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Southampton Engineering subjects in global top 100 and UK’s top ten in QS subject rankings

Published: 13 April 2022
Southampton Engineering subjects

Engineering at the University of Southampton has subjects ranked within the global top 100 and the UK’s top ten in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. 

Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacture Engineering rises 12 places to 63rd in the world (sixth in the UK), while Engineering and Technology is 85th in the world (seventh in the UK). Civil and Structural Engineering remains in the world’s 51-100 place band. 

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings are internationally recognised indicators of excellence to rate and rank the world’s leading universities. As well as providing global rankings at institutional level, QS ranks universities in individual subject areas using data compiled from global surveys of academics and employers. 

Southampton’s performance in all the areas listed is powered by the University’s continued improvement in reputational rating among academic peers and employers around the world and good scores for research citations and ‘h-index’, which measures the productivity and impact of work published by scientists and scholars in each subject. 

Associate Dean of Research, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Professor Robert Wood, said: “It is fantastic to see Engineering being recognised so highly in these global rankings, particularly Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacture Engineering, and Engineering and Technology. This reflects the strength and reputation of our research around the world and the relevance and reach of our research in this discipline.” 

The University has 12 subjects ranked in the global top 100 – six are in the global top 50, twice as many as last year. This is a marque of consistent quality, indicative of its place among the best universities in the world. 

Elsewhere in Engineering and Physical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy rises 11 places to 55th (seventh in the UK), while Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranks 65th in the world and seventh in the UK. 

This continued success in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, demonstrates and strengthens the University of Southampton’s position as one of the world’s leading universities. 

Read the full University QS Rankings by Subject story here


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