Curriculum for Welding Engineering majors

WE Undergraduate Curriculum


  • Students typically begin their WE career at Ohio State as a pre-major in the program. During the freshman year, students complete a common engineering curriculum of two calculus courses, chemistry, physics, and English.  First-year students also enroll in either the freshman Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) program or the Honors version (FEH), which offers access to hands-on engineering labs and projects.
  • Second-year Welding Engineering students continue taking courses in linear algebra, differential equations, electrical engineering, computer programming, mechanical engineering, statistics, a hands-on welding lab, and materials science and engineering, along with University General Education courses (GE). 
  •  WE major courses begin with WELDENG 2001, Introduction to Welding Engineering, and MATSCEN 2251, Materials Thermodynamics, taken in the Spring of the second year.
  • Find descriptions of Welding Engineering courses here.
  • In the third year, Welding Engineering students continue with Structural Transformations, Materials and Processing Lab, Physical Principles in Welding Engineering, Welding Processes and ApplicationsWelding Engineering Design, Non-destructive Evaluation, Welding Metallurgy, and various labs.
  • A welding engineering internship is required, and is usually done in the summer before a student's final year. Students receive course credit for writing a report about this experience in relations to courses completed in the WE 3rd year courses. Welding Engineering 4189, Industrial Experience.
  • The senior year finishes with additional Welding Metallurgy course and lab, a year-long Senior Welding Design Capstone project, and several technical electives of the student's choice.

The "Bingo Sheet" -- courses required for a Bachelor's degree

Fill in the blanks and Bingo! you get a degree! The Bingo sheet provides an outline of all courses needed to fulfill the requirements for the Welding Engineering degree, and provides a plan to graduate in four years.

Note: Students who choose to participate in the Fundamentals of Engineering Honors (FEH) program will have slightly different guidelines.