Full guide on msc welding engineering at Cranfield University


MSc. in Welding Engineering

I created this detailed post to help and guide all our welding community friends and this post is dedicated to all new Welding Engineering Learners. I am sure this post will clear your many doubts. I case, you still need any additional information do let me know.

I graduated from Cranfield University and now I gets frequent queries regarding studying MSc. in Welding Engineering at Cranfield University, where people wish to develop their professional career with this academic qualification at post-graduate level.

Why to choose Cranfield University?

Cranfield University is among the one of the best post-graduate university offering MSc. in Welding Engineering. The course is accredited by the Engineering Council, UK and well recognized among the industries. The course intake is throughout the year for part-time students.  Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), The Welding Institute (TWI), Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).

How to Apply for MSc. in Welding Engineering at Cranfield University?

The application mode MSc. in Welding Engineering at Cranfield University is online. Students seeking information to Apply can apply via this link Cranfield University – Online applications.

An EVE account need to be created on the Cranfield site which is free of cost and so the application process. There is no charges for applying to the Cranfield University courses. After making the account, student need to apply and submit their interest along with required pre-qualification documents (such as Graduate degree certificate, transcript, and IELTS score in case of international students).

The application is further reviewed by the Cranfield University admission team and if a student meet all the requirements then he/ she will be offered a Letter of offer which they need to accept and email back to the admission team. Congratulation…………..

Mode of study available?

MSc. in Welding Engineering at Cranfield University is offered as a full time learning as well as part time learning. Full time course duration is 1 years while part time runs up to 3 years. A part time students can finish his MSc. earlier too but then it all depends on how frequent he/ she can travel to the University and finish his examinations.

Course fees & other expenses

The fees for MSc. in Welding engineering at Cranfield University is changes every year, usually an increase of £1000. Current fees for home students is £10,500 while for oversea students is £21,500. The fees is same for part time course and full time MSc. in Welding Engineering that is £21,500. The students has option to pay the fees in installment which is very good choice to afford this costly study. You can pay the fees in four equal installment and the Staff at Cranfield University is very accommodating to students need.

If you are studying full time, there will be additional expenses of £10,500 to cover your accommodation and other expenses. As a part time student, students need to travel twice a year to attend the modules and examinations at the University so depending on how close to country you are, you can calculate your expenses. For me, travelling from gulf to UK cost me £1500 per trip (It can be lower depending on how much you spent). Now with corona issues, the cost will be increased due to higher price for the air-tickets.

Course structure

To get the MSc. degree in Welding Engineering, a student needs to pass the following subjects along with a thesis (Point 8) which carries 40% marks.

  1. Welding Processes and Equipment
  2. Welding Systems and Research Methods
  3. Design of Welded Structures
  4. Welding Metallurgy
  5. Introduction to Materials for Welding Engineering
  6. Management of Weld Quality
  7. Advanced Welding Processes
  8. Thesis

In above subjects, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 are accessed by written examination while 2 & 8 are project basis where student need to write project report and thesis. More details about the program structure is available at Welding Engineering MSc (cranfield.ac.uk)

Life at Cranfield University

Cranfield is situated far from the London. The nearby main towns are Milton Keynes and Bradford. The university campus is near the village name Cranfield. So, there is not much to do for students although you can make new friends at the university campus. University has its own accommodation and students can live on campus or off campus.

Masters in welding engineering salary

This is one of most asked questions among the people who wish to study Master degree. There is no precise answer to this. Salary depends on many factors- geographical location, experience, additional professional qualifications, company that offers the job. in general, in UK, a person having MSc. in Welding engineering can expect £30,000 to £40,000 per annum. A similar salary range of USD 3000 to 6000 is the salary range when they work in gulf region.

In Canada, a person having MSc. in Welding Engineering qualification can get CAD 70,000 to CAD 110,000 per annum. So, salaries varies with location and companies along with candidate experience.

Other universities offering Master Degree in Welding Engineering

Another option, student can choose is to study Master Degree in Welding Engineering is at Ohio University, in the USA. Ohio University Master degree is also widely acknowledged as one of the best Master in Welding Engineering and can help you to find a good job in the USA and Canada as a Welding Engineer.

Master of Science in Welding Engineering | Ohio State Online

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