Prospective Undergraduates

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois has a long and proud history of educating world-class engineers who make a lasting impact on the world.

Ready to join?  (Applications open September 1, 2020).

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Still thinking?  As you consider a future at Illinois, here are some ways to learn more about us.  Please start with these short videos to learn about MechSE and some of the unique advantages that MechSE offers compared to our peers. 

Our Majors - EM and ME

Top 10 Reasons TO Join MechSE

Next, consider watching our Illini Day Presentation or check out our YouTube page, brochures, and magazines.  You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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