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Transition Year programme

STEPS Engineering Your Future is a week-long TY experience that gives students a hands-on, fun and practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career. Engineering Your Future is coordinated by the Engineers Ireland STEPS Programme and is hosted by a variety of colleges and companies all over the country. 

For 2021, all programmes will be online only and will run for 3-5 days. Please see programme details below.  

EYF 2021 programme information, dates and fees

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EYF - Third Level Programmes


Munster Technological University Cork (MTU Cork formerly CIT) 
MTU-Cork will run a 3-day virtual campus programme from 12 - 14 May that will deliver invaluable insights for TY students into the many engineering programmes available @MTU-Cork. Our goal throughout the 3-day programme is to showcase our cutting edge and award-winning programmes. You'll get to meet and interact with our students, graduates, lecturers and industry partners who will showcase the endless career opportunities and applications with an Engineering qualification.

12 - 14 May 2021
(3-day programme)
Dundalk Institute of Technology 

The programme will cover a range of activities to inform and engage with participants regarding the world of engineering careers. One aspect of the week will be understanding mechanical and electronics engineering using electromechanical robotics, which we hope to make as interactive as possible! Pathways to careers in Civil Engineering and Built Environment will also feature. Guest speakers from industry will outline their own career paths and journeys. Participants may engage with the programme from their own schools or log in from their homes. Access to a reliable internet connection and laptop or pc with a webcam/microphone is recommended.

11 - 14 May 2021 (4-day programme)
Galway-Mayo IT (GMIT) 

Join us for exciting hands-on interactive activities and live demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies in Software & Electronics, Energy, Mechanical, Biomedical and Civil Engineering. It will be fun. It will be educational. Just bring your enthusiasm and an interest in technology. We look forward to seeing you (virtually, unfortunately!) in GMIT.

10 - 12 May 2021
(3-day programme)
Munster Technological University Kerry (MTU Tralee formerly IT Tralee)   
The STEPS Engineering Your Future programme at IT Tralee will be a virtual introduction to the world of engineering, focusing on four main areas: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering and Agricultural Engineering. The programme will consist of a blend of webinars, guest speakers and virtual labs
5 - 7 May 2021
(3-day programme) 
NUI Galway (NUIG) 

This 3-day NUIG STEPS EYF event will feature interactive talks and workshops all about engineering. Engineers are tinkerers and creative problem solvers. Today’s engineers work on a wide range of problems which include designing bridges, coding self-driving cars, curing cancer, and combating climate change. The presentations and workshops will give attendees insight into how engineers use creativity, math and science to find exciting solutions to the world's most challenging problems. Sessions will focus on mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical, and energy systems engineering.

6 - 8 April 2021
(3-day programme)
TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus, City Campus and Tallaght Campus

We will offer a three day online programme of interactive design  activities from the broad range of engineering disciplines offered by TU Dublin. These will be complemented by informative sessions from students and engineers.

11 - 13 May 2021 (3-day programme)
University College Dublin (UCD)

The UCD Engineering Your Future programme, hosted by the UCD College of Engineering & Architecture and supported by STEPS, offers TY students 5 days of online content and the opportunity to:

1. Learn about the disciplines & technologies making up the exciting world of engineering
2. Chat with our current Engineering Students about their UCD Experience
3. Hear from recent graduates and guest speakers about their careers
4. Engage through online demonstrations, workshops, design exercises, projects and challenges
5. Take a virtual Tour of the UCD Campus with our Student Ambassadors

10 - 14 May 2021 (5-day programme)

EYF – Industry Programmes

Clandillon Civil Consulting (CCC) NEW for 2021
CCC will host online events for students over 3 days. These events will help students improve their understanding of engineering in the real world, allow students to have their questions answered and settle any fears they may feel towards pursuing engineering as a career.  These events will include Quizzes, Games, Chats with Engineers, Q&A sessions, and Demonstrations of some of the work that we undertake at CCC. We will also look at resources such as YouTube which highlight interesting aspects of engineering.

9 - 11 March 2021 (3-day programme)

DBFL Consulting Engineers NEW for 2021
DBFL Consulting Engineers will provide a mix of interactive ‘hands-on’ sessions coupled with video walkthroughs of some of our landmark projects, as well as direct interaction with our engineers presenting on a range of interesting topics throughout the week. 

10 - 12 March 2021 (3-day programme)

ESB will be running two programmes for 2021. The first programme will take place on 1st -5th March and is open to all applications. The second programme is open to internal contacts only.

1 - 5 March 2021 (5-day programme)

Fingleton White NEW for 2021
The 2021 Fingleton White Transition Year Virtual Programme 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:

1. Presentations and workshops on topics such as wind and solar energy, natural gas and water
2. Run through of exciting real-world projects with Fingleton White’s engineers
3. Hands-on experiments demonstrated virtually
4. Q&A sessions with engineers from a range of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, civil and biomedical!
5. Introduction to IT skills such as Excel and Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
6. Information on the Pathway to Engineering and an overview of college courses from recent college graduates

19 - 21 April 2021 (3-day programme)
Palliare New for 2021

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 Procedures 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 our 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, online hands-on engineering design challenges, fun quizzes with prizes to be won! We look forward to meeting you in April.

14 - 16 April 2021 (3-day programme)

Fees for programmes*

This year we are reducing the fees to a nominal €5 per programme. This fee recoups a portion of the costs associated with running the Engineering Your Future Programme. 

Payment is only required once an offer is received. Payments include Paypal fees. 

Contact the STEPS team
To get in touch with the STEPS team please call (01) 665 1340