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McMaster Engineering disciplines ranked among Canada’s bestAugust 5, 2020

Fourteen academic disciplines at McMaster Engineering are ranked among the best in Canada by ShanghaiRanking, which published the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects this summer.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published by ShanghaiRanking, rated 14 McMaster Engineering academic disciplines among the best in the world 

In the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2020, 11 McMaster Engineering disciplines ranked within the top 10 in Canada, with metallurgical engineering securing the number one spot. 

Internationally, civil engineering ranked 33rd overall, making it one of only two subject areas at McMaster University ranked within the top 50 worldwide. Clinical medicine ranked 46th in the world. 

Transportation science & technology increased its rank to 51st internationally, moving it within the top 75 worldwide. 

The other top-ranked engineering subjects at McMaster include civil engineering (3rd in Canada), water resources (4th), transportation science and technology (5th), nanoscience & nanotechnology (6th), computer science & engineering (6th), mechanical engineering (7th), electrical & electronic engineering (8th), materials science & engineering (9th), energy science & engineering (10th) and chemical engineering (10th).  

“McMaster Engineering’s strong representation in national and global rankings is testament to the thriving culture of innovation and teamwork across the Faculty,” says Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering at McMaster University.  

“It is made possible through the research of our faculty members who partner with industry and create startups, the support provided by our staff, and our engaged students who transform ideas into solutions.” 

ARWU uses a series of indicators, such as number of overall papers, citations in top journals, international collaborations and other metrics to determine yearly rankings. 

More than 4,000 universities are ranked in 54 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. McMaster was ranked as one of the world’s top institutions in all 54 subject areas. 

ShanghaiRanking began publishing Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects in 2009.