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Study engineering abroad

Did you know engineers make for one of the best paid professionals globally?

Studying abroad opens up a wider range of courses, some of which include research opportunities and skill-based training for students. This broadens your horizons and introduces you to a world of new educational possibilities. Not only that, but some international programmes also allow you to pursue many courses at the same time. Engineering makes for one of the most popular options among international students. It is a global profession and attending school abroad can give you one-of-a-kind experience that could be invaluable to your career prospects.

Why pursue Engineering?

Engineering is the study of how things are designed and work. It uses scientific theories and mathematical formulae to solve a myriad of problems. As highly qualified problem solvers, not only are engineers always in demand they also find work easily and tend to earn higher wages than average.

Why pursue Engineering abroad?

When it comes to top universities abroad, Engineering is not limited to theoretical knowledge. It gives you practical knowledge and focuses on skill development. Universities abroad offer a variety of courses including job oriented, short-term courses.

Eligibility requirements 

The entry requirements to study engineering may vary based on the country and university you’re applying to. However, following are the standard requirements:

  • Completion of secondary education with decent grades in maths and science subjects

  • A statement of purpose (SoP) displaying your interest in the engineering

  • Good English language proficiency test scores - the minimum scores required will be mentioned by the university

  • Academic references

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering to study at postgraduate level

Read more: Statement of Purpose (SOP) - Everything you need to know 

Where to study Engineering abroad?

Where you study Engineering abroad can have a huge impact on your career prospects. The following pointers should be kept in for this decision: 

  • Where you want to work after graduation
    If you want to return home after your graduation or postgraduation to start your Engineering career, make sure the degree you get is recognised by the governing body in your home country.

  • Personal preferences 
    While choosing the place of study that would fit you the best the climate, culture and politics of that specific place should be considered.

  • Ranking of the university 
    If the reputation of the program is your main concern, you can base your decision on university rankings to find the best Engineering schools and programs.

Top Engineering institutions abroad 

Here are the top 8 universities according to the Times Higher Education rankings 2022: 


Universities / College / Institute



Harvard University



Stanford University



University of California, Berkeley



Massachusetts Institute of Technology



University of Cambridge



University of Oxford



Princeton University



California Institute of Technology


Top Engineering courses abroad

When it comes to studying engineering overseas, there is an array of degree types you can choose from an undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels. These include:

  • BSc (Bachelor of Sciences)

  • BE (Bachelor of Engineering)

  • MSc (Master of Sciences)

  • ME (Master of Engineering)

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

  • Doctor of Engineering

Being at the right place at the right time is pretty important for all the professionals. Make sure the course you choose focuses on the areas that match both your interests and your career aspirations. Studying abroad will not only enhance your career but also do wonders to your personality. If you still have any queries, feel free to reach out to IDP’s international education specialists and we will be happy to help you.

Know more about the Engineering courses in top study abroad destinations





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Updated on April 26, 2022

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