In college tutorials, engineering ‘problem sheets’ are covered in detail, which allows students to develop a good understanding of the course material.
Engineering is a four-year course. The syllabus is the same at every College. The University Department organises lectures and lab-based practicals; the College organises the small-group teaching (tutorials or classes), so your College tutors play a key role in your course. Our tutors welcome applications from students with strong skills in mathematics and physics, and who are prepared for a demanding but rewarding schedule of work, both independently and as part of a group.
Engineering students at Trinity have tutorials with College tutors for the first three years of the course, before undertaking a research project in the Department in their fourth year. In the first three years, students typically attend two tutorials a week. The tutors set practice exams at the start of most terms so that students consolidate their learning and prepare for their university examinations. Our students achieve excellent results.
All our tutors are research scientists, who spend part of their week leading groups working in their laboratories. Steve Sheard has research interests in the general area of optoelectronics with an emphasis on laser devices, biomedical instrumentation and optical sensors. Other interests include holography, fibre optic communications and novel electronic materials. Alexander Korsunsky is involved in the study of deformation and strength of advanced materials and composites, and the mechanics of contacts, fracture and fatigue. He uses neutron and synchrotron X-ray beams for the measurement of strains in structural materials and components used in the aerospace industry.
Trinity is located a 10 minute walk away from the Department of Engineering.