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Transition Year programme

STEPS Engineering Your Future is a Transition Year programme that gives students a hands-on, fun and practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career. 

Most programmes are in person for 2022 but some are online only or will be a hybrid. Please read details of the programmes before applying.

All programmes are now CLOSED to applications except for Liebherr. All other programmes are now full with a waiting list please - do not choose.

EYF 2022 programme information, dates and fees

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May

Institute of Technology Carlow - 3rd-6th May

4 day programme

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.

The fee for this programme is €25 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

Waterford Institute of Technology - 4th -6th May

3-day programme

Sessions will run from 10am to 4pm daily. Participants will engage with the main disciplines of engineering on offer at the Waterford Campus: Civil, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electronic, Electrical, Sustainable Energy and Automotive. The programme will be a balance of talks, hands-on activities and fun challenges through which students will learn about life as an engineering student and professional. 

The fee for this programme is €20, which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time.
 

Munster Technological University Kerry Campus - 4th-6th May

3-day programme

The STEPS Engineering Your Future programme at Munster Technological University (MTU) Kerry Campus will be an introduction to the world of engineering, focusing on three main areas: Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Automation Engineering and Agricultural Engineering. The programme will consist of workshops, industry site visits, campus tours and engineering talks.

The fee for this programme is €20 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - 9th-11th of May

[CLOSED] 3-day programme

Get ready for an exciting trip through many Engineering worlds - Software & Electronic, Civil, Mechanical, Biomedical, Energy.

A mix of online and on campus activities will focus on practical and industry interactions. We want to welcome you to Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) for Engineering Your Future. Engineering is for everyone ... just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind.

The fee for this programme is €20 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person  subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

Technological University Dublin - 9th-13th May

[CLOSED] 5-day programme

Blanchardstown, City and Tallaght Campuses

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) is once again delighted to welcome transition year students to a packed programe of engineering activities spread across our three campuses in Blachardstown, 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.

The fee for this programme is €30 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

University College Dublin - 9th-13th May

[CLOSED] 5-day programme

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

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

The fee for this programme is €30 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

Maynooth University - 10th-12th May

[CLOSED] 3-day programme

Would you like to explore how engineers get their training?

The Electronic engineering department is delighted to offer TY students the opportunity to explore the world of electronics in a university lab setting.

Our world is run by electronics, and the applications for electronics are almost endless. Everything that surrounds you started in a lab, just like ours, somewhere in the world. Come in, experience and explore this fascinating world for yourselves!

Workshops and labs will be offered in analogue and digital electronic circuits, circuit building, software and controls systems as well as talks from our Wave energy research group and a visit to our world leading anechoic chamber for 5G and high frequency RF testing.

The fee for this programme is €20 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

Dundalk Institute of Technology - 10th-13th May

[CLOSED] 4-day programme

Students of Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) 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 mechanical build and software programming of a robot arm kit and a bridge building / surveying exercise. The importance of design and sustainability to each discipline will also feature. The programme will finish with a feedback session and reflection on the week's achievements.

The fee for this programme is €25 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be in-person subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

Munster Technological University Cork Campus - 16th-18th May

3 day programme

Munster Technology Universities (MTU) Engineering Your Future, supported by Engineers Ireland's STEPS programme, is a hands-on programme for Transition Year students, designed to introduce them to the exciting and diverse world of engineering. The programme gives the students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the skills required of engineers and the career opportunities available to qualified engineers. 

Students are also given the opportunity to develop skills in areas such as critical thinking, problem solving and design, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The 3 day hybrid programme encompasses a range of activities which include industry visits, hands-on workshops, presentations and project work. Students will interact with current and graduate students at various stages of their engineering career and meet with staff from the Faculty of Engineering & Science at Munster Technological University, Cork Campus. 

The fee for this programme is €20 which is payable when you receive an offer. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

This programme will be mainly online with an in-person visit subject to Covid-19 guidance at the time. 

Liebherr, Co. Kerry - 30th & 31st May

This two-day programme 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.  This programme is free to attend and run from 09.30am to 3pm on both days.

Combilift, Co. Monaghan - 30th-31st May

Combilift are hosting a two-day 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 two-day 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. 
 
The programme will run from 9:30am – 4pm on Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st May and is free of charge.

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