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Studying Welding at Weber State

Weber State’s welding emphasis prepares creative, hands-on students for well-paying careers in the manufacturing and engineering industries.

Welding Highlights

As a manufacturing engineering technology major in the welding emphasis, you’ll use state-of-the-art equipment, including a welding robot, in hands-on labs. 

You can gain practical experience in the engineering industry through internships. Some bachelor’s degree graduates with industry experience have received starting salary offers of $70,000 or more.

 

Ashton Hubbard

Class of 2019
“For me, the most exciting part of this program is getting the hands-on experience we need to better apply the skills we learn now when we are out fulfilling our career goals, along with having companies such as John Deere, Miller Electric and Lincoln Electric recruiting at the school.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s welding emphasis covers six main areas of study:

  • Welding and manufacturing
  • Design and structural
  • Metallurgical
  • Quality assurance
  • Electrical
  • Management

You’ll learn how to set up welding quality systems with procedures and qualifications.
 

 

What You Can Do after Weber

Graduates are involved in the concept, design, engineering and metallurgy of weldments and implementation of welding processes in any manufacturing or technical industry.

  • Career opportunities include:
  • Welding engineer
  • Quality engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Product development engineer
  • Welding instructor
  • Project management
  • Technical sales engineer
     

 

Career & Salary Outlook

Average starting salaries for recent graduates of Weber State’s welding emphasis:

  • Associate’s degree: $42,500 (up to $50,000 with experience)
  • Bachelor’s degree: $65,000 (up to $70,000 with experience)

Common careers for welding graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)