Swinburne ranks in top 250 for THE engineering and technology
Wednesday 18 October 2017
- Swinburne has been ranked top 250 for Times Higher Education engineering and technology subject rankings
- The Bachelor of Engineering Practice (Honours) degree will commence semester one, 2018
Swinburne has ranked in the top 250 in the 2018 Times Higher Education Engineering and technology subject ranking.
These rankings judge world class universities across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
Acting Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Professor Sarah Maddison, says the university is proud to rank in this area for the first time.
“Swinburne’s engineering courses take a world-leading approach to engineering education, with a high level of industry engagement that produces quality graduates.”
This ranking comes after the announcement of the Bachelor of Engineering Practice (Honours) degree, to commence in semester one, 2018.
This revolutionary degree offers an alternative to the traditional teaching and assessment approaches in engineering and has been co-designed with multiple industry partners to ensure students will graduate career-ready.
Swinburne’s world-leading and internationally recognised engineering and technology research is reflected in recent initiatives which include:
- Using industrial by-products as sustainable alternative to cement in 3D printing for construction
- Regeneration of damaged or missing tissue through biological 3D printing techniques
- The use of smart grids to ensure reliable and cheaper power
Swinburne has achieved notable improvements across a number of rankings over the past year:
- 61 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for universities under 50 years old
- 60 in the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings
- Top 60 in the QS rankings for the world’s top universities under the age of 50 for the third year running
- Top 350 of the world’s best universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, jumping almost 100 places in a year.
As the university celebrates its twenty-fifth year of university education in 2017, these rankings demonstrate Swinburne’s commitment to being a globally recognised, world-class institution.