Become a Welding Engineer at OSU

About Welding Engineering

Welding engineering is a complex engineering discipline that involves aspects of materials science, design, inspection, mechanical and electronic systems, lasers, and robots.

Graduates of our program design welds, perform inspections of welds, and understand the properties and processes behind welds that make welded structures safe and useful to society. The unrivaled welding engineering program at Ohio State meets the highest standards in the country.

Types of Welding

  • Laser welding

  • Robotic arc weldig

  • Resistance welding

  • Robotic welding

  • Plastics welding

  • Friction stir welding

  • Microwelding

Welding engineers know the science behind materials joining without using nuts and bolts.

Welding Engineering Versus Welding Technician

Engineers: A welding engineer has extensive training in the sciences of physics, chemistry, electricity, and photonics in addition to the design, maintenance and troubleshooting of welding systems and equipment. A welding engineer has a Bachelor of Science degree. 

Technicians: A welding technician has been trained and tested on specific types of welds, on specific types of materials, with specific welding processes requiring specific qualification test types. 

source: Visionary Welding Blog

What can you expect from your Welding Engineering Degree at Ohio State

Welding Engineering Facts for OSU Students












Industries hiring Ohio State WE students

  • Aerospace
  • Oil and gas
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Medical
  • Heavy machinery
  • Shipbuilding


Professor David Phillips describes what you can do with a welding engineering degree