U of T Engineering places in global top 20; 10th place in mineral and mining engineering

U of T Engineering places among global top 20 in QS World University Rankings 2024
Canada’s top-ranked engineering school is now 17th in the world, and 10th place in mineral and mining engineering

U of T Engineering remains Canada’s top-ranked engineering school. (photo by Daria Perevezentsev)


The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering remains Canada’s top-ranked engineering school and is now in the global top 20, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2024.   

The latest ranking placed U of T 17th globally in the broad subject category of Engineering & Technology. This marks an increase from last year’s position of 27th and the second consecutive year where the faculty has improved its ranking.   

Globally, the university made gains in 21 subjects this year, including an 11-spot rise to secure 10th place in mineral and mining engineering. 

“Our standing is a reflection of the hard-work and dedication of our community, which includes our faculty members, staff, students, alumni and partners,” says Christopher Yip, Dean of U of T Engineering.   

“You can see it in the global impact of our research, in our commitment to designing technologies that help create sustainable communities and promote healthy societies. We are educating the next generation of innovators to design a better world.” 

The rankings, compiled by London-based analytics firm Quacquarelli Symonds, evaluate universities’ performance across five broad subject fields and 55 more specific subjects. 

In the remainder of the broad subject fields, U of T ranked 10th in arts and humanities, 12th in social sciences and management, 13th in life sciences and medicine and technology and 19th in natural sciences.  

Moreover, U of T placed among the top 50 institutions in 46 subjects — more than any other university in the world — and scored in the top 25 in 34 subjects behind only the University of California, Berkeley; University of Cambridge; Harvard University; University of Oxford; National University of Singapore; and University of California, Los Angeles. 

“These latest rankings recognize U of T’s place among an elite group of global universities that consistently demonstrate academic and research excellence across a broad array of disciplines,” says U of T President Meric Gertler. 

“This wide range of scholarly expertise, along with U of T’s culture of multidisciplinary collaboration, puts us in a unique position to tackle some of the most complex and pressing challenges of our time, from treating cancer to addressing climate change.” 

Among Canadian universities, U of T ranked first in all five broad fields and first in 34 more specific subject areas.  

In total, U of T was ranked by QS in 50 of the rankings’ 55 subjects. 

Overall, U of T is ranked first in Canada and among the top 25 universities globally in the five most closely watched international rankings: QS World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities, Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities and National Taiwan University World University Rankings. 

ByAdina Bresage with files from Safa Jinje

This story originally published by Engineering News