10 Best Websites for Mechanical Engineering Students

Click through to check out our top 10 best mechanical engineering websites perfect for any student or a college graduate.

This is part 1 of a three-part series on useful websites. Click here if you are an electrical engineer and here – if you are a civil engineer.

Finding a good resource of high-quality industry news, good explanations of various concepts and exciting posts is a hard thing to do. But thankfully we found 10 best mechanical engineering websites for you! Scroll down and enjoy!

Mechanical Engineering Portal

A website made by a fellow engineer, it holds a plenty of articles, projects, seminar topics and explanations of the basic concepts. With over 5,000 followers on Facebook, it is quite a big community with lots of exciting news to follow every single day. This mechanical engineering magazine also posts lots of video content which you can watch on their YouTube account. 

eFunda

This is a great source of help for mechanical engineering students. Tons of different materials to study, equations, formulas and other math areas, calculators to use for free and even a forum to ask fellow engineers for help and advice. There is also an option to become a member. Monthly membership costs 10 dollars and with it, you can gain access to calculators, engineering processes, design guidelines, formulas, unit conversion; basically, the site provides various academic resources that will support your learning process. 

How Stuff Works

This blog/online publication does not only focus on engineering but on all parts of life as well, such as finance, lifestyle, culture, and entertainment. As the name suggests, every article explains how something works in the world – a great source of information for all!

Eng-Links

A source of engineering tools, such as calculators and metric charts, resource links and lots of information on software for engineers. If you are looking for a regular industry magazine to read, check them out as well – there is a top 10 list of the best magazines in engineering as well as other publications. The site provides 3 main services: tutoring, workshops and web resources. If you're an undergraduate who's having issues with school curriculum or simply have some questions, site's staff can help you out. 

ThomasNet

ThomasNet is a single platform for buyers and suppliers to find each other. Anything from CAD 3D models to actual physical components – look no further! Even though this website is mainly focused on companies, it can also be used by people attending university programs as well as those who love mechanical engineering. You can easily connect with any manufacturing company and buy optimal tool or equipment for your garage project. 

Access Engineering Library

Whatever the engineering subject you are studying is, you will find relevant books, videos, and tools on this great platform. No need to spend thousands of dollars on course materials that you’ll have to throw out at the end of the semester – just find a digital version online. Besides mechanics,  you can also find various other topics such as energy, industrial, electronics all of which should help your education. 

MatWeb

This is a truly amazing resource for material database allowing you to search by a trade name, manufacturer or the material itself. There are also lots of technical tools which you can apply to your work. 

Engineering Central

If you are one foot out of the college door then you might want to start thinking of getting a real job and this website will be of much help. Select your country (or maybe you want to move abroad?), job type and enter a keyword – and there you go, lots of jobs to choose from! Here you can find lots of global opportunities for development and work. There is also a directory that allows you to browse all the current employers. 

Internet

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

It might be an American organization but it would still be helpful to many engineers all over the globe: read a few articles on the topic most interesting to you, enter a competition or come to one of their events if you are located close. ASME is great if you're interested in domestic and international news and events, competitions and training. 

Magic Marks

This great resource has lots of various courses for engineering students of all stages – from the basic to more advanced. They also offer to take tests before your exams to make sure you are all prepared and ready to pass.

 

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Written by Daria Sergeeva