Engineering courses

Limerick Institute of Technology

Precision Engineering – Beng (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : € 10,250 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0

About Precision Engineering – Beng (honours) in Limerick Institute of Technology

What is the programme about?

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

Further Studies

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.

Entry Requirement

Leaving Certificate: A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

Note: Candidates applying as mature applicants will be required to attend an interview and maybe requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

Advanced Entry Level 6 Craft Certificate (trade) or equivalent such as Fitting or Toolmaking Candidates who hold a Senior Trade Certificate and/or National Craft Certificate with appropriate endorsements or examination attainments in a cognate area will also be considered for advanced entry into Year 2 or 3, subject to a satisfactory interview.


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IELTS score for entry to undergraduate courses a minimum score of 5.5

Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 10,250


€ 10,250