Faculty of Engineering

World Ranking and Employer Reputation

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to be a part of New Zealand's top university as well as being the leading Engineering faculty in New Zealand. Employers value our graduates highly across all our specialisations.


The Faculty of Engineering has consolidated its position as New Zealand's top Engineering Faculty with the release of the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland was ranked 1 in New Zealand across all 5 Engineering disciplines. 


Top of the Class

The University of Auckland has risen to 82 (from its 2014 position of 92) in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. This solidifies our place as New Zealand's highest-ranked university, and puts us in a class of our own. This ranking is based on relevant critera that include: academic reputation, faculty citations, faculty-to-student ratio, international student numbers, and employer reputation. We are additionally rated as a QS Five Stars Plus institution.

Read about the QS World University Rankings here.


What is employer reputation?

Employer Reputation is a critical component of employability. The majority of university graduates searching for employment are considered on the basis of their industry experience, skills and the educational institution where they studied.

This is why the University of Auckland is so proud to be counted amongst the world’s finest universities for both undergraduate and postgraduate Engineering programmes.


Keeping company with the world’s brightest minds

According to the prestigious and respected QS World Ranking®, the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering is in exceptional company. In 2015, our faculty made it to 19th in the world for the employer reputation component of the ranking.


About the QS World Ranking Employer Reputation survey

The QS Employer Reputation survey is one component of an overall QS World University Ranking®. This makes up 10% of the overall rankings score.

The employer reputation part of the survey was calculated using the following:

  • An extensive database of employers in key markets all over the world, accumulated over the 20 years.
  • Partner organisations such as media agencies and job portals.
  • Lists of employers supplied by universities, with submissions screened to limit the risk of bias.
  • A database of previous respondents to the survey.

More information about the methodology behind the QS World Ranking®'s Employer Reputation component can be found here.


QS World Ranking 2015 Employer reputation

Rank University Location QS Stars
1 University of Cambridge UK 5
2 University of Oxford
UK 5
3 Harvard University   USA 5
4 The University of Melbourne Australia -
5 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore -
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
USA 5+
7 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)
Australia 5+
8 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong -
9 Stanford University USA 5
10 Seoul National University
Korea -
10 The University of Sydney Australia 5+
12 Imperial College London UK -
13 The University of Tokyo Japan -
14 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong -
15 Monash University Australia 5+
16 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia -
17 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland -
18 The Australian National University Australia -
19 The University of Auckland New Zealand 5+
20 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 5+


Find out more about studying engineering at the University of Auckland