The Southern Arkansas University System has developed a Welding Engineering Technology that is one-of-a-kind in Arkansas, and one of only a few in the country.
“We hire locally as much as possible, and look forward to recruiting at SAU to fill positions as they become available.”
– Colin Sterling, Lockheed Martin
In development of this Welding Engineering Technology program, the SAU System found there to be a need for highly skilled welding supervisors to lead the welding and fabricating operations in advanced manufacturing industries and specifically the aerospace defense and oil and gas manufacturing industries of southern Arkansas.
“SAU and SAU Tech do an outstanding job in equipping students to meet local industry needs. Welding engineers are in great demand regionally, and certainly at Lockheed Martin’s Camden facility,” said Colin Sterling, director of Lockheed Martin Camden Operations. “We hire locally as much as possible, and look forward to recruiting at SAU to fill positions as they become available.”
Striving to avoid duplication in programs and removing transfer obstacles, SAU System administrators are proud to be implementing this integrated program that will utilize strengths of both SAU and SAU Tech.
Major in Engineering-Physics (BS) – Welding Engineering Technology Option
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 18 hours (17 hours of mathematics, biological science, physical science, social science, and fine arts/humanities courses are included in the major.) All Engineering majors must take 3 hours of US history or American government.
Select one course from the following entry level welding courses:
EN 2022 Welding Engineering (SAU Tech)
WELD 1003 Welding Skills Development (SAU)
Chemistry – 4 hours selected from:
CHEM 1013/1011 College Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry/Lab
Computer Science – 3 hours selected from:
CSCI 1102/1101 Introduction to Computing/Lab
CSCI 2103 Computer Science I
Mathematics – 3 hours selected from:
MATH 2123 Applied Calculus for Technology
MATH 1525 Calculus I
Physics – 4 hours selected from:
PHYS 2003/2001 College Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physical I/Lab
Technical Core – 51 hours
ENGL 3023 Technical Writing
ENGR 1023/1021 Introduction to Engineering/Lab
ENGR 1213 Engineering Graphics
ETEC 2003 Applied Statics
ETEC 3002 Applied Mechanics Lab
ETEC 3003 Applied Fluid Mechanics
ETEC 3013 Applied Thermal Science
ETEC 3033 Strength of Materials
ITEC 3073 Economic Analysis for Technology
ITEC 3503 Computational Methods
ITEC 3803 Industrial Materials
ITEC 4123 Computer Aided Manufacturing
WELD 3003 Computer Aided Weldment Design
WELD 3023 Welding Metallurgy
WELD 3043 Welding Automation and Robotics
WELD 4883 Internship in Welding
WELD 4893 Design Projects in Welding
Electives – 3 hours
Upper level courses from ETEC, ITEC, ENGR, or PHYS
Welding Academy Courses – 30 hours
WA/WELD 1005 Welding Processes
WA/WELD 1015 Structural Welding
WA/WELD 1025 Pipe Welding I
WA/WELD 2005 Pipe Welding II
WA/WELD 2015 High Frequency TIG and Pipeline Welding
WA/WELD 2025 Welding Capstone
Minor in Physics
The minor in physics provides supporting coursework for students majoring in biology, chemistry, and engineering disciplines. A minor in physics would enhance individuals interested in teaching physics in a secondary school.
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
PHYS 3053 Modern Physics
8 hours of physics or engineering electives at the junior-senior level
This four-year Engineering Physics with Welding Engineering Technology degree option is highly focused in welding technology so that the gradautes will take leadership roles in welding a fabrication industries. The successful graduates will ensure the quality of welding work and supervise the welding technicians in the workplace typically in a manufacturing facility. The graduate will also ensure safety and evaluate the current method for further improvement. This degree option will be a collaborative program with SAU Tech. A significant number of lower division welding courses will be offered at SAU Tech; whereas all the upper division welding specific courses will be offered at SAU.
- Our graduates effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
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