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, watch a student led video tour of an Electrical & Computer Engineering lab here, and tour the Machine Shop here.

Presentations for Prospective Engineering Students and Families

ONGOING:  Check out our College of Engineering virtual open house webpage for examples of student research, virtual lab tours, and hear from current students and student organizations.

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. Fall 2021 sessions are presented via zoom and registration must be completed on the Admissions website.  Links will be sent after registration.

Monday, September 20, 2021 4:00-5:00 pm.  Register here.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:00-5:00 pm.  Register here.

UCSB Spring Virtual OPEN HOUSE

Please visit the UCSB Admissions Open House page for the most up to date information and registration details.

Spring 2022 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 2022 dates will be posted in March 2022.


Can't make it?  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,  enjoy a student led tour of an ECE lab here, or view a tour of the Machine Shop here.