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TOP UK Universities Rankings for Engineering 2021


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TOP UK Universities Rankings for Engineering 2021

Top UK Universities in 2021 with Engineering Studies offer two types of engineering programs for foreigners:

  • B.Eng (Bachelor of Engineering)
  • M.Eng (Master of Engineering).

The UK has some of the top rated engineering schools in the world. An engineering education opens up employment prospects in areas such as research, development, design, manufacturing, product and service operations.

Engineers belong to one of the greatest professions in the world: they are responsible for almost everything we use, consume and need every day, often occupying key positions in industry and commerce.

The demand for good engineers is high: there is a shortage of certified engineers in the financial, mechanical, information, and electronic sectors in the world, and unemployment among professional engineers is lower than in any other profession.

In the UK alone, the engineering industry accounts for about 40% of the gross domestic product and is a key part of the national economy.

Directions for studying engineering in the UK in 2021:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Mechatronic engineering (convergence of electrical and mechanical systems).

Check out our ranking of the UK's best universities 2021 to study engineering.

Rank Institution Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Quality Research Intensity Graduate Prospects Overall Score
1 Cambridge 222 4.23 3.48 1 94 100
2 Imperial College London 205 4.26 3.34 0.99 92 98.4
3 Oxford 215 3.97 3.51 1 88 98
4 Strathclyde 217 4.04 3.03 0.87 84 96.1
5 Glasgow 208 3.81 3.25 0.91 86 95.9
6 Bristol 182 3.96 3.3 0.93 90 95.7
7 Bath 184 4.12 3.08 0.88 90 95.6
8 Heriot-Watt 189 4.07 3.3 0.86 86 95.6
9 Leeds 192 4.1 3.14 0.85 86 95.5
10 Southampton 167 4.08 3.23 1 90 95.1
11 Loughborough 158 4.2 3.08 0.93 88 94.1
12 Sheffield 156 4.15 3.11 0.81 90 94.1
13 Edinburgh 180 3.66 3.3 0.91 84 93.7
14 University College London 173 3.66 3.12 0.98 88 93.6
15 Lancaster 153 4.04 3.08 1 88 93.5
16 Birmingham 158 3.91 2.99 1 90 93.5
17 Swansea 135 4.18 3.29 0.83 90 93.4
18 Nottingham 156 4.06 3.16 0.86 86 93.3
19 Exeter 153 3.72 3.18 0.76 92 93
20 Queen's, Belfast 154 3.82 2.99 1 86 92.4
21 Surrey 148 3.97 2.98 0.8 86 92.1
22 Dundee 161 3.96 3.31 0.6 78 91.9
23 Liverpool 139 3.95 3.14 0.72 86 91.7
24 Newcastle 149 3.75 3.02 0.74 88 91.7
25 Cardiff 139 3.78 3.31 0.54 88 91.6
26 Manchester 170 3.78 3.11 0.76 76 91.3
27 Coventry 135 4.05 2.62 0.52 92 91
28 London South Bank 118 4.56 2.59 0.91 84 91
29 Greenwich 125 4.15 2.91 0.82 84 90.8
30 Aberdeen 157 4.03 2.94 0.8 72 90.4
31 Northumbria 151 3.81 2.8 1 76 90.1
32 Teesside 133 4.26 2.63 0.26 86 90
33 Ulster 124 3.88 2.89 0.68 86 89.9
34 Leicester 123 3.85 2.99 0.94 80 89.6
35 Queen Mary, University of London 137 3.57 3.29 0.82 76 89.5
36 Sussex 137 3.83 2.97 0.67 78 89.4
37 Aston 130 3.98 2.83 0.61 80 89.3
38 Central Lancashire 140 3.93 2.63 0.31 84 89.2
39 Plymouth 124 4.01 2.72 0.57 82 89
40 Huddersfield 116 3.83 2.48 0.52 92 89
41 Robert Gordon 160 3.8 2.58 0.41 76 88.8
42 Bradford 111 4.14 2.69 0.28 86 88.6
43 West of England, Bristol 122 4.06 2.85 0.33 80 88.6
44 Portsmouth 110 4.03 2.46 0.58 86 88.3
45 West of Scotland 128 4.15 2.48 0.45 78 88.2
46 Harper Adams 115 4.16 2.66 0.23 82 88.1
47 Lincoln 115 4 2.4 0.57 84 88
48 Oxford Brookes 115 3.87 2.56 0.66 82 87.9
49 Hull 122 3.6 2.82 0.53 82 87.9
50 De Montfort 107 4.03 2.29 0.99 82 87.9
51 Liverpool John Moores 133 3.97 2.45 0.29 80 87.8
52 South Wales 107 4.05 2.47 0.2 88 87.8
53 University of Wales Trinity Saint David 121 4.41 1.75 1 76 87.5
54 Brunel University London 128 3.48 2.72 0.88 76 87.4
55 Sheffield Hallam 111 3.84 2.55 0.89 76 87
56 Manchester Metropolitan 123 3.76 2.69 0.63 74 87
57 Hertfordshire 106 3.79 2.52 0.87 78 86.8
58 Salford 128 4.08 2.49 0.18 74 86.7
59 Sunderland 96 4.22 2.03 0.94 80 86.7
60 Derby 119 3.56 1.67 1 84 86
61 Chester 103 4.11 2.04 0.96   86
62 Birmingham City 126 3.79 2.04 0.3 70 84.3
63 Brighton 102 4.05 2.67 0.27 64 84.2
64 East London 109 3.97 2.05 0.2   83.8
65 Glasgow Caledonian 145 3.83 2.4 0.32 54 83.8
66 Staffordshire 106 3.74 2.26 0.38 70 83.7
67 Solent 119 4.18     66 83.2
68 City, University of London 118 3.76 2.85 0.62 46 82.5
69 Kingston 107 3.88 2.32 0.2 58 82
70 Anglia Ruskin 106 3.57     72 81.7
71 Bolton 85 4.08     58 79.7
72 Highlands & Islands   4.09     32 74.9
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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