Two core engineering disciplines within the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics have ranked in the top 50 courses in the world, according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings by course for excellence.
In its 2016 list - released today - the Faculty excelled in Civil & Structural and Mining engineering, ranked at 33 globally.
Each year, QS releases a ranking of all the best universities by subject and region. This is the first year the Faculty’s engineering courses have been recognised in the top 50. Overall, 4,226 universities were evaluated and 945 were ranked, more than 113 million citation attributions were analysed and more than 15,500 courses were verified.
Professor John Dell, the Faculty’s Dean said the placing of two core engineering disciplines in the global top 50 highlighted the strong effort of researchers, staff and students in the Faculty.
“I am extremely proud that we have been recognised in the top 50 for these engineering courses, particularly given the significant investment and involvement UWA has had from key industry groups around Australia and the world, helping to design our courses for real-world application,” Professor Dell said.
“This research environment attracts excellent students, who benefit from exposure to a broad range of activities demanded by industry. Our new infrastructure project, EZONE UWA, currently in the design phase, will create a unique teaching and learning hub further supporting quality teaching, learning and collaboration to benefit students, researchers and staff in the future.
The Faculty is renowned as a leader in high-impact research with very close ties to leading industry groups said Professor Barry Lehane, Head of the Faculty’s School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering.
“Our academic and teaching staff have excellent international reputations in each of their disciplines, undertaking research in state-of-the-art laboratories and publishing widely in the top technical journals of the world.”
It is also a significant year for UWA more widely – of 32 UWA subjects considered, 17 subjects were ranked within the top 100 universities globally, an increase in six from the previous year. UWA also featured in the world’s elite (top 200) institutions in 28 of 32 subjects.
Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.
Mary Schultz (Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics) (+61 8) 6488 1868