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Outgoing Students

The School of Engineering encourages Senior Sophister students to consider spending their entire year or their second semester abroad at one of our partner Universities. We currently have students studying at a range of distinguished universities around the world including the University of California, University of Sydney, Polytechnique du Montreal, UPC Barcelona, KTH in Stockholm and ETH in Zurich, to name a few. This is a unique opportunity to not only enrich your academic education but also to gain invaluable intercultural, language, social and civic skills. Please note that all SS year study abroad options are available only to students doing the 5 year MAI programme (Students study abroad in their 4th year and return to Trinity for their 5th year). In Semester 1 of SF and JS years, the Engineering Global Officer gives information sessions with an overview of your range of study abroad options.

Overview of Options

Non-EU Exchange

Brief Description

Full SS year or second semester of SS year studying in a partner university in Asia, Australia, New Zealand or North America.

Eligibility

  • These are college-wide exchanges, so students across the whole university are eligible to apply.
  • Some partner universities have specific restrictions about disciplines which can apply.
  • Must have 2.1 from SF results to apply.
  • Must be on track to getting a 2.1 in JS results.

Available Funding

  • No grants available for most universities.
  • Often a travel bursary is available for students going to Asian universities. (up to €1,000 reimbursable for travel costs)

For more information on Non-EU Exchanges for Engineering Students please visit here.

UNITECH

Brief Description

First SS semester studying in host university, second SS semester doing a 4E4 internship in an international company. It is an engineering exchange, with a business/ management focus.

Eligibility

  • Engineering students only.
  • Very competitive.
  • Ideally have a minimum 2.1 in SF and JF year.
  • Must be on track to getting a 2.1 in JS results.

Available Funding

  • UNITECH travel grant. (usually €1,000)
  • Erasmus study grant*
  • Erasmus traineeship grant*

For more information on the UNITECH program, please visit here.

Erasmus & EU

Brief Description

Full SS year or second semester of SS year studying at a partner university in Europe (predominantly technical universities in CLUSTER network).

Eligibility

  • Engineering students only.
  • Some agreements are discipline specific.
  • Must be on track to getting a 2.1 in JS results.

Available Funding

  • Erasmus study grant.

For more information on ERASMUS exchanges, please visit here.

Internships

Brief Description

First semester of SS year in Trinity, second semester of SS year on 4E4 internship at home or abroad e.g. Montreal. 4E4 coordinators from each stream can provide discipline-specific information/ advice.

Eligibility

  • Engineering students only.
  • Students in your stream.
  • Must be on track to getting a 2.1 in JS results.

Available Funding

  • May be paid/ funded depending on internship/stream.
  • European internships eligible for Erasmus traineeship grant*
  • Montreal internships eligible for scholarships.

Independent Summer Internships (Not for Credit)

Brief Description

All Students also have the option to organise their own summer internship aboard at any stage during your time here in college.

Eligibility

  • All students, during any of their summer vacations, throughout their time in college.

Available Funding

  • May be paid/ funded depending on internship/stream.
  • European internships eligible for Erasmus traineeship grant*

For more information on Independent Internships, please visit here.

Important Information

  • Permission to study abroad and to have the results credited towards the Trinity degree is at the discretion of each Department.
  • Students may only go on exchange in their fourth year for a full academic year or for the second semester. The exchange year for Engineering is only recognised as part of a five year programme. You must commit to completing the 5th year at Trinity College Dublin. Failure to complete the final year at TCD will make the student ineligible for a (hons) BAI degree.
  • You will be required to submit records of your marks to date in order to apply for most exchange options. Students are usually ranked on their most recent exam results (SF marks), although UNITECH and Erasmus applications also take into account your JF results, personal statements etc.
  • For non-EU exchanges, you must have achieved a 2.1 in SF to be able to apply. For all other exchanges, ideally we would like you to have a 2.1 in SF, or at least to show why you believe you’re on track to achieving a 2.1 in JS.
  • All study abroad offers (EU and non-EU) are conditional on you achieving a 2.1 in your JS year, so your nomination will only be confirmed after your JS exam results have been published. Students will not be permitted to study abroad unless they have achieved at least a II.1 in their Junior Sophister year.
  • *Erasmus traineeships grants are available for credit-bearing and independent internships (i.e. voluntary internship that doesn’t form part of your course) in Europe (outside of Ireland!). They require you to apply in advance and fill in some paperwork about your learning objectives.