Prospective Students

Applying - Undergraduates

Prospective undergraduates interested in studying Mechanical Engineering at Stanford apply to the university through the Undergraduate Admissions Office - not directly to the Mechanical Engineering Department. This allows Stanford students to explore a wide range of possible major fields before committing to a specific one. Once convinced that Mechanical Engineering is the appropriate field, students may "declare" the major during the sophomore or junior year. The major is open to all Stanford undergraduate students in good academic standing.

Stanford University Undergraduate Admission Office  | View»

Information for new admission, requesting an application, transferring to Stanford and other matters related to Stanford admissions can be found at this site.

School of Engineering - Prospective Undergraduate Students  | View»

The School of Engineering has general information for undergraduates interested in an Engineering education at Stanford, on this page.


Design Innovation

About 40 graduate students in Mechanical Engineering 313, "Human Values and Innovation and Design," gathered in the Quad to demonstrate the outcomes of their "cradle-to-cradle" assignment, which challenged them to purchase a canned beverage, drink its contents, crush the can and deliver it to a recycling center.