Prospective Students

Discover Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Texas at Austin

Fall 2023 dates to be announced in August

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a graduate education in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering has a supportive community dedicated to finding solutions to help improve society and is committed to attracting more of the best and brightest students from diverse backgrounds.

We offer two graduate programs - in Mechanical Engineering and in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering — that provide fundamental depth with research-based education and training in a variety of fields. For questions regarding the graduate programs please visit our website.

Application Information for Discover ME for Prospective Graduate Students

Discover ME will provide a select group of prospective students with an opportunity to learn about the resources and opportunities available for ME graduate study at UT Austin. You will visit several research labs, interact with faculty members, and meet current ME graduate students. A complete schedule will be available on our website in August 2023. The event will be of free of charge for invited students.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Am I eligible to attend Discover ME?

Any prospective student interested in ME graduate study at UT Austin can apply to attend. Preference will be given to current undergraduate juniors and seniors from accredited universities and colleges in the U.S. who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference will also be given to those applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D.

What is the cost to attend the event?

The event will be free of charge to all invited students. Airfare, accommodations, and meals will be provided.

How do I apply? When is the deadline to apply?

A survey must be completed to apply. Deadlines for this survey will be posted in August 2023. Be prepared to submit the following information:

  • A resume or CV
  • A short statement on your interest in ME at UT Austin
  • Any test scores (i.e. GRE, TOEFL/IELTS) - optional
Is an application required?

An application is required as only a select number of students will be invited to attend. Please only submit one application. Multiple applications will not be considered.

How do I let you know if I have a dietary restriction or need accessibility accommodations?

Please include this information in your application.

Is there a dress code?

While there is no dress code for the event, Discover ME involves many opportunities to meet with faculty. You may consider packing casual items for Thursday and Saturday and dressy casual items for Friday. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as UT is a big campus and you will move between multiple buildings and locations on all three days.

Where should I stay? Are there other travel details I should know?
I have questions about COVID-19 health and safety.

Your health and safety are our top concern. Please visit our Protect Texas Together website for more details.

Who can I contact with questions?