Prospective Undergraduate Students
World class teaching and an innovative, engaging curriculum. Study engineering at Trinity College Dublin and get the accredited qualification you need for your future.
Prospective Engineering Students
Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Masters Degree in Engineering
BAI/MAI in Engineering
A career in Engineering is about co-operation, but also individual effort. Whether designing an aircraft, a suspension bridge, a microchip or a media player, it can take teams of hundreds of engineers working together. Throughout this course you'll learn to exchange ideas and co-ordinate efforts to achieve an overall project goal. However, each component of a project is the result of one individual’s engineering skill and imagination. Working well as an individual and learning how to form original ideas is an important aspect of the course.
During the first two years of the degree programme, students share the same foundation courses, to develop a core understanding of Engineering. In the 3rd and 4th years and optional 5th (masters) year, you have the option to choose your preferred stream:
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Electronic and Computer Engineering
- Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Bachelor Degree in Engineering with Management
Masters Degree in Engineering with Management
BSc/MAI in Engineering with Management
Combined with a good grounding in business skills, you'll be in a position to compete for sought after jobs in the commercial and financial world. Whether you pursue a career in engineering consultancy, entrepreneurship, marketing or finance, the Engineering with Management degree at Trinity gives you the flexibility and diversity to keep your career options open to a wealth of possibilities and a bright and fulfilled future.
Engineering with Management covers a broad range of subjects, providing you with the core competencies in manufacturing, production, and design. The course is structured around the four key themes of Engineering Fundamentals, Business and Management, Design and Manufacturing Engineering.
*NEW* Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering
Masters Degree in Engineering or Environmental Science
BSc in Environmental Science and Engineering
MSc in Applied Environmental Science/MAI specialising in Environmental Engineering
The degree in Environmental Science and Engineering is a new integrated five-year course consisting of a four year BSc plus an additional year of study leading to either a Masters in Engineering (MAI) specialising in Environmental Engineering or a MSc in Applied Environmental Science. The course is taught by scientists in the School of Natural Sciences and engineers from the School of Engineering. It arises from a unique collaboration between two leading Trinity Schools that have expertise across a wide range of subject areas from Environmental Science to Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and is one of the first of its kind in Ireland and internationally.
The degree structure is designed to provide for the needs of students with an interest in these emerging, multi-disciplinary professional and academic fields. The course provides students with a fundamental grounding in natural sciences and engineering, and in the applied skills required to develop sustainable solutions for major societal and environmental challenges.
The BSc /MAI/MSc degree programme is based on two foundation years of environmental science and engineering modules, providing students with a firm grounding in the principles common to both disciplines, followed by three years of specialisation (in either environmental science or environmental engineering). The programme offers students the opportunity to tailor their degree in accordance with their academic results, interests, aptitudes and emerging career aspirations.
Accreditation from Engineers Ireland
Any graduate who wants to work as an engineer in Europe is strongly advised to get an accredited level 9 award. All of our courses are recognised by Engineers Ireland, the statutory professional body. Accreditation of an engineering programme is essentially a quality stamp and gives European and worldwide recognition to Trinity awards. Recognised internationally, our graduates have quickly gone on to secure employment in some of the world’s best companies.
Careers in Engineering
A career in Engineering is a rewarding and challenging path to take. Engineering and Engineering with Management graduates are in high demand for jobs in a wide range of areas in Ireland, Europe and worldwide. Our alumni have established successful careers in the computer, energy, environment, building design, transport, aerospace, medical devices, pharmaceutical, electronic and traditional manufacturing sectors. The analytical and problem solving skills you will learn during your time studying at Trinity, will make you adaptable to a host of job environments.
Students are given the opportunity of spending the second half of their fourth year on a supervised internship placement with one of the School's industry partners.
As part of the 5 year MAI programme students can spend a semester or a full year abroad in their fourth year as part of the Erasmus, CLUSTER or UNITECH programme or go on exchange to one one of the College's non-EU partner Universities. Visit our International section for more information on the types of study abroad options available to our students.
During your time as an engineering student, there will be many opportunities to get involved on campus and meet new people. Whether you run for the Students Union or simply avail of the services on offer, join the rowing club, music society or theatre group, you'll find a niche to help you grow your social skills and foster lasting friendships. You'll know you've made the right choice to study in Dublin, the vibrant capital of Ireland.
Trinity's 2022 Undergraduate Open Day was held on Saturday 5th November, 2022. Visit www.tcd.ie/openday to view a range of course video presentations, student services information sessions, virtual tours of campus and more.
Those students applying to study in Ireland as an EU citizen, can apply for undergraduate courses through the Central Applications Office (CAO), unless otherwise stated. For more information, visit our CAO hub.
Dual Engineering Masters Pathway Programme between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University
Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University, New York are delighted to offer a dual Engineering masters pathway programme leading to the award of a professionally-accredited MAI degree by Trinity's School of Engineering and a Master of Science (MS) degree by Columbia University. Click here to find out more.