Machinist program introduction

This program provides you with the basic knowledge of both theory and practice of mechanical engineering industry.  As a machinist you will make components of machines and other parts in accordance with working drawings by machining, utilizing automatic machine tools. You learn to plan the order of the different work stages of the manufacturing process and use the materials, machines, equipment, and methods of the field appropriately and safely in their work. As a machinist you are also responsible for the quality of the products made and for the correct controls and operation of the machines you use. You will learn to program a CNC machine tool and use it in manufacturing.

The education is carried out at our modern well equipped premises in Sampo Campus, Vaasa, but the practical training periods that are held in the companies will make up an important part of the education. This qualification will also give you a good basis for continuing studies in a university level.

How is the education arranged?

The qualification includes full-time studying as well as practical training periods. The classes are held during the daytime (Monday-Friday). The duration of studies is approximately 3 years. On-the-job learning takes place in the second and third year spring.

Program composition

The scope of the studies is 180 competence points (cp).

Compulsory vocational units 65 cp

  • Manufacturing works (welding, machinery) 25 cp
  • Automation and installation works 10 cp
  • Machining 30 cp

Optional vocational units 80 cp

  • CAD/CAM programming 20 cp
  • CNC milling 20 cp
  • CNC lathing 20 cp
  • Operating a robot 20 cp
  • Industrial installation work 20 cp

Common units 35 cp

  • Communication and interaction competence – 11 cp
  • Skills in mathematics and natural sciences – 6 cp
  • Citizenship and working life competence – 9 cp
  • Optional targeted learning outcomes – 9 cp

A personal study development plan is made for each student based on his/ her previous experience and studies.

Studying is free of charge. The school will provide the new students with appropriate overalls for mechanical work.

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