Top five Civil Engineering Schools in the World

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

In response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, Massachusetts Institute of Technology was established in 1861. It adopted a European polytechnic university model. Its campus is spread over 168-acre which was opened in 1916. It is traditionally known for its research and education in engineering, the physical sciences and recently in biology, economics, linguistics, and management as well.

2. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Delft University of Technology is also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, situated in Delft, Netherlands. With total eight faculties and various research institutes,it hosts over 19,000 students. It also has about 3,300 scientists, and more than 2,200 administration and management staff.

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3. National University of Singapore, Singapore

NUS is an autonomous university in Singapore. established in 1905, it is the oldest institute of higher learning in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered. It is a comprehensive, research-intensive university with an entrepreneurial dimension. National University of Singapore is ranked as Asia's top university. It's main campus is located in South-West Singapore, with an area spread over 150 hectares. It has a semester-based modular system. It follows features of the British system and the American system. Students are free to transfer between courses within their first two semesters.

4. Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Imperial College is a public research university in United Kingdom. It was granted a royal charter in 1907, Same year, the college joined the University of London. The curriculum expanded to include medicine after merging with several medical schools. In 2004, Queen Elizabeth II inaugrated the Imperial College Business School. It is organized through faculties for Engineering, Science, Medicine and Business. The main campus is situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The university's prime focus is on emerging technology and its practical application. Imperial's contributions to society includes the development of fibre optics, the discovery of penicillin and holography. It is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.

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5. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge is a public research university in Cambridge, England. It is also known as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Established in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking countries. It grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the towns people.