Where to study mechanical engineering

Studying abroad offers a unique learning opportunity with exciting benefits for your future in mechanical engineering. Overseas education colleges have extraordinary facilities from well-resourced libraries, state of the art computer facilities, world class researchers, international companies, to student support services.

With that in mind, Masters in Mechanical Engineering is one of the most sought after study abroad courses today.



United States of America has the most number of top mechanical engineering schools; 29 out of world’s top 100. Most of the MS courses at American universities are research-centric, which is exactly what students need. They also provide scholarship opportunities for those with a strong academic background. The most sought after colleges in USA are: California Institute of Technology, Purdue University, UCLA, Northwestern University, Cornell University, Princeton University, Pennsylvania State University, and Texas A&M University.

Having 28 mechanical engineering universities in the top 100, UK is the second best study abroad destination for the course. A downside to studying in UK is that there are limited job opportunities post graduation owing to the country’s strict visa rules. The top universities in the UK for mechanical engineering are: Cranfield University, University of Manchester, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, University of Bath, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, and University of Southampton.

With 14 universities in the top 100, Germany is the third most popular place for pursuing MS in mechanical engineering. 6 appear in the top 50 and the number would have been higher were it not for the language barrier as all courses are taught in German. These top universities are: Rheinisch-Westfälische, Technische Hochschule Aachen, Technische Universität München, Universität Stuttgart, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Technische Universität Berlin.

Canada is also a popular study abroad destination for mechanical engineering.

XL Pathfinders are the study abroad consultants of choice for students wanting to study mechanical engineering abroad  We have helped hundreds of students over the past few years get into their university of choice. The success can be attributed to our philosophy of having small batch sizes to ensure our trainers can focus on each student’s individual needs and requirements.

Secure admission into your ideal overseas university for mechanical engineering with the guidance of XL Pathfinders.

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