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Allen School of Engineering and Computing

Design. Invent. Build.

Change the way society operates. That's how engineers and technologists approach the world. In the Allen School of Engineering and Computing, we teach you the skills you need to explore and discover innovative solutions for today's complex problems in engineering, computer science and information technology. As a leader in rapidly changing fields, you'll need practical expertise focusing on technical, intellectual and interpersonal skills. That's what we do at Trine. And that's why 99.7% of the Class of 2018 was employed or 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, Stanford, 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 18.5 students, ensuring you'll interact with faculty and peers in a stimulating learning environment.

Engineering and computing at Trine means performing actual 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. Degree programs are designed to meet crticial needs, including areas such as cybersecurity, health informatics and web development.

Trine engineering and computing 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 graduates are highly sought by industry and earn starting salaries above the national average.

New addition

A new expansion for the Allen School of Engineering and Computing is planned on Trine University’s main campus in Angola. Current designs include an airy, glass-walled exterior that will make a striking addition to the heart of the Trine University campus. The expansion also will feature:

  • state-of-the-art technology supporting new classrooms and labs, including an artificial intelligence/virtual reality lab;
  • movable walls in some classroom areas to allow for greater flexibility;
  • an active learning lab with a maker space to foster creativity;
  • expanded faculty office space; and
  • bright, open spaces for collaboration and conversation, including a new gathering point and cafe available to the entire campus.

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Biomedical Engineering | Major
  • Chemical Engineering | Major
  • Civil Engineering | Major
  • Computer Enginering | Major
  • Computer Science and Information Technology | Major
  • Design Engineering Technology | Major
  • Electrical Engineering | Major
  • Mechanical Engineering | Major
  • Software Engineering | Major

Minors

  • Aeronautical Engineering | Minor
  • Biomedical Engineering | Minor
  • Data Science | Minor
  • Energy Engineering | Minor
  • Engineering | Minor
  • Environmental Engineering | Minor
  • Metallurgical Engineering | Minor
  • Plastics | Minor
  • Robotics | Minor
  • Structural Engineering | MInor

Master's Degree


Accreditation

Trine's programs in biomedical, 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.


*Based on 2018 Trine University Graduation Class Knowledge Rate of 83.4%, 308 of 368 main campus undergraduates responding. Compared to 2017 Graduation Class National Knowledge Rate of 64.5% from 549,664 total recorded.