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A Guide to Mechanical Engineering Degrees Abroad

Who designs the things that make the world a better place? And who makes it possible to enjoy what we take for granted every day— from your computer and washing machine to your bicycle? Mechanical engineers have their hands in everything, and have the very real job of creating the world around us. If solving humanity’s problems is something that drives you, there is no better preparation than to live abroad and see it for yourself. You cannot solve a problem by the same thinking that created it — so get out there, change your thinking, and change the world. Get an international degree in mechanical engineering!

Why Earn Mechanical Engineering Degrees Abroad

Virtually every aspect of life is touched, in some part, by mechanical engineering. Concerned with the principles of force, energy and motion, mechanical engineers use their knowledge of design, manufacture, and operational processes to advance the world around us. They work hard every day to enhance safety, promote economic vitality, and spread enjoyment throughout the world.

International mechanical engineering degrees span multiple industries, and the career opportunities for mechanical engineers are as diverse as the companies that employ them. You may be designing aircrafts for a large multinational firm in Hong Kong, or be performing calculations for local wind energy in the countryside of Scotland. Aspiring engineers who incorporate overseas study into their academic career broaden their understanding of political, economic, and social issues around the globe, and gain flexibility, resilience, and an ability to adapt to new circumstances.

Mechanical engineering requires strong math and physics skills, but great engineers also possess the ability to to analyze elements from the real world, get to the root of problems, and apply their solutions to see a real life result. Getting your degree abroad will help you develop your skills to use formulas in your work, instead of just learning them.

Where to Earn a Degree

One of the benefits of getting your degree in mechanical engineering abroad is gaining access to some of the best facilities and brightest minds in the world. In a field where state-of-the-art technology and collaboration are two of the hallmarks, this is of utmost importance.

All of the United Kingdom is known for its superior universities and global connections, and it attracts some of the most forward-thinking minds in the business. Whether you want to develop clean energy access, design the latest running shoe, or create the next ultra-mini implantable medical device, your proximity to some of the best museums in the world, international conferences, and entrepreneurs from any country imaginable will only bring your work to new heights. 

Another place worth noting is China, the current center of a booming aviation and aerospace industry. Hong Kong and surrounding areas are pulsating with developments in flight mechanics, aerodynamics, jet propulsion, and aircraft design. Additional perk: you’ll get to visit factories and talk with the scientists behind the projects. Many universities offer internships that will put you right in the thick of all the latest developments.

Singapore, located on the southernmost tip of peninsular Malaysia, is a global financial center with a penchant for technology. It’s known for sustainability initiatives, superb navigability, inspiring architecture, and a diverse population, all of which create the perfect environment for the aspiring designer.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

Engineers are responsible for pretty much everything you use throughout your day. But how did they get there? An innovative mind may be born, but the ability to turn ideas into reality requires strong training.

The awesome thing about mechanical engineering is that it’s a field known for its breadth, flexibility, and individuality. Career paths are largely dictated by individual choices, which couldn’t be more fitting in today’s changing world. Entry requirements vary between university, but in general schools are looking for a solid foundation in mathematics and physics and some experience with chemistry. If your knowledge of alpha and beta particles are all entangled, and your understanding of entropy at absolute zero (or at least not reaching critical mass), but you still want to give it a go, most schools offer a year of fundamentals before officially starting your Bachelor’s degree program. 

Once started, undergraduate programs often target subjects like materials science, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, manufacturing, machine design, and laboratory methods. These are crucial core subjects that will be built upon when you start specializing later on. Classes are assessed through written exams, presentations, and the occasional research project that gets you to delve deeper into the subject matter. Most classes are taught in English, though nearly all universities have optional language courses that you can take to enhance your experience in your new country.

Graduate programs usually come with built-in internship opportunities, which give you the opportunity to work directly with clients from the industry. Off-site activities and industry site visits are also included in this more practical part of your studies, which not only gives you hands-on experience but also starts the lifelong process of forging connections, paramount in this age of global interconnectedness. Most programs are customizable at the graduate level, and you can typically complete a master's degree in two to four years and a doctorate in an additional four to seven years.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

There is constant innovation in the world of mechanical engineering, and groundbreaking research is being done daily. Because mechanical engineering requires thinking outside the box, there’s nothing better for your creativity than to get out of the actual box you grew up in and expand every area of your life.

Living abroad also helps with problem solving; there are dozens of ways to solve a single problem, and being in another culture can really bring to light how many ways there are do to it. Figuring out how to creatively solve problems in your life will hugely enhance your ability to think outside the box when designing the solution to affordable wind energy or higher quality high speed trains.

Engineering is how what could be becomes what is, and travel is how your dreams become your life. Take the leap today to build your future, and you might just end up building a future for us all.

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BSc in Mechanical Engineering

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TEAN: Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in New Zealand

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Degree Programs at The American University in Dubai (AUD)

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Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc

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School of Engineering at Asia Pacific University

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Middlesex University, London UK

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Bachelor in Engineering (B.A.I.)

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Study Full Time Degrees in England with Across The Pond

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Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus

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GT-Shenzhen - Study Engineering in China!

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Dublin City University Study Abroad and Degree Abroad Programmes

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Semester Study & Intern in SPAIN

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Study a Full Degree at Deakin University in Australia

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American University of Beirut

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