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Allen School of Engineering and Technology

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 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 17 students, ensuring you'll interact with faculty and peers in a stimulating learning environment.

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.

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Biomedical Engineering | Major
  • Chemical Engineering | Major
  • Civil Engineering | Major
  • Design Engineering Technology | Major
  • Electrical Engineering | Major
  • Mechanical Engineering | Major


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

Master's Degree


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,

*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.