Best Schools for Mechanical Engineering Degree | University Ranking

Interested in studying from top mechanical engineering schools and institutes in the world? We have compiled a list of best mechanical engineering universities for guidance of students across the globe. An engineering university is incomplete without offering a degree in mechanical engineering. With all this advancement and latest technology in the field of engineering, ranking of universities is established worldwide based on certain factors and score including academic reputation, faculty student ratio, employer reputation, alumni stats, citations in research papers, international faculty, international students, quality assurance, community development, finance and facilities, lab infrastructure, international awards, and various other factors. Key performance indicators (KPIs) are developed for assessment of institutes for ranking of best mechanical engineering universities all over the world.

We have categorized best mechanical engineering schools and universities based on their rankings in their region. Students will find this list useful for their admissions and guideline. This list of best mechanical engineering universities has been prepared based on recent data collection in the year 2020.

Region/ Country Wise Ranking of Mechanical Engineering Institutes

North America | Asia | Latin America | Europe | Oceania | Africa

North America

North America has the privilege to host worlds top two mechanical engineering schools with MIT at number one ranking and Stanford university at number two ranking. Some of the world’s best mechanical engineering universities located in North America are ranked as following:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
  2. Stanford University, United States
  3. Harvard University, United States
  4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), United States
  5. University of Michigan, United States
  6. Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  7. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States
  8. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
  9. McGill University, Canada
  10. Purdue University, United States
  11. Northwestern University, United States
  12. University of Toronto, Canada
  13. Princeton University, United States
  14. Cornell University, United States
  15. University of Texas, United States
  16. Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  17. Columbia University, United States
  18. Duke University, United States
  19. Johns Hopkins University, United States
  20. The Ohio State University, United States
  21. Pennsylvania State University, United States
  22. Texas A&M University, United States
  23. University of British Columbia, Canada
  24. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), United States
  25. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States


Singapore takes the lead in mechanical engineering institutes in Asia region. With Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) ranked among top 10 colleges for mechanical engineering degree. A list of universities offering degrees in mechanical engineering is as following (ordered in ranking):

  1. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
  2. Tsinghua University, China
  3. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  4. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  5. Peking University, China (Mainland)
  6. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (Mainland)
  7. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  8. Seoul National University, South Korea
  9. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR
  10. Tohoku University, Japan
  11. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  12. Fudan University, China (Mainland)
  13. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
  14. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
  15. Kyoto University LogoKyoto University, Japan
  16. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan
  17. Beihang University (former BUAA), China (Mainland)
  18. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  19. Hanyang University, South Korea
  20. Harbin Institute of Technology, China (Mainland)
  21. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (Mainland)
  22. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India
  23. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India
  24. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India
  25. Korea University, South Korea

Latin America

Ranking of best mechanical engineering institutes in Latin America is given below:

  1. Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  2. Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  3. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil
  4. Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico
  5. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), Chile
  6. Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina
  7. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico
  8. Universidad de Chile, Chile
  9. Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  10. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
  11. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  12. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  13. Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  14. UNESP, Brazil
  15. Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), Brazil
  16. Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  17. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  18. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil
  19. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
  20. Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
  21. Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB), Venezuela
  22. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM), Chile
  23. Universidad EAFIT, Colombia


Europe is a hot target for potential students interested in mechanical engineering degree. University of Cambridge is ranked among top 3 best mechanical engineering colleges in the world.

  1. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  2. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  3. Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  4. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  6. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  7. EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne LogoEPFL, Switzerland
  8. RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  9. Technical University of Munich, Germany
  10. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  11. KU Leuven, Belgium
  12. Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  13. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  14. Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  15. KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  16. Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  17. Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany
  18. Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  19. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  20. CentraleSupélec, France
  21. Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  22. Ecole Polytechnique, France
  23. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  24. Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  25. Lund University, Sweden


Mechanical engineering degrees offered by various universities in Australia are highly valued all over the world due to the quality of their faculties and alumni working in leading companies all over the world.

  1. Monash University, Australia
  2. The University of Melbourne, Australia
  3. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
  4. The University of Sydney, Australia
  5. The Australian National University, Australia
  6. RMIT University, Australia
  7. The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  8. The University of Queensland, Australia
  9. The University of Western Australia, Australia
  10. The University of Adelaide, Australia
  11. University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  12. Curtin University, Australia
  13. Deakin University, Australia
  14. University of Wollongong, Australia
  15. Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia
  16. University of South Australia, Australia
  17. Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  18. University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  19. The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON), Australia
  20. Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand
  21. University of Southern Queensland, Australia


  1. University of Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Cairo University, Egypt
  3. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  4. University of Pretoria, South Africa
  5. Ain Shams University, Egypt
  6. The American University in Cairo, Egypt
  7. University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  8. University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  9. Alexandria University, Egypt

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  1. Great list of some of the best mechanical engineering universities. United States is the best destination for students but unfortunately it's a bit expensive.

  2. Which is the best university for mechanical engineering undergraduate degree in Canada? I want to do BS in mechanical engineering from Canada. What is the cost of mechanical engineering degree from Canadian institutes?

  3. How much does it cost to study from top engineering institutes in United States? I have heard that all these instates in USA are costly. What are prospects of scholarship in these colleges? How do we apply for admission in mechanical engineering colleges in USA? Is there any guideline/ instruction manual available? I'll be glad if you guide me.

  4. Hello sir, what is the procedure for rankings? Do you have any idea how rankings are defined for educational institutes all over the world? Have you ranked regional colleges in ascending order of ranking?

  5. Which specialization fields are being offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States for postgraduate degree in mechanical engineering? Sir please guide for postgraduate admissions to these institutions.