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2018 – Year of Engineering 2018-01-16T22:24:36+00:00

The Year of Engineering 2018

The Year of Engineering is a government campaign which celebrates the world and wonder of engineering. From spaceships to ice skates, the bubbles in chocolate bars to lifesaving cancer treatment, engineering touches every part of our lives.

Working in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative.

We need the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to join the industry and help shape the future of the world we live in.

Over the course of 2018 you’ll be able to take a closer look at engineering and the variety of opportunities on offer.

Get to know one of the UK’s most innovative industries with open days, talks and activities happening across the country.

If you want to know more about engineering, or see what’s happening near you, visit yearofengineering.gov.uk or search #YoE on Twitter.

Visit the Year of Engineering website

What is the Year of Engineering?

Watch this short video to see the opportunities in engineering and how you can participate in the year long programme of events. A career in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. Yet there is a big shortage of young people that think it could be a job for them. Over the course of 2018, we want to shake-up people’s ideas about engineering, inspiring the next generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers by showing them what engineers actually do.

What’s happening?

RDS Primary School Science Fair applications open

The biggest science fair on the island of Ireland is doubling capacity in Belfast in just its second year, bringing over 1,500 key stage 2 pupils together from all over Ireland to display their creative science investigations in Belfast this June. The RDS Primary Science Fair is calling on primary [...]

Primary school children are ‘Aiming for Awesome‘ with RAF education kits

The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Air Force have teamed up to bring 100 years of RAF engineering marvels to life in classrooms across the UK with an exciting new RAF Centenary ‘Aiming for Awesome’ teaching resource for primary schools. Education teams from both organisations have combined their [...]

Government launches 2018 Year of Engineering

A pioneering campaign to transform the way young people see engineering and boost numbers entering the profession has been launched. The Year of Engineering aims to deliver a million inspiring engineering experiences in 2018 and MATRIX will be participating throughout the year. Ministers from across government are joining forces with [...]

Engineering Events in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Science Festival

February 15 - February 25

Sir Bernard Crossland Annual Lecture

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discovery Day

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm