10 Best Engineering universities in Africa – See Details

10 Best Engineering universities in Africa - See Details

Are you looking for the best Engineering universities in Africa to study? This article is about the Top 10 Best Engineering Institutions in Africa. The location and contacts of these institutions are also provided. Africa is the 2nd largest continent in the world.

Africa is a continent having a population of 1.111 billion in 2013. The area of this heavily populated continent is 11.67 million sq. miles. In terms of population, this is the world’s 2nd largest continent. 6% of the total surface area of the Earth is covered by Africa.

There are fifty-four countries in Africa while two are disputed. Africa is famous all over the world and attracts lots of tourists. There are many amazing places to visit in Africa. Wildlife parks of Africa are popular and are visited by many tourists. Such as Volcanoes National park in Rwanda and Kruger national park in Africa.

Africa is also known for its beaches. Such as Nosy Be in Madagascar and Dahab town in Egypt are wonderful places to visit. Dahab was also known as a fishing village. Cape Town in South Africa is also one of the amazing places to live in and study.

But besides all these amazing places there are many prestigious educational institutes in Africa. So we will tell you about the best universities in Africa engineering. Following are those best African institutes that we have ranked:

List of Top Ten Best Engineering Institutions in Africa

10. MANSOURA UNIVERSITY

This prestigious best engineering school was founded in 1962 and is situated at Mansoura in Egypt. In the year 2010, the university enrolled 91041 students.

The faculty of engineering has many scientific departments. There are many degrees offered such as Mathematics and Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering and System.

They also offer Electronic and Communication Engineering, engineering school, Textile Engineering and many more. It was given 1167 world rank by Webometrics.


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It was also given the presence rank of 1423, 1674 impact rank and 1047 excellence rank. The continental ranking by webometrics has given to this institute was 5 and in Egypt was ranked 3rd.

9. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

This gigantic top engineering school of the African Continent is situated in Pretoria in South Africa. This prestigious institute was founded on 26th June, in 1873. In 2011 the administrative staff of the institute is5575.

In the year 2012, the university enrolled 336286 students. There are many departments in the School of engineering and many degrees are offered here. Such as Electrical and Mining, Civil & Chemical, Mechanical & Chemical engineering, and many other degrees.

It was given 1074 world rank by Webometrics. It was also given the presence rank of 379, 2131 impact rank and 1918 excellence rank.

8. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

This is a non-profit institute situated in Cairo in Egypt. This independent institute was founded in 1919. In the year 2010, the university enrolled 5984 students.

Full-time Academic staff of institutes is 423 and part-time academic staff of the institute is 126. School of Sciences and Engineering facilitates students who aim to become engineers.

They offered Construction & Architectural Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and many more. It was given 1050 world rank by Webometrics.

It was also given the presence rank of 1182, 974 impact rank and 2207 excellence rank. It was ranked 360th by QS World in 2014. While in Africa QS ranked in 3rd and 1st in Egypt.

7. UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

This research institute is situated in Nairobi in Kenya. In the year 2002, the university enrolled 22000 students.

Institute is affiliated with ACU an ACU is an association of commonwealth universities. College of Architecture and Engineering offers many degrees. Such as civil & Construction, Electrical & Information Engineering, and Geospatial & Space technology.

Besides these, it offers Mechanical & Manufacturing, Environmental & Biosystem Engineering. There are many other degrees offered except these. It was given 855 world rank by Webometrics.

It was also given the presence rank of 330, 2579 impact rank and 1400 excellence rank. The noteworthy alumni of the institute include Davis Chirchir, Felix Koskei and many more.

6. UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

This prestigious good engineering school is present in Durban in South Africa. In the year 2007, the institute enrolled 37850 students.

This well-reputed institute was founded on 1st Jan 2004. It composed of a total of 5 campuses. The school of engineering is accredited by ECSA.ECSA is the engineering council of South Africa.

Students of engineering can specialize in eight areas offered by the institute. Such as Land Surveying, Civil, Electronic, Electrical, Computer, Agricultural, Chemical, and Mechanical Engineering.

It was given 830 world rank by Webometrics. It was also given the presence rank of 2013, 1534 impact rank and 559 excellence rank.

5. UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND

This public best engineering school is situated in Johannesburg in South Africa. In the year 2013, the university enrolled 30833 students. This prestigious institute was established in 1922. 4734 are the administrative staff of this institute. The vice-chancellor of the institute is Professor Adam Habib.

Faculty of engineering and built environment offers many degrees. A few of them are information, Biomedical, Environmental engineering, and many other degrees. The university has also made industrial links to facilitate the students.

It was given 563 world rank by Webometrics. It was also given the presence rank of 1383, 1334 impact rank and 414 excellence rank. It was ranked 250-275 in the world in 2009 by Times and QS World.

4. UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

This research institute was founded in Pretoria, South Africa. It is also one of the best universities in South Africa. In the year 2011, the university enrolled 62000 students. The institute has faculty of engineering, Built environment & IT for students who aim to become engineers.

It offers Biosystem, Civil, Chemical, engineering school, Electronic, Computer engineering, and many other degrees. It was given 494 world rank by Biometrics. It was also given the presence rank of 404, 1247 impact rank and 608 excellence rank.

In 2010, QS World Ranked it 351-400 in engineering and IT and in 2009 they ranked it 291. It was ranked 368 in 2007 by QS World in Engineering and IT. As of 2010, the endowment of the institute is RS 470 million.

3. CAIRO UNIVERSITY

This is a public institute of Giza in Egypt. This prestigious top engineering school was founded on 21st Dec 1908. In the year 2009, the university enrolled 257200 students.

In 1816 the school of engineering was established in Egypt. But after some years it was moved to Cairo district Bulaq. In 1905 “Royal School of Engineering” the new building was built. This building was named as Faculty of engineering in 1935.

The Faculty of engineering have fourteen departments. Few of them are Architectural, engineering school, chemical, and computer engineering. 35 Deans have served the Faculty of engineering since 1816. The university is affiliated with UNIMED.

It was given 474 world rank by Webometrics. It was also given the presence rank of 760, 449 impact rank and 633 excellence rank. According to global university ranking ARWU ranked it 401-500 and QS ranked it 551-600.

2. STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

This prestigious institute was founded in 1866. It is a public institute of Hellenistic, South Africa. It is one of the best research institutes in Africa. In the year 2010, 27694 students were enrolled in this institute. The faculty of Engineering was established in 1944.

There are almost 3400 students enrolled in the faculty of engineering. Among them 2600 are undergraduates. While 800 are postgraduates. It offers Civil, Electrical & Electronic, engineering school, Process, and Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering.

The degrees of BEng is accredited by ECSA. ECSA is the engineering council of South Africa. It was given 462 world rank by Biometrics. It was also given the presence rank of 757, 1120 impact rank and 454 excellence rank. It was given the 3rd rank in Africa by Times and QS.

According to global University Rankings of Times, it was given 251-275 category rank. While QS globally ranked it 390.


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1. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

This is the best public research top engineering school in Africa. This research institute is situated in Rondebosch, Cape Town in South Africa. According to the 2013 estimate, 25508 students were enrolled in this university.

This popular institute was founded on 1st Oct 1829. Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degrees are offered here. Beside these Architecture, Planning and Geomatics and Construction Economics & Management are also offered.

This top engineering school is offered under the faculty of Engineering & built environment.

It was given 328 world rank by Webometrics. It was also given the presence rank of 1039, 568 impact rank and 267 excellence rank. In Africa, it was ranked 1st by Times.

While globally it was given the university ranking of 113 by Times and 141 by QS.

Summary

The above mentioned are top engineering institutes that we have ranked. They are famous in different countries of the world. As students from all over the world come here to live and study.

The students in Africa who aim to do engineering must know about these prestigious institutes of Africa. The hard reality is it is very difficult to get admission in these institutes. You must have good grade points to qualify for the admission.

Author: Uwem Usen

Authored by Uwem Usen, a passionate technological blogger. Administrator of Mumutechnology (technology solution blog), prolific speaker at both local and international forums. My mission is to provide technological solution to the world.

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