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LC287
Precision Engineering

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

Employment Opportunities
Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
2
Duration of course
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This is a workshop/lab based programme with hands-on experience on CNC machines, CAM software and metrology equipment. Students will learn the theory, maths and science aspects of engineering to support their practical work. Students will work as individuals and in groups on a variety of industrial standard engineering projects.

This programme can be completed in two years full time. First year of the programme is offered on a full time basis but second year may be taken either full time or part-time by taking two years to complete one academic year while working part-time. 

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LC287 - Precision Engineering
Limerick IT

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LC287 - Precision Engineering
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates will typically be employed in one of the following roles:

  • Precision engineering technician in a world class machining environment
  • CAD/CAM Technician/programmer in design and interpreting technical drawings.
  • CNC machinist, programmer and setter for both milling and turning on 3, 4 and 5 axis machine tools.
  • CMM programmer and operator, Six sigma and Statistical process control
  • Driving process improvements/capacity increases through new technology/equipment introductions.
  • Equipment test engineer/technician in a variety of technological role.
  • Process technician in the medical device, human implant, and Life Sciences Industries



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