Location

Visitor Information

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.

Contact Us

If you have questions about visiting the Mechanical Engineering Department please contact Melecia Valdez at (805) 893-2430 or frontdesk-me@engineering.ucsb.edu.

UCSB Campus Tours

Campus Walking Tours are available Monday–Friday at 12pm and 2pm starting 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 UCSB Visitor Center website.

Directions & Parking

Transportation and Parking Services Maps

From Hwy 101 Northbound: Enter Henley gate (aka East gate) via Highway 217. Veer far right in the roundabout to head west on Mesa Road. At the next stop light, turn left into the Lot 10 parking structure (see map).

From Hwy 101 Southbound (through 2015 highway construction): Exit Patterson Road and get into the far left turn lane. Turn left over the freeway, then immediately enter the left turn lane at the Hwy 217 on-ramp. Veer left on the on-ramp to take Hwy 217 toward Henley Gate (aka East gate). Veer far right in the roundabout to head west on Mesa Road. At the next stop light, turn left into the Lot 10 parking structure (see map).

There is limited parking available in Lot 10 near the Engineering Complex. 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 Lot 10 on the ground floor. If possible, guests are requested to use Structure 18 Mesa Parking, featured on the map below.

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 (http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/) at 805-893-2346.