TU Delft Rankings

How does TU Delft compare to other universities in the world?

Take a course from TU Delft and have access to faculty of the highest caliber. Don’t just take our word for it. This is based on its position in the QS World University Rankings. TU Delft is ranked among the top universities: #15 in the world and at #6 in Europe for Engineering & Technology. 

In the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subjects, three of our fields of study make the global top 10: 

   Architecture/Built Environment (#3);
   Civil Engineering (#3);
   Mechanical Engineering (#7).

Your certificate from TU Delft is therefore associated with the academic rigor and world-class expertise that you will benefit from during your course, and which will support you in your future endeavors.

TU Delft is also a front runner and thought-leader in online education*, so taking courses with TU Delft ensures that your online learning journey will be a successful one. 

*MIT 2018 report Global state of the art in engineering education 


This figure shows the ranking of TU Delft in various subjects according to three ranking institutions, in The Netherlands (inner circle), Europe (middle circle) and worldwide (outer circle). Ranking institutions include:

   QS World University ranking
   Times Higher Education Rankings (THE)
   ARWU/Shanghai Rankings

TU Delft tops 2020 global MOOC rankings

TU Delft has topped the 2020 World University Rankings Based On MOOC Performance (WURMP). The new rankings examine the performance of universities based on five criteria:

   The number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) provided by a university. TU Delft offers 94.
   The number of learning pathways, series of several MOOCs offering participants more comprehensive insight into a subject. TU Delft has 10 learning pathways.
   The number of micro-credentials, a certificate that participants can obtain if they successfully complete several connected MOOCs. TU Delft has nine.
   The number of programmes in which a BSc or MSc diploma can be obtained via MOOCs. There are no such programmes at TU Delft.
   The position of the university in the world rankings of THE, QS and ARWU.