University of California, Santa Barbara

Visit Us

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is located on the northeast side of the UC Santa Barbara campus in Engineering Building II, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

If you would like to visit the ME Department please contact Melecia Valdez at (805) 893-2430 or frontdesk-me [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.

UCSB Campus Tours

Campus Walking Tours are available Monday–Friday at 12pm and 2pm (at the Visitor Center). Prospective Fresman Admission Presentations and Prospective Transfer Advising Sessions are also available. To find out more about these tours and presentations, please call the Office of Admissions at (805) 893-2881 or visit the Visitor Center website.


Directions & Parking

If you are driving to campus, enter the East gate via Ward Memorial Blvd (Hwy 217). Turn right at the first stop light onto Mesa Road and left at the next stop light into the Lot 10 parking structure (see map). Park only in the stalls labeled "Metered Parking".

Parking permits are required 7:30AM to midnight Monday to Sunday. They can be purchased from a permit dispenser located at the south end of parking structure 10 on the ground floor. To purchase a permit, note your space number and select the duration of the parking time needed. Pay by cash, Visa, MasterCard, Access Card, or by cell phone (call toll free 1-866-283-8393). Parking permits are not required on Administrative Holidays unless otherwise noted. For questions related to parking, please contact Parking Services at 805-893-2346.

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