Heriot-Watt University Engineering Ranking

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Heriot-Watt University Engineering Ranking

Where we rank

Heriot-Watt University is consistently ranked at a high level across a number of key university league tables.

From our research performance to student satisfaction, graduate employability and the quality of our teaching, Heriot-Watt’s status as a world-class university is independently confirmed.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17
  • Ranked 9th in the UK for industry income, based on the value of industry research income per member of academic staff.
  • 39th in the world, 13th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland for our international outlook, a score based on the percentage of the university’s international staff, the level of international co-authorship of academic papers and the percentage of international students studying with the University.
  • 19th in UK for highest percentage of international students (42%).

View the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’


Guardian University Guide 2018

View the Guardian University league table

  • Ranked 26th in the UK and 4th in Scotland
  • 2nd in UK for Building and Town & Country Planning
  • 3rd the UK for Economics
  • Top ten in UK for for Accounting & Finance and Business Management & Marketing
  • 1st in Scotland Accounting & Finance, Building and Town & Country Planning, Economics and Chemical Engineering
  • ​2nd in Scotland for six subjects:  Chemistry and Mechnical Engineering.
National Student Survey 2016

The National Student Survey (NSS) is a survey which gathers honest feedback from final year undergraduates, studying full time.

  • 90% of students were satisfied overall with their course in over half of the University’s subject areas
  • Ranked in the top ten UK universities for six subjects: Chemistry, Economics, European Languages, Marketing, Planning and Maths and Statistics
  • First in Scotland for Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Economics and Planning
  • 2nd in Scotland for a further five subjects: Chemical Engineering, European Languages, Management, Building, Design Studies.

All NSS data is available on the Unistats website