Four engineering subjects crack the world's top 100

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Waterloo Engineering placed two subjects in the top 50 and two more in the top 100 in worldwide university rankings for 2021.

In an evaluation of more than 1,500 global universities by media company U.S. News and World Report, electrical engineering ranked 25th and mechanical engineering was 49th.

Civil engineering was ranked 73rd and chemical engineering held the 87th spot.

Other engineering disciplines at Waterloo weren’t directly ranked, although the University of Waterloo also did well in two more subject areas that heavily involve engineering. It was ranked 43rd for energy and fuels, and 82nd in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Overall, Waterloo Engineering was rated as the 57th best engineering school in the world, up one spot from 2020.

The annual Best Global Universities rankings of schools in more than 80 countries are based on 13 measures of academic research, and global and regional reputation.