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Welding Engineering Technology

Open for Fall 2022

Open for Winter 2022

Waitlisted for Winter 2022 (International)

Length: 2 years Credential: Diploma Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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This program will be delivered in a blended format (OA, OS, OR and OF/CLAS) for the Fall 2021 semester.
Some courses will be delivered online while others occur on-campus.
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Overview

Combining hands-on instruction and theory, develop your skills and knowledge in structural steel design, fabrication, welding and metallurgy in preparation for a career as a welding specialist or quality control and inspection officer.

The Welding Engineering Technology program offers 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.

Is this the right fit for me?

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

Credentials

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

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as a:

  • welding specialist 
  • welding technologist 
  • researcher 
  • supervisor 
  • quality control and inspection officer 

Related careers include: 

  • non-destructive testing 
  • natural gas compression technician 
  • sheet metal worker 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $7,453
Year 2: $7,453

Year 1 (International): $22,042
Year 2 (International): $26,826

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

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Tuition and financial aid

Requirements

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

Admission requirements

When can you apply?

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Applications for winter 2022 open March 31, 2021.
  • Applications for fall 2022 open Oct. 6, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date  Year end date
Winter 2022 Jan. 10, 2022 Aug. 10, 2022
Fall 2022 Sept. 6, 2022 April 28, 2023

How to apply

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Winter 2022 start: applications open March 31, 2021.
  • Fall 2022 start: applications open Oct. 6, 2021.

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, and, 
  • At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, and,
  • 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.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

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 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: Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status and monitor changes to your application status

Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Communication during admission

Email is the primary source of communication during the admission process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. 

Courses

Program Outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

First Year

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name Credit
BLPR-282 Blueprint Reading for WET 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 Code Course Name Credit
COMM-256 Professional Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
EMTL-201 Materials Identification and Inspection 1.5
MATH-288 Math for Engineering & Technology II 3.0
MNGT-321 Project Management 3.0
STCS-255 Engineering Statics 1.5
WDSG-275 Weld and Inspection Practices II 3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name Credit
CODE-315 Codes and Regulations 3.0
EMTL-280 Welding Metallurgy 3.0
INSP-341 Non-Destructive Inspection 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 Code Course Name Credit
EMTL-300 Mechanics of Materials 3.0
EMTL-353 Failure Mitigation 1.5
ROBT-395 Automated Manufacturing & Robotic Arc Welding Processes 3.0
PROJ-377 Research and Design Solutions 3.0
CADD-211 Drafting for Manufacturing 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

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.

Transfer Options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Athabasca University
  • NAIT
  • Thompson Rivers University

To learn more, visit Transfer Options.

Costs

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $6,120 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $7,453
2 $6,120 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $7,453

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $20,709 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $22,042
2 $25,493 $793.20 $287.77 $252 $26,826

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 

SAIT Fees

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $252
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,600 for the first year and $1,000 for the second year.
  • For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the standard hardware and software requirements, see our  computers and laptops page.
  • Find out about tuition and financial aid.

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

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Fall 2021

Orientation

Your program orientation will take place on Sept. 2 on campus. Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.

Learn more about your orientation.

How to register for classes

You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Required equipment/tools

Tools will be provided.

Required personal protective equipment (PPE)

You will require CSA-approved steel-toe boots and safety glasses, welding gloves, earplugs (supplied), a good-quality welding helmet and FR coveralls or appropriate welding helmet. 

We recommend waiting to purchase your equipment until after you start the program. We will discuss the industry-approved PPE in class.

Preparation courses

To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:

PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities

This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.

PREP 100: The SAIT Experience

Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.

Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace D2Lbefore the first day of classes.

Required textbooks

Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.

Contact 

Phone: 403.284.8641
Email: ma.info@sait.ca

Academic chair

Josh Brewster, Academic Chair
Email:  josh.brewster@sait.ca

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Have questions about this program?

Contact us at

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

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