The Faculty ranks consistently highly across all engineering disciplines, and you can view these rankings in the prominent league tables below. The tables are updated at various stages throughout the year.

Visit the Strategic Planning website to view the College's overall position in various league tables.

QS World university rankings

Overall, Imperial was voted 8th best university in the world in this year's QS rankings.


Education Guardian university guide (UK)

Overall, Imperial was ranked 7th best university in the UK in this year's Guardian university guide.

Subject2019201820172016201520142013
Engineering: General (reflects our Bioengineering provision) 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 4rd 3rd 2nd
Engineering: Chemical 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd  4th
Engineering: Civil 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd  12th
Computer Science and IT 5th 3rd 4th 5th 2nd 3rd  6th
Engineering: Electronic and Electrical 4th 1st 4th 4th 3rd 3rd  13th
Engineering: Materials and Minerals 6th 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd  3rd
Engineering: Mechanical 1st 5th 1st 1st 1st 1st  4th
Engineering: Earth & Science Engineering 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


The Sunday Times university guide (UK)

Subject201820172016201520142013
Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 4th 5th        
Chemical Engineering 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th
Civil Engineering 1st 1st        
Computer Science 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd
Electronic and Electrical Engineering 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 1st
Materials Technology 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd  
Mechanical Engineering 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th
Geology 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd  


The Times Higher Education world rankings

Overall, Imperial was ranked 8th in this year's Times Higher Education world university rankings.

Subject201820172016201520142013
Engineering and Information Technology 10th 7th 9th 6th 9th 10th
Computer Science 9th 7th        

 

Complete University Guide

Overall, Imperial ranked 4th in the 2019 Complete University Guide.

Subject20192018201720162015
 Aeronautical Engineering 2nd 2nd 2nd  2nd  3rd
 Chemical Engineering 3rd 2nd 2nd  2nd  2nd
 Civil Engineering 2nd 1st 2nd  2nd  2nd
 Computer Science 2nd 3rd 2nd  2nd  2nd
 Electrical Engineering 3rd 3rd 2nd  2nd  2nd
 Geology 2nd 2nd 1st  2nd  2nd
 General Engineering (reflects Bioengineering) 4th 4th 2nd  4th  3rd
 Materials Technology 3rd 4th 4th  2nd  5th
 Mechanical Engineering 2nd 3rd 2nd  2nd  2nd

Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

Overall, the College ranked 24 in the ARWU table. The following table provides the ranking for the College in the ARWU Field for Engineering.

Subject201620152014
Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (ENG) 7th 6th 8th

From 2017, the ARWU has published more detailed subject tables.

Subject20182017
Aeronautical Engineering 35  
Automation and Control 6 6
Biomedical Engineering 37 25
Biotechnology 40 45
Chemical Engineering 24 17
Civil Engineering 50 47
Computer Science and Engineering 40 34
Electrical Engineering 40 34
Energy Science and Engineering 10 9
Environmental Science and Engineering 45 51-75
Instruments Science and Technology 31 27
Materials Science and Engineering 13 13
Mechanical Engineering 16 15
Metallurgical Engineering 32 41
Mining and Mineral Engineering 21 11
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 39 38
Telecommunication Engineering 51-75 51-75
Transportation Science and Technology 51-75 51-75
Water Resources 30 51-75