Admissions Events & Tours

College of Engineering Prospective Student Visits

The College hosts a variety of sessions throughout the year (listed below) designed to introduce prospective students to the curriculum, research opportunities, study abroad, and the student experience in the College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara.

Please note, due to the nature of the research conducted in labs, as well as labs being actively used, we do not offer tours of engineering labs or facilities.  You may review a selection of photographs of lab spaces here or watch a stduent led video tour of an Electrical & Computer Engineering lab here.

Presentations for Prospective Engineering Students and Families

Due to COVID-19 and the inability to host an in-person Open House in spring 2020, the College of Engineering created a virtual open house webpage

Fall ENGINEERING Presentations

Join the UCSB Office of Admissions and College for Engineering for an hour-long UCSB information session focused on admission to the College of Engineering. Representatives from both the Office of Admissions and the College of Engineering will present. Dates for fall 2021 will be posted in late September 2021.


Information about the spring 2021 UCSB Open House will be posted here once it is available. Please visit the UCSB Admissions webpage for the most up to date informaiton about Open House.

Spring Engineering Presentations

Learn about the engineering curriculum, research, education abroad opportunities, internships, and more!  The session will be presented by an academic advisor from the College of Engineering and is best suited for students, friends, and family who have already been admitted to the College of Engineering at the freshman or transfer levels. Requirements for UC admission will not be covered in this presentation so prospective students and guests are strongly encouraged to attend a UC Santa Barbara Office of Admissions Campus presentation.

Spring 2021 presentation information will be posted in late February 2021.
Watch a recorded version of the spring 2020 presentation below.

If you would like to visit UCSB another day or time of year, the UCSB Visitor's Center offers tours and presentations year-round.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate tours of our labs and engineering facilities.  To enjoy a selection of photograps of lab spaces, you may click here or enjoy a student led tour of an ECE lab here.