BEng in Precision Engineering and Design
Precision engineering is a specialist branch of mechanical engineering which involves the design and manufacture of complex products, machines, tools and instruments, whose parts must be precisely correct in size and shape, have exceptionally tight tolerances and be produced repeatedly to exact specifications. Precision engineering is often defined as having an accuracy of1x106 - that’s one millionth of a metre, or 1 micron.
The manufacturing companies that now operate in Ireland typically design and make sophisticated products, almost always in very large quantities and with high level of precision.
This Precision Engineering programme will focus on:
- Precision Design – product, mould, tool and machine design
- Computer Aided Manufacture – CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming & machining
- Advanced Manufacturing Technologies – automation, polymer processing, materials
- Metrology – Precision measurement and CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine)
- Manufacturing Requirements – validation, quality management, lean manufacturing and project management
The new precision engineering programmes at IT Sligo have been designed to meet 21st century manufacturing requirements and to ensure that graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills now needed in modern manufacturing companies.
|Mech. and Electronic Eng.||SG336||Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio|
*New Common Points Scale
The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.
Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.
5 Grade Ds at Ordinary Level, to include Mathematics and English or Irish. We also accept an E in Higher Level Mathematics as meeting the mathematics entry requirements. In addition, we require a minimum of 140 points for entry to all Level 7 courses.
Graduates will be employed in design, manufacturing, project management, CNC programming, metrology, validation and procurement roles in high-performance, advanced manufacturing and precision engineering companies.
What are my further study opportunities?
Graduates who achieve an average mark of 50% in this course are eligible to progress to the BEng (Hons) in Precision Engineering and Design (Level 8) at IT Sligo, or related Level 8 courses in other third-level institutions.
What subjects will I study?
|Introduction to Engineering (ME, MT, EE)||05|
|Manufacturing and Engineering Technology 101||05|
|Mechanics and Mathematics 101||05|
|Mechatronics Technology 101||05|
|Electrical and Electronic Principles||05|
|Manufacturing and Engineering Technology 102||05|
|Mechanics and Mathematics 102||05|
|Mechatronics Technology 102||05|
|Precision Manufacturing and Measurement||05|
|Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology 201||05|
|CIM and Automation Technology 201 (Mechanical)||05|
|Engineering Materials and Polymer Processing||05|
|Mechanics and Mathematics 201||05|
|Project and Entrepreneurship 201||05|
|Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology 202||05|
|CAD and Programming||05|
|Computer Aided Manufacture CAM/CNC||05|
|CIM and Automation Technology 202 (Mechanical)||05|
|Mechanics and Mathematics 202||05|
|Project and Entrepreneurship 202||05|
|Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM/CNC) 301||05|
|Machine Tool and Product Design||05|
|Mechanics and Mathematics 301||05|
|Metrology and Materials Testing||05|
|Automation and Integrated Manufacturing 301||05|
Did you know?
Skill shortages have been identified in precision engineering, particularly for designers of precision products, tools and machines, with increased job opportunities predicted for graduates possessing these skills. IT Sligo has consulted widely with industry to develop this new, nationally unique programme. It is the only course in Ireland concentrating on the design of precision plastic and metal products, mould and die design, together with all of the related manufacturing, polymer processing, metrology and validation technologies.
Who do I contact?
Admissions Office T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510