Some countries are renowned for certain industries and they often also offer high quality engineering degrees. Studying in such a country can give you an advantage and a unique selling point on the labour market in the future.


The most prominent Engineering countries with excellent undergraduate degrees in the area include Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark. Note that in these countries, you generally need to choose an area of engineering specialisation from the outset.

In addition, ETH Zurich is a Swiss University ranks high internationally and boasts over 20 Nobel Prize laureates amongst their alumni, including Albert Einstein. However, for undergraduates the main teaching language is German during the first year, and on some programmes, the second and third year are taught through English. Most postgraduate studies are in English.

If you want to study engineering at undergraduate level, Germany has quite a wide range of engineering Bachelor degrees taught through English. You can search for courses here.

There are also some well-regarded technological universities in Sweden, the home of the Nobel Prize. For example, undergraduate degrees (through English) in Gothenburg University, and postgraduate degrees in KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Search for courses in English here.


America is home to a number of high ranking universities, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topping the list and it is also the best known and respected university in this field. See these and more general information about studying in the US here.


Another part of the world at the forefront of engineering and technological development. Japan, South Korea and Indonesia are all known for their technological advancement, but it is Singapore and China which feature in the world’s top 10 ranking of universities in engineering. In particular, if you want to pursue studies in Artificial Intelligence (AI), then Singapore may be the country for you.

University rankings by subject for Engineering & Technology (QS ranking, 2019):

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US
  2. Stanford University, US
  3. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  4. University of Cambridge, UK
  5. University of California - Berkeley, US
  6. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  7. University of Oxford, UK
  8. Imperial College London, UK
  9. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  10. Tsinghua University, China