Dual Engineering Degree Through Grace College and Trine University A Continued Success

*Pictured (center) is Professor Jerry Holland discussing engineering with students

Grace College continues to lead the way in providing innovative educational models, offering quality online education, and pursuing collaborative partnerships with other colleges. In 2011, Grace partnered with Trine University to offer several engineering degrees on the Grace campus, allowing students to reap the benefits of both a Grace education, as well as specialized, on-campus training in engineering through Trine University.

In addition to other programming, Trine offers a Bachelor of Engineering with concentrations in mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering; a Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering Technology, The Lou Holtz Master of Science in Leadership; and an online master’s degree in engineering. Both schools are independent colleges, and while Grace has traditionally held a more liberal arts focus, Trine has a long history in engineering, affording the best of both worlds for students.

“The dual engineering program has been a tremendous blessing to me,” said Jacob Goodman, a senior in the program. “It has allowed me to finish my career at Grace College without having to transfer. I really appreciated how I was able to have a lot of input on what direction I wanted to go with my majors and how I wanted to get there. I also enjoyed the individualized attention and guidance I received from my professors. I hope it helps open doors that lead to a successful career.”

Bill Katip, president of Grace, said, “The dual enrollment engineering program with Trine University is a bold example of the measures Grace has taken to be at the forefront in offering a quality, affordable education in a variety of majors. We greatly appreciate the opportunity we’ve been given to partner with a quality, like-minded school such as Trine. We are pleased at the progress of the program and hope to grow similar partnerships in the future to further expand our offerings.”

“Trine University is grateful for the benefit of partnering with Grace College, a well-respected school, to extend the reach of our nationally recognized engineering program,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Trine president. “Trine’s job placement rate for engineering graduates has exceeded the national average and this year is no exception. Ninety-five percent of our 2013 engineering grads were employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement while the national average is 63.6 percent.”

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