Best Universities for Studying Mechanical Engineering in Europe in 2021

Offering an excellent job outlook and high salaries, it’s not surprising that Mechanical Engineering is one of the most popular disciplines among international students.

Having already given the world famous mechanical engineers, like Nikola Tesla, Rudolf Diesel, Felix Wankel, and James Watt, Europe is one of the best places where you can study a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

But which are the best mechanical engineering schools? Let’s look at data from the latest global university rankings:

  • U.S. News & World Report Rankings
  • QS Rankings by TopUniversities
  • World University Rankings by Times Higher Education

1. U.S. News Rankings 2021: Mechanical Engineering

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2. QS Rankings by Subject 2021: Mechanical Engineering

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3. World University Rankings 2021: Mechanical Engineering

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Student reviews of the best mechanical engineering schools in Europe

We’ve listed a few reviews left by students who enrolled at these top mechanical engineering universities. You can find more reviews on many university pages on our portals.

Student reviews of universities on Studyportals' websites

University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge is incredible in offering students an almost unique student experience, in terms of extra-curricular opportunities, a college community, the formals, the gowns and of course the intense and very personalised teaching. With one-to-one supervision and small teaching groups, the quality of education is very good.”


“Lausanne is a fantastic city, full of life, students and events. Moreover, EPFL is a very good university, especially in the scientific domain, and offers many services to students, from 3D printing to sport activities. Also, ESN Lausanne is very active and organises a lot of interesting and fun events! I had a great time!”

University of Padua

“People in Padova are wonderful! They are so open-minded, friendly, sociable and relaxed. I love them because they love life. Professors were very helpful and friendly. They treated al students a little like their own children or friends. At the same time, they were very professional, required us to study hard and do everything as best we can.”

Lund University

“Lund University is vibrant and really inspiring. It is one of the top 100 universities in the world, so it is a really lively center where brilliant people from all over the world can meet and share experiences.”

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