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Exploring engineering 

Have you ever wondered who invented spacecraft, how water sources can be developed in countries suffering drought, or how the graphics in computer games are created?

They are all innovations imagined, designed and created by engineers. Take our tour through the life and work of engineers, and the study of engineering at third level:

  • For an overview of what engineers do, check out 'The Life of an Engineer'. (Suitable for 7-to-11-year-olds)
  • To see how the wonders of engineering are all around us, read about 'Engineering in Our Lives'. (Aimed at age 12-15)
  • For an in-depth guide to engineering, the different disciplines, and an overview of third-level courses, visit 'What is Engineering?' (Aimed at age 16-18)