Why choose the Welding Engineering Technology emphasis at WSU?
What degrees/certificates are available?
Bachelor of Science (BS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Welding Emphasis
Preparation for the CWI exam and AWS welder certifications
What courses are offered through online/distance learning?
For a complete listing of WSU online and independent study courses, click here.
What are the employment opportunities?
Graduates from the program are hired as welding engineers, quality assurance engineers, manufacturing engineers, and technical sales for companies such as Caterpillar, John Deere, Bechtel, Portsmouth naval Shipyard, Boeing, Varian, Autoliv, Thiokol, Nucor, Icon, Parker-Hannifin, Miller Electric, Lincoln Electric, Hobart, Barnes, Aero Space, Peterson International.
Starting salaries vary depending on the region and experience. Jobs are available all across the country. Graduates on average start at $57,000 per year with some starting as high as $65,000. For more information, go to Career Services.
- This unique program is only one of four programs nation wide offering a full four-year B.S. degree with an emphasis in Welding Engineering Technology.
- The program is designed to produce welding engineering technology graduates that are involved in the concept, design, engineering, metallurgy of weldments and implementation of welding processes.
- Graduates from the program are in high demand and starting salaries are among the highest for WSU graduates.
What will I learn in the program?
The program has six main areas of study: Welding and Manufacturing, Design and Structural, Metallurgical, Quality Assurance, Electrical, and Management. The courses are designed to give students the background to solve welding related issues in a variety of industry settings. Students will learn how to set up welding quality systems with procedures and qualifications. Most of the classes have labs where students receive hands on training to complement the classroom instruction. Students complete a senior project with a team that brings together all of their experience and education.
Is there an application deadline?
No, there is no application deadline. However, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the manufacturing engineering technology department for specific information or to schedule and advisement time. Transfer students are encouraged to apply.