needed for a career in industry, business or the public sector, as entrepreneur or scientist.

The international outlook - 70% of the professors have been recruited from abroad - and the excellent teaching and research infrastructure make ETH Zurich the ideal place for creative personalities. The links with business and industry are very close, Zurich being the economic center of Switzerland and home to numerous international companies. And beyond world-class education, Zurich also offers many other quality-of-life highlights. Zurich has a metropolitan flair, excellent sports facilities, an extensive range of cultural and recreational offerings - and a very vibrant nightlife.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Department of Biology (D-BIOL)
  • Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (D-CHAB)
  • Department of Computer Science (D-INFK)
  • Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS)
  • Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST)
  • Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET)
  • Department of Mathematics (D-MATH)
  • Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC)
  • Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT)
  • Department of Physics (D-PHYS)
  • Department of Architecture (D-ARCH)
  • Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE)
  • Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG)
  • Department of Earth Sciences (D-ERDW)
  • Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS)
  • Department of Materials (D-MATL)

Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is a modern university with a rich tradition. Its eight faculties and over 40 English-language Master programmes are at the forefront of technological development, contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society.

Ranked among the top universities of technology in the world, TU Delft’s excellent research and education standards are backed by outstanding facilities, research institutes and research schools. TU Delft maintains close links with (inter)national industry, a strategic alliance contributing to the relevance of its academic programmes and career prospects for its graduates.

All education programmes encourage creative and independent thinking with a focus on problem solving. The student body is made up of over a 100 nationalities. The university has partnerships with more than thirty leading universities all over the world, enabling students and researchers to increase their international experience through cooperation and exchange. TU Delft is also a member of the prestigious IDEA league of five leading engineering universities in Europe.

The location of the University in Delft is a safe and interesting one, in a picturesque city full of student activities, and within close range within major cities in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
  • Education
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
  • Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
  • Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has a proud and illustrious history dating back to 1937. Formerly known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic, we assumed full university status in 1994. We are strategically located in Hung Hom, in the heart of Kowloon and our campus continues to grow with extensive development and rapid expansion in the last 10 years.

We offer a wide range of academic programmes which directly meet industrial, commercial and community needs of the city and the region. In addition to meeting Hong Kong's manpower requirements, we also make significant contributions towards the territory's success and enhance strong partnerships by providing an expanding range of consultancy, professional training and applied research services to the public and private sectors.

Our mission is to provide high quality education of an applied nature to meet the changing requirements of the world, and preparing students for the challenges they will meet in their future careers. We offer a wide range of academic programmes, many of which are among the best in Asia, and indeed the world. In addition to equipping our students with professional competency, we also encourage the development of independent thinking, good communication skills and the nurturing of a global outlook in all our students.

Over the years, we have groomed more than 290,000 graduates, many of whom have become leaders in their professional fields, contributing their knowledge and expertise to the building and development of Hong Kong's thriving economy. We look forward to welcoming you to the PolyU community and hope it will be an empowering experience for you which will further enhance your potentials for the future.

Undergraduate Courses

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University See department profile
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Marketing See course detail
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management See course detail
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in International Shipping and Transport LogisticsSee course detail
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management See course detail
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Financial Services See course detail
  • Bachelor of Business Adminstration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance See course detail
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy See course detail
  • School of Accounting and Finance
  • Communications and Public Affairs Office
  • Department of Health Technology and Informatics
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
  • Department of Applied Physics
  • President's Office
  • School of Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Department of Building Services Engineering
  • Department of Logistics
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
  • School of Nursing
  • Department of Computing
  • Department of English
  • Institute of Textiles and Clothing
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Academic Secretariat
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
  • Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  • Department of Management and Marketing
  • Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology
  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Optometry
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Construction and Land Use
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Faculty of Business
  • Department of Applied Social Sciences
  • School of Design
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Department of Applied Mathematics
  • International Affairs Office
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Department of Building and Real Estate


The University of Sydney
Ranked 37th in the world and consistently in the top three universities in Australia, we are one of the country’s major research-intensive universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.

The respected Times Higher Education lists us among the top 25 universities in the world for humanities and social sciences, and the top 50 for engineering and technology.

We offer the widest range of academic programs of any Australian university and will put you in touch with a world of possibilities through our international affiliations, industry and alumni mentoring programs and innovative partnerships.

When you study at the University of Sydney, you’ll join a vibrant community of over 50,000 of the world’s brightest minds, including more than 10,000 international students from 145 countries. Ours is a dynamic, welcoming and exciting environment that is truly international in every sense.

We offer the best student experience in Australia, with over 200 clubs and societies, competitive and social sporting teams, two fully equipped fitness centres and a dynamic calendar of on campus events and celebrations.

Undergraduate Courses

  • The University of Sydney, Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • The University of Sydney Business School
  • Dentistry
  • Education and Social Work
  • Engineering, Project Management and Information Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Sydney Law School
  • Sydney College of the Arts
  • Sydney Medical School
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Sydney Nursing School (Nursing and Midwifery)
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Science
  • Science


Politecnico di Milano
The Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe. Established 1863, it is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy, with two main campuses located in Milan, the heart of fashion and design industries, and five more premises around the Lombardy region, in Northern Italy. Many important scientists and architects studied and taught here, among them Achille Castiglioni, Gio Ponti, Renzo Piano and Aldo Rossi, both Pritzker Price in 1990 and 1998 respectively, and Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963.

The Politecnico di Milano offers innovative programmes at all levels, within 3 schools of engineering, 2 schools of architecture and 1 school of design. Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, many programmes are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever increasing number of talented foreign students, which now form a diverse community from more than 100 different countries. The overall number of international students exceeds 4000 out of 37000, the total number of the students currently enrolled, which creates an international environment and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Environmental Architecture (Taught in Italian) 
  • Interior Design (Taught in Italian) 
  • Product Design - track Furniture (Taught in Italian) 
  • Product Design - track Product (Taught in Italian) 
  • Building Architecture (Taught in Italian) 
  • Biomedical Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Telecommunication Engineering 
  • Building Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Electronic Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Building Engineering/Architecture (5 years programme) (Taught in Italian)
  • Computer Engineering Online 
  • Chemical Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Energy Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Engineering of Computing Systems (Taught in Italian) 
  • Mechanical Engineering (Taught in Italian)
  • Environmental and Land Planning Engineering (Taught in Italian) l
  • Transport Engineering 
  • Automation Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Industrial and Production Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Computer Engineering
  • Management and Production Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Material Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology (Taught in Italian) 
  • Aerospace Engineering (Taught in Italian)
  • Mathematical Engineering (Taught in Italian) 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering (Taught in Italian)
  • Physics Engineering (Taught in Italian)
  • Mathematical Engineering
  • Engineering 
  • Environmental and Land Planning
  • Civil Engineering (Taught In Italian) 
  • Product Design 
  • Interior Design 
  • Fashion Design (Taught in Italian)
  • Architecture 
  • Communication Design (Taught in Italian) 
  • Environment Architecture 
  • MIP - School of Management
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Engineering

The University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the world’s top 100 universities. Ranked 48th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings, UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, as well as a member of the prestigious international network Universitas 21.

Our university is globally recognised for cutting-edge teaching, research, state-of-the-art facilities and quality of student life. And our graduates are highly sought after by employers and amongst the highest paid in Australia.

We attract high-achieving students from across Australia and around the world. And with 13,000 international students from more than 120 different countries, we have one of Australia’s most diverse student populations.

A wide range of degree programs, as well as pre-university/foundation studies and English language courses are offered here. There are more than 900 degree programs available ranging from undergraduate programs to postgraduate coursework programs and postgraduate research programs. Programs are offered through the faculties of: Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; Australian School of Business; College of Fine Arts; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Science and UNSW Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA).

Undergraduate Courses

  • Faculty of the Built Environment
  • Australian School of Business
  • Marketing 
  • Innovation Management 
  • UNSW Institute of Languages
  • Indonesian Studies 
  • German Studies 
  • Faculty of Law
  • Law 
  • Business Law 
  • Institutional Analysis and Reporting Office
  • The University of New South Wales
  • COFA
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Medicine 
  • International Recruitment
  • UNSW Canberra
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Policy Studies 
  • International Relations
  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Tourism Hospitality Management 
  • Global Studies 
  • Faculty of Science
  • Safety Science 
  • Geography 
  • AGSM MBA Programs
  • UNSW Foundation Studies
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Office of the Director

University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury enjoys an international reputation as a university that has a distinguished heritage, embraces and extols traditional values of academic excellence and takes singular pride in its strong research culture.

The University (five colleges - Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering and Science and School of Law) is located in attractively landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam, ten minutes drive from the city centre and an international airport. Lecture theatres, research centres, libraries, laboratories, studios, computer workrooms, halls of residence and a host of other student services and facilities are all located on campus.

The University has an impressive profile in research, learning and advanced scholarship as is evidenced by its strong performance in recent Performance-Based Research Fund exercises. This fuels the University's resolve to continue with strong contributions to fundamental and applied research, with well-regarded postgraduate and research programmes and with strong research and collaborative links with other leading tertiary institutions and research organisations, nationally and internationally.

The University's teaching programmes represent a heritage of solidly-grounded basic disciplines in the laboratory sciences, commerce, education, engineering, field sciences, forestry, humanities, information and communication technology, law, life sciences, social sciences and visual and performing arts. While reflecting a keenly felt university responsibility for stewardship of knowledge and providing regional access to a broad range of programmes, these generic disciplines are also foundational to the development of specialist teaching and research programmes in interdisciplinary fields and postgraduate study.

The University of Canterbury's overarching goal is to be among the top two universities in New Zealand over the long-term, reach standards equivalent to comparable Australian universities in research, teaching and learning and secure and maintain a ranking in the top 250 universities worldwide.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Vice-Chancellor's Office
  • Vice Chancellor's Office, Planning Information and Reporting Unit

Tsinghua University
The campus of Tsinghua University is situated on the former imperial gardens of the Qing Dynasty and surrounded by a number of historical sites in north-west Beijing. As one of China?s most renowned universities, Tsinghua is an important school for fostering talent and scientific research.
Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name of Tsinghua Xuetang. The university section was founded in 1925 and undergraduate students were then enrolled. The name National Tsinghua University was adopted in 1928. It has developed into a comprehensive research university at a breathtaking pace. At present, the university has 14 schools, 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, the humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art.

The university currently has over 4000 faculty members, including 1172 full professors and 1,061 associate professors. Among them, there are 36 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and 32 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

As one of the country's leading institutions of learning and research, Tsinghua University has a strong commitment to basic research, applied research and scientific innovation. The total publications in SCI, EI and ISTP by Tsinghua faculties keep the first ranking among all of the universities in China.

There are over 28,000 students studying at Tsinghua including 14,000 undergraduates and 14,000 graduate students. The Tsinghua graduate school offers 228 doctoral programs and 249 master degree programs. Over 2400 students from 103 countries in the world are studying here annually.

Tsinghua campuses cover an area of 406 hectares which accommodate all of the full time students. Research and teaching facilities include 7 libraries, 6 public teaching buildings, 155 research institutes and many school and department buildings. Other service facilities, such as dormitory buildings, supermarkets, bookstores, banks, post offices, hospital, sports centers, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, restaurants and dining halls, make daily life on campus very convenient.

Undergraduate Courses

  • School of Economics and Management - Jingji guanli xueyuan See department profile
  • International Student Affairs Office
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences - Shuxue kexue xi
  • School of Medicine - Yi xueyuan
  • School of Software - Ruanjian xueyuan
  • Department of Environmental Art and Design- Huanjing yishu sheji xi
  • Department of Engineering Mechanics
  • Department of Business Strategy and Policy - Qiye zhanlve yu zhengce
  • International Technology Transfer Center
  • Institute of International Engineering - Guoji gongcheng xiangmu guanli yanjiu xueyuan
  • School of Economics and Management - Jingji guanli xueyuan
  • Department of Building Science - Jianzhu jishukexue xi
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences - Renwen shehui kexue xueyuan
  • Department of Medical Science - Yixue xi
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Arts and Crafts - Gongyi meshu xi
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • Academy of Arts and Design - Meishu xueyuan
  • Department of Accounting - Kuaiji xi
  • Tsinghua University - The University of North Carolina EMBA Program
  • Department of Automotive Engineering - Qiche gongcheng xi
  • Department of Civil Engineering - Tumu gongcheng xi
  • Department of History - Lishi xi
  • Department of Indusrial Engineering
  • Overseas Promotion Office
  • Department of Physics - Wuli xi
  • School of Journalism and Communication - Xinwen yu chuanbo xueyuan
  • Department of Environmental Science and Engineering - Huanjing kexue yu gongcheng xi
  • Department of Ceramic Design - Taoci yishu sheji xi
  • Department of Aerospace - Hangtian hangkong xi
  • Department of Marketing - Shichang yingxiao xi
  • Liason Office
  • School of Mechanical Engineering - Jixie gongcheng xueyuan
  • Department of Management Science and Engineering - Guanli kexue yu gongcheng xi
  • Deparment of Landscape Architecture - Jingguanxue xi
  • Department of Philosophy - Zhexue xi
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Science - Yaoxue xi
  • Department of Material Science and Engineering - Cailiao kexue yu gongcheng xi
  • Department of Fine Art - Huihua xi
  • Department of Automation - Zidonghua xi
  • Department of Art History - Yishu shilun xi
  • Tsinghua Univiersity - Department of Technology Economics and Management
  • Department of Thermal Engineering - Reneng gongcheng xi
  • Center for Advanced Study
  • Department of Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering - Shuili shuidian gongcheng xi
  • Department of Sociology - Shehuixue xi
  • School of Architecture - Jianzhu xueyuan
  • Department of Chemistry - Huaxue xi
  • Teaching and Research Division of Physical Culture - Tiyu jiaoyan bu
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Decorative Art - Zhuanghuang yishu sheji xi

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is the fastest-rising university in the world’s top 50. Ranked 39th in the world and 1st among young elite universities, NTU offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts, social sciences. Its new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, is set up jointly with Imperial College London.

Placed 9th in the world for Engineering and Technology, NTU is home to one of the world’s largest engineering colleges which has a research output among the top four universities globally and is 4th most cited in the world. It has one of the best business schools in Asia with an MBA programme ranked top in Singapore by The Economist.

Partnering with top academic institutions like Imperial College London and MIT, as well as industry leaders such as BMW and Rolls-Royce, NTU offers a well-rounded curriculum, with real-world relevance and is ranked 1st globally in industry income and innovation.
The lush NTU campus - the biggest in Singapore - is one of the top 15 most beautiful campuses according to the Travel + Leisure magazine. A cosmopolitan hub of more than 100 nationalities, the NTU community comprises 33,000 students and 4000 faculty and researchers.

Undergraduate Courses

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Science
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Nanyang Business School
  • Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Nanyang Institute of Education
  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

Tongji University
Tongji University, formerly Tongji German Medical School, was established in 1907. It was given its present name and became a state university in 1927. It was one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China. The university has developed rapidly in all respects over the fifty years since the founding of China, especially since the country's opening-up policy. It is now a comprehensive university with seven disciplines in engineering, science, medicine, management, arts, law and economics with strength in architecture, civil engineering and oceanography.

The university has been one of the most popular universities in the country, attracting a large number of students from all parts of China and all over the world. In particular, it has become the number one choice of those who are pursuing a career in the field of architecture and civil engineering.

The university has developed close links with industry, which provides its students with opportunities of obtaining first-hand information through interaction with the society. That explains why graduates from Tongji University are much sought after by employers throughout the country.

The student life in its different campuses is interesting and buzzing with energy. There are clubs of various kinds that you may wish to join. Are you interested in singing Chinese folk operas? You may join our Kunqu Club where you will have a unique chance of learning Kunqu from professional Masters of Kunqu. Do you want to try your hand at Chinese Gongfu? The classes are catered to your need.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Tongji-Mannheim EMBA
  • Development and Planning
  • General Enquiry
  • Global MBA, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
  • International Students Office

Purdue University
Educational access is the founding premise for Purdue University. Established in 1869 under the Morrill Act of 1862, the University is a land-grant, state-assisted institution with its main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Named for its benefactor John Purdue, the University has gained a global reputation for quality, affordable education and as one of the nation's leading research institutions.

Consistently ranked among the elite nationally and world-wide in programs such as science, agriculture, engineering, and business, Purdue's educational repertoire now includes more than 500 undergraduate majors and specializations and 70 graduate programs while serving nearly 72,000 students system-wide. Purdue's main campus is comprised of 10 schools and colleges -- Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Management, Pharmacy, Science, Technology, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as a Graduate School that oversees all graduate programs.

A dynamic and affordable Purdue education is preparing tomorrow's leaders for a changing world.

Undergraduate Courses

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of He

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