Science & Technology in Action

Steps to Engineering

Engineers Ireland is the representative voice of the engineering profession in Ireland. STEPS to engineering is Engineers Ireland Schools Awareness programme, which aims to encourage primary and post primary students to explore the world of science and engineering and raise awareness of engineering as a career choice.

STEPS to engineering runs a wide range of activities and events throughout the school year, to enable students to discover more about the possibilities of careers in engineering. A range of publications are also produced to inform students about the variety of engineering disciplines including Career Sheets, Engineering Life and the Engineering your Career book.

Engineering disciplines include:

  • Aeronautical
  • Biomedical
  • Biosystems, Agricultural and Food
  • Building Services
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

You can find out more about careers in engineering at