"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, recent Civil Engineering graduate

student in lab

Design. Invent. Build.

Change the way society operates. That's how engineers approach the world.

In the 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 at Trine. And that's why 98.8 percent of Trine graduates find employment or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.

You will work one-on-one with top-notch professors who've earned advanced degrees from universities including MIT, Yale, Princeton, Notre Dame, Standford, Virginia Tech and The University of Texas. 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 degree programs are available:

We also offer a graduate degree for engineers:

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 utility vehicles and concrete canoes.

Trine engineering graduates enter the workforce well prepared. 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.

Engineering senior projects

Engineering senior projects: (clockwise) concrete canoe, prototype of infant hand-Wrist orthotic device, inspection robot, Shell Eco-Marathon car, DEC supermileage vehicle, The aMAZEing robot

Trine's programs in chemical, civil, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering (as delivered on the main campus) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.