CNC Machining of Materials

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name CNC Machining of Materials
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code 97197 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Diploma at UK Level 3  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland City and Guilds None
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Due to demand we are recruiting for a second offering of this programme, which will be run on a Thursday evening, commencing Thursday 26th September. Spaces are limited and registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis

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Application Date Application Deadline: 6th September 2019.
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Duration 27 weeks, 3 hours per week. Thursday, 7.00pm - 10.00pm.
Course Fee €675 tuition fees, payable directly to LIT upon registration.

Additional City and Guilds Assessment fees and registration fee will also apply. These fees will be collected by the exams office during the course of the programme.
Entry Requirements Completed Leaving Certificate or Equivalent. Industry experience is desirable but not essential.
Comment Qualifications: City & Guilds Award 2850-326
Course Content Aims
This unit enables the candidate to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully machine by Computer Numerical Control (CNC).

At the end of this module the learner will:
• be able to produce CNC part-programs using simulation software
• be able to set-up CNC machine tools
• be able to produce parts using CNC machine tools
• be able to reinstate the work area
Subjects Taught This programme is focused on programming 3-axis CNC milling and 2-axis lathe work. It includes part-programming, preparation of the machine, selection and the preparing of the required methods of work holding, the selection and the correct mounting of tooling. It also covers the operations required and safe working practices to complete the machining operations.
Assessment Method Students can complete a range of LIT assessments and be provided with a Special Purpose Award for the module. These LIT assessments include a continuous assessment plus a written examination.

Students are also eligible to register for and sit the CILT CPC Examination. Details of these examinations are provided by the CILT at

Normally these examinations are held in January, June and September each year.
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802

For academic queries:
Contact: Ciaran O’Loughlin
Location Moylish Campus, Limerick
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