Engineering Your Future is a week-long, hands-on programme for Transition Year students who have an interest in science and maths. It is designed to introduce them to the exciting and diverse world of engineering.

Hosted by a number of colleges around the country, the Engineering Your Future programme provides a week of exposure to the various engineering disciplines. Attending students gain a meaningful, practical insight into engineering at third level and as a career - interacting with lecturers and graduates, taking part in workshops and meeting engineers during industry visits.

The programme, supported by STEPS and hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland, offers Transition Year students the opportunity to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the skills required of engineers and the career opportunities available to qualified engineers. 
  • Learn about the disciplines and technologies making up the exciting world of engineering. 
  • Meet engineers at various stages in their careers and hear about their experiences. 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and its subject content.
  • Experience what engineers do on a daily basis through industry visits.

The colleges taking part in 2016 include:

  • Insitute of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire (IADT) - CLOSED
  • Carlow Institute of Technology (ITC) - CLOSED
  • Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) - CLOSED
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) - CLOSED
  • Tallaght Institute of Technology (ITT) - CLOSED
  • University College Dublin (UCD) - CLOSED
  • Waterford IT (WIT) - CLOSED
Places are limited, and the application process is competitive.

Engineering Your Future student testimonials

"I found it a brilliant learning experience and will definitely recommend it to anyone looking to do engineering"

“Great experience and really helpful in choosing college courses”.

“I hope to study engineering in a few years and the week confirmed this for me as I think that engineering is so diverse, innovative and interesting.”

“I learned a lot, enjoyed myself, and made friends.”


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