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jnick2jnick2 Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
how is the engineering department at trinity, specifically biomedical? do graduates get into top grad schools?
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  • c1oudedeyesc1oudedeyes Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    The engineering program is really excellent, and it actually forces you to think in a liberal arts perspective. None of the core classes like the calculus sequence or physics sequence are tailored toward engineering--you learn the same material as if you were on the mathematics or physics major track. Although it may be more difficult, I think this program really gives you the skills and breadth of knowledge to effectively work with and without multidisciplinary teams once you graduate. As for biomedical, I don't have direct experience with it but it looks like a very strong program. The BS in Engineering offers a biomedical concentration with two tracks: EE and ME. With EE you'll take more courses that overlap with the EE concentration and the same can be said for the ME track and ME courses. You also take electives through BEACON, which is a Trinity-led consortium including UConn medical center, University of Hartford, and Hartford Hospital I believe. This lets you take a variety of specialty courses that will help you explore your interests.

    Most of the engineering professors do some sort of work in biomedical research and you'll find their support and labs very beneficial in your studies. For example, Prof. Ning looks at the heart from an electrical perspective and works with signal processing, while Prof. Palladino looks at the heart from a mechanical (pump) point of view and has done extensive work in the cardiovascular field. The other professors work a lot with rats and the analysis of the brain.

    And yes, a lot of the engineering graduates go on to the top schools in the country. Browse the Trinity site and you'll find some spotlight graduates, most of whom are biomed grads.
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