Student success is our main goal. The Mechanical Engineering Department offers the following to insure that, once admitted to the program, students will be successful:
- A faculty devoted to undergraduate teaching—Classes are small, usually fifteen to twenty students, and each is taught by a professor; no classes are taught by teaching assistants.
- Faculty members are readily available outside of class to help students with coursework.
- State-of-the-art facilities—The department maintains computer laboratories that have up-to-date engineering analysis software and hardware. The traditional laboratories emphasize a small-group, hands-on approach to learning.
- Access to tutoring services—Trine maintains a tutoring service that is available for most freshmen and sophomore level math, science, and engineering courses. Students receive one-on-one tutoring from a student who has taken the course and received formal training in tutoring. Trine offers math help sessions for students needing help with any math class. The writing center provides help with writing papers for other courses.
- Trine’s Center for Career Services—This service helps to place students into full-time positions upon graduating. The office also helps to place students in summer internships and co-operative employment assignments to enhance their opportunities after graduation. The career services office also provides help in resumé preparation and training in developing interviewing skills.