Advanced Steel Welding & Metallurgy Course

14 Weeks Online + 1 Week on Campus

This course will take place from May 5 - August 15, 2014, with one week of on-campus instruction from August 11-15.

LeTourneau University's School of Engineering and Engineering Technology is proud to offer a distance learning course for working professionals in the welding engineering profession.

Students who complete this course, including 14 weeks of online instruction and one-week residential lab component, will earn 3 semester hours of graduate course credit towards a Master of Science in Engineering degree.

Course Description

This course deals with modern steels' weldability, as they are manufactured using a multitude of strengthening mechanisms such as quench-and-tempering or Q&T, thermomechanical controlled processing or TMCP, precipitation- and dislocation- hardening, etc. These highly cost-effective steels, exhibiting a good combination of strength, toughness and corrosion resistance, are known as Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) in sheet form for the automotive industry and High Performance Steels (HPS) in plate form for structural, bridge and tubular applications.

Using classical ferrous metallurgy principles from binary equilibrium phase diagrams to time-dependent precipitation hardening concepts, the effects of welding thermal cycles on the resulting weld fusion- and heat affected zones will be taught. Specifically, hydrogen-induced cracking, liquation and solidification cracking, as well as reheat cracking will be explained and demonstrated during the one week campus experience, in line with the hands on engineering education tradition at LETU. Weldability testing, metallography and failure analyses will also be demonstrated under the guidance of the instructor.

Our world-class programs prepare you for excellence. We offer a full suite of undergraduate and graduate programs at our Longview campus. This includes one of two Master of Engineering programs in materials joining in the nation.

Ready to Apply?

Are you ready to apply for this unique educational opportunity and learn from one of the leading experts in welding and materials joining engineering?

Apply now for the Advanced Steel Welding and Metallurgy course and an admissions counselor will contact you soon to assist in securing one of the limited seats available.

Textbook Requirements


  1. Callister, W.D., “Material Science and Engineering, an Introduction”, 8th edition, ISBN 978-0-470-41997-7
  2. Kou, Sindou, “Welding Metallurgy”, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-471-84090-4


  1. Barsom, Rolfe, Failure and Fracture in Steel Structures ISBN 0-13-329863-9
  2. Messler, R. –“Principles of Welding” ISBN 0-471-25376-6


Dr. Yoni Adonyi, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor, Omer Blodgett Chair of Welding & Materials Joining Engineering

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Course Information

Course Dates:
14 weeks online: May 5 – August 15, 2014; 1 week, on-campus in Longview, Texas: Aug 11-15, 2014

Tuition & Fees:
3 credit hrs.; $1,000 per credit hr. Total cost includes this $3,000 tuition, plus fees (not to exceed $300 USD) and travel expenses.

(Flexible payment plan for tuition and fees available if needed)

A $250 deposit is required to secure your spot in this course.

Deadline for Registration:
April 18, 2014 (payment or first installment of payment plan due)

At least five years of relevant related work experience, or a B.S. in Engineering, Engineering Technology or closely related field from an accredited university; access to the Internet; willingness to travel to Longview, Texas, for the lab/experiential portion of the course, Aug. 11-15, 2014; Access to welding systems at place of employment for the semester project is a plus; résumé required.

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