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Welding plays an important role and has grown substantially in almost all manufacturing sectors. The needs for superior welding technology have increased in keeping with the demands for a wide variety of performances such as high productivity, high quality, as well as labour and cost savings. This course will provide participants with an integrated approach to learn about the various aspects of welding and allied technologies. The course will introduce various welding processes such as arc welding, laser welding, electron beam welding, friction stir welding, diffusion bonding and brazing. It will discuss welding metallurgy along with the weldability of various ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.

Furthermore, the course is designed to provide participants with a quick and effective guide to execute welding operation, welding procedure development, weld design and simulation, trouble shooting and welding quality control. This course aims to equip participants with skills and knowledge on state-of-the-art welding technologies through classroom lectures, hands-on lab training and project based case studies.

WHY THIS COURSE

This course is specially designed to train participants in the various aspects of welding technologies and build up the competencies required to implement the technologies in various industrial applications. These include welding processes, weld design, weldability testing methods, process automation, distortion control, selection of materials and welding processing parameters. This course would also benefit engineers who wish to refresh their fundamentals and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in welding technology. The knowledge gained during this course benefits both the participants who stand to upgrade their individual expertise and their companies with the opportunity to improve their competitiveness.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is targeted at operation managers, manufacturing managers/engineers, production planning engineers, materials engineers, mechanical engineers, production engineers, foremen and skilled operators, quality control managers/engineers, materials purchasing engineers, laboratory managers and engineers, as well as all manufacturing industries that use welding as a joining process such as in the precision engineering, aerospace, marine, oil and gas, automotive and electronics sectors.


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Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering after successfully completing five modules. Alternatively, participants will be awarded an electronic Statement of Attainment by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for completing any modules of their choice.

Since 3 November 2014 onwards, electronic certificates (e-Certs) are issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. Visit here for more information about the e-Cert. Visit here for more information about the e-Cert.


Module | Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes



This module will introduce fusion and solid state welding processes such as arc welding, laser welding, electron beam welding, friction stir welding, brazing, resistance welding and ultrasonic welding. The process principle, procedure, equipment, and quality control will be dealt with for the specific techniques. Project based case studies will be offered to give participants a more in-depth understanding on the techniques and how to implement them in real industrial applications.
 

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This module is specially designed to train participants in several aspects of welding technologies and build up the competencies required to implement the technologies in various industrial applications. These include welding processes such as fusion stir welding, solid state welding, solid-liquid state welding and welding metallurgy. This course also benefits engineers who wish to refresh their fundamentals and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in welding technology. The knowledge gained during this course benefits both the participants who stand to upgrade their individual expertise and their companies with the opportunity to improve their competitiveness. This module will introduce welding processes such as arc welding, laser welding, electron beam welding, friction stir welding, brazing, resistance welding and ultrasonic welding. The process principle, procedure, equipment, and quality control will be dealt with for the specific techniques. Project based case studies will be offered to give participants a more in-depth understanding on the techniques and how to implement them in real industrial applications.

 


  • Designed specifically to meet local industry demands
  • Highly practical and intensive
  • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technology
  • Case studies highlighting industrial application
  • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience


Content covered in this module include:

  • Fundamentals of fusion welding, welding metallurgy and brazing
  • Laser and laser welding
  • Electron beam welding
  • Basics of friction stir welding techniques
  • Friction stir welding of different alloys and post weld heat treatment and dissimilar materials
  • Fundamentals of resistance spot welding (RSW) and ultrasonic welding (USW)
  • Brazement design, filler metals & joint preparation • Torch & furnace based brazing processes & materials
  • Project based case studies on friction stir welding, brazing & RSW
     


  Dr Sun Zheng obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He has more than thirty years of experience in the field of materials joining, having worked in the research institute, university, and industrial environments. Dr Sun, who specialises in welding processes and welding metallurgy, has published over a hundred and twenty papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He was the joint recipient of the 1995 National Technology Award for contributions to the marine repair processes using electron beam technology.

View Dr Sun Zheng's researcher portfolio here.
   

Dr Bi Guijun is a Senior Scientist and Group Manager of the Joining Technology Group in SIMTech. He received his PhD in laser material processing from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2004. Before joining SIMTech in 2008, he worked as a research fellow at Rolls-Royce Technology Center in School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on welding and additive manufacturing, process monitoring and control for applications in Aerospace, Marine, Oil & Gas, PE etc. He has published more than eighty journal and conference papers related to additive manufacturing, welding and joining. His research outcomes have also been adopted and licensed to local companies in marine turbo-charger MRO and Oil & Gas industries.

View Dr Bi Guijun's researcher portfolio here.

Mr Pan Dayou is a Senior Research Engineer at SIMTech. He has nearly thirty years of experience in welding fabrication and materials joining. His expertise covers welding fabrication of pressure vessels, piping and other structures; process development & optimisation; productivity improvement; QA & QC and welding qualifications; training for welding personnel. In addition to industrial projects, he also carries out in-house research projects focusing primarily on joining of materials ranging from ferrous to non-ferrous metals, and he has published thirty technical papers. He holds a BEng degree in Welding Technology, a MSc degree in Material Processing, and a diploma of IWE/IIW qualification.

View Mr Pan Dayou's researcher portfolio
here.


Module | Design Arc Welding


Arc welding techniques have been widely used in almost all manufacturing industries. This module will provide comprehensive training on different arc welding processes, such as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Plasma Arc Welding (PAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW). The module will also cover the weldability of various materials such as aluminium, titanium, and nickel alloys, low alloy steels, and stainless steels. Project based case studies will be carried out to enable the students to practise the applications of arc welding for different materials.
 
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Arc welding processes have been widely used in various industries for many years and are still dominant among the various welding processes. This module will introduce participants to the fundamentals of the most popular arc welding processes, their advantages and limitations, process variables, operational costs and process applications. Also covered are the basic concepts of the weldability of various engineering materials. Furthermore, the development and trends of advanced arc welding techniques, such as cladding (or overlaying) and hardfacing, will also be introduced. As an important part in this module, case studies will be used to demonstrate the application of process and material knowledge and provide the participants with a thorough understanding of fabrication and repair using arc welding processes.


  • Designed specifically to meet local industry demands
  • Highly practical and intensive
  •  Latest knowledge and up-to-date technology
  • Case studies highlighting industrial application
  • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience


This module is designed to equip participants with knowledge of arc welding for various metals and alloys.
Content covered in this module include:

  • Principles and characteristics of various arc welding processe
  • Process advantages and limitations
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
  • Submerged arc welding (SAW)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Plasma arc welding (PAW)
  • Advanced techniques for various arc welding processes
  • Welding metallurgy principles and their applications for weld quality control
  • Weld defect formation and prevention
  • Weldability of various engineering materials
  • Welding of low alloy and stainless steels
  • Welding of aluminum and magnesium alloys
  • Welding of titanium and Ni-based alloys
       

  Dr Sun Zheng obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He has more than thirty years of experience in the field of materials joining, having worked in the research institute, university, and industrial environments. Dr Sun, who specialises in welding processes and welding metallurgy, has published over a hundred and twenty papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He was the joint recipient of the 1995 National Technology Award for contributions to the marine repair processes using electron beam technology.

View Dr Sun Zheng's researcher portfolio here.
   

Mr Pan Dayou is a Senior Research Engineer at SIMTech. He has nearly thirty years of experience in welding fabrication and materials joining. His expertise covers welding fabrication of pressure vessels, piping and other structures; process development & optimisation; productivity improvement; QA & QC and welding qualifications; training for welding personnel. In addition to industrial projects, he also carries out in-house research projects focusing primarily on joining of materials ranging from ferrous to non-ferrous metals, and he has published thirty technical papers. He holds a BEng degree in Welding Technology, an MSc degree in Material Processing, and a diploma of IWE/IIW qualification.

View Mr Pan Dayou's researcher portfolio here.


Module | Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing


 
This module provides participants with fundamental knowledge of laser welding, laser cladding, and laser aided additive manufacturing, process simulation and modelling, as well as process monitoring and control. Material selection, metallurgy, welding processes and materials characterisation linked to industrial applications are included in this module. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on laser welding, cladding and additive manufacturing technologies that use laser as heat source for material processing. This module also provides project based case studies to enhance the adoption of the technologies in real industrial situations.
 

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This module provides the participants with the fundamental knowledge on laser welding, laser cladding, modeling & simulation, as well as process monitoring & control. Furthermore, materials selection, metallurgy and welding processes linked with industrial applications are included in this module.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on different welding and cladding technologies based on high energy laser beam. They will also gain new insight and understanding on the effect of laser beam welding processes (laser beam welding, hybrid welding, laser cladding), welding defects, weld design, modeling & simulation and process monitoring & control, weldability of aluminium alloys, nickel base alloys, titanium alloys, stainless steels and Ni alloys. The course includes case studies and lab sessions to enhance the adoption of the technologies in the real production for the participants.

 


  • Designed specifically to meet local industry demands
  • Highly practical and intensive
  • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technology
  • Case studies highlighting industrial application
  • Expert trainers in the field with industrial experience


This course is targeted at operation managers, manufacturing managers/engineers, production planning engineers, materials engineers, mechanical engineers, production engineers, foremen and skilled operators, quality control managers/engineers, materials purchasing engineers, laboratory managers and engineers, as well as all manufacturing industries having welding as a joining process such as precision engineering, aerospace, marine, oil & gas, automotive, and electronics sectors.


Contents covered in this module include:

  • Principles and properties of different type of lasers
  • Interaction between laser radiation and materials
  • Laser welding and its unique characteristics
  • Knowledge and challenge in laser welding of metals
  • Basic understanding of essential principles and physics of hybrid welding processes
  • Knowledge of laser cladding of different types of materials for different applications
  • Knowledge of numerical modelling and simulation in laser welding
  • Basic knowledge of process monitoring and control for laser welding and cladding
  • Principles of laser cladding and advantages
  • Project based case studies on laser welding & cladding


Dr Bi Guijun is a Senior Scientist and Group Manager of the Joining Technology Group in SIMTech. He received his PhD in laser material processing from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2004. Before joining SIMTech in 2008, he worked as a research fellow at Rolls-Royce Technology Center in School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on welding and additive manufacturing, process monitoring and control for applications in Aerospace, Marine, Oil & Gas, PE etc. He has published more than eighty peer reviewed journal and conference papers with several patents, trade secret and technology disclosures related to additive manufacturing, welding and joining. His research outcomes have also been adopted and licensed to local companies in marine turbo-charger MRO and Oil & Gas industries.

View Dr Bi Guijun's researcher portfolio here.


Module | Review Welding Operation and Quality Control



This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the basics of weld design, evaluation of mechanical properties, different weldability testing methods, inspection of welded joints, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods. The module will train the participants in the implementation of welding quality control. The participants will also learn the essential skills and knowledge of welding procedure development and documentation. Project based case studies will equip participants with appropriate knowledge and skills to plan real welding operation scenarios.

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This module provides participants with an integrated and practical overview of weld evaluation, welding design, welding operation and welding quality control. It offers a general understanding of weldability analyses, pre- and post-weld heat treatments, non-destructive testing and inspection for welded joints, welding design and simulation, welding process mechanisation and automation, as well as welding quality control. Trainees will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to understand the different techniques for evaluating and controlling welding quality as well as the most efficient welding methods. The module also includes case studies on preparing welding-related documents in real-life scenarios.
 


This module is specially designed to effectively guide participants towards quickly adopting the most efficient ways to control/improve weld quality and welding productivity. The module will train participants to build the competencies required to perform weld evaluation, undertake testing and inspection of welded joints, perform design and simulation, understand the welding process mechanisation and automation and control welding distortions. On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to evaluate, control and improve weld quality as well as improve welding productivity.
  


This module will mainly focus on destructive and non-destructive testing and the inspection for welded joints, welding design, mechanised and automated welding, and welding quality control. The detailed contents include:

  • Methodologies for evaluating weldability
  • Principles for pre/post weld heat treatment
  • Principles of destructive and non-destructive testing and inspection of welds
  • Basics of weld design
  • Fundamentals of modelling and simulation in welding 
       


Dr Sun Zheng obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. He has more than thirty years of experience in the field of materials joining, having worked in the research institute, university, and industrial environments. Dr Sun, who specialises in welding processes and welding metallurgy, has published over a hundred and twenty papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He was the joint recipient of the 1995 National Technology Award for contributions to the marine repair processes using electron beam technology.

View Dr Sun Zheng's researcher portfolio here.


Mr Pan Dayou is a Senior Research Engineer at SIMTech. He has nearly thirty years of experience in welding fabrication and materials joining. His expertise covers welding fabrication of pressure vessels, piping and other structures; process development & optimisation; productivity improvement; QA & QC and welding qualifications; training for welding personnel. In addition to industrial projects, he also carries out in-house research projects focusing primarily on joining of materials ranging from ferrous to non-ferrous metals, and he has published thirty technical papers. He holds a BEng degree in Welding Technology, an MSc degree in Material Processing, and a diploma of IWE/IIW qualification.

View Mr Pan Dayou's researcher portfolio here.



Module | Plan and Manage Project for Implementation



This module covers the methods for planning, executing and managing projects for developing technology, products and processes. It teaches the applications of project planning tools and skills for managing uncertainties and disruptions in project activities. Human, financial and business factors that influence the conduct of projects will be considered and explored.
 

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  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Module Names

Full Course Fee (before SkillsFuture Funding and GST)

Type of Sponsorship
Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes

$3,000
Design Arc Welding

$3,000
Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing $4,000
Review Welding Operation and Quality Control $3,000

Plan and Manage Project for Implementation

$4,000

    Funding Schemes for this Programme:


    Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

     

    For more information on the SkillsFuture funding you are eligible for, please visit www.ssg.gov.sg

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    Singapore 138634

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      PE WSQ Graduate Diploma in Advanced Welding Technologies

      Module Names

      Skills Course Reference Number

      Schedule Dates

      Registration

      Evaluate Advanced Metal Welding Processes (45 hours)

      CRS-Q-0033729-PRE

      22 Oct 2019 - 10 Dec 2019  

      Design Arc Welding (45 hours)

      CRS-Q-0033820-PRE
       

      2 Jan 2020 - 27 Feb 2020


      Review High Speed Laser Welding and Additive Manufacturing (45 hours)

      CRS-Q-0037281-PRE
      3 Mar 2020 - 21 Apr 2020

      Review Welding Operation & Quality Control (45 hours)

      CRS-Q-0033819-PRE
       

      23 Apr 2020 - 16 Jun 2020


      Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

      CRS-Q-0033821-PRE


       
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