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CNC Machining of Materials





27 Weeks


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



Due to the practical nature of this course, online delivery is not possible. Although we are hoping to be able to offer this course in September 2020 at our Limerick Campus, we need to establish whether or not this is feasible given the current guidelines on social distancing requirements. For now we would ask that you register your interest below. Once you have registered your interest with us, we will notify you as soon as we have confirmation of the schedule for 20-21. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


This unit enables the candidate to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully machine by Computer Numerical Control (CNC). 

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. 

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate or equivalent. 

Industry experience is desirable but not essential. 

An adequate level of English is required for this course. 

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

At the end of this module the learner will be able to: 

  • Produce CNC part-programs using simulation software.
  • Set-up CNC machine tools.
  • Produce parts using CNC machine tools.
  • Reinstate the work area.

More Information


27 weeks, 3 hours per week

Thursday evenings from 7.00pm to 10.00pm


Transcript of the result achieved will be issued by City and Guilds (City & Guilds Award 2850-326).

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Ciaran O'Louglin



€675 tuiton 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. 



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