Trinity College - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Trinity College
Mailing Address: Department of Engineering, MECC 307
300 Summit Street
City: Hartford
State: CT
Postal Code: 06106
Country: United States
Phone 860-297-2517
Fax: 860-297-2531
Website: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/Engineering

Engineering College Inquiries

Nancy Fleming
Administrative Assistant
Department of Engineering
Trinity College
MECC 307
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-297-2517
Fax: 860-297-2531
nancy.fleming@trincoll.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PRIVATE
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Hartford
This city's population (approx.): 125,000
Distance from Main Campus: 3

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 2,153
Total Graduate enrollment: 153
Total Professional and other enrollment: 0

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Liberal arts

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

1) The Common Application.

2) High school transcript (or GED).

3) Standardized tests: Trinity College does not require the SAT or ACT for all students applying for Admission. For international students, we require the IELTS or TOEFL from students whose native language is not English and/or who have not studied for at least three years at a high school for which English is the language of instruction.

4) Three letters of recommendation: two teachers and one counselor.

For more detailed information on applying to Trinity College, please go to http://www.trincoll.edu/Admissions/apply/Pages/HowToApply.aspx.

Recommendations

Personal interview

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

John Mertens
Professor of Engineering & Department Chair
Department of Engineering
Trinity College
MECC 307
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-297-2301
Fax: 860-297-2531
john.mertens@trincoll.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.A, B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Department of Engineering Undergraduate John Mertens Engineering (General)

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Department of Engineering Engineering (B.A.) Engineering (General)
Department of Engineering Engineering (B.S.) Engineering (General)

Master's Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Department of Engineering
  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Xi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Energy Engineers
  • Eng. Medicine and Biology Soc.
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society for Women in Engineering

Other Student Support Programs

BEACON - Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium
Trinity College Robot Team

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

All students complete ENGR 483/484, a year-long capstone research and design project supervised by a member of the Engineering faculty, that integrates knowledge from mathematics, science, and engineering courses taken for the major. Students must choose an area of study, survey the literature, determine feasibility, complete the design, and test and refine the design. Projects may be individual or team-based, and students present their results to the department at the end of the academic year.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Trinity College has been committed to engineering instruction for over one hundred years, offering civil and mechanical engineering courses as early as 1856. Today, Trinity
College is one of just a few highly-selective liberal arts colleges that offers an engineering degree program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The mission of the Trinity College Engineering Department 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 engineers have been successfully employed by a wide range of high-tech corporations and research laboratories, including United Technologies, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton-Sundstrand, Sikorsky, Carrier, Hewlitt-Packard, Naval Research Laboratories, IBM Watson Research Center, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Cisco, Massachusetts General Hospital, Chemical Bank, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, among many others. Trinity students have also studied at some of the top engineering graduate programs, including M.I.T., Stanford, Berkeley, Duke, Yale, Brown, Harvard, UPenn, Cornell, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

We believe our primary constituencies to be our students (including alumni), engineering graduate programs and professional schools, the engineering industry and the Trinity College liberal arts community. As required by ABET criteria, these constituencies are involved in the continuous assessment and improvement of our engineering program. Our department is distinguished by a very low student/faculty ratio (about 9/1), by the strong research contributions of our faculty, and by offering introductory level courses in engineering topics such as aerodynamics and robotics for non-majors.
These introductory courses are important for the liberal arts for the obvious reason of increasingly widespread technology. Engineering marvels such as jet airplanes are no less human creations deserving study by liberally educated students than are classical works of art
or literature.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Department of Engineering 3 2 0 5
Totals: 3 2 0 5

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Department of Engineering 2 1 3 0.40
Totals: 2 1 3 0.40

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Department of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Department of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Department of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Department of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Trinity College does not have a separate College of Engineering. Requirements are the same as listed before.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission to Trinity enables a student to study any discipline. The same requirements are needed from all applicants

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Same as Domestic except TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

N/A

Residency Requirements

N/A

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

1) The Common Application for Transfer Admission.

2) Official Transcript(s) from every college/university attended.

3) Mid-Term Report for current semester, if applicable (Please print for offline submission only).

4) Final High School Transcript/Diploma/GED.

5) Transfer College Report (This form, stating an applicant is in good academic standing, MUST be submitted from ALL collegiate institutions attended).

6) Academic Report.

7) SAT or ACT scores are not required of transfer applicants. The TOEFL is required for all non-native English speakers. The TOEFL is waived for students whose language of instruction has been English for the last three years. The IELTS will be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.

8) $65 nonrefundable application fee

For more detail information, please go to http://www.trincoll.edu/Admissions/Transfer/Pages/Apply.aspx.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 0
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 14

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $52,810
Room & Board: $13,680
Books & Supplies: $1,000
Other Expenses: $1,000
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CCS/PROFILE), copy of student & parent W2, Business/Farm Supplement

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 6,073
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,062
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 574
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 0%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 690 610
Reading Range: 690 600
Writing Range: 690 620
Combined Range: 2050 1860
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 31 26
Composite Range: 32 28

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Engineering (B.A.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering (B.S.) 2 2 31 31 66 0
Totals: 2 2 31 31 66 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 23 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Totals: 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 31 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering (B.A.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 22 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 9 0
Totals: 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 2 0 31 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering (B.A.) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5 5 0
Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 11 1 21 16 5
Totals: 5 0 0 0 3 4 0 13 1 26 21 5

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering (B.A.) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 9 2 0 1 21
Totals: 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 11 2 0 1 26

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Engineering majors who graduated with one or more additional majors.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

6

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Engineering (B.A.) no 4.00 4.00 Day None
Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None