Top 50 best universities in the world to study Civil Engineering

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May 08, 2015 By Univariety

A Career in Civil Engineering can be as rewarding and full of potential as other, more faddish career options. As a civil engineer, you can work on your own, or you could work for an organization, or even the government. A Career in Civil Engineering involves the developing of infrastructure projects with large and small scopes, the engineer’s role including designing, planning, surveying, budgeting, and construction management. These projects often include roads, airports, buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, and water supply and sewage treatment systems.

A popular career choice all over the world, Civil Engineering comes roughly in four specializations:

Construction Engineering: This involves designing, managing and executing construction projects, private or public.

Structural Engineering: Structural Engineering is about being able to assess the structural integrity and design the maintenance of projects such as buildings, bridges, or dams.

Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering combines basic Civil Engineering knowledge with a healthy dose of Geological sciences. It behaves on these engineers to understand and account for the thing that all other engineers build on.

Transportation Engineering: These engineers create and maintain the ways in which people move, whether it be the neighborhood pavement, or the entire New York Subway System.


There are a lot more specializations with a lot more skills imparted to students all over the world, in some of our best institutions, with the Top Engineering Colleges in India including four colleges belonging to the Indian Institute of Technology system featuring among the best of the world.

Here’s a list of 50 of the best places worldwide to learn how to be Bob the Builder:


  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), India
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
  • Stanford University, United States
  • University of California, Berkeley (UCB), United States
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
  • University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States
  • Cornell University, United States
  • University of Michigan, United States
  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD), United States
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  • Purdue University, United States
  • Columbia University, United States
  • Princeton University, United States
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Kyoto University, Japan
  • ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
  • University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Peking University, China
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • McGill University, Canada
  • University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
  • University of Waterloo, Canada
  • University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea

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