UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Engineering II, Room 2355;
Telephone (805) 893-2430
Web site: www.me.ucsb.edu
Chair: Francesco Bullo
Vice Chair: Frederic Gibou

Graduate Program


In addition to Graduate Division requirements for admission to graduate status, the department requires a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants with undergraduate preparation that is deemed inadequate may be required to take additional courses.

Master of Science—Mechanical Engineering, Plan 1 (Requirements - PDF)

Master of Science—Mechanical Engineering, Plan 2 (Requirements - PDF)

Doctor of Philosophy—Mechanical Engineering (Requirements - PDF)

Optional Interdisciplinary Emphases

Students pursuing a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering may petition to add the following Optional Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphases: Bioengineering, Computational Science and Engineering (CSE is available to both Master's and Doctoral Students).

Requirement sheets for each emphasis may be found on this page.