Master of Welding Engineering

KU Leuven
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Leuven
English
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About this program

Master of Welding Engineering

Due to the increasing complexity of industrial production processes of welding technology and the growing number of rules and regulations governing them, there is an increasing demand for trained welding engineers. The Advanced Master of Science in Welding Engineering covers all relative areas and prepares the student with experience and solid skills.

This program prepares graduated students 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 master's program 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 program 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 program instructive and comprehensive.

Admission requirements

The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students. There are three ways to be admitted to the program:

  1. Direct admission, on the basis of a relevant degree obtained in the Flemish Community. You can check the list of relevant program here.
  2. After a preparatory program, which is meant for students that obtained a degree at an institution of the Flemish Community that does not give immediate access to this program. You can check the list of program that require a preparatory or bridging program here.
  3. After an admission process, which is meant for students that obtained a degree outside the Flemish Community. They have to meet the conditions below.

All applications from students who have obtained a degree outside the Flemish Community are evaluated by both KU Leuven Admissions Office and the relevant master’s program director. Final admission decisions will made be at the discretion of the Faculty.

  • Academic background: Students should already hold a Master's Degree in an engineering discipline.

  • English language proficiency: All applicants who have not obtained a previous diploma in a program taught in English in Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must submit a certificate proving their proficiency in English.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.


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Program content

Stage1

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

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The courses taught in English.

Tuition

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees

Qualification

Credits: 60 ECTS

Career paths

This program opens up a wide spectrum of professional possibilities and exposes you to an extremely varied field of action: petrochemistry, the aviation and aero-space industry, civil construction, assembly plants, the nuclear sector, shipping and logistics, general construction, and more.

As a welding engineer, you will carry out a wide range of duties, including research, design, production, maintenance, sales and quality inspection.

There is a real need for experts with the capability to conduct research, carry out quality control analyses, and perform inspections, monitoring and certification in the broad field of welding. Some graduates start a career as independent consultants.

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3000 Leuven
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