Faculty of Science and Health | Transition Year Work Placement 2022

The Faculty of Science & Health will be offering a limited number of Transition Year Placement Programmes in April 2022.

Applications have closed for this year.

Further details on each placement option are available below.

For any queries, email science@dcu.ie


Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences Transition Year Work Placements

Transition Year students can enjoy a week of work experience with the School of Chemical Sciences, which includes working in a chemistry laboratory and learning the importance of safety when working with chemicals. Participants learn to synthesize and analyse pharmaceuticals, get a chance to use instrumentation, do some forensic analysis and learn about the applications of chemistry research. They also get a short course in Microsoft Powerpoint and give a mini presentation on their experience.

Alternatively, Transition Year students can spend time at the School of Physical Sciences experiencing life as a physicist - doing hands on activities, such as fabricating dye sensitive solar cells and launching rockets.  Students discover what it's like to study physics in a university environment and get a chance to attend first year lectures and laboratory sessions.

In our School of Mathematical Sciences Transition Year programme, students will participate in a range of activities that will allow them to see how mathematics is applied in a range of different areas such as astrophysics, financial risk and population modelling, and will look at some of the puzzles and paradoxes at the heart of mathematics. They will learn how to use relevant computer packages to prepare mathematical documents and will work in a team to make a presentation on a mathematical topic of their choice.