In the United States’ 2008 rankings, there are five universities with over-all excellent performances, which are hailed as having the best offerings of engineering and sciences graduate programs. So, for those who want to pursue a graduate degree in engineering or in any other related sciences, the following universities may be just for you.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT has consistently proven itself as an institution that offers one of the best engineering courses. It has also been known to offer other competitive degrees in the sciences. There are many specialized degrees in the sciences that one can take up from this institution, and its students are mentored by top scientists and engineers in the world today. If you want a university with a proven track record in engineering, a budding sciences department, and over a century of experience, MIT is for you.
Stanford University offers one of the best Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs in the country. Its 2006-2007 enrollment showed a very strong graduate school enrollment; the number of graduate students exceeded the number of undergraduates. Its graduate academic programs are known as one of the most competitive in the world today.
University of California – Berkeley
UC Berkeley places a strong emphasis on innovation, and prides itself with its internationally recognized faculty. Early UC Berkeley alumni provided the microelectronics to Silicon Valley and was part of the structuring of Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge. It boasts of seven topnotch engineering departments.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech’s 2007 enrollment saw 3,559 graduate students into its engineering department. Its students are not only highly competent, they are also active in Greek organizations and sports conferences. So, you can be rest assured that there is room for holistic development.
University of Illinois (Urbana – Champaign)
In 2007, the University of Illinois’ engineering graduate program ranked fifth in the nation. Among its individual engineering and science programs, the program Physics with a focus on Condensed Matter ranked the highest at number one. The University of Illinois’ civil engineering graduate degree is also a top ranker. There is no program ranked below 20. Its lowest ranked degree, Industrial/Manufacturing, is at number 16.