Mechanical Engineering at Southampton is ranked No. 1 nationally in The Guardian University Guide 2010 (moving up from 3rd place) and in 5th place in The Times Good University Guide 2010. The School of Engineering Sciences scored highly in the RAE 2008, and it has been awarded an ExxonMobil Award in recognition of its ‘excellence’ in engineering teaching by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Imperial College is ranked within top two in the league table. Its Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering is rated Top in the UK (based on proportion of 4* research - Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour) in the RAE 2008.

Top UK institutions for Mechanical Engineering:
League Table 2010 (top 10 list):
1 Southampton
2 Imperial College
3 Dundee
4 Sheffield
5 Bristol
6 Loughborough
7 Bath
8 Newcastle
9 Cardiff
10 Nottingham

League Table 2004:
Rank, Name, Guardian teaching score/100
1 Imperial College 76
2 Nottingham 74
3 Cardiff 73
4 Manchester 72
5 Bath 71
6 Sheffield 71
7 Southampton 70
8 Loughborough 69
9 Bristol 69
10 King's Col, London 68
11 Reading 68
12 Sussex 68
13 Napier 65
14 Nottingham Trent 65
15 Brunel 64
16 Kingston 64
17 University College London 64
18 Oxford Brookes 64
19 Newcastle 63
20 City 63
21 Liverpool 63
22 Queen's Belfast 63
23 Paisley 62
24 Central England 62
25 Hertfordshire 61
26 Bradford 60
27 Coventry 60
28 Strathclyde 60
29 Aston 60
30 Birmingham 60
31 Bolton Institute of HE 59
32 Glamorgan 59
33 Sunderland 58
34 Manchester Metropolitan 58
35 Plymouth 58
36 Ulster 58
37 Edinburgh 58
38 Sheffield Hallam 58
39 Heriot-Watt 58
40 Northumbria Uni at Newcastle 58
41 Glasgow
57 4 2
42 Salford 56
43 South Bank 56
44 Swansea Institute of HE 56
45 Brighton 56
46 Leeds 56
47 Derby 55
48 Staffordshire 55
49 Liverpool John Moores 54
50 Dundee 54
51 Surrey 54
52 West of England 54
53 Buckingham Chilterns Uni Col 54
54 Exeter 52
55 Portsmouth 52
56 Huddersfield 52
57 Queen Mary, London 51
58 Robert Gordon 51
59 Wales, Swansea 49
60 Southampton Institute 47
61 Harper Adams Uni Col 47
62 Uni Col Northampton 45
63 Wales Institute, Cardiff 45

Source: Guardian University Guide

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
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UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
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