As of 2015, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology and Stanford University rank among the best institutions offering mechanical engineering programs. Other top schools include the University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Georgia Institute of Technology and Cornell University in New York.
MIT offers a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering that covers nonlinear dynamics, computational mechanics, fluid and solids mechanics. Students taking the two-year Master of Science mechanical engineering degree at the California Institute of Technology have access to on-campus research centers. Also in California, Stanford University offers a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering with 14 specialties.
Out of over 20 programs, the industrial engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology ranks among the best. The college produces more than 65 percent of Georgia’s technology students each year. The College of Engineering at University of Michigan offers curricula in master’s degrees, doctoral and interdisciplinary programs.
Other mechanical engineering schools include Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, Princeton University in New Jersey and the Northwestern University in Illinois. Students may also pursue mechanical engineering programs at Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania or the Pennsylvania State University. The University of Texas in Austin also ranks among the top 200 mechanical engineering schools worldwide.