10 best websites for mechanical engineering students

10 best websites for mechanical engineering students

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!

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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 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 a fellow engineers for help and advice.

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!


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.


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!

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 semester – just find the online version!


This is a truly amazing resource for material database allowing you to search by a trade name, manufacturer or the material itself.

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!

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.

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


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