Prospective Students

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? 

Unfortunately, applications are now closed except by petition, but applications for the 2022 academic year will open September 1, 2021.   

Apply to MechSE

Still thinking?

As you consider a future at Illinois, explore more ways to learn about us.  Unfortunately, our admitted/prospective student webinars are done for this spring, but feel free to email the Mechanical Science and Engineering department directly for one-on-one meetings with an advisor or check back for more webinar dates in the fall. 

Missed Engineering Open House?

Check out some of our student groups through their virtual EOH exhibits!

Check out our YouTube page, brochures, and magazines.

Need help writing your application essay?  Watch this writing workshop video from Grainger Engineering.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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How to Apply

Domestic students should contact:

Office of Admissions and Records

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
901 West Illinois St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-0302

International students should contact:

International Admissions

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
901 West Illinois Street

Urbana, IL 61801 U.S.A.
Phone: 217-333-0413