Thinking about WE at Ohio State?
The Welding Engineering program provides basic liberal studies and the engineering education needed to function in the welding industry. The welding engineer is concerned with all of the activities related to the design, production, performance, and maintenance of welded products. Interest is primarily in the manufactured or fabricated product, including material selection, manufacturing methods, tooling, operator training, quality control, performance evaluation, sales, and service.
The broad range of welded products with which welding engineers deal includes structures, such as bridges and buildings; pressure vessels and heat exchangers, such as nuclear systems, boilers, chemical processing equipment, storage vessels, and transmission and distribution piping; transportation vehicles for water, land, air, and space travel; and production and processing machines of all types. This is an ABET-accredited program.
Note to transfer students: the Welding Engineering program at OSU is a professional 4-year engineering degree program, and is not a technical welding program. Students wishing to transfer to OSU and to the College of Engineering should refer to the College's admission requirements (link found here).
Transfer students with at least 30 transferable semester hours (or the equivalent), including credit for at least one calculus course, and a GPA of 2.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) enroll as pre-majors. Transfer students with fewer than 30 semester hours (or the equivalent) are considered using the freshmen criteria.
With a few exceptions, technical welding courses cannot be used to complete the OSU Welding Engineering degree. Transfer students are encouraged to take calculus, calculus-based physics, and college chemistry to be considered for admission to OSU's College of Engineering.
The Best of Both Worlds!
The Welding Engineering program at Ohio State offers students the best of all worlds! The department is small and friendly, where students interact frequently with faculty and staff and have many opportunities for involvement and research. At the same time, being at Ohio State offers literally hundreds of clubs and organizations and ways to be involved in student life at a great research institution.
What is Welding Engineering?
While most may think of welding in terms of a process, it is actually a complex engineering discipline that involves aspects of materials science, design, inspection, mechanical and electronic systems, lasers, and robots. [more about Welding Engineering]