Welding Engineering Department of the Institute of Engineering and Technology offers a Master’s programme Mechanical Engineering (major: Welding Engineering). The programme is based on the research of the department for the application of soft layers in welded joints made of high-strength steels.
“The development of modern economical-alloyed high-strength steels increases the technical and economic efficiency, strength and durability of highly loaded welded structures exploited under extreme natural and climatic conditions. The success of these materials for welded structures depends on the welding technology used and the welded joint design. The field of knowledge includes the management of welding operations and the management of the design and construction of welded structures,” shares Mikhail Ivanov, the Programme Coordinator.
The teaching staff of the department is engaged in scientific research and is active in publishing. The lectures are given by foreign scientists, visiting scholars from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and representatives of the world’s largest companies such as Pino Tese, the President of SMS Group and Honorary Professor at SUSU.
Development of new high-tech and reliable welded structures is based on the digitization of design and production procedures. That’s why masters will study modern software products - ANSYS (supercomputer modeling), Solidworks, Compass-3D (design and 3D modeling), ESI SYSWELD (welded design modelling with welding technology), Fanuc Roboguide (welding robot programming), and robotic complexes.
Active introduction of robotic complexes in welding production is the main trend in the digital transformation of enterprises. Nowadays the department has a welding robot Fanuc with a two-axial positioner and a software package for its programming (Roboguide) which allows to do research in welding with a high degree of repeatability.
Welding process is accompanied by intensive heating and re-crystallization of the original metal in the near-seam zone which may lead to a reduction in the service properties of the welded compounds. So in practice a person will need a competence in the field of metallurgy and weldability of modern steels. The creation of highly reliable welded structures taking into account the mechanical (soft and hard interlayers) and geometric (stress concentrators) heterogeneity of their connections is a complex technical and economic problem. Its solution is based on the reliability theory of mechanical systems considering the causes and patterns of failure of welded structures, criteria and methods for assessment of reliability and durability.
The core disciplines of the educational programme include the following: Welding Robots, Theoretical Basis of Welding by Melting, Computer-Aided Engineering in Welding, Metallurgy and Welding, Systems of Engineering Analysis in Welding, Welded Joints Strength, etc.
Successful students are building a career in engineering management in a wide range of organizations implementing welding technologies, tubing, shipbuilding, construction, mechanical engineering, automobile and oil and gas industries, in all enterprises where modern methods of welding high-strength steels are used. The graduates of the programme are highly demanded by Russian and international companies using welding technologies and are able to take up responsible engineering positions.
The list of the Russian employers includes many large manufacturing enterprises such as Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant, Gazprom, Chelyabinsk Mechanical Plant, Industrial Group Konar, and many others.
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