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The Master in Welding Engineering is an advanced academic programme comprising 60 ECTS. The programme consists of a group of common compulsory courses (40 ECTS) and an option-based course (20 ECTS). The programme has two parts: - 40 ECTS of coursework c
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

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Program Description:
The Master in Welding Engineering 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 also find the programme instructive. Our graduates are particularly valuable to companies in which welding is a substantial part of business activities (construction companies, container and silo construction, the chemical and petrochemical industry, etc.) Metal construction companies are obliged to observe the International Standard EN ISO 14731, which identifies the quality-related responsibilities and tasks included in the coordination of welding-related activities. As the need for qualified welding coordinators continues to rise, European and international standards are increasingly moving towards this standard. Additionally, other standards - including the new EN 1090 standard (steel structures and aluminium structures), EN 15085 (railway applications), ISO 24394 (welding for aerospace applications) and EN ISO 3834 (quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials) - all call for qualified welding coordinators. In the majority of construction companies that use welding as a joining technique, the role of welding coordinator is carried out by an International Welding Engineer or an International Welding Technologist. An engineer holding an IWE certification is automatically qualified to work at the highest level of coordination, as specified in the standard. For specific admission requirements, click on the desired programme in the 'Choose your courses of study' section.

The Master in Welding Engineering is an advanced academic programme comprising 60 ECTS. The programme consists of a group of common compulsory courses (40 ECTS) and an option-based course (20 ECTS). The programme has two parts: - 40 ECTS of coursework culminating in a written examination. Upon successful completion, students gain access to the International Institute of Welding (IIW) oral examination. A passing score results in IIW accreditation as a certified International Welding Engineer (IWE) and European Welding Engineer. - a 20 ECTS Master's thesis. Upon successful completion of both parts, students are awarded a MSc degree in Welding Engineering. This is an initial Master's programme. The full programme can be completed in one year of full-time study. Courses are taught exclusively in Dutch.

Setting Description:
- You enjoy developing and implementing innovative ideas as well as improving old ones. - You are eager to prepare abstract designs for implementation in a business environment. - You want to link theory to practice. - You aim for a position of responsibility that allows you to apply your knowledge to concrete challenges in the day-to-day workings of a company. - You are willing to develop excellent communication and management skills. - You are a born teamplayer.

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