Engineering tuition fees across countries: When it comes to studying abroad, majority of the international students run for either management or engineering programmes. STEM, of which engineering is a part, is one of the most popular fields opted by both domestic and international students across the world. One of the major reasons is that engineering programmes fall in the list of the highest paying courses of the world. Civil, Petroleum and IT engineers are some the highest paid employees in the world with Petroleum engineers known to extract an average starting salary of $80,000. "Having an engineering degree means that you are armed with a skill set that would be in demand everywhere. Of course, being in demand results in high packages in every industry," says Mr. Kent D Thomas, Assistant Vice President, International Programmes, Missouri State University,
Needless to say, such huge demand also makes engineering one of the expensive programmes in the world with countries like the USA and UK charging upwards USD 40,000. But that is only the engineering tuition fees. If you consider living and travelling expenses, the cost is almost double annually.
Before planning to pursue an engineering course abroad, check the engineering tuition fees at the top colleges of some major study abroad destinations. Also find the living expenses involved in the cost of studying engineering abroad.
Engineering in USA: Study cost
The USA is one of the most popular and expensive destinations for engineering studies. Over 20% of international students opt for engineering in USA, proof that the programme generates a lot of attention among students. Engineering is also one of the highest paying courses in the country with the average salary for engineering graduates being over $63,000 annually. However, considering the high return, the cost of studying engineering in USA also runs high, especially for international students. The average cost of studying engineering in USA can go upwards $40,000 and that is only in terms of fixed academic charges. So, if you were to add costs like accommodation and living expenses, the cost could be above $60,000 annually.
Engineering tuition fees in USA for top 5 colleges:
Tuition fees UG
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
$42,240( 8-10 units)$64,960 (less than 8 units)
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Cost of Living:
Weekly Expenditures ($US)
Engineering in UK: Study cost
Of the total 5,00,000 international students in UK, over 60,000 are pursuing engineering. The country’s universities rank among the highest in terms of engineering programme. 10 universities from UK rank among the top 100 engineering colleges in the world, three of which -- University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and University of Oxford -- rank among the top 10. One of the mjor aspects of studying engineering in UK is that majority of the universities offer a one year full time MSc degree in engineering, unlike in many countries where the course duration in 2 years. This is a major benefit for many students who want to wrap up their degree within a short period. That said, engineering programmes in UK are also known to be on the costlier side. In most colleges, the cost of studying engineering in UK is between Â£19,000 to Â£28,000.
Engineering tuition fees in UK for top 5 colleges:
Tuition fees UG (annual)
Tuition fees PG
University of Cambridge
Imperial College London
University of Oxford
The University of Manchester
UCL (University College London)
Engineering in Australia: Study cost
International students planning to pursue engineering abroad should definitely have Australia in their list. With as many as seven Australian universities in the world university ranking, the country is the third most popular destination for international students after the USA and UK. Engineering ensures one of the largest intakes of students in Australian campuses. Specialisations like civil and computer science are known to be popular branches that students opt for while studying engineering in Australia. Nonetheless, cost of studying engineering in Australia is also high, especially for international students. In terms of UG and PG courses, tuition fee in Australia tends to be uniform with most of the UG courses charging between AUD35,000-38,000 and that for PG is between AUD35,000-39,000 annually.
Engineering tuition fees in Australia for top 5 engineering colleges:
Tuition fees (UG)
Tuition fees (PG)
Australian National University (ANU)
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
University of Queensland (UQ)
Weekly Expenditures ($AUD)
Groceries and Eating out
Engineering in Canada: Study cost
Canada has been making a name for itself in the international studies scene for quite sometime now. The country, which attracts a huge number of international students to its shores annually, is known for its highly ranked institutions. Engineering is again the second most popular course after management among international students in Canada. Canada is home to universities like the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, which figure among the top engineering colleges in the world. Further, Canada is also one of those cheaper study destinations for international students, especially in terms of engineering programmes. Eg, an engineering degree from Australia could cost you AUD 50, 000 but that in Canada could be wrapped up in CAD 40,000 annually.
Engineering tuition fees in Canada for top 5 engineering colleges:
Tuition fees PG (per term)
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
University of Alberta
UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al
Average cost per month (CDN)
Engineering in Germany: Study cost
For many international students, Germany and engineering go hand in hand. The country, which is known across the world for cutting edge automotive industry, attracts the maximum number of students in its engineering programmes both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Nearly 50% of the foreign students in the country opt for STEM subjects at the Masters level with MS in engineering specialisations taking the lead.
Another very important reason why Germany is the hotspot for engineering studies is because majority of the public funded institutes in the country charge low or no tuition fee at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This, of course, brings down the cost of studying engineering in Germany by a huge margin. Again, there are other costs involved in studies like international student charges and administrative costs. Since tuition fee dominates the study cost, its absence brings a huge relief to students.
Apart from administrative charges students also have to take care of living expenses when they plan to study engineering in Germany.
Cost of living:
Average Monthly Expenditures (â¬)
Engineering in New Zealand: Study cost
In terms of study abroad destinations, New Zealand is definitely the new kid in the block and a popular one, too. Currently, the country has over 46, 000 international students, many of whom are enrolled in STEM subjects. Engineering is, of course, one of the most popular subjects among international students. “We have observed that STEM subjects continue to interest students coming to study in New Zealand, evidently, because of the flexibility the universities offer,” says Mr. Grant Mcpherson, Chief Executive of Education New Zealand.
Like in other countries, the cost of studying engineering in New Zealand depends on the specialization the student takes. At the undergraduate level, the University of Auckland charges an annual tuition fee of NZ$40,633, while the University of Canterbury has a fee range of NZ$29,100- $38,900 for different engineering specializations.
Engineering tuition fees inNew Zealand for top 5 engineering colleges:
Annual Tuition fee
The University of Auckland
NZ$37,025 (Engineering); NZ$45,512 (Engineering -geothermal energy courses)
University of Otago
University of Canterbury
Victoria University of Wellington
NZ$31,410 - $34,590
Average Weekly Expenditures ($NZ)
Engineering in Singapore: Study cost
The Island country of Singapore has been creating quite a buzz for some time in the international education scenario, thanks to its highly sought after and industry centric management programmes. However, management is not the only course Singapore is famous for. The City-State has also been attracting many international students to its engineering programmes. Singapore is home to some of the top notch engineering colleges in the world like the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In terms of cost, Singapore is also one of the costlier places to study in the world, coming only second to Australia according to HSBC. In fact, cost of studying engineering at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, the two top-ranked universities in Singapore and which are ranked 12th and 13th respectively in the QS world ranking 2015, can reach upwards of S$30,000.
Engineering tuition fees in Singapore for top 5 engineering colleges:
National University of Singapore
UG, Master’s and Doctoral
Nanyang Technological University
S$ 29,950- S$32,430
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Monthly Cost (S$)
$100 to S$250
Books and stationery
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