List of top & best engineering schools

When was the first time you wished to pursue engineering? Was it when you marveled at a machine or structure that had been put together?Or do you simply feel it in your gut and are passionate about becoming an engineer?Some of the best engineering schools have nurtured students into engineers who have changed the very way in which we now live.

Make your dreams come true by studying at one of the best engineering colleges in the world from the list below:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

MIT lives by the maxim of making the world a better place through education, research, and innovation. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated and participate in a spirited learning atmosphere.Undergraduate engineering courses offered at MIT among others are Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nuclear Science & Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and many more.

MIT is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 6.7%. Pre-admission tests required are ACT or SAT and TOEFL for non-native English speakers. Additionally, you must take the SAT subject test in math & science.

Need-based Scholarships are given and come from endowments and gifts from MIT alumni and well-wishers.

Noted alumni: Buzz Aldrin, Kofi Anan, and Jonah Peretti

2. University of Cambridge, UK

The university’s mission is to make a positive difference to society through education and learning at the highest possible level. The engineering courses are designed to help students evolve and blossom in successful careers.

Some of the engineering courses offered at the university are Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering, Bio engineering, Energy, Sustainability and the Environment and more.However, unlike other universities, Cambridge trains you with all the analytical, design and computing skills, which are the backbone of engineering, before you choose your area of specialization.

The acceptance rate is about 21% and a student must have completed A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics and Physics to be eligible to apply.

Scholarships are conferred from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust to students of any nationality.

Noted alumni: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Srinivasa Ramanujan

3. Stanford University, US

Stanford’s founding purpose is to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity. And thereby make a positive contribution to society. The program offers students an opportunity to grow, and become well-rounded professionals with the intent to make a difference in society through their vocation. The program is flexible and allows students to decide their study course. The engineering courses offered at the university are Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering and many more.

The acceptance rate is 16%. Admission requirements for each department vary but applicants have excellent academic grades as the assessment is primarily by merit.

Undergraduate students can avail of financial aid, scholarships and internships at Stanford.

Noted alumni: Mae Carol Jemison, Vishal Sikka and Brian Witlin.

4. Imperial College, London

Imperial College is a reputed university with a mission of contributing positively to society through excellence in all they teach. The program offers students an opportunity to grow, and become well-rounded professionals with the intent to make a difference in society through their vocation. The program is flexible and allows students to decide their study course. The engineering courses offered at the university are Aeronautics, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Earth Science and Engineering and many more.

The acceptance rate is about 14%. The university has varied entry requirements depending on the applicant’s nationality. For Indian applicants CISCE-ISC Class XII or CBSE –AISSE Class XII with an overall score of 90% in 5 subjects and 90-95 in the relevant subjects is essential.

Undergraduate students can apply for scholarships and use a specially devised search tool to locate all available scholarships.

Noted alumni: Ian Read, Dame Judith Hackitt and Iain Conn.

5. University of Oxford, UK

The university aims for excellence in teaching and research and in making the world richer with the legacy of their research and the students they nurture. The first and second year of the undergraduate program is initially a unified course in Engineering Science where students learn about the different engineering disciplines and thus gain a solid foundation and specialized understanding of engineering. In the third and fourth years, students can choose to specialize in Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Information or Mechanical Engineering.

The acceptance rate is about 17%. The university has varied entry requirements depending on the applicant’s nationality. Among others, the admission requirements are IB scores of 40 (including core points) with 776 at HL (with 7s in HL Mathematics and Physics).

Various scholarships for undergraduate students of different nationalities are available. 

Noted alumni: Albert Einstein, Tony Blair and Tina Brown.

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