In its best result to date, UNSW now has 23 subjects in the top 50, up from 21 in 2016.
UNSW’s Mineral and Mining Engineering has leapt 11 places to 5th in the world in the 2017 QS subject rankings.
Other big movers are Environmental Sciences, which moved up nine places to 15th, and the Business School’s Accounting & Finance, up two places to 11th and the highest-ranked Australian university.
The other three subjects ranked in the top 20 are Law (14), Civil & Structural Engineering (16) and Psychology (18).
Once again, every subject area within Engineering and Technology is ranked in the world’s top 50.
In Australia, UNSW ranks number one in Civil & Structural Engineering, Psychology, Materials Science and Accounting & Finance.
The Business School's Business & Management jumped one spot to 23, while Economics & Econometrics moved up six places to 32, complementing Accounting and Finance's 11th place.
“Virtually all our 43-strong faculty have committed to achieving this outcome in the critical areas of research, learning and teaching, and external engagement and leadership," said Professor Jerry T. Parwada, Head of the School of Banking & Finance. "The current QS ranking is consistent with our placing on other international rankings that confirm our school as one of the top finance schools in the Asia-Pacific region and in the top 40 globally.”
The Business School's effort follows a recent announcement that its online MBA program is now 4th best in the world, according to The Financial Times.
The 2017 rankings feature four new subjects, and UNSW ranked in two of them: Anatomy & Physiology (22) and Sports-related Subjects (23).
Now in their seventh year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on the expert opinion of almost 75,000 academics and more than 41,000 employers, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database.