This course has been developed by the American Welding Society (AWS) for engineers with little formal education in welding, but with increasing on-the-job welding responsibilities. The emphasis is on basic concepts and applications. The course is designed to help engineers understand the cost savings and efficiency attainable through the proper design of weldments.

Participants will follow a course programme based on AWS text and workbook on Welding Structural Design. Welding inspectors will also find that this course greatly enhances their performance and helps them prepare for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector certification.


  • Material properties & structural materials
  • Welding processes
  • Welding filter metals
  • Welding cost analysis
  • Weld types, joint types, welding symbol & procedures
  • Introduction to structural welding design
  • Welding design & concept
  • Structural shapes, sectional properties & redesign of castings(and forging) to weldments
  • Connection design
  • AISC structural connection types
  • Determination of weld stresses & weld size
  • AWS stress allowable
  • Weld design practices
  • Weldability, inspection & fitness for purpose
  • Welding stress & distortion
  • Welding safety & health


All personnel whose responsibilities are in making decisions, exercising of judgement concerning welding operations in the following industries :

  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Petrochemical
  • Power Generation and Power Stations
  • Shipbuilding/Shiprepair and Construction
  • Offshore Fabrication
  • Railways
  • Service and Maintenance and Metal Fabrication  
  • Welding engineers and Inspectors
  • Field and Production Engineers
  • Planning and Equipment Inspectors
  • Maintenance and Safety Engineers and Supervisors
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical and Inspection Engineers
  • Factory
  • Fabrication and Engineering Managers
  • Quality Control Engineers and Supervisors
  • Quality Assurance Engineers and Supervisors


Part-Time Programme @ 15hours

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday to Friday