There is a high demand for people with specific technical knowledge of welding to undertake the tasks of welding coordination. As a special process, the control of welding quality depends on the knowledge of welding coordinators.
To comply with the requirements of ISO 3834, it is necessary for an employer to show that responsible welding coordinators have the specific technical knowledge necessary to perform the essential welding-related tasks given in EN ISO 14731. The International Specialist, Technologist and Engineer Diploma provide demonstrable evidence of the basic technical knowledge requirements.
The IIW Diploma delivered by TWI is a modular programme, enabling progression in stages through three levels of qualification.
Personnel with some technical knowledge where the level of knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of tasks and responsibilities, within a limited technical field and involving simple welded constructions.
Personnel with specific technical knowledge, where the level of knowledge needs to be sufficient for the planning, executing, supervising and testing of tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication, within a selective or limited technical field.
Personnel with comprehensive technical knowledge, where full knowledge is required for the planning, executing and supervising of all tasks and responsibilities in welding fabrication.
Is this course suitable for me?
This course will be of great interest to engineers, technologists, welding co-ordinators and managers in the following fields – process plants, structural steelwork, bridges, pressure vessels, pipework and pipelines, storage tanks, offshore structures, general heavy equipment, ship building and ship repairs, automotive, construction, rail, aerospace, power generator equipment, material testing or any industry where welding is the major joining method.
If you have some technical knowledge with at least 2 years ’experience in welding-related tasks and are seeking to progress your career in welding engineering, the IIW diploma is for you.
How would attaining the IIW Diploma benefit me?
• Internationally-recognised qualification
• Evidence of knowledge and understanding of the essential welding-related tasks described in IS0 14731.
• A qualification that may enable you to take up the role of responsible welding coordinator as defined in ISO 3834.
• Increases your knowledge of welding production, including design and advanced welding processes.
• Increases your employability and value to the industry.
• Provides verification of your welding skills when tendering for jobs.
• Progresses your career, building your knowledge as you work through the modules towards
achieving your Welding Engineer qualification.
• Learn from internationally renowned experts.
Planning your training
The Diploma is available at three levels. You may not need to progress beyond the Specialist level, or you may wish to work your way all the way up to the Engineer level – it depends on the complexity of the welding tasks you and your company are involved with.
There are six (6) modules in the Specialist level, another four (4) modules in the Technologist level and a final four (4) in the Engineer level.
Entry requirements for each level are detailed on below website. Don’t worry if you don’t meet the entry requirements for the higher levels when you begin your training – you can gain them as you progress through the Diploma.
Once you begin studying towards the IIW Diploma, you must complete your chosen level within three (3) years. Depending on your availability and the course schedule, you may be able to complete your level in a much shorter time.
Each module lasts five days, from Monday to Friday inclusive, and ends with an exam on the final day. The only exception to this is at Specialist level: the modules ‘Advanced Welding Processes and Equipment’ (AWP) and ‘Welding Processes and Equipment (Foundation)’ (WPE1) is taken over two weeks with a single exam at the end of the second week.
You can choose the order in which you take the modules making up your level, except for the ‘Fabrication and Application (FAA)’ module, which must be taken last in each level.
The vast majority of candidates who wish to take the Engineer level start with the six Specialist modules and build on their knowledge with the four Technologist modules and final four Engineer modules (Standard route). However, if you possess relevant academic qualifications and can prove that you have sufficient relevant welding engineering experience in a working environment, you may be granted exemption from some modules (Alternative route) .
For exemption from the practical module candidates would need to have certificates across a variety of welding processes from recognised welding certification bodies.
For each module we recommend that you spend as much time studying outside of the classroom as you do in the classroom. We strongly advise you to read the course notes we provide before beginning your module. The module course notes are provided on the condition that payment has been made on each module.
You will be expected to complete a minimum of two hours’ homework each evening during the course. This will consist of exercises and revision of the topics covered that day.
We have a very good success rate but if you are unsuccessful, we offer free feedback on your failed exam paper.
Entry requirements for each level can be found on below website. Don’t worry if you don’t meet the entry requirements for the higher levels when you begin your training. You can either gain additional qualifications as you progress through the diploma or continue studying the modules to receive the TWI Diploma in Welding Technology and TWI Diploma in Welding Engineering. The TWI Diploma is designed to provide professional development routes for those candidates who do not satisfy the entry requirements for the International Welding Technologist or Engineer diploma.
If you do not meet some of the entry requirements for the Specialist level you will need to pass an entry exam before you can begin studying towards the Diploma. There is no charge for this exam and you can take it at our training center in Shah Alam.
The entry exam is a 45-minute paper made up of 30 multi-choice questions on basic science and mathematic.
Exemption for some modules
If you wish to be given exemption from any modules candidates need to have at least four years experience as a Welding Engineer working across a variety of processes. It is essential that you are confident in the areas covered as the majority of the class will have already studied the earlier modules and the lecturer is not able to go back over the material already taught. In our experience, candidates without this experience would struggle to pass the examinations without completing all the training.
The IIW only allow candidates who have extensive experience working as a welding engineer to be given exemption from any modules. These are their rules which we must follow in order to be able to issue you with an IWE certificate when you successfully pass your exams.
The assessor will review the details you provide when you request approval to enroll on the diploma and decide if any exemption can be given.
How To Apply
Request an application form by e-mailing to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Return the completed application form including a CV detailing your experience and copies of any certificates and transcripts showing you meet the entry requirements.
It should take around two weeks for the assessor to process your form and review your details – you will receive an e-mail confirmation when this process is complete.
You can book your training by completing the enrolment form provided by us. The course (module) schedule will be provided by us or can be seen in our website.
For more information please contact:
Tel no. 03 78481028
Tel no. 03 78481018
Tel no. 03 78481000 Ext 4212