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Welding Engineering Technology Program

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Welding Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive - SWN 108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2511

Michigan's Top Welding Engineering
Technology Program

Established in 1984, the nationally recognized Welding Engineering Technology program is the largest of its kind in the United States. The program is designed to produce plant-level Welding Engineering Technology graduates who are involved in the concept, design and engineering of weldments and implementation of welding processes. This overall knowledge of weldments and the ability to engineer welding and joining systems produces graduates who are in great demand and highly compensated.

Ferris provides several welding instructional areas including laboratories dedicated to joining processes, inspection, mechanical testing, material preparation/fabrication and robotic, laser and resistance welding. In addition to welding courses, material science, computer-aided design, electronics and manufacturing courses are required and are taught by faculty specialists in those departments.

Welding Engineering Technology College Graduates
Get Great Jobs

With one out of two products that comprise the gross domestic product containing a weld, the welding profession is prevalent in all areas of our economy. Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology program currently hold over fifty different job titles. The most common include welding engineer, manufacturing engineer, application engineer, sales engineer and project engineer or manager. Graduates find employment opportunities in all sectors of the construction, fabrication and manufacturing economy.

The most common employers include the automotive industry, agricultural and construction equipment producers, welding equipment manufacturers and robotics and welding automation firms. Welding Engineering Technology Employment opportunities are located in more than 40 states across the country, with Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa having the highest concentrations. Alumni have enjoyed international assignments ranging from a few weeks to five years in over 20 countries on six different continents around the world. Average starting salaries are approximately $62,000 per year.

Welding Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements

Welding Technology Degree

To be eligible for Welding Engineering Technology, Welding Engineering Technology students must complete the two-year associate degree program at Ferris in Welding Engineering Technology or an equivalent associate degree from another institution. Students also must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and be ready for pre-calculus math (FSU MATH 126).

College Degree Welding Engineering Technology Graduation Requirements

Welding Engineering Technology at Ferris State University leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Welding Engineering Technology Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

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Bachelor Degree Programs at Ferris State University

Welding Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive - SWN 108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2511


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