• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The  Master of Welding Engineering (Sint-Katelijne-Waver) will prepare the student to carry out a wide range of vital duties within the field, learning many of the foundational skills to research, design, produce, maintain, and asses quality welding.

This advanced masterprogramme is the ideal stepping-stone to a high-level job within the industry and enables the student to solve problems and work efficiently and safely.

The programme is indispensable and obligatory for engineers seeking to work as Responsible Welding Coordinators. Engineers interested in R&D, quality, design, production, maintenance and particularly welding metallurgy will find the programme instructive and comprehensive.

Programme outline

4 clusters in the programme:

  • Welding processes and equipment
  • Materials and their behaviour during welding
  • Construction and design
  • Fabrication, applications engineering

Upon successful completion of the programme (60 ECTS), you will be awarded the degree of MSc in Welding Engineering. Upon successful completion of the entire programme, including your Master’s Thesis, you will gain access to the International Institute of Welding oral examination. A passing score results in accreditation as a certified International Welding Engineer (IWE) and European Welding Engineer (EWE).

Objectives

This advanced master's programme strives to offer students a complete training in the professional niche of Welding Engineering. The programme has the following goals:

  • Guaranteeing a complete accordance with the minimal requirements of the International Institute of Welding as described in its IIW Guideline in document IAB 252r2-14 "Minimum Requirements for the Education, Examination and Qualification for Personnel with Responsibility for Welding Coordination";
  • Provide broad and in-depth knowledge and skills of all kinds of courses related to welding necessary for a welding engineer to function in the current social and economic context. These courses include welding processes, materials science, metallurgy of high and low alloy steels, non-ferrous materials, metallurgy of compounds of heterogenous materials, the prevention of corrosion and abrasion, construction codes, welding standards, design exercises, quality control, production and manufacturing techniques.
Career perspectives

This programme opens up a wide spectrum of professional possibilities and exposes you to a varied field of action.: As a welding engineer, you will carry out a wide range of duties, including research, design, production, maintenance, sales and quality inspection. 

Our graduates find employment in local SMEs, large multinational industrial companies, private and public organisations at home and abroad.

There is demand for experts with the capability to conduct solid research, carry out quality control analyses, and perform inspections

The Welding Engineering programme is offered at the KU Leuven.

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Programme Structure

All courses are mandatory

  • Welding Processes and Equipment
  • Fabrication, Applications Engineering
  • Master's Thesis
  • Materials and their Behaviour during Welding
  • Construction and Design

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Students holding a degree obtained outside of the Flemish Community may contact the programme coordinator of the campus in question to find out whether they qualify for a transitional or preparatory programme.
  • In order to be admitted to the programme, you need to send in an official TOEFL or IELTS certificate. Technology Campus De Nayer, Sint-Katelijne-Waver only takes into account the following scores: TOEFL: PB 550 or more, CB 213 or more, iB 79 or more; IELTS: 6,5 or more.
For more information on the admission requirements, please visit the homepage of the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Gent

  • 754 - 1210 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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