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Welding Engineering Technology

Closed for Fall 2017

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Through classes combining hands-on instruction and theory, you’ll learn structural steel design, fabrication, welding and metallurgy in preparation for a career as a welding specialist or quality control and inspection officer.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $6,022
Year 2: $6,022
Year 1 (International): $19,200
Year 2 (International): $19,200

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.  

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

Program Details

Program Description

The Welding Engineering Technology program offers full- time, two years of hands-on education. The first year focuses on academic fundamentals and structural steel design and fabrication. During the second year you will learn pressure vessel design, construction and testing. You will design, build and test a pressure vessel as part of your final project. Practical welding skills are also developed to gain an in-depth understanding of welding processes.

Your Career

Graduates may find work as welding specialist on engineering teams, researchers, supervisors, quality control and inspection officers and in technical sales. As a specialist on the engineering team, the technologist not only understands the welding processes used in metal fabrication, but is also trained in quality control, welding metallurgy, codes, fabrication techniques, inspections, drafting, weld design, management and supervision, computer skills, and project management.

  • Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology program have a 84% employment rate.

Student Success

Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT programs.

Credential

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Welding Engineering Technology.

Accreditation

Graduates may apply for their Certified Engineering Technologist designation after two years of appropriate industrial experience. While at SAIT, students are encouraged to become members in the Canadian Welding Association, American Society for Materials, Society of Automotive Engineers and American Society of Quality.

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 50% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or at least 70% in Math 30-2,
  • At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2,
  • At least 50% in Chemistry 20 or Science 30.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Welding Engineering Technology and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Courses

Program Outline

To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.

First Year

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
EMTL-201 Materials Identification and Inspection 1.5
COMP-220* Computer Fundamentals 3.0
EMTL-250 Engineering Materials 3.0
MATH-238* Math for Engineering & Technology I 3.0
PHYS-235* Engineering Physics 1.5
WDSG-235 Weld and Inspection Practices I 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0

 

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
BLPR-282 Blueprint Reading for WET 1.5
CADD-211 Drafting for Manufacturing 1.5
COMM-256 Professional Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
MATH-288* Math for Engineering & Technology II 3.0
MNGT-321* Project Management 3.0
WDSG-275 Weld and Inspection Practices II 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CODE-315 Codes and Regulations 3.0
EMTL-280 Welding Metallurgy 3.0
ROBT-395 Automated Manufacturing & Robotic Arc Welding Processes 3.0
STAT-245* Statistics for Engineering & Technology I 3.0
WDSG-325 Weld and Design Practices I 3.0
Semester 3 Total 15.0

 

Semester 4

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
EMTL-300 Mechanics of Materials 3.0
EMTL-353 Failure Mitigation 1.5
INSP-341 Non-destructive Inspection 3.0
PROJ-377 Research and Design Solutions 3.0
STCS-255* Engineering Statics 1.5
WDSG-375 Weld and Design Practices II 3.0
Semester 4 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0
Program Total 60.0

* Available by correspondence and/or e-learning. The courses must be completed within the time frame shown in the program outline.

Progression

Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $5,059 $440 $523 $6,022
2 $5,059 $440 $523 $6,022

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $18,237 $440 $523 $19,200
2 $18,237 $440 $523 $19,200

SAIT Fees

Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110**
Dental Plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,600 for the first year and $1,000 for the second year.


Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

Contact Information

School of Manufacturing and Automation
403.284.8641
ma.training@sait.ca

Inspiring Stories

Holly-Joyce was looking for an applied education and found exactly that.

Holly-Joyce Hockley
Welding Engineering Technology | 2017

"I'm leaving SAIT with all the essential skills for the industry."