Tech universities in the US, UK and APAC

Tech universities are extremely popular among international students. There’s a large demand for programs like computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), especially with automation and AI tech dominating different industries.

upGrad GSP has partnered with multiple tech universities in key study-abroad destinations to help connect students with the institutions and courses that will propel them to the future. Here’s a list of some of the best schools in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia Pacific region that offer technology courses.

 

Tech universities in the United States

The US is home to some of the best schools in the world, including top-notch tech universities that are ready to hone a generation of international students toward a future of innovation and progress. Take a look at the upGrad GSP tech universities that are offering related programs, particularly those in robotics and AI:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest fully accredited university specialising in aviation, aerospace and security intelligence. It’s committed to providing the highest standards of academic achievement, innovation and entrepreneurship through cutting-edge tech, state-of-the-art labs and facilities and accelerated degrees.

Embry-Riddle hosts a wide range of unique degree courses, including the largest aerospace engineering program in the US. Other tech courses students can take are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Unmanned Systems
  • Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Physics
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • PhD in Engineering Physics.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

RIT is one of the largest private universities in the country, yet it evokes a small-school feel thanks to small class sizes and student-to-faculty ratio. Graduates enjoy high employability rates, with over 90% of students entering the workforce, enrolling in further studies or pursuing alternative plans.

RIT is proud to host one of the world’s largest cooperative education programs, with 100% of its programs offering experiential learning opportunities with hiring partners.

Tech programs at RIT include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering – Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – Robotics
  • Bachelor of Science in Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microsystems Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Imaging Science.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a global leader in higher education, technology innovation, research and development. It works as a resource in technology deployment and commercialisation in collaboration with international micro and nanoelectronics industries. It also has a robust and diverse range of technical programs that combine theory and practice, and students can enjoy experiential learning through high-tech labs and computer science and cybersecurity facilities.

Interested tech students can choose from the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Nanoscale Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nanoscale Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Network and Computer Security (Cybersecurity)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity: Network and Computer Security
  • Master of Science in Nanoscale Science
  • Master of Science in Nanoscale Engineering
  • PhD in Nanoscale Science
  • PhD in Nanoscale Engineering.

Lawrence Technological University (LTU)

LTU is a university that stands on theory and practice. It’s dedicated to equipping students with the technical foundations they need to drive change in the world. The 2024 US News and World Report University Rankings currently ranks it in the top 60 regional universities in the Midwest and it’s 58th in the list of best-value schools in the whole country.

LTU’s tech programs include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Embedded Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (College of Engineering).

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private university in Chicago offering a wide range of engineering degree programs, including aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. It’s committed to advancing technology by empowering students to be innovators and leaders of the future through extraordinary technical education and hands-on experiences.

Illinois Tech’s courses of interest include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence for Computer Vision and Control
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Design and Experiential Media
  • Master of Applied Science in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Science in Autonomous Systems and Robotics.

San José State University (SJSU)

SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. It prides itself on being Silicon Valley’s number-one source of graduates in education, engineering, computer science and business. SJSU graduates are also highly employable, with alumni ranking high among many Fortune 500 companies such as Apple and Google. It currently offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in computer engineering and software engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence program.

Arizona State University – KAPLAN (ASU)

ASU is consistently recognised as the most innovative school in the US by the US News & World Report, making it a top choice among international students looking to pursue a tech career. It offers multiple high-quality programs that are designed to help next-generation innovators thrive while advancing research and development. Tech courses available at ASU include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Robotics
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Electrical Systems
  • Master of Science in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Master of Science in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Systems Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Electrical Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Biomedical Engineering).

Saint Louis University – INTO College

Saint Louis University in Missouri is one of the US’ oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. It’s rated as one of the country’s top research universities and offers high-ranking graduate and undergraduate programs to nearly 13,000 enrollees. Students interested in tech may take their Graduate Pathways in Artificial Intelligence or Strategic Intelligence, both of which are available in one- or two-semester programs.

Bellevue College

Bellevue College is the largest open-access institution of higher learning in Washington, playing host to 27,000 students every year. The school is centred on its students and is committed to providing them with teaching excellence that will advance their lifelong educational development while strengthening their sociocultural growth. Among its high-quality, flexible and accessible educational programs include an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer in Artificial Intelligence program and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development degree with a concentration in artificial intelligence.

Edmonds College

Since 1975, Edmonds College has partnered with Central Washington University to offer bachelor’s degrees locally. Its learning opportunities and services include 20 National Science Foundation grants, service-learning projects with 57 community partners and over 75 public cultural events each year. The school currently offers a program for a Bachelor of Applied Science in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence degree.

 

Tech universities in the United Kingdom

The UK has a long history of providing high-quality education, and that continues until today as long-standing and new universities alike keep up with trends. Here’s a list of partner GSP tech universities that are offering excellent programs.

Buckinghamshire New University (BNU)

BNU is the only university in the UK to offer its Student Union members free access to different events and activities to enrich student life, including sports, parties, workshops and community volunteering. This has helped it rank 2nd in the Student’s Union category at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023, a student-voted ranking that highlights the work institutions have done for students.

BNU’s tech courses include:

  • Master of Sciences in Artificial Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science.

London Metropolitan University

London Met placed 9th in The Times and The Sunday Times UK University Rankings 2024 for teaching quality. The public research university prides itself on integrating work-related experiences into its courses. Students can enjoy placements, client projects and on-campus work while they study.

Conveniently located in London, the university also puts students in a vibrant environment ripe with sociocultural happenings.

London Met’s tech programs include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year)
  • Master of Science in Robotics with Artificial Intelligence.

University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen in Scotland is a consistently top-ranking university, both in the UK and globally. The 500+ year-old university is recognised for its high-quality education and student satisfaction. It’s a hot choice for international students, as it welcomes a diverse community of over 100 nationalities every year.

Tech courses at the University of Aberdeen include:

  • Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Robotics
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering (Electronic and Software)
  • Master of Engineering in Electronic and Software Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Sciences in Computing Science with Industrial Placement
  • Master of Arts in Computing
  • Bachelor of Science in Computing Science.

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University in Wales is another prestigious university that’s continuously awarded for teaching excellence and student experience. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 ranked it 29th, a place up from the previous list.

Aber is known for its integrated approach to Welsh-language teaching and its world-leading research. Students at the university are formed to apply their education to pressing social issues like climate change and global health.

Aber’s tech courses include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (with integrated year in industry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Robotics and Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Embedded Systems Engineering (with integrated year in industry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Space Science and Robotics
  • Master of Engineering in Robotics and Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Robotics and Embedded Systems Engineering (with integrated year in industry).

University of Bedfordshire

Formerly Luton College of Higher Education, the University of Bedfordshire is an internationally recognised and award-winning public research university, with a total of 11 research institutes in operation. It’s highly rated for its employability prospects, with graduates easily finding work or further study after graduation. It consistently ranks in the 251–300 percentile in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings (2020–2023).

The University of Bedfordshire offers a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland is a member of the Russell Group, the UK’s equivalent of the Ivy League. Founded in 1845, it’s one of the oldest universities in the region. It placed 27th in the Complete University Guide University Ranking 2024, thanks to its dedication to innovation, collaboration and engagement.

The school currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Data Science with a Year of Professional Experience for those interested in tech.

University of Brighton

The University of Birmingham is a multi-campus school in southern England. It’s ranked in the top 60 universities in the UK for graduate outcomes (Complete University Guide 2024), and its location, Brighton, is recognised as one of the top 100 student cities in the world (and in the top 10 in the UK).

Tech students at the University of Brighton can take up a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence.

Birmingham City University (BCU)

Birmingham City University is a top-ranking institution that’s home to over 30,000 students from more than 100 countries. International students love BCU for its focus on practice-based learning.

Students who are interested in tech are spoilt with a range of courses at Birmingham City University. These include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering (with or without a Foundation Year)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Games Technology (with or without a Foundation Year)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence (with or without a Foundation Year)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing (Level 6 | Top-up)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing and Information Technology (with or without a Foundation Year)
  • Master of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Science in Smart Manufacturing
  • Master of Science in Advanced Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Advanced Computer Networks
  • Master of Science in Medical Engineering Applications for Healthcare
  • Master of Science in Medical Imaging Technology
  • PhD in Engineering Research Degrees
  • PhD in Computing Research Degrees
  • PGCE Secondary Computer Science.

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities, with more than 30,000 students, 4,000 staff and more than 280,000 alumni around the globe. The progressive applied university’s mission is to make an impact by tackling health, economic and social issues in today’s society.

Tech programs at Sheffield Hallam University include:

  • Master of Philosophy in Robotics
  • Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Science Automation Control and Robotics (Work Experience)
  • PhD in Robotics
  • Master of Science in Automation Control and Robotics.

 

Tech Universities in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific has its share of world-class tech universities offering programs in computer science, information technology and engineering, among others. Here are some GSP partner institutions offering tech programs in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand:

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

SIM is Singapore’s leading private education and lifelong learning institution. For almost 60 years, it has equipped individuals and enterprises to be future-ready by providing innovative, skills-based learning opportunities.

It currently offers a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science (Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence) course awarded by the University of London.

PSB Academy

PSB Academy is founded on practice-based pedagogy. The leading private education institution provides a teaching, learning and networking environment that moulds students to be active innovators and contributors to society. It currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (Edith Cowan University) and a Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (University of Hertfordshire).

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

UTS is a public university that’s top-ranked in Australia. In the recent QS World University Rankings, the young institution rose 47 places to claim the 90th spot. Its research is 100% rated as world standard or above, making it one of the best tech universities in the country.

Some of UTS’ most coveted tech programs include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence / Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Games Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Games Development
  • Master of Artificial Intelligence
  • Master of Engineering (Advanced)
  • Master of Cybersecurity
  • Master of Information Technology (Extension).

Flinders University

For over 50 years, Flinders has been anchored in pioneering research and teaching excellence. The university is determined to teach students to become trailblazers in their respective fields through courses and experiences that teach them to be well-prepared for the future.

Flinders’ tech programs include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – General Entry
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Flexible Entry
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) (Honours)
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic).

Western Sydney University (WSU)

WSU prides itself on its robust student support. It offers a team of dedicated Western Success Advisers, as well as various services like careers support, clinics, counselling, disability services and academic support, designed to help students reach their full potential. The university has two tech-related programs: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering and Master of Artificial Intelligence.

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a global leading university with a strong tradition of innovation and exploration. It’s home to more than 44,000 enrollees and awards more than 10,000 degrees each year through its progressive programs. Students at Macquarie can benefit from more than 190 partner universities for student exchange and 40,000 work placements or community experiences.

Interested tech students can take up a Master of Information Technology in Artificial Intelligence at the school.

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW is recognised as one of the best universities in the world, known for its research initiatives and social impact. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 recognised it in the 84th rank, placing it in the 6th spot among Australian universities. Its commitment to academic excellence has propelled it to be a top global educator and has enabled it to produce graduates that have gone on to win Nobel prizes, government recognitions (e.g. NSW Australian of the year) and other accolades. UNSW currently offers a Master of Engineering Science in Robotics program.

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

CDU is anchored in transformative learning. The university designed its programs, courses, activities and overall operations to ensure not only high-quality education but accessible and meaningful learning. The university is deeply connected and is actively working in collaboration with different communities, industries and alumni to address socioeconomic challenges. It aims to produce graduates who are equally committed to making big contributions to the world. For students interested in tech, CDU offers a Master of Information Technology in Artificial Intelligence program.

RMIT University

One of Australia’s original tertiary institutions, RMIT University is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. It has an international reputation for outstanding professional and vocational education, applied research and industry engagement, and its students can enjoy the fruits of these across four academic colleges and 16 academic schools. Postgraduate tech students can further their studies through the university’s Master of Artificial Intelligence program.

Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia provides high-quality vocational and higher education in a wide range of academic disciplines, delivered through partnerships with other prestigious schools and colleges.

Tech courses at Torrens University Australia include:

  • Associate Degree of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) – Billy Blue College of Design
  • Bachelor Of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) – Media Design School NZ.

Deakin University

In 2019, Deakin University was named the number one university in Victoria for undergraduate employment outcomes. It hosts over 60,000 students from all over the world, all of whom can take advantage of excellent programs, over 150 clubs and societies across campuses and a wide range of student support services. Students can get involved through more than 150 clubs and societies across all campuses, plus take advantage of a wide range of student services and support.

Deakin’s tech programs include:

  • Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence (Professional)
  • Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Analytics.

 

Connect students to tech universities with GSP

Students interested in pursuing courses in tech, particularly in the fields of robotics and AI, are spoilt for choice! With so many options in the US, UK and APAC region, it can be challenging to zero in on the right path. But upGrad GSP can help you connect learners with the best tech universities and degrees for them.

Check out the upGrad GSP platform or contact one of our Business Development Managers to learn more about our partner tech universities and the courses they offer!

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