Prospective Engineering Students

At the School of Engineering, we welcome applications from prospective students from all over world. There are so many reasons to study engineering at Trinity. From our excellent teaching practices and talented lecturers, who are lauded experts in their chosen areas, to our stunning campus right in the heart of the city, with world-class teaching, library and sports facilities. At Trinity, not only will you receive the best education to launch your career in a leading industry, you'll gain new experiences, be challenged with fresh ideas and build connections that will last a lifetime. Visit our course pages, download our latest prospectus below or come along to our next open day to explore the many benefits of becoming a Trinity engineering student.

Our Courses

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

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 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.

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.