Now open for applications. Please note all of the choices below are very popular. Please apply early. Each of the choices will close when it reaches 150% of capacity.
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Dublin City University, 4 March - 6 March
*This programme is now over capacity and is closed to new applications.
Address: Collins Avenue, Dublin 9
Dates: Mon 4th to Wed 6th March 2024
3 day programme
The programme will start with an introduction to engineering in general and the engineering courses and facilities available at Dublin City University. The students will then take part in a disintegration project - where they will learn how a product is designed by taking it apart an examining how it is put together. Students will also work on DCU's "Green Power" race car. The students will work on assembling and disassembling portions of the race car and identifying and measuring key components. On the second day students will use the SolidWorks computer aided design system to design an engineering component and will then manufacture this component using a 3D printer. Students will learn about pneumatics and control in DCU's state of the art pneumatics laboratory and will build circuits using industrial components. On the final day students will go on a field trip to our industrial partners site to see how a large multinational engineering company functions and to get an insight into the day-to-day life of an engineer working in industry. The programme will conclude with a tour of DCU campus and a Q&A session.
Fees for this 3-day experience will be €25. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.
Address: School of Engineering; Electronic & Computer Eng Dept; University of Limerick, V94 T9PX
Dates: Monday 4- Friday 8 March 2024
5 day programme
The UL EYF programme will introduce students to Engineering programmes in the School of Engineering and Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering. The programme will include a visit to the Explore Engineering Showcase in Shannon Airport on afternoon/evening 7 March.
Fees for this 5-day experience will be €35. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.
Location: Damastown Industrial Park, Damastown Rd, Damastown, Dublin, D15 XD71
Dates Tuesday 5th - Friday 8th March 2024
4 day experience.
Viatris Damastown will host an exciting Transition Year experience with Le Cheile Secondary School, Dublin 15. The experience will include engineering project/quizzes/prizes /tours/demonstrations/guest speakers. Applications from Le Cheile Secondary School only.
There are no fees for this experience
Address: Newenham Court, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin D17 XC9
Dates: Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th March 202
3 day experience
This programme will only accept students from Belmayne Educate Together Secondary School and Chanel College
The STEPS TY Engineering Your Future experience at Viatris Northern Cross will include a Laboratory tour, Device demonstration, CAD demonstration, a mini project activity and interactive workshops. Quizzes, games, prizes and snacks over the three days. After the success of our programme in 2023 we are excited to receive applications for our 2024 programme.
There will be no fee for this experience.
Address: Unit 25 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Grange Road, Dublin 13, D13 N5X2
Dates: Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th March 2024
Viatris - Dublin Respiratory are looking forward to hosting a Steps EYF experience in March 2024 where Transition year students will get to work with our Engineers from all different departments around our busy site. The students will get to work on projects with our engineers and get tours of our facility, including lab, warehouse and manufacturing tours. They will get exposure to all different parts of our work to understand how engineering works with all different departments to create our products. After the success of our programme in 2023, We are excited to receive the applications for our 2024 experience! Applications only from Portmarnock Community School and Mercy College in Coolock please.
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, 5 March - 7 March
ddress: College Green, Dublin 2, D02 PN40, Ireland.
Dates: Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th March
The TCD proposed STEPS EYF programme will comprise of a combination of hands-on engineering workshops, a site visit, talks hosted by the School of Engineering, as well as a campus tour.
Location: Kilroe East, Inverin, Co Galway H91 H336
Dates: Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th March 2024
Viatris Galway will host an exciting 3-day experience during Seachtain Na Gaelige for Transition Year students from Coláiste Cholmcille, Inverin, Co Galway. The Viatris Galway STEM experience will include: an intro into Viatris Galway and our presence in Connemara, site tours/demonstrations from R&D, labs, production/Employee Speakers- "Pathway to career in Science", Rediscovery Centre workshop on Sustainable Engineering along with some fun quizzes and prizes !
Applications from Coláiste Cholmcille, Indreabhán school only please.
There are no fees for this experience.
Address: Viatris/Upjohn Manufacturing Ireland Unlimited, Little Island, Co. Cork, T45 F627
Dates: 6th-Friday 8th March
An action packed 3 days where students will learn about the history of Viatris Little Island, what we do, how our medicines help people worldwide and why they should consider a career in Pharma in the future. Subject Matter Experts in every department will organise fun activities and challenges in the labs, operations area, engineering and automation and health & safety. There will be a fact filled site tour as well as a project provided and hosted by a member of the Rediscovery Workshop and a visit from the Engineers Ireland Chair.
This experience is only open to students from Nagle Community College in Mahon Cork City. There will be no fees for this experience.
Address: Ash Lane, Sligo
Dates: 6-8th March 2024
The STEPS Engineering Your Future Programme at ATU Sligo will include Campus tours, hands on activities and labs. There will be an introduction to Robotics and you will learn how to design, build and program your own robot.
Address: Rosemount House, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, D17 NP20
Dates: 11 March - 15 March
Days 1 and 2 will be held in our Head Office where we will explore different parts of the business and host activities and workshops. Day 3 we will visit one of sites and talk to the team.
Address: Galway Business Park, Galway, H91 P2DK
Dates: Wednesday, 20 - Friday, 22 March 2024
Palliare is an Irish Biomedical Device company, based in Galway, working on researching and developing advanced technologies for Laparoscopic, Endoscopic and Robotic Surgeries starting from initial concept design and bringing into the market. Our goal is to enhance the safety of Surgical Procedure and the Operating Room by working closely with leading surgeons and medical professionals in hospitals .As part of the STEPS Programme, we at Palliare, would like to give you the opportunity to meet out Engineering Team and experience Biomedical Engineering in action. We have an exciting programme planned for you, which will run over the course of three days and will include interactive tours of our labs, live demonstrations of our surgical products in operation, encouraging career/design process talks from our engineering team, hands-on engineering design challenger and fun quizzes with prizes to be won!
Address: Dawson St, Dublin 2
This three-day experience will give Transition Year students the opportunity to learn more about apprentices with Liebherr and an insight into the opportunities afforded by a career in engineering. The event will feature hands-on workshops and live demonstrations. Students will get a tour of the facility, meet apprentices and hear from existing apprentices and engineers who went through the apprentice route. All activities will have a strong hands-on, practical engagement emphasis where possible.
Address: Ormond House, Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7
Dates: Weds 10th to Friday 12th April 2024
3 Day Programme
DBFL will be offering a 3-day programme with a range of hands-on activities bringing students through real-life projects, giving them a real feel for the day-to-day role of a civil, structural or transportation engineer. Students will have access to a team of engineers to answer their questions and challenge them over the three days. An opportunity to experience these three disciplines in a fun and friendly environment.
Address: University Road, Galway,
Dates: Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th April 2023
This 3-day STEPS EYF event will feature hands-on workshops and interactive talks about engineering. Engineers are tinkerers and creative problem solvers. Today’s engineers work on a wide range of problems which includes designing bridges, coding self driving cars, designing implants, and combating climate change. The workshops and talks will give insight into how engineers use creativity, math and science to find exciting solutions to the worlds most challenging problems. Sessions will focus on mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical, and energy systems engineering.
Dates: 15 - 17 April
Address: Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Dates: Monday 22- Wed 24th April
TUS Midlands, Athlone Campus have a fantastic three day schedule planned for Transition Year students in April. The students will get an introduction in the variety of engineering disciplines studied at TUS Midlands including: Mechanical and Polymer, Digital engineering, Electronic, Computer & Software, Structural and Civil engineering. There will be a tour of the campus, Rediscovery Centre Workshop on Sustainable Engineering Design, and many hands on activities and lab work.
Address: South Campus, Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 CX88
Dates: Monday 29th April to Wednesday 1st May 2024
3- day programme
This three day experience will introduce students to life on campus in MTU Kerry as an engineering student. Activities will include a campus tour, Lean Manufacturing Introduction & Games, 3D Printing, Robotics Workshop, Design an Ideal Engineer Class, Visit to a local Engineering Company, Immersive Technology Session and visit to the Kerry Scifest Exhibition.
Address: Bridge Street Centre, Bridge St, Maryborough, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Dates: Monday 29th April-Thursday 2nd May
4 day programme
The 2024 Fingleton White Transition Year Programme, held in Portlaoise aims to give students a broad overview of the world of engineering and demonstrate the endless opportunities a degree in engineering provides: Some of the highlights of the programme are: Presentations and workshops on topics such as wind and solar energy, natural gas, water and engineering design. Run through of exciting real world projects with Fingleton White's engineers. Hands on experiments demonstrating the principles of engineering, Q&A Sessions with engineers from a range of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, civil and chemical, Information on the pathway to Engineering and an overview of college courses from recent college graduates.
Fees for this 4-day experience will be €30. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.
Address: Annagh, Monaghan, H18 VP65
Dates: Monday 29th April – Friday 3rd May
Combilift are hosting a programme for Transition Year Students to experience the “Life of an Engineer” in a fast-paced working environment. This event will give student’s an insight into work as future Engineers/Technicians.
Students will develop an understanding of various Manufacturing and Engineering Processes and learn about the wide range of opportunities Combilift has to offer. During the event, students will receive a tour of Combilift’s state of the art Manufacturing site, participate in hands-on workshops, live demonstrations and conclude their visit with a Combilift Quiz. Students will also get the opportunity to listen to “A Day in the Life” of some of our current Apprentices, Trainees and Engineers. These talks will entail why they chose a career in Engineering and what they enjoy most about working in Combilift.
Address: TU Dublin Bolton Street, Tallaght and Blanchardstown campuses
Dates: Monday, 29 April 2024 to Friday 3 May
TU Dublin is once again delighted to welcome transition year students to a packed programme of engineering activities spread across our three campuses in Blanchardstown, Tallaght and City Centre. You will make new friends as you learn all about engineering. You will also learn about the many pathways to an engineering career available from Ireland's premier Technological University.
Address: Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry
Dates: Tuesday, 16 - Thursday, 18 April 2024
Address: Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Y35 W821
Dates: Tuesday, 16 to Thursday, 18 April
Participants in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Transition Year week will get a glimpse inside the EPA’s Wexford headquarters, meet scientists and engineers who monitor our environment, learn about climate change and climate action, and experience how the EPA monitors pollution, rivers, and even radiation. With hands on-demonstrations at the micro level and talks from experts working at the global level, students will understand how science and engineering play a key part in preserving and improving our environment.
Address: Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 K584
Dates: Tuesday 7 May - Friday 10 May 2024
Students will receive an initial induction and icebreakers session for a half day. Over the following three days, the programme will provide the student with an exposure to mechanical, civil and electronics engineering activities in a group environment. Activities will include 3D printing, mechanical build and programming of a robot arm kit and a bridge building / surveying exercise. The importance of teamwork, design and sustainability to each discipline will also feature. The programme will finish with a feedback session and reflection on the week's achievements.
Address: Kilkenny Road, Carlow
Dates: Tuesday 7th -Friday 10th May
Participating students will have the opportunity to partake in activities and gain experience in multiple disciplines of engineering. Students will spend time in the Department of Built Environment (Civil & Structural Engineering, Architecture, Surveying) followed by the Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering. All activities will have a strong hands-on, practical engagement emphasis where possible.
Address: South East Technological University, Waterford Campus, Cork Road, Waterford.
Dates: Dates TBC
Sessions will run for 10am to 3 pm daily. Participants will engage with the main disciplines of engineering; civil, energy, automation, electrical, electronic, mechanical and manufacturing. The programme will be a balance of talks, workshops, quizzes, challenges. They will learn about engineering education and careers.
Address: ATU - Galway Campus, Dublin Road, Galway H91 T8NW
Location: Monday 13th- Wednesday 15th May 2024
Be ready for an exciting trip through many Engineering worlds - Software & Electronic, Civil, Mechanical, Biomedical, Energy. Activities will focus on practical and industry interactions. We want to welcome you to ATU-Galway for Engineering Your Future. Engineering is for everyone ... just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind.
University College Dublin (College of Engineering & Architecture), 13 May - 17 May
*This programme is now over capacity and is closed to new applications
Address: Belfield, Dublin 4. D04 V1W8
Dates: Monday May 13th - Friday May 17th
5 Day experience
The UCD Engineering Your Future experience, hosted by the UCD College of Engineering & Architecture and supported by STEPS, offers TY students 5 days of content and the opportunity to:
Address: Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Dates: May 14th to May 16th
The world of electronic engineering covers a vast array of areas- from the smallest of signals to the largest of machines! You can find electronic engineering everywhere! In the Maynooth EI TY week participants can experience all aspects of electronic engineering from circuit building, to signal generator and manipulations and even some robotic building! Students will get the opportunity to visit out anechoic chamber, learn how software lets us interact with the world and how interesting it is to teach robots how to do even the simplest of things! All this can only be accomplished by means of team work, problem solving, ingenuity, innovation and determination. Can you become the next big thing in Electronic Engineering? Come visit the electronic engineering department in Maynooth if you think you are!
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