Certificate Degrees and Continuing Education

  • Master's Degree in Welding & Joining Technologies

    General Information

    Teaching Languages: Spanish

    Places: 20

    Número mínimo de alumnos exigido: 15

    Duration: 1.800 horas 72 créditos ETCS

    Tuition Fee: 9.000€

    Access Requirements:

    Graduates in the scientific and technical field, such as industrial engineering, mining engineering, physics, telecommunications, etc. and more precisely:

    1. Higher and Technical Engineering or Degree in Engineering.
    2. Undergraduate Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Physical or Chemical Sciences, with a work experience of at least two years, related to welding engineering.

    Past experience must be certified at the time of enrollment.

    In any case, the Office of the Vice-Rector in charge of this matter may authorize a partial enrollment for students who plan on fulfilling these requirements before the end of this Certificate Degree.

    If the student does not meet the criteria required, their enrollment will become null and no paid fees will be returned to them.

    Only period for pre-registration and enrollment

    • Pre-registration: June 2 to August 20
    • pending publication due to extension of the pre-registration period.
    • Enrollment: September 15-19

    Plazo único de preinscripción y matrícula

    • Preinscripción: 1 de junio a 19 de agosto
    • Listas provisionales: 5 de septiembre
    • Reclamación a las listas: 6 a 7 de septiembre
    • Listas definitivas: 13 de septiembre
    • Matrícula: 15 al 19 de septiembre

    Modality: Attendance required

    Schedule: 5 hours during the afternoon, between 16:00 and 21:00, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    Teaching Center:


    Fundación Metal Asturias (Formation Center of Gijón).

    Polytechnic School of Gijón. University of Oviedo.

    Professional Opportunities

    Apart from the Master's Degree in Welding and Joining Technologies, Students who sucessfully complete the Master's course and pass the ECOL exams to be held at La Fundacion Metal de Asturias for each module of the programme will also be awarded the "International Welding Engineer or Technologist Diplom" by the "International Institute of Welding" and the "European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting.

    The knoweledge, skills and abilities associated to this type of qualifications are increasingly being considered a contractual requirement, a trend that will even increase with the coming into force of the new European and international standards and regulations.

    The European standards (e.g. standard EN ISO 14731) already include in the regulations relating to the coordination of welding, the requirement that the management, control and manufacture of welded structures shall be carried out by individuals holding a technical degree and mention this type of qualifications.


    This Master's course has a duration of 1800 hours distributed into two terms of 72 ECTS credits.

    First semester:

    Module – Subject I: Management skills for business efficiency (50 hours) , 2 credits.

    Module – Subject II: Mechanical joining of structural elements (62.5 hours), 2,5 credits.

    Module – Subject III: - Welding processes and equipment (400 hours), 16 credits.

    Module – Subject IV: : IWE – Materials and their behaviour in welding (300 hours), 12 credits

    Second semester

    Module – Subject V: IWE – Calculation and design of welded joints (175 hours), 7 credits.

    Module – Subject VI: IWE – Welding manufacture and applications (300 hours), 12 credits.

    Module – Subject VII: Applications in industrial manufacture, repair and maintenance (112.5 hours), 4.5 credits.

    Module VIII: Internships (150 hours), 6 credits.

    Module IX: Master's Project (250 hours), 10 credits.


    • C/ Marqués de San Esteban 1-7ª 33206 Gijón

      Telephone: 985 35 65 46

      Fax: 985 35 32 92

      E-mail: formacion2@femetal.es

    Coordination :

    • Miguel Ángel Serrano López. Department of Building and Manufacture Engineering. University of Oviedo.

    • Álvaro Alonso Ordás, General Secretary of FEMETAL.

    • María Pérez Medina. General Secretary of FEMETAL, Federation of Metal and Related Enterpreneurs of the Principality of Asturias

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