Masters in Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and the broadest disciplines in engineering that applies the principles of engineering, physics, mathematics to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity.

Mechanical Engineers work with machines and engines, from elevator technology to robotics. Students focus on areas such as heat transfer and fracture mechanics. It deals with the design, production and operation of machinery.

Requirements to Study Mechanical Engineering

Most of the universities in the USA, Canada require you to give the GRE. Few universities from Germany require GRE scores. However, GRE is not required for admission to Australian universities. IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.

Core Subjects in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical students study topics like mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics in-depth. Various subjects include:

  • Combustion Fundamentals
  • Energy Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Conduction
  • Mechatronics
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • Fatigue Design and Analysis
  • Good and Bad Products
  • Classical Dynamics
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Vibrations and Controls
  • Thermodynamics

Specialisations in Mechanical Engineering

Specialization topics include:

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Simulation-driven Engineering (SDE)
  • Robotics & Control
  • Nanotechnology
  • Engineering Management
  • Robotics
  • Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Product Design and Development

Cost of Studying Mechanical Engineering

Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for master’s studies in Mechanical Engineering in the US are $40,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. Tuition fees are around C$27000 in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$35000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.

Job Prospects after Masters in Mechanical Engineering

United States$50,320 - $99,638$68,786
United Kingdom£19,140 - £46,552£30,072
SwitzerlandCHF 41,822 - CHF 121,808CHF 84,525
Sweden$31,253 - $92,181$50,454
SingaporeS$24,684 - S$85,003S$42,515
New ZealandNZ$42,126 - NZ$91,420NZ$65,481
Netherland€26,532 - €60,431€38,883
Japan¥412,168 - ¥8,164,374¥3,608,340
Ireland€25,164 - €58,961€34,496
Germany€29,581 - €75,190€48,179
France€24,697 - €59,771€40,012
CanadaC$45,358 - C$97,236C$64,021
AustraliaAU$51,039 - AU$116,364AU$72,104

2019 Top Universities for Masters in Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stanford University
University of California – Berkeley
California Institute Of Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Purdue University West Lafayette
Georgia Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
University of Texas at Austin

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