The course provides an introduction to materials and process engineering in terms of a combination of activities and learning experiences. While the main thrust of the course is founded in practical and physical activities, it is also designed to develop extensively the affective, cognitive and holistic influences. This continues into Leaving Cert known as Engineering.

The main areas of study are;

  • Health and Safety
  • Benchwork
  • Hot and Cold Forming of Materials
  • Drilling
  • Fitting and Assembly
  • Heat Treatment
  • Decorative finishing of material
  • Lathework
  • Design


Some examples of student work

Metalwork Results Breakdown

  • Theory 50%
  • Practical 50%

Useful Metalwork Links: