International Institute of Welding (IIW) Diploma in Welding

An internationally recognised qualification supported by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) for assessing the competence of tasks and responsibilities during welding coordination (BS EN ISO 14731).

BS EN ISO 14731: 2006 Welding Coordination – Tasks and Responsibilities, specifies that responsible welding coordination personnel shall be able to demonstrate adequate general and specific knowledge in welding and allied processes to perform these tasks. Such knowledge must be the result of a combination of theory, training and experience. Personnel holding IIW Diploma are qualified to perform welding coordination activities as described in ISO 14731 whose compliance is required by BS EN ISO 3834 (Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials) .

In its Part 1 (Criteria for the selection of the appropriate level of quality requirements), BS EN ISO 3834 states that in order ‘to ensure sound and effective manufacturing, management needs to understand and appreciate the sources of potential trouble and to implement appropriate procedures for their control ¹. This standard identifies measures applicable in different circumstances, being two of the most representative contractual situations and assessment of welding quality performance between customers, manufacturers and third parties. In consequence, the compliance of 14731 and 3834 are priorities in the success of any metallic welding-related business.

Course Outline

The IIW Diploma in Welding consists of three different levels – specialist (foundation), technologist (intermediate) and engineer (advanced) or IWS, IWT and IWE respectively. Although the topics covered in each level are similar (as explained below) the depth and breadth are progressively increased towards the engineer level. The goals of each level are in line with the responsibilities outlined in BS EN ISO 14731.¹

Specialist (IWS)
Personnel with basic technical knowledge where the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities within a limited technical field involving only simple welded constructions.

Technologist (IWT)
Personnel with specific technical knowledge where the level of technical knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of the tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication within a selective or limited technical field.

Engineer (IWE)
Personnel with comprehensive technical knowledge where full technical knowledge is required for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of all tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication.

* (1)These extracts from BS EN ISO 14731:2006 and BS EN ISO 3834 are included to illustrate a particular point. In order to fully understand the requirements of the standard, please consult the complete standard.

Modules

Each level (Specialist, Technologist and Engineer) consists of four modules:

There are two supplementary modules only for the Specialist level:

In summary, via the standard route, IWS requires completion of six modules, IWT of ten and IWE of fourteen. The duration of each module is one week and finishes with an exam.


                                              
Course content

IIW / EWF Diploma in Welding
Module 1: Welding processes and equipment (WPE)

IIW / EWF Diploma in Welding
Module 2: Materials and their behaviour during welding (MAB)

IIW / EWF Diploma in Welding
Module 3: Design and construction (DAC)

IIW / EWF Diploma in Welding
Module 4: Fabrication and applications engineering (FAA)

Entry Requirements

1)International Welding Specialist (IWS)

With pre assessment :

Without pre assessment :

CV and Certificates MUST  be submitted for verification.

2) International Welding Technologist (IWT)

CV and Certificates MUST be submitted for verification.

3) International Welding Engineer (IWE)

CV and Certificates MUST be submitted for verification.

Course schedule for 2014

IIW Diploma of International Welding Specialist (IWS)/TWI Diploma in Welding
Venue : Kuala Lumpur  

Module Duration (days) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1) Welding Processes & Equipment
(WPE 1)
5   17 -21           11-15        
2) Practical Welding Technology
(PWT)
5      17-21           29-3    
3) Materials & their Behaviour
(MAB 1)
5      14-18           13-17    
4) Design & Construction
(DAC 1)
5          12-16           10-14  
5) Advanced Welding Processes
(AWP)
5                 8-12      
6) Fabrication & Applications
(FAA 1)
5                       8-12

IIW Diploma of International Welding Technologist (IWT)/TWI Diploma in Welding Technology
Venue : Kuala Lumpur

Module Duration (days) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1) Welding Processes & Equipment (WPE 2) 5      10-14                  
2) Materials & their Behaviour(MAB 2) 5        21-25                
3) Design & Construction (DAC 2) 5          19-23              
4) Fabrication & Applications (FAA 2) 5            23-27            

IIW Diploma of International Welding Engineer (IWE)/TWI Diploma in Welding Engineering
Venue : Kuala Lumpur

Module Duration (days) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1) Welding Processes & Equipment (WPE 3) 5               18-22        
2) Materials & their Behaviour(MAB 3) 5                   20-24    
3) Design & Construction (DAC 3) 5                     17-21  
4) Fabrication & Applications (FAA 3) 5                       1-5

Note: Course schedules are subject to change.

Course Fee (including exam):

Scheme:
PSMB - SBL

Note: 5% discount for WIM members for all modules

Course Time :
9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Monday to Friday)

Venue:
No 8, Jalan TSB 10
Sungai Buloh Industrial Park
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Application procedure:

Loan Scheme:
The Malaysian government has approved a loan scheme for Malaysians pursuing the IIW Diploma of International Welding Specialist (IWS) course. The IWS course is the foundation level of the IIW Diploma in Welding Engineering programme.
This loan scheme is managed by the Skills Development Fund Corporation (PTPK), Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia and is provided for people currently employed, school leavers and graduates who are interested in pursuing skills education at public or private skills training providers accredited by the Department of Skills Development.

Please visit PTPK’s website at www.ptpk.gov.my for more information and details on the scheme.