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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 labor 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 practical 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.

Participants will be awarded the Graduate Diploma after successfully completing five modules (four core units and one elective unit). Alternatively, participants will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment electronic certificate (e-Cert) for passing any individual module of their choice. Visit here for more information about the e-Cert.

Core Unit 1 | Design Arc Welding

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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.


This module is especially designed to help participants grasp the fundamentals of the arc welding processes and weldability of different materials, as well as various aspects of fabrication and repairs using arc welding processes. This module will cover the design of products, design of welded structures and joints, selection of base and welding filler materials, selection of arc welding processes and welding fabrication. On successful completion of this module, participants will be equipped to work in the various stages of arc welding fabrication and repair and more importantly, will be able to optimise the existing arc welding processes by developing and implementing new arc welding techniques.
  


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.


Core Unit 2 | Implement Laser Beam Welding

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This module offers participants an insight to the fundamentals of laser welding, laser cladding, electron beam welding, modeling and simulation, as well as process monitoring and control. Furthermore, materials selection, metallurgy, and welding processes linked to industrial applications are included in this module. Students will learn the different welding and cladding technologies based on high-energy beams. This module also provides case studies and lab sessions that further enhance the adoption of these technologies in real production environments.
   


This module will help participants build up competencies required to understand the effects of the high-energy beam welding processes (laser beam welding, hybrid welding, laser cladding and electron beam welding), welding defects, weld design, modeling and simulation, process monitoring and control, as well as the weldability of alloys such as aluminium, nickel-based, titanium, Ni alloys and stainless steels. Learning how to implement state-of-the-art high-energy beam welding technologies will benefit participants who get an opportunity to upgrade their skills as well as companies that stand to improve their competitiveness.
 



This module will focus on laser welding, laser cladding, electron beam welding, modeling and simulation, as well as on process monitoring and control. Detailed contents of 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
  •  Principles of laser cladding and advantages
  • 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
  • Characteristics of electron beam welding process and its applications
     

Dr BI Guijun is a senior scientist from Joining Technology Group, SIMTech. He received his PhD in laser material processing from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2004. Then, he worked as a research fellow at Rolls-Royce Technology Center in School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK. In 2008, he joined SIMTech. His research concentrates on laser aided additive manufacturing for surface modification, repair and 3D additive manufacturing, process monitoring and control, as well as the applications in marine, aerospace, oil & gas, PE etc.

View Dr Bi Guijun's researcher portfolio here.
  
Dr Chen Hui-Chi joined SIMTech as a Research Scientist after receiving her PhD from the Laser Processing Research Centre, The University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests lie in laser welding and numerical analysis of welding process. She currently focuses on increasing laser welding efficiency of highly reflective and conductive metals, developing hermetic laser welding processes and minimising welding distortion by using finite element methods.
   
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.
 

Core Unit 3 | Review Welding Operation and Quality Control

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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.


Dr Chen Hui-Chi joined SIMTech as a Research Scientist after receiving her PhD from the Laser Processing Research Centre, The University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests lie in laser welding and numerical analysis of welding process. She currently focuses on increasing laser welding efficiency of highly reflective and conductive metals, developing hermetic laser welding processes and minimising welding distortion by using finite element methods.processes and minimising welding distortion by using finite element methods.



Core Unit 4 | Adopt Friction Stir Welding and Diffusion Bonding


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Welding and joining are critical steps in the assembly and integration of industrial components and systems. However, joints produced by conventional fusion welding processes may contain defects such as gas porosity, hot cracking and non-metallic inclusions. This is particularly true in the welding of light metals, metal matrix composites and various dissimilar materials joining. Compared to conventional fusion welding techniques, various solid-state welding processes like friction stir welding (FSW), diffusion bonding (DB), resistance spot welding and ultrasonic welding allow materials to be welded at the molecular level while avoiding the limitations of fusion welding.

This module will mainly focus on the FSW and DB processes. Other solid-state welding processes, including resistance and ultrasonic welding, will also be covered. The module covers the specific process principles, procedures, equipment, quality control issues and lab sessions to give participants an in-depth understanding of the techniques.
    


The module aims to provide participants with an overview of various solid-state welding techniques including FSW, DB, resistance spot welding as well as ultrasonic welding. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of various processes, joint design, defects control, weldability of various materials, and their applications. On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to upgrade their individual expertise in welding, helping their company seize new business opportunities and increase competitiveness.
 

  • FSW of Al alloys and issues in post-weld heat treatment
  • FSW tools and joint designs
  • Defects and quality control in FSW
  • Modelisation and simulations in FSW
  • FSW of other materials and its variant processes
  • Introduction to solid state bonding technology
  • Fundamental concepts of diffusion
  • Diffusion bonding process and conditions
  • Bonding mechanisms and inspection of joints
  • Bonding between dissimilar and non-metals
  • Applications of diffusion bonding
  • Resistance spot welding
  • Ultrasonic welding
     


Dr BI Guijun is a senior scientist from Joining Technology Group, SIMTech. He received his PhD in laser material processing from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2004. Then, he worked as a research fellow at Rolls-Royce Technology Center in School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK. In 2008, he joined SIMTech. His research concentrates on laser aided additive manufacturing for surface modification, repair and 3D additive manufacturing, process monitoring and control, as well as the applications in marine, aerospace, oil & gas, PE etc.

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, an MSc degree in Material Processing, and a diploma of IWE/IIW qualification.

Dr Sharon Nai received her PhD degree from the National University of Singapore. Her research fields include solid-state joining technologies, the development of interconnect materials and their joining technologies and the development of thermal management materials. Dr Nai has also worked closely with industry partners in the related fields and is actively involved in industrial training in the areas of diffusion bonding, micro/nano joining technologies and sustainable metal-based materials and their manufacturing processes.
 
View Dr Sharon Nai's researcher portfolio here.


Elective Unit 1 | Evaluate Advanced Brazing
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This module offers participants an overview of the fundamentals of brazing, brazing process parameters, brazing fillers, soldering processes, and filler materials. The course provides a general understanding of the equipment used, joint designs, surface preparation, advantages and limitations of the processes, process applications, process variables, and operational costs of brazing. This course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required for the selection of materials and brazing processing parameters in order to obtain improved mechanical properties for a given design and apply them in order to save costs, increase profitability, and enhance customer satisfaction.
 


This module will train participants and build up competencies required to understand the brazing and soldering processes and materials involved. On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to evaluate and control the quality of brazed and soldered joints in terms of optimised design, suitable selection of filler materials, and processing parameters. The acquired knowledge of advanced brazing and soldering techniques will be beneficial to both participants and their companies by upgrading individual expertise and corporate competitiveness.
    

  • Principles of brazing and their processing parameters
  • Principles of brazement design and filler materials
  • Brazing fluxes and atmospheres
  • Furnace-based brazing processes and materials
  • Principles of dip, resistance, infrared brazing and their processing parameters
  • Principles of MIG, plasma brazing and their processing parameters
  • Laser brazing process and materials
  • Brazing of ferrous-based materials
  • Brazing of non-ferrous-based materials, ceramics, and carbides.
  • Testing methods for brazed joints
  • Principles of soldering and their processing parameters
  • Characteristics of lead-free and lead-bearing solder materials
     

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.

  Dr Bi Guijun is a senior scientist from Joining Technology Group, SIMTech. He received his PhD in laser material processing from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2004. Then, he worked as a research fellow at Rolls-Royce Technology Center in School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK. In 2008, he joined SIMTech. His research concentrates on laser aided additive manufacturing for surface modification, repair and 3D additive manufacturing, process monitoring and control, as well as the applications in marine, aerospace, oil & gas, PE etc.

View Dr Bi Guijun's researcher portfolio here.


Elective Unit 2 | Materials Characterisation

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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.

The full course fee for a complete Graduate Diploma is S$15,000 before course fee funding and GST.
The full course fee for each individual module is S$3,000 before course fee funding and GST.

Graduate Diploma in
Advanced Welding Technologies

Fee Per Module (Inclusive of 7% GST)

Singaporeans

Singapore Permanent Residents

Foreigners

Full Course Fee

NA

NA

S$3210.00

[a] Nett Course Fee
(after 70% course fee funding)

S$963.00

S$963.00

NA

[b] Nett Course Fee for SMEs
(after 70% course fee funding)

SMEs are entitled to claim S$600 per trainee (under the Enhanced Training Support for SMEs scheme) through SkillsConnect, subject to eligibility criteria

S$963.00






(S$600.00)


S$963.00






(S$600.00)

NA

[c] Nett Course Fee under SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (>=40 years old)(90% course fee funding)

S$363.00

NA

NA

[d] Nett Course Fee under Workforce Training Support (WTS) scheme
(95% course fee funding)

S$213.00

NA

NA

NA = Not applicable
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

[a]

All Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 21 years and above can enjoy course funding of up to 70% of the course fee.

[b]

Singaporean or Permanent Resident employees fully sponsored by SMEs can enjoy course fee funding support of up to 90% of the course fee under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) scheme, subject to eligibility criteria.

Application for the enhanced funding will be administered through SkillsConnect. SMEs can submit applications and claims through the online SkillsConnect platform and enhanced funding will be awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

[c]

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above can enjoy course fee funding of up to 90% of the course fee under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES).

[d]

Singaporeans aged 35 years and above with earnings not more than S$2,000 per month can enjoy course fee funding for 95% of the course fee under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme.

[e]

Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset course fees.

*Note: The course participants must also meet the following criteria to qualify for the course fee funding:

·       Achieve at least 75% course attendance; and

·       Take all assessments



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