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Welding and Metallurgical Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Metallurgy and Welding are two technologies that both have their roots in the Industrial Revolution, where the joining of metals began with the forge welding of pig or wrought iron. Because of their fundamental nature, these technologies are intertwined. The ability to develop and join metals have made immeasurable contribution to the transportation, aerospace, agricultural and defense industries.

The Wayne State University's B.S. in Welding and Metallurgical Engineering Technology (B.S.W.M.E.T.) program will bring together the theoretical and practical aspects of welding and metallurgy to provide industry with engineers proficient in both areas.

Admissions Requirements

The B.S.W.M.E.T. is designed to admit students who satisfy the undergraduate admission requirements of the University and have an associate degree or equivalent course work in preparatory programs such as welding technology or closely related disciplines. A minimum g.p.a. of 2.5 is required for admission into the program. Students with a g.p.a. of 2.0 to 2.5 may be admitted as Pre-Engineering Technology students, and may be transferred into the B.S.W.M.E.T. program upon successful completion of pre-calculus (MAT 1800) and physical science courses, with a g.p.a. of 2.5 or above. A Mathematics Placement Examination is required of students who have not already earned advanced credit in pre-calculus.

Program Requirements

Candidates for the B.S.W.M.E.T. degree must earn a minimum of 121 credits, which includes University General Education requirements. University policy allows a maximum of sixty-four semester credits transferred from community colleges to Wayne State, but students following University-approved articulation agreements with community colleges are able to exceed the maximum of sixty-four credits; a minimum of thirty semester credits must be earned from Wayne State, and at least twenty-four must be in the Division of Engineering Technology courses. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College and must conform to Division academic standards.

In order to graduate, the University requires a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total resident credit, and the Division a minimum 2.0 g.p.a. in total coursework in the area of specialization; as well as satisfaction of all University Undergraduate General Education requirements.

The Bachelors of Science in Welding and Metallurgical Engineering Technology requires a minimum of 121 credits as outlined in the following curriculum.

Science Requirements17
Elementary Functions (QE)
Applied Differential and Integral Calculus
Survey of General Chemistry (NSI)
Physics for the Life Sciences I
and Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory (NSI)
Welding and Metallurgy Upper Division Core Courses43
Reliability and Engineering Statistics
Engineering Economic Analysis
Thermodynamics of Welding and Metallurgy
Engineering Project Management
Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Alloys
Mechanical Metallurgy
Physical Metallurgy
Advanced Welding Metallurgy
Welding Design
Welding Automation and Robotics
MIT 3500
Metallurgy of Welding Processes
Senior Design Project
Welding and Metallurgy Upper Division Electives7
Failure Fracture Analysis
Welding Quality and Safety
Guided Study (1 credit)
Lower Division Technical Courses30
Engineering Materials
Electrical Principles
Computer Graphics
Lower Division Technical to be transferred from Community College (21 credits)
Basic Communication (BC)
Intermediate Communication (IC)
Oral Communication (OC)
General Education15
Professional Ethics (CI)
Civic Literacy Inquiry (CIV)
Social Inquiry (SI)
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Inquiry (DEI)
Global Inquiry (GL)
Total Credits121
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