Trine University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: Trine University
Mailing Address: 1 University Avenue
City: Angola
State: IN
Postal Code: 467031764
Country: United States
Phone 260-665-4100
Fax: 260-665-4578
Website: http://www.trine.edu

Head of Institution

Earl Brooks
President
President
Trine University
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 467031764
Phone: 260-665-4101
Fax: 260-665-4830
brookse@trine.edu

Engineering College Inquiries

Stephen Carr
Associate Professor
Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
Trine University
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 467031764
Phone: 260-665-4189
Fax: 260-665-4188
carrs@trine.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Kim Bennett
Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid
Trine University
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 467031764
Phone: 260-665-4438
Fax: 260-665-4511
bennettk@trine.edu

Engineering Technology College Inquiries

Majid Salim
Associate Professor
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
Trine University
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 46703-1764
Phone: 260-665-4223
Fax: 260-665-4188
salimm@trine.edu

Institution Information

General Information


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

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Fort Wayne, Indiana
This city's population (approx.): 256,496
Distance from Main Campus: 45

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 1,780
Total Graduate enrollment: 358
Total Professional and other enrollment: 1,592

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Education, Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies, Health Sciences

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

High school diploma. Acceptance based on scholastic achievement and academic potential. Minimum 4 years of English, three years each of science, social science, and mathematics. SAT or ACT for students who completed high school within previous five years. Applicants for engineering, computer science, and mathematics should have a minimum of 2 years of algebra, one year of geometry, and a semester of trigonometry. Engineering applicants should have chemistry and physics.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Timothy Tyler
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Trine University
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 46703-1764
Phone: 260-665-4821
Fax: 260-665-4188
tylert@trine.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Maria Gerschutz Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Undergraduate Amanda Malefyt Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Both William Barry Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Sean Carroll Electrical/Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Darryl Webber Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
USDOT Regional University Transportation Center - NEXTRANS Center (led by Purdue University) Civil/Environmental Engineering INCOLL Ryan Overton

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Software Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering - Biomedical (M.Eng.) Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering - Mechanical (M. Eng.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

132 semester credit hours must be completed with an average overall grade point of at least 2.0/4.0. Each student must satisfy program course requirements.

Master's Degree Requirements
Doctoral Degree Requirements

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Biomedical Engineering
  1. Implants
  2. Tissue Engineering
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
  1. Biochemical engineering
  2. Materials Science(Polymers/plastics)
  3. Environmental engineering(air)
  4. Pharmaceuticals
  5. Energy
  6. Engineering education
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  1. Structural engineering
  2. Geotechnical engineering
  3. Environmental engineering
  4. Water resources and hydraulics
  5. Transportation engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Systems programming
  2. Power
  3. Digital hardware and VLSI
  4. Signals
  5. Optics
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Biomechanics
  2. Vibration in machinery
  3. Cast metals
  4. Computer-aided design
  5. Vehicle and flight dynamics
  6. Aerospace engineering
  7. Propulsion
  8. Biomaterials
  9. Mechatronics/robotics

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Chi
  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Delta Mu Delta
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Omega Chi Epsilon
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • Omicron Psi
  • Skull and Bones

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Chemical Society
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. of Computing Machinery
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Inst. of Transportation Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Mathematical Assoc. of America
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • The Materials Society

Local Groups

  • American Society for Metals
  • National Society of Leadership and Success

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • International Student Association
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Multicultural Student Association

Other Student Support Programs

An orientation program emphasizing academic success and professional development is required for all freshmen. First semester engineering freshmen enroll in a course to introduce them to college life and engineering design. The University's Writing Center helps students at all stages of the writing process--from idea, through research, through drafting, to proof-reading. The University's Learning Center matches students with tutors for a variety of courses. Math help sessions are offered by math faculty members four times each week. Career Services helps students to locate co-op and full-time employment as well as internships by providing assistance in the areas of resume writing, interview techniques, and career planning. There is no charge for students using the Writing Center, the Learning Center, the Math help sessions or Career Services.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Chemical Engineering

Seniors in Chemical Engineering participate in the National AIChE Student Design Contest Problem each year. The projects vary from year to year but generally involve the conceptual design of a chemical process comprising economic, safety, operability, control, and environmental aspects. In 2016, teams or individuals designed a solar powered water distillation system, a magnesium-air battery powered vehicle, and a cooling system for a local winery.

Civil Engineering

All Civil Engineering students enroll in a two credit hour engineering design seminar and a four credit hour engineering design "capstone" course during their senior year. In these courses, the students apply the concepts learned in previous coursework toward the design of a "real world" civil engineering project. Most of the design projects require field work (surveying, soil sampling, etc.), laboratory testing, feasibility studies, and environmental impact studies, as well as structural, environmental, transportation, geotechnical, and hydraulic design. Upon completion of the project, the student design teams present a formal written report as well as an oral presentation. Recent projects completed by students include an inspection and recommendations for rehabilitating an existing earth dam, the design of a new pavilion for a local park the design and construction of a concrete canoe and a small scale steel bridge.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineering and computer engineering students work on senior capstone design in collaboration with each other and, often, with students from other departments such as mechanical engineering and design engineering technology. Senior design projects are planned in the fall semester of senior year and are implemented in the spring semester. Teams generally range from 5 to 8 students with a mix of electrical engineers, computer engineers and others. Projects themes range from power, robotics, instrumentation, and controls. Most senior design projects require the adherence to standards, have both hardware and software components, and test set-up design. Some recent projects include a ceiling climbing robot, a road monitor and network connected speakers.

Mechanical Engineering

All senior mechanical engineering students take a two-semester (six credit hours, total) capstone design course. In this class, teams of students effect a complete design project, usually resulting in a prototype. The teams may be multidisciplinary, comprising students from any of the engineering disciplines or Design Engineering Technology. Many projects originate from a local industry or are entries in a sponsored design competition. Recent projects include the design of a high mileage vehicle (Shell Eco-Marathon), a remote controlled small scale aircraft, a Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) to be used in third-world countries (Institute for Affordable Transportation competition), and a GPS delivery robot. Student teams prepare a formal engineering report and present their results in a seminar. Presentations to sponsoring industries or as part of a competition may also take place.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

Since 1902, Trine University has provided a premier educational experience to students through small classes and a faculty committed to quality teaching in the Allen School of Engineering and Technology. The Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences work closely with the Allen School of Engineering and Technology to provide students with opportunities to expand their programs of study. The emphasis at Trine University is on student learning and hands-on laboratory instruction. Undergraduate research opportunities are available in select areas. All classes and laboratories are taught by experienced faculty. Questions are welcomed through the faculty's open-door policy. A cooperative education experience is encouraged and requires approximately one additional year for program completion. Five ABET accredited engineering programs (chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering), along with newly created programs in biomedical engineering and software engineering prepare students for entry-level professional practice positions or for graduate study in their respective technical field or business. Minors are currently available in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, bioprocess engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, robotics, and entrepreneurship.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 3 3
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 1 1 1 3
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 2 2 5
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 3 1 5
Mechanical Engineering 0 5 1 6
Totals: 3 11 8 22

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 0 1 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 0 1 1.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 1 1 0.00
Totals: 1 2 3 1.00

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 0.00
Totals: 2 0 2 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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical 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 3 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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 10 1

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
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2
Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Civil and Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 5 3

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission is based on the strength of an applicant's high school background including the degree of difficulty of courses selected, the record of academic achievement in a rigorous and appropriate college preparatory program, special or unique accomplishments both in and out of the classroom and the ACT or SAT I scores. Successful completion of high school courses-- English (4 years), Math (3 years including algebra, geometry, trigonometry), Science (3 years including Chemistry and Physics), Social Science (3 years).

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students meeting admission requirements to the School of Engineering will be admitted to an engineering department at the time of admission to the University.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students must meet all School of Engineering admission standards. In addition, financial statement and verification of English proficiency (TOEFL) are required.

Residency Requirements

Students are required to complete at least the last 30 semester credit hours of a four year degree at Trine University to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Satisfactory performance at previous institutions. The University has articulation agreements with a variety of community colleges.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 2
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 0

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $33,710
Room & Board: $9,350
Books & Supplies: $1,800
Other Expenses: $2,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
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), Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Scholarships (need and merit based), Grants (Institutional, State, and Federal), Campus Employment, Work Study, Loans.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 745
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 690
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 199
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 61%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 660 560
Reading Range: 620 520
Writing Range: 0 0
Combined Range: 1280 1080
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 25
Composite Range: 29 24

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 21 12 14 13 60 2
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 21 23 13 34 91 6
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 19 32 32 19 102 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 20 9 9 15 53 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 10 17 9 16 52 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 48 46 51 47 192 21
Software Engineering (B.S.) 4 2 2 0 8 0
Totals: 143 141 130 144 558 32

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 11 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 18 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 17 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 20 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 2 0 45 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 126 0 3 0 143 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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 21 0 0 0 29 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 9 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 15 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 40 1 0 0 43 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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: 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 1 0 119 2 1 0 141 2

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 9 1
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 11 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 27 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 5 0 0 48 5
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Software Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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: 8 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 113 9 1 0 130 9

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 3 0 0 23 3
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 11 2
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 18 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 13 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 15 1
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 12 0 0 44 12
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 1
Software Engineering (B.S.)
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
Totals: 11 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 126 21 0 0 144 21

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 4 0
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 0 20 15 5
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 1 32 26 6
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 10 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11 0 14 13 1
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 39 0 45 39 6
Software Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 4 8 4 0 1 0 0 107 1 125 107 18

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
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 0 0 20
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 6 1 0 32
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 14
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 5 0 0 45
Software Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 4 0 7 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 91 16 1 0 125

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

A student may earn two degrees at graduation by meeting all of the requirements for each degree.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

2

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.
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.50 Day Optional
Software Engineering (B.S.) no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional

Engineering Technology Information

Head of Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Information

Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

2-Year Degree 4-Year Degree Other
None B.S. None

Engineering Technology Information

Engineering Departments


Engineering Department(s) Department Chair Discipline
Technology Thomas Trusty Engineering Technology (General)

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Programs


Technology Degree Program(s) Engineering Department Discipline(s)
Design Engineering Technology Technology Engineering Technology (General)
Master of Science in Engineering Technology Technology Other Eng. Technology Disciplines

Engineering Technology Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

121 semester credit hours must be completed with an average overall grade point of at least 2.0/4.0. Each student must satisfy program course requirements.

Engineering Technology Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Technology
  1. Computer-aided design analysis
  2. Design management
  3. Engineering and manufacturing systems
  4. Precision measuring
  5. Mechanical product design
  6. Plastics engineering
  7. Materials engineering

Engineering Technology Information

Societies

Honor Societies

Local Groups

  • Beta Beta Beta
  • Delta Mu Delta
  • Omicron Psi
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Skull and Bones

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • Soc. of Automotive Eng.
  • Soc. of Manufacturing Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Eng.

Local Groups

  • Engineers Without Borders

Engineering Technology Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Multicultural Student Organization

Other Student Support Programs

An orientation program emphasizing academic success and professional development is required for all freshmen. Non-credit preparatory courses are available. The University's Writing Center helps students at all stages of the writing process--from idea, through research, through drafting, to proof-reading. The University's Learning Center matches students with tutors for a variety of courses. Math help sessions are offered by math faculty four times each week. Career Services helps students to locate co-op and full-time employment as well as internships by providing individual assistance in the areas of resume writing, interview techniques, and career planning. There is no charge for students using the Writing Center, the Learning Center, the Math help sessions or Career Services.

Engineering Technology Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

All senior design engineering technology majors are required to take a two semester, six credit hour course sequence dealing with a team-oriented, advanced design project. These projects can be coordinated with and sponsored by local industry. The projects require a business approach to program management including Gantt charts, customer profiles, competitive market analysis, cost analysis as well as a technical approach including design and structural analysis techniques. All projects require rapid prototype modeling of the project configuration. Written team reports are required and an oral presentation, by the team, is made at the conclusion of the course. Recent projects include a kayak transportation system, a remote operated small arms mount lift system, a satellite optic mount device, and a NASA human transport vehicle.

Engineering Technology Information

College Description

Engineering Technology College Description and Special Characteristics

Trine University provides a premier educational experience through small classes and a faculty committed to quality undergraduate education. The curriculum of the Department of Technology of the Allen School of Engineering and Technology emphasizes many of the underlying principles of component design and the skills required to communicate with engineers, scientists, and production personnel. The emphasis is on teaching and hands-on laboratory instruction. All classes and laboratories are presented and directed by experienced faculty. Questions are welcomed through the faculty open-door policy. The baccalaureate degree in Design Engineering Technology results in a technologist with technical knowledge and communication skills for supervisory roles.

Engineering Technology Information

Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

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

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
Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 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
Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0

Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

Admission is based on the strength of an applicant's high school background including the degree of difficulty of courses selected, the record of academic achievement in a rigorous and appropriate college preparatory program, special or unique accomplishments both in and out of the classroom and the ACT or SAT I scores. Successful completion of high school courses--Algebra ( 1 year), Geometry (1 year), Trigonometry (1 semester), Science and Social Sciences (3 years each), English (4 years).

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

At the time of admission to the institution.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Financial statement and verification of English proficiency(TOEFL) are required. (Minimum TOEFL 550 or 79 on the computer-based test) Foreign students must meet all Engineering Technology admission requirements.

Residency Requirements

Students are required to complete at least the last 30 semester credit hours of a four year degree at Trine University to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Satisfactory performance at previous institutions. The University has articulation agreements with a variety of community colleges.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 2
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 0

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $33,710
Room & Board: $9,350
Books & Supplies: $1,800
Other Expenses: $2,500
Estimated avg. course load per term: 16
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), Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Scholarships (need and merit based), Grants (Institutional, State, and Federal), Campus Employment, Work Study, Loans.

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New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 26
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 23
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 13
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 62%
Note: SAT Writing is not required.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 610 530
Reading Range: 520 440
Writing Range: 0 0
Combined Range: 1100 980
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 25 21
Composite Range: 25 21

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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
Design Engineering Technology 18 32 44 47 141 0
Master of Science in Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 18 32 44 47 141 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
Design Engineering Technology
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 18 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 0 18 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
Design Engineering Technology
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 1 0 25 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 0 1 0 32 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
Design Engineering Technology
Men 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 1 0 41 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 1 0 44 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
Design Engineering Technology
Men 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 35 0 3 0 43 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Totals: 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 39 0 3 0 47 0

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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
Design Engineering Technology 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 34 31 3
Totals: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 34 31 3

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
Design Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3 0 0 34
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3 0 0 34

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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.
Design Engineering Technology no 4.00 4.00 Day Optional