Heriot Watt University

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Ranking of Heriot Watt University

University Ranking

The Complete University Guide - University Ranking and The Guardian - University Rankings have ranked Heriot Watt University as one of the world's best universities. The Complete University Guide ranks the institution as number 34, while The Guardian ranks it as number 45. Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, and Graduate Prospects are among the ranking criteria utilised by The Complete University Guide. Entry Standards, Student-Faculty Ratio, Value-Added Services, and Career Prospects are the primary ranking factors considered by The Guardian.


Heriot Watt University is ranked among the top universities in the world by QS World University Ranking, THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking, and US News & World Report - Global Universities, according to the Heriot Watt University world ranking. The QS ranking for Heriot Watt University in 2023 is 281. For 2023, THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking has ranked the institution between 501 and 600


QS places a heavy emphasis on Academic Reputation (40%), followed by Faculty/Student Ratio (20%) and Citations per Faculty (20%), whereas Times Higher Education (THE) places equal emphasis on Teaching, Research, and Citations (30%). As part of their ranking methodology, US News & World Report considers Global Research Reputation, Regional Research Reputation, and Number of Publications Cited (12.5% each) among other ranking parameters and has ranked Heriot Watt University 725 for 2023.


Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings401-500501-600701-800801-900NA
QS - World University Ranking312302314301270
THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking351-400301-350251-300351-400501-600
The Complete University Guide - University Ranking (UK) 2935352923
The Guardian - University Rankings2666613536
US News & World Report - Global Universities542563563580663


Course Ranking

When discussing Heriot Watt University course rankings, the university's business, engineering, and computer courses have been ranked. The Complete University Guide and The Guardian have ranked Heriot Watt University among the top 50 universities for its business programmes, including Accounting and Finance TC, Business & Management Studies, Accounting & Finance Rankings, and Business, Management & Marketing. The university's undergraduate and graduate programmes were ranked 113 and 170 by QS World University for 2023.


According to The Complete University Guide and The Guardian, Heriot Watt University's engineering courses are ranked among the top 40 in various disciplines. THE (Times Higher Education) also ranked the university's PG Engineering and Technology programme between 201 and 250. The university is ranked 32 by The Complete University Guide - Computer Science and between 301 and 400 by THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers for its computer courses.


Ranking for Business Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Accounting & FinanceNA201-250201-250201-250NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and EconomicsNA201-250201-250251-300301-400
The Complete University Guide - Accounting & Finance Ranking2217231513
The Complete University Guide - Business & Management Studies (UK) 2735322721
The Guardian - Accounting & Finance Rankings816472516
The Guardian - Business, Management & Marketing946242956
The Guardian - Guardian Economics Rankings38242311
Ranking for Engineering Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Engineering and Technology 264243237220NA
QS - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering Rankings201-250151-200151-200151-200NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Engineering and Technology 251-300251-300251-300201-250251-300
The Complete University Guide - Chemical Engineering Ranking81416148
The Complete University Guide - Civil Engineering Ranking182422204
The Complete University Guide - Electrical & Electronic Engineering122328157
The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering Ranking 251415815
The Guardian - Chemical Engineering1525221516
The Guardian - Civil Engineering2730101210
The Guardian - Electronic & Electrical Engineering1439361615
The Guardian - Mechanical Engineering2388937
Ranking for Computers Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers 201-250301-400301-400301-400251-300
The Complete University Guide - Computer Science 2625343218
Ranking for Science Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics Rankings101-150101-150101-150101-150NA
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Physics Rankings401-500401-500NANANA
QS - Physics and Astronomy Rankings251-300251-300251-300251-300NA
QS - QS - Biological Sciences RankingsNANA501-550501-550NA
QS - QS - Mathematics Rankings201-250201-250201-250201-250NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings251-300251-300201-250201-250301-400
The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences Rankings3542332742
The Complete University Guide - Physics & Astronomy Rankings3325222511
The Complete University Guide - Psychology Rankings3853535336
The Guardian - Guardian Physics Rankings3843413227
Ranking for Humanities Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts & Humanities RankingsNANANANA201-250
The Complete University Guide - Art & Design Rankings1115182815


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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about Heriot Watt University
What is Heriot-Watt college known for?
Heriot-Watt is a specialized, forward-thinking university with a global presence, highly employable graduates, and internationally acclaimed, cutting-edge research. It was one of the 23 colleges granted university status in the 1960s and is well known for its emphasis on science and engineering.
How do you enrol in courses at Heriot-Watt college?
Once you have finished online enrollment, you can register and pay for the course(s) through the Student Portal (myHWU). Our Enrolment sections contain comprehensive instructions and data regarding the arrangements for enrolling students.
How to change course at Heriot-Watt college?
Students can switch their courses during the first three weeks of the semester. To switch a course, choose "Course Swap" from the "Student Menu" under self-service. You can find further instructions online as you go through the process.
Is Heriot-Watt college good for international students?
Yes, more than a third of Heriot-7,000 Watt's students in Edinburgh are from outside the UK. The 10,000 students enrolled in its international programs from 150 different nations reflect the university's global perspective.
What is the minimum GPA requirement to get into Heriot-Watt College?
For a fair probability of admission to Heriot-Watt University Dubai, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3. Heriot-Watt University Dubai mandates this of all applicants.
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