Engineering Departments Top Global Rankings

Mechanical & Environmental Engineering in Top World 200









The College of Engineering is happy to announce that the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has ranked two of its departments,
Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, in the Top 200 departments in the world.

ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects began to publish Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects in 2009 and have recently added 7 engineering subjects including Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Energy Science & Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

The new subject rankings, which saw the College’s Materials Science and Engineering department rank in the Top 300, are created by measuring the department’s research for its productivity, quality and global impact, the extent of its international collaborations and the influence and quality of its academics.

The Head of College of Engineering, Professor Steve Brown said “The Shanghai Ranking is a very prestigious table, and we’re extremely proud to feature once again in the World Top 200.  This is further evidence –from an independent source - of Swansea’s strong global reputation as a top international Engineering College. Our staff produce world-leading and internationally excellent research, and provide top quality degree programmes to around 3,000 students. Our graduates find employment in the top companies around the world, and we have a large network of influential graduates.   In our new Bay Campus home, we are going from strength to strength, and it is good to see this reflected in our World Top 200 ranking.” 

The rankings come at a time where the College is celebrating its first full year at Swansea University’s brand new Bay Campus. Officially opened by HRH Prince Charles the Bay Campus has four buildings dedicated to engineering, holding 30,000m2 of laboratory and office space and over £10 million of new research and teaching equipment.