Engineering in the World

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For further information please contact your Local Edco Representative, Ph: 01-4500611, Email:, Website:
The Educational Company of Ireland


Engineering in the World is the first in a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) books that offer an opportunity for Transition Year students to learn fundamental life skills relating to the world of STEM.

Engineering in the World will help students to recognise engineering in everyday life, learn how engineering solves common problems and explore the exciting variety of careers open to engineers.

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Engineering in the World is proudly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Ireland, Sisk Construction Group and Cork County Council.


Written as a stand-alone engineering module for TY students to explore engineering as a career or for further study

Content-focused activities that allow for differentiation based on student interest and ability

Designed to suit all types of learners, from visual to logical to active

Packed with exercises for active learning in the classroom

Nestles concepts in real-life case studies for a better understanding and application to the real world

Introduces engineering models such as ‘design thinking’ in a highly accessible way

Linked to concepts in the Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Technology Leaving Cert curricula

Suggests a range of journaling questions to encourage reflective thought

Offers a range of activities to develop key skills: practical, numeracy, oracy, research, visual and writing

Includes extra activities and online tools for further investigation and suggests many free technology tools for homework, in-class projects or students’ ePortfolio

Offers insights into potential career paths and the skills sought out in today’s workplace

Showcases career profiles and role models

Breaks misconceptions about the world of engineering

Explores some of the social and environmental challenges facing the engineering industry today.


Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most diversified healthcare products company in the world. Operating in Ireland since 1935, it employs more than 5,000 highly skilled and motivated staff in the MedTech and Pharmaceutical sectors. The teams at Johnson and Johnson blend heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly impact health for humanity.

SISK is Ireland’s leading builder and contractor. Family-owned, SISK played a key role in the development of modern Ireland. SISK continues to lead some of the most iconic building projects, build homes and deliver major road and rail infrastructure projects in addition to life sciences and data.

Cork County Council is the largest local authority in the country in geographical area and the second largest in terms of population and operations. Services include roads, housing, planning, environment, economic development, tourism, community, rural development, arts, heritage, fire and library services.

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