Melbourne Engineering and IT jumps nine places in QS Rankings
The University of Melbourne has maintained its position as number 1 in Australia for Engineering and Technology in the latest QS World University Rankings by Faculty.
The latest announcement has seen Engineering and IT at Melbourne jump by nine places internationally, up from number 32 to number 23 in the world.
Overall, the University of Melbourne is currently ranked 33 in the world according to QS, and is the top ranked Australian institution for research citations.
The latest rankings success follows on from last month’s announcement of the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities results, which placed Engineering and Information Technology at Melbourne at number 44 in the world, the first time the discipline had been ranked within the top 50 in that ranking system.
Engineering and Information Technology at Melbourne is also ranked number 1 in Australia and 32 in the world according to the Times Higher Education Rankings for 2014. Earlier this year, QS ranked Melbourne’s engineering and IT disciplines as follows:
- 16th in the world and 1 in Australia for Chemical Engineering
- 15th in the world and 1 in Australia for Computer Science
- 17th in the world and 1 in Australia for Mechanical Engineering
- 28th in the world and 1 in Australia for Electrical Engineering
Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering, Professor Iven Mareels welcomed the latest rankings announcement for Engineering and Technology at Melbourne.
“It is an encouraging recognition of our efforts to achieve world-class teaching, learning and research in our discipline. It is a reflection on the hard work, dedication and high-calibre of our staff at the Melbourne School of Engineering,” he said.
“We will continue to build on our reputation as we strive to remain one the world’s great institutions for engineering and IT.”