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Our aim is to promote bioengineering both nationally and internationally for the benefit of students, researchers, clinicians, medical technology and industrial participants and patient healthcare with a focus on bioengineering for better health.

2019 Transition year programme / Engineering Summer Camps

Unfortunately last year was the last TCBE Transition year programme.  We are hoping to run the school of Engineering summer school, but no details have been confirmed as of yet.

The School of Engineering here within Trinity College Dublin did run summer camps during this summer 2018 for transition year students who are interested in finding out more about opportunities in engineering, computing and technology.

We are not sure yet if this programme will be running in the summer of 2019, so the best thing to do would be to keep an eye on the TCD website, an email is usually sent to most Career Guidance Teachers in advance of enrolment.



The TCBE Winter Symposium is held in December annually in the Knowledge Exchange in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. An annual review is delivered by the Director of the Centre. TCBE Researchers showcase their research with a 'Thesis-in-3" presentation with prizes awarded for the best presentations. There is also a poster display.

ESEM International Summer School
For three consecutive years from 2009 to 2012 Trinity Centre for Bioengineering hosted an international summer school for medical and engineering students igniting enthusiasm and passion among the students for the challenges and opportunities in bioengineering. Current healthcare challenges, such as the ageing of Europe's population as well as big killers such as cardiovascular disease, require multidisciplinary approaches for diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, the focus of this unique summer school established a platform of cooperation between medicine and engineering across Europe already starting at an undergraduate level. With different working cultures and educational backgrounds, the aim of the Summer School at Trinity College has been to teach students how to work together efficiently by getting small groups designing new, novel medical devices targeting specific medical and clinical problems. These include the design of a total replacement for a degenerated ankle, solutions for revascularisation of the lower limbs, technologies to monitor the elderly and the design of artificial ventilation systems. Many of the students returned to Trinity College Dublin to pursue further studies in the Bioengineering arena.