"The academic quality of Trine is astounding, you have teachers who work with you side by side to ensure you get more of a hands–on experience with your learning. It really is reassuring when they are there to help and watch you succeed through all of your experiences here at Trine."
Megan Brazier, Civil Engineering major
Design. Invent. Build.Change the way society operates. That's how engineers approach the world.
At Allen School of Engineering and Technology, we teach you the engineering skills you need to explore and discover innovative solutions for today's complex problems. As a leader in the rapidly changing field of science and technology, you'll need practical expertise focusing on technical, intellectual, and interpersonal skills. That's what we do. It's a Trine Thing. And that's why 92 percent of our engineering graduates find jobs in their fields within six months of graduation.
You will work one-on-one with top-notch professors who've earned advanced degrees from MIT, Yale, Princeton, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. Eighty-five percent of Trine's engineering faculty have doctorates and one-third are registered professional engineers. There are no teaching assistants, and our average class size is 16 students, ensuring you'll interact with faculty and peers in a stimulating learning environment.
The following engineering programs are available:
- Design Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology offered through the School of Professional Studies (adult students)
- Master of Engineering with a major in Civil Engineering
Engineering at Trine means performing actual engineering work. Students develop and apply new technologies such as micro-scale cooling of computer chips; semi-conducting materials for thin film transistors; metallic recovery from scrap; hydrogen production from industrial waste; and instruments for use in orthopedic surgery. Student groups participate in regional and national competitions, building anything from fire-fighting robots to off-road racing and utility vehicles.
Trine engineering graduates enter the workforce better prepared than their colleagues from other engineering schools. Why? The practical skills and experiences they've gained through their senior design projects, the hands-on nature of our laboratories, and internships and co-ops have earned Trine graduates the reputation of being work-ready. Trine engineering graduates are highly sought by industry and earn starting salaries above the national average.
Our five-year engineering program requires five academic years of study and one additional summer. Upon completion, you'll earn a bachelor of science degree in either civil or mechanical engineering and a master of engineering degree. Our one-year master's of engineering degree is for students who've already completed their undergraduate degree in engineering.
College of Engineering and Business
In 2015, Trine University announced the creation of the College of Engineering and Business in a nod toward today’s collaboration between professional engineers and business leaders. The Allen School of Engineering and Technology and the Ketner School of Business were moved under the College of Engineering and Business. Students were not effected by this change and will benefit from the enhanced collaboration between the programs.
Trine's programs in chemical, civil, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700.