Fifth-Year Engineering Program

Trinity has been committed to engineering instruction for over one hundred years, offering civil and mechanical engineering courses as early as 1856. Today, Trinity is one of just a few highly-selective liberal arts colleges that offers three degree paths in engineering: an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute through Rensselaer at Hartford after an additional year.

The Trinity College/Rensselaer at Hartford Five-Year Engineering Program

Students choosing this cooperative program receive the B.S. in engineering degree from Trinity after four years and the M.S. degree in engineering science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute after five years. Students apply for admission to this program in the spring of the junior year. The candidate must consult the Rensselaer at Hartford catalogue for admission requirements, discuss procedures with the Trinity engineering department chair as early as possible, and develop, in consultation with the faculty adviser, a coherent plan of study that includes eight Rensselaer at Hartford courses (normally two per semester) and a master's thesis.

For more information on the Five-Year Engineering Program, contact Professor Taikang Ning, Engineering Department chairman.