Online Master of Science in Welding Engineering

College of Engineering
Earn your welding engineering degree online and gain the in-demand expertise necessary to advance your career.

Ohio State's online Welding Engineering program has a long history of supplying top-notch welding engineers to the worldwide manufacturing community. To meet the increasing domestic and global demand for welding engineers, Ohio State offers a leading online Welding Engineering master's degree program, first established in 2003.

This flexible online program is designed for working professionals who have a Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline and wish to advance their careers. We also welcome students who want to retrain for a welding engineering-related position.

In this graduate program, you will learn from expert faculty with industry experience in welding process development, weldability testing, residual stress and distortion, and more.

Campus Requirements: NONE – 100% online

Class Format: Asynchronous - meaning that you can attend classes and complete coursework on your own time.

Credit Hours Required: 30 

Cost Per Credit Hour: $812.07 (includes instructional and general fees).  See the full cost breakdown here.

Admission Requirements: Completed Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline. Follow this flow chart to be sure your Bachelor's degree meets the requirements necessary.

Headshot of Michael Moore, who earned his welding engineering master's degree from Ohio State online
Michael Moore
Welding Engineering Program Graduate
"The Master of Science in Welding Engineering program is looked upon as the absolute top-tier program in the industry. The knowledge base that you gain at Ohio State is second to none. "

Sample Courses

Weld Eng 7001

Physical Principles in Welding Processes

Study the application of physical principles in engineering of arc welding processes and equipment.
Weld Eng 7101

Welding Metallurgy I

Application of physical metallurgy principles to non-equilibrium thermo-mechanical conditions associated with welding in structural alloys and focus on carbon steels.
Weld Eng 7201

Engineering Analysis for Design and Simulation

Fundamentals of engineering analysis of heat flow, thermal and residual stresses, and fracture and fatigue with applications to design and simulation in welding and manufacturing.
Weld Eng 7301

Nondestructive Evaluation

Main concepts of Nondestructive Evaluation of materials as apply to inspections of joints and structures; principles of conventional methods, their capabilities and limitations.

Featured Faculty

David Phillips
Associate Professor-Clinical
Boian Alexandrov
Research Associate Professor
Carolin Fink
Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering
Xun Liu
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

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