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Mechanical Engineering

Study abroad presents so much potential to mechanical engineers to work on core ME courses like fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, technical electives, or general education requirements, but only about 2% of mechanical engineers have chosen to study abroad historically. Imagine yourself taking engineering coursework in robotics, automotive or industrial engineering, entrepreneurship, or lab research. Here are suggested programs for different students:

QS World University Rankings for Mechanical Engineering 2015

National Univ. of Singapore

The National Univ. of Singapore enjoys a number 8 worldwide ranking in mechanical engineering. It also has coursework in a number of target areas for UC Merced students: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials, numerical analysis, circuits, and more. Courses are available in English.

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Imperial College, United Kingdom

The number 6 university worldwide, Imperial College is an ideal match for many mechanical engineering students in thermodynamics, heat transfer, materials, and more.

Special note: For Imperial College you will need to apply to the "English Universities" program and rank the Imperial College as your top choice.

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Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology

HKUST is ranked #31 in the world for mechicanical engineering and offers a robust array of courses in circuits, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials, and numerical analysis, among others. Courses are available in English.

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Univ. of Hong Kong (HKU)

Across the water from HKUST is HKU, ranked #46 in the world for mechanical engineering. Here students take courses in thermodynamics, circuits, numerical analysis, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and more. Courses are available in English.

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Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand

Perhaps the best university for ME majors in New Zealand, Canterbury offers courses in areas like heat transfer, vibration and control, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, materials, and more.

Special note: For the Univ. of Canterbury you will need to apply to the "New Zealand Universities" program and rank the Univ. of Canterbury as your top choice.

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Yonsei Univ., Korea

The alma mater of our previous chancellor, Yonsei offers key coursework for ME majors in circuits, engineering economic analysis, materials, and numerical analysis. Courses are available in English.

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Lund Univ., Sweden

In the heart of sustainability-oriented Scandinavia, Lund Univ. serves students with courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, materials, numerical analysis, and more. Courses are available in English.

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Univ. of Melbourne, Australia

Ranked #23 worldwide in mechanical engineering, Melbourne is emerging as a strong choice for mechanical engineers and where they can take fluid mechanics and materials among many other engineering courses.

Special note: For the Univ. of Melbourne, you will need to apply to the "Australian Universities" program and rank the Univ. of Melbourne as your top choice.

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Univ. College Dublin, Ireland

Study in the Irish capital and take ME courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, materials, and more.

Special note: For the Univ. College Dublin, you will need to apply to the "Irish Universities" program and rank the Univ. College Dublin as your top choice.

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Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is a university town with strong offerings for UC mechanical engineering students with coursework targeting thermodynamics, heat transfer, computer-aided engineering, and more.

Special note: For the Univ. of Edinburgh, you will need to apply to the "Scottish Universities" program and rank the Univ. of Edinburgh as your top choice.

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2015 QS World University Rankings for Mechanical Engineering & Programs Accessible with UCEAP

Rank Institution
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2 Stanford Univ., USA
3 Univ. of Cambridge, UK
4 Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
5 Univ. of Michigan, USA
6 Imperial College London, UK
7 Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
8 National Univ. of Singapore
9 Univ. of Oxford, UK
10 Harvard Univ., USA
11 California Institute of Technology, USA
12 RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany
13 Purdue Univ., USA
14 Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
15 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
16 Tsinghua Univ., China
17 Delft Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
17 Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
19 Technische Universität München, Germany
20 Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
21 Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
22 Politecnico di Milano, Italy
23 Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
24 Northwestern Univ., USA
25 Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
26 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
27 Cranfield Univ., UK
28 Cornell Univ., USA
29 Monash Univ., Australia
30 Seoul National Univ., Korea
31 Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
32 Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China
33 Univ. of Sydney, Australia
34 Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
34 Princeton Univ., USA
34 Univ. of Toronto
37 Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
38 Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
39 McGill Univ., Canada
40 Kyoto Univ., Japan
41 Univ. of Manchester, UK
42 Universität Stuttgart, Germany
42 Texas A&M Univ., USA
44 Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
45 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., USA
46 Univ. of Hong Kong
46 Peking Univ., China
46 KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
49 Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (semester/year) (summer)
50 EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland