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CNC Machining of Materials

Status: CLOSED




27 Weeks


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



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. 

Good level of computing skills.

Industry experience is desirable but not essential. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. 

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What modules will I study?

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

  • Write CNC programmes using ISO G-code for a CNC Milling machine and two-axis CNC lathe.
  • Produce CNC part-programs using simulation software.
  • Set-up CNC machine tools and work-offsets..
  • Produce parts using CNC machine tools.

More Information


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).

Application Deadline

17th July 2023

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€1,000 tuition fees, payable directly to TUS upon registration.

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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.