Top Mechanical Engineering Departments Worldwide 2015

In Mechanical Engineering, the principles of engineering, physics and materials science are applied to the design, manufacture and understanding of mechanical systems. With a strong intellectual history as well as excellent career prospects, it is a popular choice of study among engineering students.

As we have already covered lists of the best departments for engineering generally, as well as for Electrical Engineering, and today we are focusing on Mechanical Engineering. Below we’ve listed the twenty best-ranked departments in the world for the study of Mechanical Engineering.

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, United States
  3. Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  5. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  6. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, United States
  7. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  8. Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology, United States
  9. Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  10. Department of Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University, United States
  11. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
  12. George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  13. School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, United States
  14. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
  15. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
  16. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  17. Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  18. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  19. Department of Mechanical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  20. Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

Compiled from the QS World University Rankings, US News & World Report Rankings, and Business Insider Rankings.

Check also our list of Top Mechanical Engineering Departments in Europe here.

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