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Welding Engineering

KU Leuven

M.Sc.
12 months
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Due to the increasing complexity of industrial production processes of welding technology, and the growing number of rules and regulations governing them, the Master of Welding Engineering covers all relative areas and prepares the student with experience and solid skills.

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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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

Funding

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