NEW Course - Precision Engineering & Design Level 7
IT Sligo has consulted widely with industry to develop this new nationally unique programme which will equip graduates with the skills now required in modern high performance companies with precision engineering, mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing.
Skills shortages have been identified in precision engineering and increased job opportunities have been predicted for engineers with theses skills. On this programme students will aquire the specialist knowledge and skills needed to design and manufacture modern high- tech engineering products, and to design and build the specialist equipment needed for their manufacture.
The first year provides practical work in computer aided design, machining, automation, metrology and computer numerical control (CNC) programming. Students also study mathematics, physics and mechanics, engineering science and electrical and electronic principals.
In the second year students continue to improve their knowledge and skill levels in CAD, CNC programming and automation technologies. Students are introduced to polymer processing and enginering materials and continue to devlop proficiency in mathematics and mechanics. Project work ensures thats skills aquired are applied to real world scenarios.
During the final year of the programme specialist engineering modules ensure that students become proficient in product and tool design, CNC technologies, robotics, integrated manufacturing and metrology. Students complete a major final year project which integrates all the knowledgte and skills developed on the course. There is also a four month work placement in a relevent industry setting.
Graduates will be employed in design, manufacturing, project management, procurement and validation roles in high performance, advanced manufacturing and precision engineering companies.
See our Prospectus (P.90) for more information.