MSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeMWED510
Course Unit DetailsMSc Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design (Electives Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated8
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand the techniques and processes suitable for welding non-ferrous alloys.
  2. Apply physical metallurgy principles to explain the response of non-ferrous metals to welding.
  3. Interpret the microstructures of welds for a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
  4. Evaluate the causes of defects in welds.
  5. Recommend the procedures and methods necessary to prevent weld defects.
  6. Understand the principles involved in joining of non-metals.
  7. Understand the principles of quality management.
  8. Apply National and International standards to achieve required weld quality.
  9. Specify, qualify and operate weld procedures to appropriate standards.
  10. Identify appropriate NDE techniques for welded fabrications, and have a basic understanding of interpretation of NDE examinations.
  11. Manage workplace practices to ensure adequate health and safety
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·         Metallographic examinations

·         Welding of aluminium, copper, and nickel based alloys

·         Joining dissimilar metals

·         Welding of castings – cast steel and cast iron

·         Wear and Protective Layers

·         Welding of Stainless Steels

·         Joining materials for low and high temperature applications.

·         Joining of coated steels

·         Case studies, welding failures

·         Joining processes for plastics

·         Joining processes for advanced materials – ceramics and composites.

·         Introduction to quality assurance

·         Weld quality standards – IS0 9000 and ISO 3834

·         Quality control during manufacture – weld procedure specification and qualification

·         Welder qualification

·         Introduction to Non-destructive examination (NDE) and types of weld imperfections

·         Fundamentals of NDE methods (dye penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, acoustic emission, radiographic inspection)

·         Ultrasonic Inspection

·         Qualification and certification of NDE personnel

·         Health and Safety

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Roger Timings, (2008) ‘Fabrication and Welding Engineering’, Elsevier
  • Houldcroft P. T. (1977) Welding process technology, University Press
  • American Welding Society, (1992) ‘Guide for Steel Hull Welding’
  • Winter Mark H., (1986) ‘Materials and Welding in Off-Shore Constructions’, Elsevier
  • Welding Institute Canada, (1996) ‘Welding for Challenging Environments’, Pergamon Press
  • Mishra. R.S and Mahoney. M.W, (2007) Friction Stir Welding and Processing, ASM
  • John G. Hicks, (1999), ‘Welded Joint Design’, Woodhead Publishing
  • Larry Jeffus, (2012) ‘Welding: Principles and Applications’, Delmar Seangage Learning
  • William L. Galvery Jr. and Frank B. Marlow, (2007), ‘Welding Essentials’, Industrial Press Inc.
  • Andrew D. Althouse, Carl H. Turnquist, William A. Bowditch and Kevin E. Bowditch (2012) ‘Modern Welding’
  • Sindo Kou, (2002), ‘Welding Metallurgy’, Wiley
  • Thomas W. Frankland, (1984), ‘The Pipe Fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook’
  • Hallock Cowles, (2000), ‘Certification Manual for Welding Inspectors’, AWS
  • Δ.Ι. Παντελής, (2012). ‘Επιστήμη και Τεχνική των Συγκολλήσεων: Ειδικά Κεφάλαια’, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Ε.Μ.Π.
  • Γ. Ν. Χαϊδεμενόπουλος, (2010), ‘Εισαγωγή στις συγκολλήσεις’, Τζιόλα
  • B. Παπάζογλου και Γ. Παπαδημητρίου, (1994), ‘Επιστήμη και Τεχνική των Συγκολλήσεων’, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Ε.Μ.Π.
    Planned learning activities and teaching methodsThe taught of course is delivered to the students by means of lectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks. Furthermore theoretical principles are explained by means of specific examples and solution of specific problems.
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Final Test60%
    Language of instructionEnglish
    Work placement(s)NO