Ranking and reputation

We're proudly recognised as New Zealand's top university and Engineering faculty.

Top of the class

The University of Auckland remains in 82nd place in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, solidifying our place as New Zealand's highest-ranked university, and putting us in a class of our own. The 2018 rankings also confirms that the Faculty of Engineering has consolidated its position as New Zealand's top Engineering faculty.

This ranking is based on relevant criteria 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.

In good company

According to recent rankings by subject, we are ranked 39th in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering and the top position in the country. We're additionally ranked as first in New Zealand in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

In 2015, our faculty made it to the 19th position worldwide for employer reputation, indicating that we're doing our part in ensuring that our students are career-ready upon graduation.

More about employer reputation

At 10%, the QS Employer Reputation survey is one component of an overall QS World University Ranking. This section of the survey is 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