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.

Engineering Majors and Resource Fair 
during Orange & Blue Days

Orange & Blue Days are larger, day-long open houses that include presentations on the UIUC experience with a student Q&A session, Housing and Financial Aid, campus tours, and more. 

Friday, November 4, 9:00 am CDT >>  Register Now! Space is limited!

Grainger sign on the Bardeen Quad

UIUC National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) -- Fall High School Visit Day

Saturday, November 5, 2022
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CT

Register by 11:59 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2022

Connect with NSBE

PROSPECTIVE Student Webinars

The MechSE Department virtual webinar will discuss our Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering curriculum and co-curricular/extracurricular opportunities for undergraduate students.  The last 20-30 min. of the webinar will feature a student Q&A panel.

October 20, 2022
6:30 pm CDT

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December 1, 2022
6:30 pm CDT

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December 15, 2022
6:30 pm CDT

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Want to join? 

Learn how to apply whether you are a first-year, international, transfer, pathway, undocumented, second bachelor's, or nondegree student applicant.

Applications for domestic and international first-year students opened September 1, 2022. The Early Action Deadline is November 1, 2022 (11:59 p.m. CT) with admissions notifications being released January 17, 2023. The Regular Decision Deadline is January 5, 2023 (11:59 p.m. CT) with admissions notifications being released March 3, 2023.

Apply to MechSE

Still thinking?

As you think about a future at Illinois, consider more ways to learn about us.  Explore MechSE's in-person and virtual prospective visit options at the Grainger College of Engineering Plan a Visit page!  

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.