Engineering Your Future TY Programme 2020 – Register Your Interest Now


Engineering Your Future is a week-long, hands-on programme designed to give Transition Year students a meaningful, practical insight into the exciting and diverse world of engineering at third-level and as a career. During the week-long programme, students will attend interactive talks and presentations; get hands-on experience with group-based activities; meet engineers at various stages in their careers and visit local engineering organisations.

2019 saw over 450 students attend 17 programmes across Ireland at ESB Dublin, Limerick and Sligo and at DCU, TU Dublin (in three locations – City Campus, Tallaght and Blanchardstown), GMIT, Maynooth University, IT Carlow, WIT, IT Tralee, CIT, UCD, UCC, IT Sligo and NUI Galway.

Applications for the 2020 programme will open in September, 2019. For more information, and to sign up for our mailing list, please visit the STEPS website.

Note: Successful applicants are selected based on several factors – including Junior Certificate maths and science results and reasons for seeking a place on the programme. There is a small fee for participating in the programme (fees are outlined on the STEPS website). Fees are waived for students from DEIS schools.

Engineering Your Future is supported by Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme – which is funded under Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover programme Call – and supported by industry leaders, Arup, ESB, Intel and TII.


There are some very interesting statistics in relation to engagement with engineering after completing the course:

Over 85% of Transition Year students who took part in the Engineers Ireland’s Engineering Your Future programme in 2018 said they were now more likely to consider engineering as a career choice.

More info can be found on in the Engineers Ireland Press Release: