Inspiring engineering students within a liberal arts environment

The mission of the Trinity College Engineering Department (ENGR) is to educate and inspire engineering students within the liberal arts environment so that they will possess the knowledge and vision to make significant contributions to the engineering profession and to society at large. Trinity College has been committed to engineering instruction for over 100 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 two engineering degree paths: a Bachelor of Science degree, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science degree. These degrees prepare students for careers in industry and for further study in engineering graduate programs or post-graduate schools of law, medicine, and business.

Engineering and the Liberal Arts

Consonant with its intellectual environment, the Trinity Engineering Program requires substantial study in the traditional liberal arts, encouraging students to examine critically a broad range of scientific, humanistic, and technological problems. The engineering program encourages interdisciplinary ties to other science departments including biology, chemistry, computer science, neuroscience, and physics. Additionally, engineering students benefit greatly from the College’s proximity to area educational, technological, and biomedical facilities, many of which offer internship opportunities, including Northeast Utilities, Pfizer, Texas Instruments, and United Technologies Corporation. All in all, engineering students at Trinity are prepared to understand and employ emerging technologies while benefiting from the development of leadership, civic responsibility, academic achievement, and life-long professional relationships among Trinity engineering graduates.

The program educational objectives of the B.S. in engineering program are the following:

  • Trinity engineering graduates apply their broad liberal arts education and firm foundation in engineering fundamentals to diverse fields of endeavor.
  • Early in their careers, Trinity engineering graduates pursue varied positions in industry or graduate school in engineering and related fields.
  • Trinity engineering graduates demonstrate professional growth, provide leadership, and contribute to the needs of society.

The Major

Explore the concentrations and courses available, as well as the requirements for both the B.A. and B.S. in Engineering.


For Students

Read about the research, internship, and engineering societies available and find out more about the senior projects that our students pursue.

Engineering Interns Help Redesign Space Suit

An internship at Collins Aerospace in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, gave Maria Boucher ’20 and Katherine Bullock ’20 the opportunity to help redesign Collins’ portable life support system (PLSS) for its next generation space suit.

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Q&A: Skyler Szot ’21 on his NASA Internship

Electrical engineering student Skyler Szot ’21 has a semester-long internship in California at the Armstrong Flight Research Center, NASA’s premier atmospheric test flight center. In this Q&A, Szot shares some of his thoughts and experiences from the internship.



Roy Nutt Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science Center (MECC)
MECC 307
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.