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Welding Engineering - Master of Science 477 Watts Hall
2041 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-7280
fax: 614-292-1537

Welding Engineering is housed in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. While many 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.

Welding engineering impacts more than 50 percent of the products manufactured in the United States. Almost every segment of our economy depends, to some degree, on welding and materials joining.

  • Welding engineers use their advanced science and math skills to solve problems, and they must understand the properties behind welds to ensure that welded structures are safe and a benefit to society.
  • Welding engineers have expertise in materials science, including steels, nonferrous alloys and polymeric materials, and in process technology, including arc welding, lasers, resistance welding, brazing and soldering.
  • Welding engineers are experts in robotics, from programming and applications to sensors and controls.

Students enrolled in the Welding Engineering program at Ohio State are trained to help develop solutions to the manufacturing challenges of the 21st century. This includes pipelines, pressure vessels, aircraft, turbine engines, automobiles, off-road equipment, microelectronic devices, welding machines and robots.

Ohio State has the only ABET accredited undergraduate welding engineering program in North America. It is recognized worldwide and its welding engineering graduates are highly valued by industry. It is a unique program for unique people who enjoy the hands-on, problem-solving, get-it-done aspects of engineering.

Degrees offered: MS and PhD