Welding Engineering Technology Department

Ferris State Announces the 2020 Welding Engineering Technology (WELE) BS Degree Summer Cohort Program

The Ferris State University Welding program is offering its Welding Engineering Technology (WELE) BS degree program cohort commencing in the summer of 2020. The program will start in May 2020, and conclude in August 2022. This program will have a limited enrollment and all classes will be held at the Big Rapids, Michigan campus. The summer cohort program was previously offered in 2009, 2012 and 2015, with a total of 39 students obtaining a WELE BS degree.

About the Program

Established in 1984, Ferris State University's nationally recognized Welding Engineering Technology program is the largest of its kind in the United States. Since its inception the program has had major revisions in response to constituent feedback. 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.


Jeffrey Carney
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator
Faculty Office Telephone: 231-591-2952
Welding Engineering Technology Department Telephone: 231-591-2511
Email: [email protected]

A $30 million collaborative investment by the State of Michigan and Ferris State University was recently on display when expanded and renovated areas of the Swan Technical Arts Building Annex were dedicated.

Swan Annex Expansion and Renovation Completed for Fall 2018

Swan Annex

The Bachelor of Welding Engineering Technology is Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.