Trinity is Ireland’s leading university and is ranked 104th in the world. Trinity offers a world class education at Ireland’s leading University where students can work at the highest academic level with some of the most influential people in their field.

Trinity instils in its graduates the confidence and capability to nurture and build a career that may span fields and industries, or address industrial and societal challenges which may not yet exist. Trinity also encourages an entrepreneurial spirit, providing incubation programmes for student-led companies, and has been named as Europe’s leading university two years in a row for producing venture backed entrepreneurs.

Dublin is a vibrant, multicultural, European capital and Trinity students take full advantage of everything the university and the city have to offer. In recent years Dublin has become a hub for some of the world’s leading technology companies, housing the European headquarters of a number of the world’s most prominent tech giants.

The Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science.

The implementation of an earlier decision of the College to reorganise the academic structure of TCD, saw the formation of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics & Science in January 2008, facilitating new synergies in the delivery of education, while building on past achievements and established strengths.

In keeping with the Mission of the College, the Faculty is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, to the enhancement of the learning experience of each of its students and to an inclusive College community with equality of access for all.

With eight Schools, the Faculty offers world class teaching across a variety of exciting disciplines, including: Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Immunology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physics, Physiology, Science, Statistics and Zoology.

Research in the Faculty is of the highest standard, demonstrating top quality, innovative research through both academic and industrial collaboration. With national and international leaders, the Faculty is actively engaged in tackling some of the major challenges of today and tomorrow.

The School of Engineering was founded in 1841 and is one of the oldest Engineering Schools in the English speaking world. The Baccalaureus in Arte Ingeniaria (BAI) degree was established in 1872 and early graduates played a major role in the development of local government services and infrastructure in 19th century Ireland.

In 1981, a new curriculum was introduced to meet the needs of the government expansion in technological education. During the first two years, students follow a common curriculum of basic courses, and may choose from a number of modules in the third and fourth years of the degree programme. These modules are grouped in such a way as to permit students to specialise in one of the following streams of the engineering profession:

  • Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering;
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering;
  • Electronic and Electric Engineering.


The Trinity curriculum is aimed at not just acquiring knowledge but at developing critical faculties of the human mind. Freedom of expression, willingness to engage in debate and express diverse points of view are valued and welcomed.

The safe and friendly campus provides an ideal environment for studying, learning, relaxing and living. Located in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, it has state-of-the-art facilities such as a modern Sports Centre, the Science Gallery and the Trinity College Library, the largest research library in Ireland and renowned throughout the world.


The Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science in Trinity College Dublin, offers a wide range of world-class postgraduate programmes at both Masters and Doctoral (PhD) level. Trinity’s renowned interdisciplinary research centres and institutes attract leading researchers in every discipline. Many of Trinity’s taught Masters programmes can be completed in a single year and are more cost effective in comparison to the international counterparts.

The range of studies on offer is vast and the standard set for postgraduate study is exceptionally high. This combination, together with the range of ancillary facilities in the immediate vicinity of the University, offers an almost unparalleled learning experience to all postgraduates.


The Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is committed to excellence in both research and teaching. Research in the Faculty is of the highest standard, demonstrating top quality, innovative research through both academic and industrial collaboration. With national and international leaders, the Faculty is actively engaged in tackling some of the major challenges of today and tomorrow.

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering accommodates a wide range of research interests. The research conducted within the school is diverse and includes mathematical modelling and experimental measurement-based work. Much of the work is collaborative with other schools in the university and with national and international partners. Several research groups are recognised as international leaders in their fields; these groups are active in areas such as bioengineering; digital media; energy, transport and the environment; and telecommunications. School of Engineering research

Research Centres

The research themes of the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are supported by a set of research institutes that provide the infrastructure needed to support multi-disciplinary research as well as engagement with enterprise and social partners working in partnership with the Faculty’s eight schools:

  • CRANN (the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) is Trinity College Dublin’s largest research institute, and works in partnership with University College Cork (UCC).
  • AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) is a Science Foundation Ireland funded centre that provides a partnership between leading researchers in material science and industry.
  • TCIN (Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience) leads brain research in Ireland and is the country’s only dedicated neuroscience research institute. TCIN is an interdisciplinary research institute with Principal Investigators from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, physiology, biochemistry, engineering, psychiatry and genetics.
  • CTVR (Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain-Driven Research) Trinity College is host to the headquarters of the national telecommunications centre, CTVR, an SFI-sponsored research centre.
  • TBSI (Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute) is an environment where innovative and interdisciplinary approaches are leading to scientific discoveries of biomedical importance, ultimately giving rise to better patient care.
  • TCBR (Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research) was launched in December 2008 by Sir David Attenborough. TCBR brings together researchers from across Trinity College Dublin to provide a broad base of expertise in a range of biodiversity research areas.