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Trinity Engineering Alumni Newsletter Issue 5 (PDF, 1.57mB)



You are very welcome to the TCD School of Engineering, an institution rich in tradition and progressive in outlook.

The School was founded in 1841 and is one of the oldest Engineering Schools in the English speaking world. The Baccalaureus in Arte Ingeniaria (BAI) degree was established in 1872 and early graduates played a major role in the development of local government services and infrastructure in 19th century Ireland, whilst others contributed as far afield as India, Australia, Africa and Japan. In addition to many famous engineers, the list of graduates includes landscape artist, Nathaniel Hone, and songwriter, Percy French. Well-known graduates of more recent vintage include Chris Horn of Iona Technologies and John McGuire of Trintech.

Brief History of the School

Latest News

Provost at Public TheatreTrinity Monday 2016 - Announcement of New Fellows and Scholars

The annual Trinity Week began on Monday, 11th April in Front Square with the announcement of new Fellows and Scholars by the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast.
12 April 2016

winning 3E4 teamWinners of the Trinity Engineering Student Entrepreneurs of the Year Competition 2016 Announced

A group of five students won first prize at the Trinity Engineering Student Entrepreneurs of the Year competition for their new business Alpaca Lunch.
8 April 2016

Baby in carseatNew Baby Wrap Invention Makes Babies Safer in Cars

Associate Professor Ciaran Simms from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering has carried out high-speed crash testing on the Cosynest baby wrap which has shown that the product came out as the safest compared with a conventional snow suit.
7 April 2016

tap€3.4m EU Project to Support Energy Efficiency in the Water Industry in Ireland and Wales

A €3.4m EU-backed project to improve the long-term sustainability of water supply in Ireland and Wales has been announced by Welsh Finance and Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt.
6 April 2016

Trevor OrrAssociate Professor Trevor Orr Elected to Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers

The Institution of Civil Engineers in London has announced that Trevor Orr has been made a Fellow (FICE).  ICE fellows are successful and highly-respected civil engineering professionals who have achieved in-depth technical expertise in their engineering roles and have provided leadership in the development of the profession.
4 April 2016

Electric CarCall for Improved Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Ireland's electric vehicle charging infrastructure will not be sufficient to cater for likely future demand unless developments are made, new research by the Centre for Transport Research has found. (source:
1 April 2016

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