According to THE - QS World University Rankings, United States has the most number of schools placed among the world's top 100 engineering colleges. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked 1st in the world for Engineering/Technology in 2009, followed by UC Berkeley (2nd) and Stanford (3rd).

A total of nine UK schools made it to the top 100 list for engineering/IT, with Cambridge placed 1st in the country and 4th internationally.

UK schools in the world top 100 for Engineering/Technology:
UK Rank, Institution, (Global Rank)
1 Cambridge (4th)
2 Imperial (6th)
3 Oxford (11th)
4 Manchester (38th)
5 Edinburgh (52nd)
6 UCL (63rd)
7 Southampton (68th)
8 University of Birmingham (93rd)
9 Bristol University (98th)

In Australia, the University of Melbourne is the highest ranked school for the subject (1st nationally and 29th internationally), followed by UNSW (33rd globally), U of Sydney (40th), ANU (42nd), Monash (50th), U of Queensland (61st), RMIT (97th). A total of 7 Australian universities are placed within the global top 100 list.

Canada also has 7 institutions ranked within best 100 for Engineering, with University of Toronto rated 1st in the country and 8th in the world, followed by University of British Columbia (17th), McGill (20th), U of Waterloo (27th), U of Alberta (46th), U of Calgary (87th), McMaster (89th).

* Institution Profile:

MIT's School of Engineering
- Ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's annual evaluation of American graduate school programs (2010).
- Placed first in six of 12 engineering specialties - aeronautics and astronautics, chemical, computer, electrical, materials and mechanical engineering (USNWR 2010).

University of Cambridge
- The Department of Engineering came top of the rankings for General Engineering according to the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.
- It is placed above all other institutions outside the USA in the two international league tables: the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking in the broad field of engineering/technology and computer sciences; and the THES ranking in the field of technology (2008).

University of California, Berkeley
- UC Berkeley's College of Engineering is placed 3rd among the top schools nationwide, following MIT and Stanford (2010 U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings).
- In the 2010 US News Undergraduate Engineering Rankings, it is tied for 2nd with Stanford University, behind the MIT.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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