Your complete guide to a PhD in General Engineering & Technology

Everything you need to know about studying a PhD in General Engineering & Technology

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General Engineering and Technology refers to a broad understanding of Applied Engineering and generic knowledge of technological equipment, methods and processes. It is an interdisciplinary area that involves mathematical and computer skills, basic understanding of mechanics, material physics and statistics. Although they have less theoretical knowledge, General Engineering graduates gain expertise in the application of engineering principles in various technological issues and they can convert conceptual schemes into functioning systems.

Students typically choose further areas of concentration or technological fields of expertise. Specialisations include Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Control, Automotive Technology, power transmission and distribution technology or computer-aided drafting.

General Engineering and Technology degrees place great importance on laboratory practice and on application-based examples. Students acquire fundamental engineering principles useful in operating modern technology and design methods, and possess multidisciplinary skills and knowledge to address industrial operations.

General Engineering and Technology graduates ca find work in architecture offices, construction companies, insurance agencies, and engineering firms, or in research and development. Examples of job titles include garage technician, development technician, quality engineering technician, general maintenance technician, process technician, among many others.

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Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017)
Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin, China 1
Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China 2
Tsinghua University Beijing, China 3
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore 4
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan, China 5
The University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 6
Beihang University Beijing, China 7
Polytechnic University of Catalonia Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain 8
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, United States 9
Southeast University Nanjing, China 10
National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan 11
Jilin University Changchun, China 12
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Daejeon, South Korea 13
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland 13
Aalborg University Aalborg, Denmark 15
National University of Singapore Singapore, Singapore 16
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Lausanne, Switzerland 17
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China 18
Dalian University of Technology Dalian, China 19
University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 20
Tianjin University Tianjin, China 21
National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan 22
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, United States 23
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Xiaolingwei, China 24
Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an, China 25
University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom 26
Imperial London, United Kingdom 27
University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada 28
Chongqing University Chongqing, China 29
Tohoku University Sendai-shi, Japan 30
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Delft, Netherlands 31
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, United States 32
Sapienza University of Rome Roma, Italy 33
Polytechnic University of Valencia Valencia, Spain 34
City University of Hong Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 35
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, United States 35
Politecnico di Milano Milano, Italy 37
University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, China 38
Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria 39
Korea University Seoul, South Korea 40
KU Leuven Brussels, Belgium 41
The University of Manchester Manchester, United Kingdom 42
University of Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom 43
Sorbonne University Paris, France 44
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 45
University of Chicago Chicago, United States 46
Federico Santa María Technical University Valparaíso, Chile 47
Seoul National University Anyang, South Korea 48
University of Padua Padua, Italy 49
Wuhan University Wuhan, China 50
AGH University of Science & Technology Kraków, Poland 101
Aix-Marseille University Marseille, France 101
Autonomous University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 101
Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing, China 101
California Institute of Technology - Caltech Pasadena, United States 101
Chonnam National University Gwangju, South Korea 101
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Villeurbanne, France 101
Ghent University Ledeberg, Belgium 101
Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea 101
Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany 101
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Roorkee, India 101
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden 101
Kyungpook National University Daegu, South Korea 101
Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan 101
Michigan State University East Lansing, United States 101
North Carolina State University Raleigh, United States 101
Osaka University Osaka-shi, Japan 101
Pennsylvania State University State College, United States 101
Polytechnic University of Bari Bari, Italy 101
Politecnico di Torino Turin, Italy 101
RWTH Aachen University Aachen, Germany 101
Sharif University of Technology Tehran, Iran 101
South China University of Technology Guangzhou, China 101
Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, South Korea 101
Darmstadt University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany 101
University of Adelaide Adelaide, Australia 101
University of Auckland Auckland, New Zealand 101
University of Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom 101
Tokyo Institute of Technology Meguro, Japan 101
University Teknologi Malaysia Sekudai, Malaysia 101
University of Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom 101
University of California, Irvine (UCI) Irvine, United States 101
University of California, San Diego San Diego, United States 101
University of Coimbra Coimbra, Portugal 101
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder, United States 101
University of Duisburg-Essen Essen, Germany 101
University of Jinan Jinan, China 101
University of L´Aquila L’Aquila, Italy 101
University of Seville Sevilla, Spain 101
University of Southampton Southampton, United Kingdom 101
University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom 101
University of Tehran, Kish International Campus Kish, Iran 101
University of Tennessee Knoxville Knoxville, United States 101
University of Toronto Pickering, Canada 101
University of Twente (UT) Enschede, Netherlands 101
University of Ulsan Ulsan, South Korea 101
University of Zaragoza Delicias, Spain 101
Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden 101
Warsaw University of Technology Warsaw, Poland 101
Arizona State University Tempe, United States 151
Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing, China 151
Central South University Changsha, China 151
Charles University Prague, Czech Republic 151
Complutense University of Madrid Madrid, Spain 151
Czech Technical University (CTU) Malá Strana, Czech Republic 151
East China University of Science and Technology Shangyu, China 151
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India 151
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Powai, India 151
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi New Delhi, India 151
Isfahan University of Technology Khomeyni Shahr, Iran 151
Jadavpur University Kolkata, India 151
Linköping University Linköping, Sweden 151
Nanjing University Nanjing, China 151
Nanjing University of Science and Technology Nanjing, China 151
Nankai University Tianjin, China 151
National Taipei University of Technology Taipei, Taiwan 151
Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi'an, China 151
Princeton University Princeton, United States 151
RMIT University Melbourne, Australia 151
Toronto Metropolitan University Toronto, Canada 151
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 151
Melbourne Business School Melbourne, Australia 151
University of Texas at Austin Austin, United States 151
The Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) Bauru, Brazil 151
UCL London, United Kingdom 151
University of California, Davis Davis, United States 151
University of Catania Catania, Italy 151
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark 151
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) Nuremberg, Germany 151
University of Florida Gainesville, United States 151
University of Geneva Genève, Switzerland 151
University of Genoa Genoa, Italy 151
University of Granada Granada, Spain 151
University of Liverpool Liverpool, United Kingdom 151
University of Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia 151
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Mainz, Germany 151
The University of Milan Sesto San Giovanni, Italy 151
The University of Oviedo Oviedo, Spain 151
University of Pavia Pavia, Italy 151
University of Porto Porto, Portugal 151
University of Technology Sydney Sydney, Australia 151
University of the Basque Country Lejona, Spain 151
University of Trento Trento, Italy 151
University of Washington Seattle, United States 151
University of Waterloo Waterloo, Canada 151
University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, United States 151
University of Wollongong Wollongong, Australia 151
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Brussels, Belgium 151
Xiamen University Xiamen, China 151
Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark 201
Amirkabir University of Technology Tehran, Iran 201
Autonomous University of Madrid Alcobendas, Spain 201
University of Brescia Brescia, Italy 201
Brunel University London Uxbridge, United Kingdom 201
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Madrid, Spain 201
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, United States 201
Chalmers University of Technology Göteborg, Sweden 201
Chungbuk National University Wanju, South Korea 201
Chungnam National University Seoul, South Korea 201
Colorado State University Fort Collins, United States 201
Columbia University New York City, United States 201
Concordia University Montréal Montreal West, Canada 201
Cornell University Ithaca, United States 201
Harbin Engineering University Harbin, China 201
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Khargapur, India 201
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Perungudi, India 201
INSA Lyon Lyon, France 201
Iowa State University Ames, United States 201
Iran University of Science and Technology Tehran, Iran 201
Jianghan University Wuhan, China 201
Johannes Kepler University Linz Linz, Austria 201
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, United States 201
Keio University Minato, Japan 201
King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 201
Kyung Hee Cyber University Seoul, South Korea 201
Lanzhou University Lanzhou, China 201
LUT University Lappeenranta, Finland 201
Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands 201
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, United States 201
McGill University Montréal, Canada 201
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, United States 201
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) Moscow, Russia 201
National Central University Taoyuan City, Taiwan 201
Instituto Politécnico Nacional Mexico City, Mexico 201
National Sun Yat Sen University Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 201
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taipei, Taiwan 201
National Technical University of Athens Athens, Greece 201
Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 201
Northwestern University Evanston, United States 201
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway 201
University Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France 201
Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Enjitsu, South Korea 201
Rutgers University New Brunswick, United States 201
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” San Nicola la Strada, Italy 201
Shanghai University Shanghai, China 201
Southwest Jiaotong University Chengdu, China 201
Southwest University China Chongqing, China 201
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, United States 201
Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China 201
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong (SAR) 201
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 201
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, United States 201
University of Calgary Calgary, Canada 201
The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom 201
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, United States 201
Tongji University Shanghai, China 201
Institute for European Studies - Universite libre de Bruxelles Brussels, Belgium 201
University of Alcalá Alcalá de Henares, Spain 201
Universidade de Aveiro Aveiro, Portugal 201
University of Belgrade Belgrade, Serbia 201
University of Birmingham Birmingham, United Kingdom 201
University of Bonn Bonn, Germany 201
University of Bremen Bremen, Germany 201
The University of Cagliari Cagliari, Italy 201
UNICAMP - University of Campinas Campinas, Brazil 201
University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand 201
University of Central Florida Orlando East Mobile Home Park, United States 201
University of Florence Florence, Italy 201
University of Hamburg Hamburg, Germany 201
University of Houston Houston, United States 201
University of Lorraine Maxéville, France 201
University of Malaga Málaga, Spain 201
University of Milano - Bicocca Sesto San Giovanni, Italy 201
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Minneapolis, United States 201
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, United States 201
University of Ottawa Ottawa, Canada 201
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, United States 201
University of Salento Lecce, Italy 201
University of Salerno Fisciano, Italy 201
University of South Carolina Columbia, United States 201
University of Strasbourg Strasbourg, France 201
University of Surrey Guildford, United Kingdom 201
University of Turin Turin, Italy 201
Ulm University Ulm, Germany 201
University of Victoria Victoria, Canada 201
University of Warsaw Warsaw, Poland 201
University of Warwick Coventry, United Kingdom 201
University of Zurich Zürich, Switzerland 201
Paris Diderot University Paris, France 201
Rovira i Virgili University Tarragona, Spain 201
Vanderbilt University Nashville, United States 201
Waseda University Shinjuku, Japan 201
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Wroclaw, Poland 201
Zhengzhou University Zhengzhou, China 201
Inha University Incheon, South Korea 51
Islamic Azad University Of Dezful Shushtar, Iran 51
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Karlsruhe, Germany 51
King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 51
Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan 51
Northeastern University China Shenyang, China 51
Peking University Beijing, China 51
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Madrid, Spain 51
Purdue University West Lafayette, United States 51
Shandong University Jinan, China 51
Technical University of Munich München, Germany 51
Texas A&M University College Station, United States 51
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia 51
Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France 51
University of Antwerp Antwerpen, Belgium 51
University of Cambridge Cambridge, United Kingdom 51
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Chengdu, China 51
University of Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal 51
University of Maryland College Park, United States 51
University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy 51
University of Paris Sud Orsay, France 51
Tor Vergata University of Rome Roma, Italy 51
University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 51
Virginia Tech Blacksburg, United States 51
Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea 51
Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing, China 76
Harvard University Cambridge, United States 76
Hunan University of Arts & Science (Changde University) Changde, China 76
Grenoble INP, Graduate schools of Engineering and Management, Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France 76
Monash University Clayton, Australia 76
Nagoya University Nagoya, Japan 76
National Chiao Tung University Hsinchu, Taiwan 76
National Tsing Hua University Hsinchu, Taiwan 76
National University of Defense Technology Changsha, China 76
Pusan National University Yangsan, South Korea 76
Stanford University Stanford, United States 76
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Copenhagen, Denmark 76
The Ohio State University Upper Arlington, United States 76
TU Dresden Dresden, Germany 76
University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain 76
University of Bologna Bologna, Italy 76
University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada 76
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, United States 76
University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany 76
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, United States 76
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich München, Germany 76
University of Nottingham Nottingham, United Kingdom 76
University of Pisa Pisa, Italy 76
University of Sao Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 76
University of Valencia Valencia, Spain 76
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