DMU ranked globally for engineering and technology subjects

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has been ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 301-400 of worldwide universities for engineering and technology.


The 2018 rankings were published by the respected Times Higher Education magazine and relate to a wide range of engineering and technology courses available at DMU, including Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Creative Music Technology, and Audio and Recording Technology.

The rankings are calculated using 13 carefully-calibrated performance indicators linked to teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income to give a comprehensive and balanced comparison of universities across the world.

The quality and range of DMU’s published engineering and technology research and its international impact were two keys factors in the ranking.

High scores were awarded for the number of academic citations its researchers received, and for the institution’s international outlook, for which it was rated 81.5 out of 100, giving DMU a ranking in the top of 100 of all of the ranked institutions.

This worldwide position comes after DMU received a score of 98 per cent in the National Student Survey for satisfaction from students studying Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at DMU.

It also follows DMU’s Gold ranking in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) announced in June, the only Government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.

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The Faculty of Technology has extremely high rates of graduate employability, with 100 per cent of DMU Mechatronics graduates and 92 per cent of DMU Mechanical Engineering graduates going into work or further study within six months of graduation.

Technology students also get the opportunity to apply for year-long work placements, giving them a chance to build real life industry experience.

Professor David Mba, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of DMU’s faculty of Technology, believes that this worldwide recognition is highly significant for the university.

He said: “It’s fantastic to receive this ranking which highlights the excellent engineering and technology courses that are available at DMU. All of the staff and students from the Faculty of Technology should be very proud to be ranked alongside the best universities in the world.

“DMU is a truly global university and to be recognised amongst other international institutions shows the outstanding level of teaching and learning on offer here.”

Other DMU subjects listed in the ranking are Footwear Design, Pharmaceutical Quality by Design and Quality by Design for the Pharmaceutical Industry. The full subject rankings can be viewed online.

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

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