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    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Course Finder - 2017/2018

Welding Engineering Technology


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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.

Program Overview


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 92% employment rate.

Student Success

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

Credentials and Accreditation

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

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 (http://www.cwa-arcs.org/), American Society for Materials (http://www.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/), Society of Automotive Engineers (http://www.sae.org/) and American Society of Quality (http://www.asqcalgary.org/ee/).

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.

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.

Program Outline


First Year


Second Year


Total Credits 60


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