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Engineering and Technology

An engineering technologist is a specialist dedicated to the development, design, and implementation of engineering and technology. Engineering technology education is more of a broad specialized and applied engineering education. Engineering Technologists often work with traditional engineers not under them however the Engineering Technologist Mobility Forum indicates that an engineering technologist's work should have required the exercise of independent engineering judgment for manufacturing firms, product improvement, design and construction, and government agencies applying engineering principles and technical skills. Engineering technologists also may assume senior management positions in industry or become entrepreneurs.

Read on to discover the top 10 universities this year in the faculty of Engineering and Technology…

1.Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges.

2.Stanford University

Stanford University enrolls more than 8,000 graduate and professional school students studying in some 65 departments. Stanford offers many opportunities for graduate students to pursue multidisciplinary teaching, learning and research. Recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, Stanford has one of the most renowned faculties in the nation. Stanford's extraordinary students - men and women of all races, ethnicities and ages - are distinguished by their love of learning and desire to contribute to the greater community.

3.University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world?s leading academic institutions. Widely known as "Cal," the campus is renowned for the size and quality of its libraries and laboratories, the scope of its research and publications, and the distinction of its faculty and students. National rankings consistently place Berkeley's undergraduate and graduate programs among the very best in a variety of disciplines.

4.University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is rich in history - its famous Colleges and University buildings attract visitors from all over the world. But the University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students. The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and one of the largest in the United Kingdom.

5.University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

A Brief History of UCLA University of California, Los Angeles With only 11,000 inhabitants in 1880, the pueblo of Los Angeles convinced the state government to establish a State Normal School in Southern California. Enthusiastic citizens contributed between $2 and $500 to purchase a site, and on August 29, 1882, the Los Angeles Branch of the State Normal School welcomed its first students in a Victorian building that had been erected on the site of an orange grove. By 1914 Los Angeles had grown to a city of 350,000, and the school moved to new quarters?a Hollywood ranch off a dirt road that later became Vermont Avenue.

6.Yale University

Yale University is currently ranked 15th in the world overall, and its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences enrolls approximately 2,800 students, a third of whom are international students. Yale’s School of Art claims to be “devoted not only to the refinement of visual skills, but to the cultivation of the mind”, and the university ranks particularly well for arts and humanities subjects such as English literature and language, history, and modern languages.

7.Princeton University

Ranked 11th in the world overall, Princeton University has its own Art Museum, which was established in 1882 to enable students to be enriched and inspired by access to original works of art. It contains over 92,000 objects, ranging from ancient to contemporary art, and also serves as a community resource and an attraction for national and international visitors. Six members of Princeton University’s faculty of humanities have won the National Humanities Medal.

8.Columbia University

Located in New York City, Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is ranked 22nd in the overall world rankings this year, and has climbed from 12th place in last year’s arts and humanities faculty rankings. Columbia’s School of the Arts is “committed to the development of excellence in the fields of Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing”.

9.New York University (NYU)

Also in New York City, New York University (NYU) is 53rd in the world rankings this year. Its oldest and largest division, the College of Arts and Science, offers a wide range of commended arts and humanities courses – from Africana Studies to Women’s Studies. The university’s Institute of Fine Arts is one of the world’s leading graduate schools and research centers in art history, archaeology, and conservation.

10.University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently ranked 27th in the world overall, and benefits from its location in one of the leading arts and entertainment capitals of the world. UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture and its School of Theater, Film and Television are both highly acclaimed, while the university is ranked second in the world for linguistics, behind only Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).