Top Global Ed Destinations to Study Civil Engineering

There is a constant growth seen in the world of engineering over the last century, and there are multiple reasons why engineering is considered the most popular choice of education for students after school. So in today’s article, let’s look at the best global ed destination to study the field of engineering that shapes the world we live in; civil engineering.

Note: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs for civil engineers will increase by 8% in the next ten years, and this is as fast as the average of all the other occupations and will create 25,300career openings.

The basic principle of engineering lies in problem-solving using principles of Math and science, and whatever we see around is designed by an engineer. Civil engineering is a field of study that is always in demand as the innovations in the field of civil engineering have their most significant impact on the quality of human lives. Civil engineers construct the buildings and other pivotal facilities that we shuttle between in our day to day life. The broad field of civil engineering includes many subfields of structural engineering, power and energy projects, earthquake engineering, ocean engineering, water resource and supply, environmental engineering and projects related to that, municipal engineering and also geotechnics.

Top 10 universities to study civil engineering

Here are the top 10 universities globally to study civil engineering according to the Q.S. ranking :

Serial No. University Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge United States
2 Delft University of Technology Stevinweg 1,
3 University of Cambridge Cambridge
United Kingdom
4 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) University of California, Berkeley (UCB),
United States
5 Imperial College London South Kensington Campus, London, United Kingdom
6 ETH Zurich ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
Zurich Switzerland
7 Politecnico di Milano Leonardo, Milan Italy
8 EPFL EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland
9 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore, Singapore
10 Tsinghua University Beijing, China (Mainland)

United States of America

According to U.S. News Ranking 2020, civil engineering was ranked as the 2nd best engineering job and 17th best STEM job in the USA. The United States of America are considered one of the best and most popular global ed destinations to study civil engineering. With the top-tier universities and the quality of education provided in the universities across the nation, the United States has been a popular choice for studying civil engineering. The other reasons that attract students to the U.S. are living standards, intercultural exposure, and affordable education. As per the Q.S. ranking, 2021, nine universities in the United States are ranked among the top 50 universities for learning civil engineering.

Top Universities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas Austin

United Kingdom

As per the Q.S. ranking, 2021, many universities in the U.K. are ranked among the top 50 universities for learning civil engineering and the University of Cambridge is ranked third on the list.

Due to the quality of education and career opportunities after graduation, the U.K. has been one of the best countries to study civil engineering. The U.K. is home to some of the best engineering universities in the world, and currently, in the U.K., the Civil Engineers’ job opportunities are high, and there is a huge demand in this field.

Top Universities

  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College of London
  • University of Oxford
  • UCL
  • University of Manchester


According to the Q.S. ranking, over 150 universities in Australia are featured in the Top 200 colleges for civil engineering and out of these, 15 universities are amongst the top 100. Australia has become the favourite global ed destination for civil engineering students due to the number of universities in the country. There are many renowned universities which ensure the best quality of education and research facilities in Australia. The scope for Civil Engineers in Australia has always been high. Australia has always been considered a significant place of work for Civil Engineers as civil engineers have always been in demand in Australia.

Top Universities:

  • University of Adelaide
  • La Trobe University
  • Flinders University
  • University of Southern Queensland


According to the Q.S. ranking 2021, 13 universities in the Netherlands are ranked in the top 400 best educational institutions. The Netherland is also home to some of the best and oldest engineering colleges in Europe and the world. Low fees, research-oriented courses, inspiring, innovative and entrepreneurial study environment are the reasons why the country has become a popular global ed destination for studying Civil engineering.

Top Universities:

  • Eindhoven University of technology
  • University of Twente
  • Leiden University
  • University of Groningen
  • Delft University of technology
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the top five international destinations for higher education, especially when it comes to Civil Engineering. According to the Q.S. ranking, the country’s educational system is ranked 16th around the world, and the civil engineering courses offered by the University of Auckland and the University of Canterbury are ranked among the world’s top 50.

Top Universities:

  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Auckland
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Massey University


According to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2020, 48 technical universities in Germany are among the best in the world. Germany has become a popular destination to study civil engineering as there is an 11% increment every 17months for civil engineers in Germany; also, there are many prestigious universities in Germany which offer the best quality of education and research facilities.

Top universities :

  • Technical University of Munich
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • University of Stuttgart
  • Karlsruhe Institute of technology

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