I choose to study Engineering because I want to learn how to create a positive impact on society and the environment. I am also passionate about maths and physics, so I thought that studying engineering will be perfect for me. Moreover, I admire the structure of the course. I would have a chance to study a general engineering program for the first two years, and then choose the specific area to specialize in. Through this, I hope to gain a wider understanding of various engineering fields. I am studying a lot of different subjects, which gives me a better understanding of different branches of engineering and the world in general. As a future engineer, I want not only to build and design but also to learn how to sustainably modify existing structures in response to the constantly changing needs of humanity. I think it perfectly fits with the E3 values of finding balanced solutions for a better world.
I chose to study at Trinity because I wanted the ability to travel while also getting a rigorous and renowned education in Engineering. I chose to study Engineering because I want to be able to help the planet any way I can and I feel that being an engineer is the best way, but creating renewable energy sources and limiting the CO2 emissions is the best job for an engineer and If I want to help the planet then I need to at a School that widens my network by being International and is going to majorly help me get that started. I really enjoy how hands-on the course was. I learn best visually and having the labs with circuitry and concrete where I could figure out the problem at hand was really helpful in the class. My three words are International, Challenging, and Historical. International because 13% of students are international and I being one of them. Challenging because Trinity has such high standards for greatness and wants to only better you at Trinity by challenging in class to prepare us for the real world.
The best thing about Trinity is the friendly campus, professors and students. In engineering with management, the small class size meant that I got to know my professors and created a comfortable learning environment where I felt confident to ask questions. The way the course is set up with the five year programme has afforded me a lot of opportunities to build my own degree, including spending 4th year abroad in Lyon. I have been able to focus on my own interests in engineering and develop a great career network for the future. Trinity also provides excellent college services with the gym, counselling, healthcare and tutor system.
In order to learn, I need to be pushed and my engineering course not only pushes me to become a better learner but also provides me with the opportunities to expand my knowledge. The people in engineering, not just the course itself, also have enriched my experience. Being surrounded with people that are academically driven and interested in the same things has allowed me to collaborate and learn from my peers.
Studying Engineering in Trinity not only helped me establish the fundamentals to become a technically competent engineer, but broadened my knowledge across the interconnected disciplines in MedTech and Health Care industries. Biomedical Engineers are a relatively new breed of graduates, not a lot of us exist. Gaining a holistic view of this profession is imperative to success in becoming problems solvers, innovators and project drivers in your career. Graduating will equip you with the skills and confidence to take on roles in multinationals, start-ups, research hubs and clinical environments. Biomedical Engineering is a highly inter-disciplinary field. To make useful and meaningful contributions in this area, it is vital that Biomedical Engineers are able to bridge the gaps of knowledge between the different sectors. We have to be credible in our conversations with physicians, patent lawyers, regulatory bodies and human factors engineers to name a few.
The need for exposure to a wider environment also has prompted me to seek an opportunity to study in Ireland. The dedication to teaching, research and an atmosphere conducive to learning is of imperative need which we can get at Trinity. It would also help people to learn global standards in this field and become aware of worldwide completion, being a valuable experience to everyone studying.
I chose to study at Trinity because I was fascinated with the history of the college. The high global diversity rates also played an important role in my decision. When I came to Dublin for the first semester I realized that it was a culturally diverse and eternally beautiful place to be in. I am enjoying the happy and helpful nature of the professors and the holistic teaching methods. Trinity was the only well-established university that was providing a computer and electronic joint program for engineering. Apart from that, it also helped that I did not need to select my specialisation until the end of the 2nd year, this gives me more time to understand all fields properly and make a sound choice. What I like the most about my course is its hands-on and academically challenging nature. I find that the subjects taught align with what I find intriguing and this becomes a huge advantage.
It has been a great learning experience, both personally and professionally. It gives a great opportunity to meet people from different nationalities and develop a new perspective. During my time here I have met so many people who have opened my mind to new experiences and possibilities. I was lucky enough to get an amazing chance to do a months internship in Deloitte Ireland.
I would recommend anyone who wants to grow both academically and professionally to consider Trinity. It is a course that aligns with my area of interest and field in which I would like to make my long-time career. During the start of the final year of my degree at Trinity, I learned about the internship program where you can choose to pursue an internship in the second semester of the fourth year and do a final project in your one-year Masters degree. I did an internship and received a full-time job offer from the company before the start of my Masters degree. What I enjoy the most about the course is the extensive hands-on experience with the assignments and the projects, the group projects providing experience like leadership skills, teamwork, presentation skills, etc. which are very important when you start working in the industry.
Undergraduate Computer Science
I chose to study computer science as it allowed me to pair my creativity with my love for analytical subjects such as maths and science. Using the skills taught to you throughout the course, you can truly build anything you want with as little as a keyboard and hard work. Studying computer science is not just about learning how to program - it teaches you how to think. You develop a lot of general problem-solving skills that are transferable to any field. Developers are in high demand across almost every industry, so you have a lot of options open to you when you graduate. The coursework is tough and requires a lot of determination and independent learning, but it is rewarding - anyone who understands the sense of pride that accompanies solving a tough maths question will know what I mean. Using the projects I’ve built during the course as a stepping stone, I’m currently working on developing a portfolio with the intent to land an internship with a company like Google or Microsoft next summer.
MSISS was a perfect fit for me. I came across the course through a family friend and immediately was drawn to the intersection between business and analytics, and the applicability of the classes to real world problems. The course was engaging and challenging, and offered electives in the final 2 years to allow students to focus on classes they were most interested in. After 4 years in MSISS, I had built a network of academic and business contacts that were pivotal in providing me references for a Masters in Entrepreneurship in the US. I am now 5 years out, living in Chicago, working as a Strategy Management Consultant. I would recommend MSISS to anyone - the course is fantastic, and the friends I made from college are friends for life.
Having had a keen interest in Maths, Accounting, and Business in Leaving Certificate, I wanted to study a degree that incorporated a mix of these subjects. The unique combination of Computer Science and Business is what drove me to pursue this degree. Pursuing this joint degree programme exposed me to a variety of disciplines, having the first two years to gain an insight into all aspects of Computer Science and Business. In the final two years, I had the ability to specify and focus on topics that interested me along with undertaking a final year project. I was granted the opportunity to work on my own project idea with a fantastic supervisor with extensive knowledge, which facilitated my success. Throughout the degree, I developed a broad skillset, including problem solving and logical skills. Having completed an internship and secured a graduate role in an investment bank, I truly believe that Computer Science and Business equips you with the skills needed in today’s world.
Postgraduate Energy Science
Interview with Selina Paxton about the M.Sc. in Energy Science, Trinity College Dublin
Postgraduate Computer Science
The Interactive Digital Media programme gave me the flexibility and support to pursue my own path within the digital realm. I was able to refine my individual interests through the thesis component while also benefitting from a core suite of classes
When I came across an ad for the IDM course in Trinity, I was in the middle of graduating a BSc in Computer Science at a university that provided only very technical Bachelor and Master courses for students. Therefore, it never occurred to me that CS can be combined with the creativity and diversity of topics in digital media. Mind-blown, it clicked in my head, I wanted to learn about the inter-disciplinary topics IDM covered. I knew I had a lot to catch up within the lectures bordering on the arts and humanities, such as Interactive Narrative, Cultural and Critical Studies and of course Graphic Design. They introduced me to methodologies and a way of thinking that I was unfamiliar with, while the technical lectures taught me about web, audio and video technologies I had little knowledge of. Every group and solo assignment made me more resourceful and opened my eyes to the possibilities in the field of digital media. The course taught me to think outside of the box when it comes to computer science and it made me confident to use my knowledge about technology to recreate it and reshape it in new ways. Since I graduated the course, I found my place in User Experience design, a field that I certainly would have only looked at from a distance, if I wouldn’t have strayed away from classical computer scientist path.
With an undergraduate degree in computer science, the MSc stood out to me as it was more web-based and practical-based applications of my theoretical computer science degree. In the course, I really enjoyed the mix of backgrounds in the course and in addition to learning more relevant technologies, I also developed lifelong friends, which 15 years after my degree, I am still friends with a few classmates. Since the MSc, I was hired into Google in Dublin and stayed in Dublin for eight-years. I left Google and Dublin to move to Boston to do an MBA at Harvard Business School. I am confident that I would not have gotten the job at Google or been accepted to Harvard without having attended Trinity College for this MSc. I am currently a Vice President of Product Management at Mastercard based in Washington, DC.
After some years of working in the industry, I felt that it was time for a new challenge. I found the M.Sc. in Computer Science (Future Networked Systems) at Trinity College after some searching online. I was especially interested in the emphasis on networked and distributed systems, as this was an area I felt especially weak in. The coursework itself was challenging, comprehensive, and ultimately extremely rewarding. A strong emphasis was placed on practical work and group projects, which I found especially welcome. During the latter half of the academic year, when normal lectures were disrupted due to the global pandemic, the teaching staff adapted quickly and delivered lectures online, and were extremely accommodating to students encountering difficulties for various reasons. I always felt supported by the academic staff and my fellow students, and would not hesitate to recommend this course to someone looking to grow not only academically, or professionally, but as a whole person.
Peter from Hawaii, U.S.A. is studying Postgraduate Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin. Hear about his experiences
There are a few colleges in the world, including Trinity, that provide the Masters course in Mechanical Engineering in its broadest sense (as most other universities provide a specialization course within Mechanical Engineering which will narrow down my scope and future). And Trinity with its excellent research potential and amazing faculties is the obvious choice for any aspiring mechanical engineer. The research module of my course is where I spent my most time on. I like experimenting and come up with new solutions to everyday problems that will make the world a better place to live in. And I have been blessed with an amazing project supervisor and other lab experimental officers that makes the whole process a lot more fun than it usually is.
I chose the MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Trinity because I noticed the wide selection of modules on offer suited my interest greatly. One of the things I enjoyed most about the course was the ability to combine modules from different modules so effortlessly. I was able to take modules from civil engineering and combine them with modules with mechanical engineering. In doing so, I was also exposed to students from different disciplines, which is always a pleasant experience. The three words I would use to describe Trinity are Diverse, Impressive, Iconic. The student body, and in particular the MSc class, brought together students from all over the globe in a very unique and beautiful fashion. Trinity can be described as impressive due to its incredible academic staff, who are all well-versed in their respective disciplines and always ensure that the students are on track to achieve success. Finally, I can describe Trinity as an iconic institution, simply because of its unique history and longevity, and also because of the standing it holds today within the international community.
When I joined TCD for the M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, it was a whole new world for me. Being an international student, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was interesting, it was competitive and most certainly a lot of fun. I absolutely loved the exposure I received throughout the course, including conferences, presentations and trainings that happened in collaboration with other institutes. I particularly enjoyed Tissue Engineering and found my passion for it! After having completed a research assistantship in RCSI Bahrain, I’m back in TCBE for a PhD in Cardiac Tissue Engineering. The experience and skills I obtained during the MSc program has helped me immensely and I would blindly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in research!
The professors at Trinity offer great connections and opportunities within academia and industry. Also, Dublin has many biomedical companies headquartered or operating offices here. The three words I would use to describe Trinity are impactful, international, challenging. The research being done at Trinity has implications to improve the quality of life for everyone. It is a leading institution that fosters collaboration across Ireland and the world to inspire and push boundaries. Students at Trinity are challenged not only by the rigor of classwork, but are also challenged to ask questions and explore new concepts in courses and in research. The "E3 - Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies" concept is a foundational piece of my studies in bioengineering, as bioengineers look to develop new technologies to improve the healthcare field and advance medical innovations. My studies at Trinity have focused on various engineering concepts that are useful in understanding the environment and societal impact of new and innovative strategies to aid in tissue regeneration.
I enjoyed the fact that my course was very specific in the field where I wanted to work (Environmental Engineering), with highly qualified lecturers. For example, several of the lecturers in the course had participated in developing environmental legislation on a national and European level, and the course director had presented one of his projects to the prime minister. I can confirm that the degree is very well recognised in the industry, as I received several employment offers from engineering companies before even graduating from the course. I enjoyed having the opportunity to choose which modules I wanted to study, allowing me to have a diploma that matched my career goals. The lecturers were dedicated when giving their lectures, with high-quality classes. The other students were very motivated to study at Trinity, which pushed the class to the top by motivating each other.
Dublin city has a good, positive and relaxed vibe to it, with a lot of culture at the same time. People around are friendly and always ready to help. There is so much to do in Dublin and around Ireland especially if you are a nature lover and love being outdoors. During my time at Trinity, I surely came across some brilliant researchers and faculty. Learning here was not limited to textbooks but applying academic theories to real-life scenarios. The modules and the overall course seemed well-structured providing a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge. The course was oriented with multi-dimensional facets and was appropriate whether I further opted for a research or an industrial-based career. The School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering has taught me how to apply the academic learnings to the real world as the course was much more than just writing essays to be graded. My course has helped me develop a portfolio of skills for life. Working in teams and diverse groups, learning from peers, making up to the deadlines, time management/organization, learning to present my ideas in a team and publicly are some of the things I learned during my time at Trinity. The career fairs at the University and other job opportunities shared with us by my department were very specific and targeted to courses and helped me filter out the potential employer effectively.
A lot of the Irish composers I listen to and deeply admire have graduated from the Music and Media Technologies programme and/or are on faculty. Trinity is location in the heart of Dublin was also a draw for me. I spent the first two years of my undergraduate degree at Trinity. I ultimately transferred since I was quite homesick, but I met my best friends in my first year here. I came back in part because I missed Dublin and my time at Trinity felt unfinished. The three words I would use to describe Trinity are dynamic, historic, boundless. Trinity is dynamic in that it is a bustling hub of students from all across the globe, pushing scholarship forward. Trinity is boundless in that almost anything a student could imagine pursuing academically or outside of class is possible here.
The M. Phil in Music and Media Technologies programme at Trinity is one of a kind, spanning a broad range of topics across various music and media disciplines. This course had more choice among its modules than other Music Technology programmes I had researched, and this strongly appealed to me. From Visual Music to XR Technologies, the M. Phil offered me the chance to explore new areas, learn new skills, and expand my knowledge of music in both scientific and creative contexts. The broad range of subject modules was the highlight for me. By trying subjects I had never encountered before, such as VR and AR application design, I found I had a strong interest in these and would like to pursue them in the future. I also really liked how there was scope for individual creativity in our course assignments which gave me a chance to experiment and explore my own interests. The latter phrase of emerging technologies was a crucial concept of MMT. We were encouraged to push boundaries in music and media through technology, and were also assured that no idea was too bizarre! While on my course, I came to learn and appreciate how much engineering is involved in music and how important it is in areas like concert hall construction, studio design, room acoustics, and the development of music equipment and instruments. Furthermore, our environment is constantly evolving and this requires us to adapt through the formation of new ideas, new solutions and new developments. Our relationship with music and media is constantly changing and at MMT, we were encouraged to consider how music and media technologies have evolved, but also to come forward with our own new ideas for the field in our thesis projects.
I choose Trinity College Dublin for being the topmost ranking university in Europe and Ireland. Moreover, Trinity has diversification and has more international faculties. The library facilities are also outstanding. Most of the people in Ireland and very welcoming. The most enjoyable experience at Trinity was indeed the social life. The study space and part-time job availability were also one of the added advantages. My course was MSc in Transport Engineering, Policy & Planning. Very few colleges in Ireland offer this course. Being from a civil engineering background, this course will help me to boost my employability. Moreover, many researches were ongoing in this course assisted by excellent professors.
Postgraduate Natural Science
“For a long time, The School of Natural Sciences has always offered the top-quality programs in Trinity College. The long brilliant tradition in teaching and researching Natural Sciences has made Trinity stand out from many other new-established universities. Being enrolled in a postgraduate program in Environmental Sciences in this college was such my honour and pride. It certainly laid a concrete foundation for my future career path in doing sciences.
“The MDP program was a fantastic pathway for me to explore the topics I am really passionate about, while also broadening my awareness and understanding of other development problems. Studying with classmates and lecturers with a range of lived experiences and expertise is an asset to the course for all involved. For me, the international placements were the highlight of the program and helped inform the decisions I would make upon graduating. I would recommend to any student to make the most of those opportunities as they build valuable research and professional skills that have been useful long after finishing the MDP.
I chose to study at Trinity College Dublin as the university is a leader in the field of environmental research. I admired the work being carried out on campus to support climate action efforts and I aspired to be part of a university community who contribute so ambitiously to improving the global environment. The diverse community of Trinity College Dublin is probably the most enjoyable aspects of studying at the university. I got to make friendships with people from so many different parts of the world which will have a long-lasting positive impact on my life. Societies are a huge part of the Trinity experience so I would suggest to get involved with as many societies as you can. It is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and maybe learn some new skills along the way. I chose the MSc. in Development Practice because it provided an opportunity to broaden my physical sciences understanding of the environment to include the social science aspects. The course highlights the importance of society and the interconnection with the natural environment. My favourite element of the MSc. in Development Practice was its transdisciplinary nature. Everything is connected and this Masters program identifies these linkages and emphasizes how the various disciplines can support each other into the future to develop a more sustainable world.
One of the best things about Trinity is that we have access to amazing researchers through our courses. We get to know researchers who are leading in their field which opens up a lot of opportunities for us students and gives us insight into life after university.
The three words I would use to describe Trinity are the following: Excellence- faculty have challenged and encouraged me during my studies to guarantee I have gotten the most out of my education here at Trinity. Devoted - Class sizes were small enough to ensure each student had a rapport with every faculty member during every module and the cohort was cohesive throughout studies. Inclusive - Trinity, apart from being one of the top international universities in the world, consistently offers opportunities to join various clubs, societies, forums and seminars. There is never a missed opportunity to be a part of something big!
I chose to study at Trinity due to the history and reputation of the university as well as wanting to experience living in Ireland. I was also attracted to study at Trinity due to Environmental History being offered as a graduate program. Environmental History is not offered at many universities in Europe, and for me, Trinity was the obvious choice due to its great reputation in the humanities field. What I like the most about the course is the interdisciplinary aspect, with students and teachers coming from very different backgrounds. The three words I would use to describe Trinity are the following: Inspiring - the engagement of the professors and co-students inspires me to work hard and learn more. Timeless- Trinity is famous for its rich history and heritage, but is also focused on creating a better future and more sustainable society - truly a university of both past and future. Challenging- the high academic level is challenging, in a good way, and pressures you to be-, and do your best. Dublin is a great student city of perfect size, a capital that is not too big or busy, but very vibrant and fun. Trinity is a truly global university with students coming from all corners of the world. It is easy to travel around the country and experience all that Ireland has to offer while studying, and many beautiful hikes/nature destinations are also close to Dublin and can be enjoyed during a day trip.
I chose Trinity because their Biodiversity and Conservation program had a good mixture of field and classroom experience that I believed would provide me with the specific skillset I needed to get the future job I wanted. The thing I liked the most about my course was my final research project. My supervisor has been absolutely amazing and a great supporter. Personally, I feel as if I have learned as much during this research project as I have during the taught course. It has also given me a chance to see some of the few native forest land in Ireland which not many see. The Biodiversity and Conservation masters program is delves into the complex interactions of the natural environment around us. It involves understanding of the earth and our natural processes and learning how to better integrate society and these processes in a sustainable and equitable way. The E3 initiative understands the importance of this integration and through their program and their scholarship funding helps move the needle forward on this work..