28 September 2022

Materials Science and Engineering at Sheffield ranks top 5 in the Guardian University Guide 2023

Engineering subjects at the University of Sheffield have been ranked among some of the best in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023, published at the weekend (Saturday 24th September 2022).

Engineering Heartspace building entrance
Engineering Heartspace entrance

The Guardian University Guide has established itself as a key league table for UK universities and features league tables ranking universities on a number of criteria; including student satisfaction scores based on courses, teaching and feedback, as well as the proportion of graduates in employment or further study after graduation.

  • Mechanical engineering (5th)
  • General engineering - which includes our materials science and engineering and bioengineering courses (5th)
  • Aerospace engineering (6th)

Engineering courses also ranked in the top 20 places to study for the following: Computer science and information systems (11th), civil engineering (11th), Electronic and electrical engineering (which includes our courses in our Department of Automatic Controls and Systems Engineering) (19th)

Professor Jim Litster, VP and Head of Engineering, said: "I’m delighted with such positive results for departments across the Faculty of Engineering in this year's rankings. These outcomes reflect our commitment to excellence in learning and teaching, delivering a world-class education and outstanding student experience, and providing our graduates with the best career prospects possible and engineers ready to solve the grand challenges of today and the future."

We are so proud of this ranking. It is a true reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff and students. We strive to foster an environment where students are supported and given the best opportunities to achieve their personal goals, engage with industry and to develop skills which will see them thrive in their future careers.

Professor Serena Cussen

Head of Department, Materials Science and Engineering


You can access the Guardian University Guide 2023 here.

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