Transition Year Programme

 SEFS Transition Year Programme April 2019 (Now Closed)


Are you a Transition Year student?  Are you interested in areas within Science or Engineering, but not sure which one is right for you? 

The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science is offering a five-day programme which allows TY students to sample a taste of some of the different disciplines available at UCC.  It runs daily from 10.00am to 3.30pm, from the 8th of April to the 12th of April 2019 (see below for the application form and further details).  Students will have the opportunity to experience the following:


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Students will take part in several small group lab activities where they will learn how to eavesdrop using lasers among other things. There will be some short talks on some of the main research done in the department including astrophysics and quantum physics. This will be complemented by a tour of the research labs in the department.


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Biochemistry and Cell Biology                                                                                                            

Workshop: The Detection of a Genetic DiseaseThis workshop provides students with the opportunity to use molecular biology techniques to genotype a family for the genetic disease sickle cell anemia. The laboratory experience is supplemented with a lecture and problem solving session. During the lecture students are taught about the cause of sickle cell anemia, molecular diagnostic methods and link between genotype, proteins and disease. This workshop provides an excellent introduction for students to molecular biology and is envisaged to develop their interest in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

Computer Science

We would like you to experience computer science through creating a simple video game using Scratch. We will also give a talk on the courses we offer, moving to graduation, careers opportunities in industry, research, further education and transferring your computing skillset.


The closing date for applications has been extended to MARCH 8th 2019. (Please note this programme is in high demand and should this programme fill before this date it will close earlier). Please note a maximum of 2 students from each school will be permitted to participate on the programme.

Application forms are available here: SEFS TY Programme Application Form 2019 - please complete and return to by March 8th.














College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork