In the dynamic landscape of engineering education, the symbiotic relationship between academia and industry stands as a cornerstone for innovation and progress.

At Trinity College Dublin School of Engineering, we embrace this ethos wholeheartedly, recognising that collaboration with industry not only enriches the educational experience for our students but also propels innovative research and fosters impactful solutions to real-world challenges.

Vibrant ecosystem

Our commitment to industry engagement permeates every facet of our academic endeavours, from curriculum development to research initiatives and beyond. Here, we cultivate a vibrant ecosystem where industry professionals, academic scholars, and ambitious students converge to exchange ideas, expertise, and insights.

One of the hallmarks of our industry engagement strategy is our robust network of partnerships with leading companies, both nationally and internationally.

Through these partnerships, we offer our students unparalleled opportunities for internships and industry-sponsored projects, enabling them to gain invaluable hands-on experience and cultivate industry-relevant skills even before they graduate.

As part of our Industry engagement strategy, Sarah O’Brien, the industry lead for the school, is focusing on our industry collaborations to advance equality, diversity and inclusion in the engineering field.

We have partnered with a diverse range of companies over the last few months that share our EDI principles. This has enhanced the school's quality of education and is helping to reshape the engineering landscape.

The industry lead is also strategically directing her efforts towards increasing our research collaborations with industry and is part of a dynamic team to foster an industry PhD programme within the school.

The establishment of an industry PhD programme will ensure that individuals from all backgrounds will have access to advanced education and research opportunities within the engineering field, irrespective of financial constraints.

Moreover, our faculty members are actively involved in collaborative research projects with industry partners, tackling pressing challenges across a spectrum of disciplines, from sustainable energy and infrastructure resilience to advanced manufacturing and digital technologies.

By bridging the gap between theory and practice, we strive to deliver research outcomes that not only advance the frontiers of knowledge but also have tangible applications in the real world.

At Trinity College Dublin School of Engineering, we understand the importance of fostering strong relationships with industry leaders. This is why we have developed a comprehensive Industry Engagement program that connects our talented students and faculty with industry partners.

Our school offers a variety of opportunities for collaboration, including:

  1. Internships: We provide students with valuable real-world experience through internships with industry partners. These internships allow students to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world engineering challenges and gain exposure to the professional engineering workplace.
  2. Research collaborations: Our faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research that has the potential to solve real-world problems. We collaborate with industry partners on research projects that benefit both academia and industry.
  3. Consultancy projects: Our faculty and students also provide consultancy services to industry partners. These projects allow us to share our expertise with industry and help them solve specific engineering challenges.
  4. Employee learning opportunities: We offer a variety of employee learning opportunities for industry professionals. These opportunities include Micro-credentialsProfessional Diplomas, workshops, Master's and PhD degree programmes.

Through our industry engagement programme, we are committed to providing our students and faculty with the opportunity to work on real-world engineering problems and to industry partners with access to the latest research and expertise.

We believe that strong industry engagement is essential for the continued success of both academia and industry. By working together, we can ensure that our students are graduating with the skills and experience they need to be successful in the engineering workforce, and that industry partners have access to the latest research and expertise.

Would you like to learn more about our industry engagement programme?

Please visit our website or contact us today.

We look forward to partnering with you!