Precision engineering is involved with the design, manufacturing and measurement of highly specified parts for the medical, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas exploration and related industry.
Students learn how to work effectively with both manual and CNC machines to produce parts from an initial design to a final product. Parts are designed using CAD systems to develop solutions to engineering problems and when completed the accuracy will measure specialised measurement equipment such as co-ordinate measuring machines (CMM).
Students will work as individuals and in groups on a variety of industrial standard engineering projects. Students will use some of the newest CNC technology such as advanced CNC machining, robotics in manufacturing, Additive manufacturing, materials engineering and Lean engineering technology.
Who is the programme suited to?
This programme is suited to those that are interested in learning to design, manufacture and evaluate precision parts and assemblies used in high and low technology devices. The fusion of theory and practice is core to this programme and appeals to those that want to use technology in engineering.
Class Contact Hours
Yr 1: 26 hrs per week | Yr 2: 24 hrs per week
Yr 3: 22 hrs per week | Yr 4: 21 hrs per week
Programme graduates will work as Precision Engineers in world class manufacturing and production environments and will be highly skilled in areas of CNC machining, CAD/CAM, metrology and material selection methods.
Graduates will typically be employed in one of the following roles: Precision engineer in a world class machining environment; Applications engineer; Design Engineer and Development; Manufacturing engineer; Production engineer; CNC machinist and programmer; Materials engineer; Process control engineer.