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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 for those of you who applied, you will be notified of your admission status February 19, 2021.

Accept your offer

Still thinking?

As you consider a future at Illinois, explore more ways to learn about us.  Please consider joining one of our admitted or prospective student webinars.  Can't make it to the webinars? Watch the short videos below about the unique advantages MechSE offers compared to our peers.  

Missed Engineering Open House?

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

ADMITTED Student Webinars

Congratulations on your admission to MechSE at the University of Illinois!  As a newly admitted student, you're invited to attend an exclusive virtual gathering where you can learn more from MechSE advisors, alumni, and current students. Register to attend one of our webinars:

April 22, 2021
6:00 pm CDT

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April 29, 2021
6:00 pm CDT

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PROSPECTIVE Student Webinars

Interested in applying to our undergraduate program?
Meet with MechSE advisors, alumni, and current students at one of our webinars:

April 22, 2021
6:00 pm CDT

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April 29, 2021
6:00 pm CDT

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Consider watching our Illini Day Presentation or 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!

Still have questions? 
Email us at mechse-ug-advise@illinois.edu.

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