Best Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Universities

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 30 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, over 3,637 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 502 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
1 World 1 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 28 4,353 Σ H-Index 1,380
2 World 2 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 19 4,501 Σ H-Index 959
3 World 3 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 18 4,092 Σ H-Index 941
4 World 4 National Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 20 4,490 Σ H-Index 933
5 World 5 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 16 2,780 Σ H-Index 826
6 World 6 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 16 3,233 Σ H-Index 825
7 World 7 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 19 3,005 Σ H-Index 752
8 World 1 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 2,278 Σ H-Index 699
9 World 8 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 12 2,120 Σ H-Index 656
10 World 9 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 10 1,623 Σ H-Index 574
11 World 2 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 2,202 Σ H-Index 568
12 World 10 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 11 2,413 Σ H-Index 528
13 World 11 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 12 2,226 Σ H-Index 500
14 World 1 National National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Singapore
Scholars 11 1,984 Σ H-Index 477
15 World 12 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 10 2,119 Σ H-Index 444
16 World 1 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Australia
Scholars 8 1,754 Σ H-Index 437
17 World 13 National California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 9 1,506 Σ H-Index 436
18 World 14 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 8 1,711 Σ H-Index 413
19 World 1 National Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

China
Scholars 9 1,638 Σ H-Index 379
20 World 15 National Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 9 1,896 Σ H-Index 370
21 World 1 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 6 1,479 Σ H-Index 331
22 World 16 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 5 1,294 Σ H-Index 326
23 World 1 National Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

Iran
Scholars 5 1,102 Σ H-Index 324
24 World 2 National Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China
Scholars 7 1,293 Σ H-Index 322
25 World 1 National Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Spain
Scholars 7 1,054 Σ H-Index 317
26 World 17 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 8 1,421 Σ H-Index 315
27 World 18 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 7 1,464 Σ H-Index 315
28 World 19 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 6 1,354 Σ H-Index 301
29 World 2 National Islamic Azad University, Tehran

Islamic Azad University, Tehran

Iran
Scholars 6 849 Σ H-Index 297
30 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 8 1,845 Σ H-Index 296
31 World 1 National McGill University

McGill University

Canada
Scholars 6 1,152 Σ H-Index 289
32 World 20 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 5 924 Σ H-Index 286
33 World 21 National North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

United States
Scholars 6 1,050 Σ H-Index 283
34 World 3 National Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an Jiaotong University

China
Scholars 7 1,340 Σ H-Index 280
35 World 22 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 7 1,036 Σ H-Index 278
36 World 23 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 6 762 Σ H-Index 272
37 World 1 National RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University

Germany
Scholars 6 1,269 Σ H-Index 268
38 World 1 National University of Paris-Saclay

University of Paris-Saclay

France
Scholars 5 954 Σ H-Index 267
39 World 2 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 7 1,064 Σ H-Index 266
40 World 3 National Swansea University

Swansea University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 1,117 Σ H-Index 266
41 World 1 National Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands
Scholars 6 1,143 Σ H-Index 260
42 World 2 National University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Canada
Scholars 6 972 Σ H-Index 259
43 World 2 National TU Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt

Germany
Scholars 6 1,322 Σ H-Index 257
44 World 4 National Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University

China
Scholars 6 996 Σ H-Index 254
45 World 3 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 6 1,353 Σ H-Index 250
46 World 24 National University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 6 804 Σ H-Index 250
47 World 25 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 5 744 Σ H-Index 238
48 World 2 National Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore
Scholars 5 898 Σ H-Index 237
49 World 3 National Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich

Germany
Scholars 6 1,282 Σ H-Index 232
50 World 4 National University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 853 Σ H-Index 230
51 World 26 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 5 791 Σ H-Index 229
52 World 1 National Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norway
Scholars 5 1,024 Σ H-Index 228
53 World 1 National International Islamic University, Islamabad

International Islamic University, Islamabad

Pakistan
Scholars 4 793 Σ H-Index 228
54 World 5 National Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 6 747 Σ H-Index 227
55 World 4 National University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

Australia
Scholars 5 1,214 Σ H-Index 223
56 World 1 National Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Israel
Scholars 6 725 Σ H-Index 222
57 World 27 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 5 878 Σ H-Index 218
58 World 1 National Royal Institute of Technology

Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden
Scholars 5 895 Σ H-Index 215
59 World 28 National University of Houston

University of Houston

United States
Scholars 4 976 Σ H-Index 215
60 World 1 National Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea
Scholars 5 1,012 Σ H-Index 214
61 World 3 National Concordia University

Concordia University

Canada
Scholars 4 1,138 Σ H-Index 214
62 World 2 National École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland
Scholars 5 921 Σ H-Index 212
63 World 6 National Harbin Institute of Technology

Harbin Institute of Technology

China
Scholars 6 973 Σ H-Index 210
64 World 7 National Southern University of Science and Technology

Southern University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 4 712 Σ H-Index 210
65 World 29 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 2 592 Σ H-Index 208
66 World 5 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 839 Σ H-Index 204
67 World 30 National University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

United States
Scholars 4 725 Σ H-Index 204
68 World 2 National Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands
Scholars 5 746 Σ H-Index 203
69 World 31 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 5 552 Σ H-Index 201
70 World 32 National Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 5 644 Σ H-Index 199
71 World 4 National University of Stuttgart

University of Stuttgart

Germany
Scholars 5 871 Σ H-Index 193
72 World 1 National Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark
Scholars 4 682 Σ H-Index 190
73 World 8 National Beihang University

Beihang University

China
Scholars 5 623 Σ H-Index 186
74 World 33 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 3 626 Σ H-Index 182
75 World 9 National Tianjin University

Tianjin University

China
Scholars 5 820 Σ H-Index 180
76 World 34 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 3 759 Σ H-Index 179
77 World 1 National King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Saudi Arabia
Scholars 4 900 Σ H-Index 178
78 World 2 National Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon

France
Scholars 5 591 Σ H-Index 177
79 World 2 National Lund University

Lund University

Sweden
Scholars 4 1,135 Σ H-Index 173
80 World 1 National Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

India
Scholars 5 842 Σ H-Index 172
81 World 2 National Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

India
Scholars 5 944 Σ H-Index 170
82 World 2 National Seoul National University

Seoul National University

South Korea
Scholars 5 861 Σ H-Index 169
83 World 2 National Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University

Saudi Arabia
Scholars 3 1,167 Σ H-Index 169
84 World 1 National University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 4 974 Σ H-Index 168
85 World 3 National Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran
Scholars 4 727 Σ H-Index 167
86 World 4 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 4 655 Σ H-Index 167
87 World 35 National University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

United States
Scholars 2 985 Σ H-Index 167
88 World 1 National University of Porto

University of Porto

Portugal
Scholars 3 480 Σ H-Index 165
89 World 10 National Hunan University

Hunan University

China
Scholars 4 469 Σ H-Index 162
90 World 36 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 4 790 Σ H-Index 156
91 World 6 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 483 Σ H-Index 155
92 World 2 National Tohoku University

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 4 556 Σ H-Index 153
93 World 7 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 575 Σ H-Index 152
94 World 37 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 3 368 Σ H-Index 151
95 World 1 National National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University

Taiwan
Scholars 4 708 Σ H-Index 150
96 World 5 National University of Hannover

University of Hannover

Germany
Scholars 3 806 Σ H-Index 149
97 World 38 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 3 476 Σ H-Index 149
98 World 39 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 3 472 Σ H-Index 148
99 World 8 National University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 571 Σ H-Index 146
100 World 11 National Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 3 790 Σ H-Index 146

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