UCLA Electrical Engineering was ranked fourth in a recent survey of electrical engineering departments around the world by QS Top Universities.
The ranking was published March 8 by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British education and study abroad company. The organization is known for their annual QS World University Rankings, where UCLA is currently ranked 31, and also ranks universities by 46 different subjects, including electrical and electronic engineering.
Last year, QS ranked the electrical engineering department fifth, but raised its ranking to fourth in 2017, above the University of Cambridge. The only universities ahead of UCLA’s department were UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The company values academic reputation the most when ranking universities and gave UCLA Electrical Engineering an academic reputation score of 99.4 out of 100, which outranks UC Berkeley and Stanford University’s electrical engineering departments’ academic reputations.
QS also considers other factors in its subject rankings, including the university’s reputation as an employer, the number of times its published work is cited, and its H-index score, which measures the impact of its research.
Sixteen other UCLA departments ranked in the top 10 for their subject, but Electrical Engineering was ranked the highest.