What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineering is a branch of engineering which is dedicated to designing, creating, developing and maintaining various mechanical systems. It is a broad engineering area, combining methods and topics of Materials Engineering, Physics (Mechanics and Thermodynamics), IT and Computer Sciences, Structural Analysis.
Students in Mechanical Engineering can choose such specializations as transportation systems, combustion, nanotechnology, robotics and many other.
The first years of undergraduate study program in Mechanical Engineering are usually dedicated to basic topics of Mechanical Engineering. Students also undertake core courses in Physics and IT. During the last years of education students can choose the specialization and the curricula will depend on the choice they made, but courses in IT, Mathematics and Physics will stay mandatory for all students.
The undergraduate study program in Mechanical Engineering can last from three to four years, graduates receive a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science degree. The curricula consists of lectures, seminars and practical lessons, some universities encourage students to pass an internship.
Entry requirements for Mechanical Engineering
Applicants for undergraduate study programs in Mechanical Engineering should have high grades and strong background in Mathematics and Physics.Sometimes universities ask applicants to complete at least one year of education in a relevant area with high GPA scope and then apply for an undergraduate study program in Mechanical Engineering in the chosen foreign university.
English proficiency for applicants for Mechanical Engineering study programs is always required, since all study programs in Mechanical Engineering which can be found on our website are taught in English. Applicants whose native language is other from English need to pass a language test such as TOEFL or IELTS and submit the results with the application form. Those applicants who have already completed a degree in English usually do not have to pass the language test again.
According to QS Top Universities Ranking by Subject 2016-2017 the best institution hosting a degree in Mechanical Engineering is Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA. All information about this university, including question form, which you can use for all further questions to university, can be found on our website in the university's profile. Other world leading universities with a study programs in Mechanical Engineering are - Stanford University, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Oxford, the University of Tokyo, Imperial College London. Most of these universities are located in USA or UK. Some special tips for applicants for these countries can be found on our website.