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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. 

Applications are due to open end November 2022. Students who will be in Transition Year from September 2022 can register below to be the first to find out when applications for the STEPS Engineering Your Future 2022/2023 programme opens.

    

EYF 2023 programme information, dates and fees

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February

University of Limerick: Dublin Road, Limerick - 27 Feb – 3 March

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- offers will be sent to successful applicants soon

Address: Dublin Road, Limerick, V94 T9PX.

Dates: Monday 27th Feb – Friday 3rd March 2023

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 2 March, and to Confirm on 3 March.

Fee for this programme will be €30. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

March

Dublin City University, Dublin 9, 6-8th March

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- first round offers have been sent to successful applicants

Address: Whitehall, Dublin 9

Dates: Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th March 2023

3 Day Programme

The first day of the programme will start with an introduction to engineering from the Head's of the Schools of both Mechanical and Electronic Engineering. The students will then take part in a "disintegration" project. Here they will learn how a product is engineered by taking it apart and examining how it is put together.  The students will also work on DCU's "Green Power" race car.. dissasembling and assembling parts and identifying and measuring key components of it.
On the second day, students will use our SolidWorks computer aided design system and 3D printer to design and manufacture an engineering component. 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 first participate in an EI Focus Group and then go on a field trip to one of our industrial partner's site.  This will enable them 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.  

This programme will be in person. The fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee. 

Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin: College Green, Dublin 7-9th March

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- first round offers have been sent to successful applicants

Address: College Green, Dublin 2

Dates: Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th March 2023

  • Talks hosted by the School of Engineering
  • Site visit to an onshore wind farm
  • Lab-based activities (engineering software)
  • Hands-on group activities (bridge design)
  • Campus tour

This programme will be in person. The fee for this programme will be €30. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee. 

Combilift: Global Headquarters, Annahagh, Monaghan - March 2-3

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- offers will be sent to successful applicants soon

Address: Global Headquarters, Annahagh, Monaghan

Dates: Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd of March

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.

This programme will be in person. The fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee. 

Viatris- Various Locations : Dublin, Galway, Cork- 7-9th March 2023

This programme will be in person. Only students from the schools mentioned below can apply to attend. Places are limited.

The STEPS TY Engineering Your Future Programme at Viatris will include site tours, hands on activities and interactive workshops. Quizzes, games, prizes and snacks over the three days

  • Viatris, Damastown.  Applications will be accepted only from Transition Year Students at Le Cheile Secondary School, Dublin 15

  • Viatris, Galway. Applications will be accepted only from Transition Year Students at Colaiste Colaiste Cholmchille., Inverin, Galway.

  • Viatris, Cork. Applications will be accepted only from Transition Year Students at Nagle Community School 

  • Viatris, Dublin Respiratory – Applications will be accepted only from Transition Year Students at  Portmarnock Community School

  • Viatris – Dublin Commercial – Applications will be accepted only from Transition Year Students Chanel College, Coolock Village, Malahide Road, Dublin 5.
There will be no charge for these programmes. 

Atlantic Technological University, Sligo Campus, 8-10th March

Address: Ash Lane, Sligo

Dates: Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th March 2023

3-Day Programme

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.

 

Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

Farrans Construction: Hybrid Online & Cork City 22-24 March

Address: Hybrid programme :This will be online & in person at Farrans Construction in Cork City

Dates: Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th March 2023

The construction industry is not just about muddy boots and hard hats, there is a role for everyone! Over the course of 3 days, students will take part in both online and on site modules to gain valuable insight into a wide range of STEM opportunities in the construction industry, and understand the skills required and different pathways to having a really successful, enjoyable career. Students will be awarded hands-on opportunities to work as a team to problem-solve engineering challenges, see how projects move from an idea to planning to actual construction and completion, and take a site visit to high profile project to see how it all comes together!

Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

The Environmental Protection Agency: EPA Headquarters, Johnstown Castle Estate, County Wexford - 28-30th March

Address: EPA Headquarters, Johnstown Castle Estate, County Wexford

Dates: Tuesday 28th-Thursday 30th March 2023

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.

Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

Cundall Ireland LTD, Online and Dublin, 28-30 March

Address: Cundall Ireland LTD 2 Dawson St, Dublin 2

Dates: Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th March 2023

3-Day Programme

Cundall (Ireland) LTD are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Located on Dawson St we offer a wide range of consultancy and design services including; Building Services, Critical Systems, Structural, Civil, Geotechnical, Fire, Security and Sustainability engineering. 
In our programme we will show day to day experience of what its like to be an engineer in the construction industry with hands on design challenges and talks from some of our engineers.  

Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

DBFL Consulting Engineers: Online& Dublin 7 - 29-31st March

Address: Hybrid (Online & In Person) Ormond House, Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

Dates: Wednesday 29th March to Friday 31st March

DBFL's Engineering Your Future Programme offers Transition Year students direct access to engineers across our three disciplines, Civils, Structures and Transportation. The programme includes site visits to some of DBFL's current projects as well as hands-on workshops and activities over the three days. Our team of engineers will meet and work   with students running activities and interactive presentations to give them a real feel for what a career in engineering can offer. This is DBFL's third year running our EYF programme and feedback from our previous programmes has been fantastic. We aim to give students a hands-on, practical programme. Our engineers are really looking forward to welcoming you next March!

This programme will be hybrid both online and in person. Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

Palliare: Galway Business Park, Dangan, Galway - 29-31st March

Address: Galway Business Park, Dangan, Galway

Dates: Wednesday 29th – Friday  31st  March 2023

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 March.

This programme will take place in person. Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

April

University of Galway - April 10-12th

Dates: Monday 10th - Wed 12th April

Address: University Road, Galway

3- day programme

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 includes designing bridges, coding self driving cars, designing implants, 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 worlds most challenging problems. Sessions will focus on mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical, and energy systems engineering.

This programme will be in person. Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd: Killarney, Co Kerry- 18th-21st April

Address: Killarney, Co Kerry.

Dates:  Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April 2023

This four-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 will be in person. Fee for this programme will be €25. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS: Midlands Midwest) - 24-28th April

Address: University Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 HD68

Dates :  Monday 24 April 2023 to Friday 28th April 2023

Engineers imagine the future then using maths, science, technology and their natural creativity, invent the future! 

Engineers are masters of problem-solving and innovative design.  Engineers are in demand worldwide because they play a pivotal role in the development of mankind.

Join us in TUSMMW to chat about, hear about, learn about and explore the different disciplines of engineering on offer here including Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, Renewable, Polymer and Software Engineering. 

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet and chat with practicing Engineers and hear their stories.  Join us on a site tour and see first-hand how Engineering improves the everyday lives of people in Ireland and elsewhere.  We look forward to meeting you!

This programme will be in person. The fee for this programme will be €30. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee. 

May

SETU: Waterford Campus, May 2-4th

Address: South East Technological University , Cork Road, Waterford

Dates: Tuesday 2nd May to Thursday 4th May 2023

3 Day programme

Participants will engage with the main disciplines of engineering on offer at the Waterford Campus: Civil, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electronic, 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.  Sessions will run from 10am – 4pm daily. 

This programme will be in person. Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

SETU: Carlow Campus - May 2-5th

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- offers will be sent to successful applicants soon

Address:South East Technological University, Kilkenny Road, Carlow

Dates: Tuesday 2nd to  Friday 5th May 2023

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.

This programme will be in person. The fee for this programme will be €25. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee. 

Fingleton White: Bridge St Centre, Portlaoise, Co Laois - May 8-11th

Address: Bridge St Centre, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Dates: Monday 8th May to Thursday 11th May 2023.

The 2023 Fingleton White Transition Year  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;

  • Presentations and workshops on topics such as wind and solar energy, natural gas, computer aided design and water
  • 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 

This programme will be in person. The fee for this programme will be €25. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee. 

ATIM Cluster, Various locations Midlands, 8th -12th May 2023

ATIM Cluster

Address: Locations around Longford, Westmeath, Offaly and Laois.

Dates: Monday 8th -Friday 12th May 2023

5-day programme

8 -10 students from each of the four counties in the Midlands region will engage in the course. 3 companies per county (12 in total) will participate.

Day 1: All students will visit Irish Manufacturing Research and get an overview of manufacturing and robotics & how it has evolved over the years.

Day 2, 3, 4: Students visit and engage in site visits, activities in their counties. Get exposure to how SMEs in the area manufacturing work.

This programme will be in person. Fee for this programme will be €30. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

Technological University Dublin: 8-12th May

Dates:  Monday 8th- Friday 12th May 2023

Address: This will be held across the three Dublin Campuses Blanchardstown, Tallaght & City Centre.

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.

This programme will be in person.  The fee for this programme will be €30. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

University College Dublin (College of Engineering & Architecture): Dublin 4 - 8-12th May

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- offers will be sent to successful applicants soon

Address: Stillorgan Rd, Belfield, Dublin 4

Dates: Monday 8th - Friday 12th  May 2023  

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:

  • 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

Munster Technological University, Cork Campus May dates TBC

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- offers will be sent to successful applicants soon

Munster Technological University, Cork Campus

Address: Bishopstown, Cork      

Dates: Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th May 2023

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.

The 3 day programme which will take place in May 2023 (dates to be confirmed) 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.

This programme will be in person. Fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

Maynooth University, 9-11th May

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- offers will be sent to successful applicants soon

Address: Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Dates: Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th May 2023

3 Day programme

Details to follow

Dundalk Institute of Technology - Dundalk, Co. Louth: 9-12th May

NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS- first round offers have been sent to successful applicants

Dates: Tuesday 9th -Friday 12th May 2023

Address: Dublin Rd, Marshes Upper, Dundalk, Co. Louth

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.

Here is a short video and further information about the programme 

This programme will be in person. Fee for this programme will be €25. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee.

 

ATU: Galway Campus - May 15-17th

Address: Dublin Road, Galway

Dates: Monday May 15- Wednesday May 17 2023

3-day programme

Address: Dublin Road, Galway

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.

This programme will be in person. The fee for this programme will be €20. Students attending a DEIS school will not be charged a fee. 

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