Welding - Basic Introduction to TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding
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Mechanical & Automobile Engineering
Flexible & Professional
Upon completion of this programme, learners will be able to operate a TIG plant and its' parameters. It aims to give an introduction to the basics of TIG welding, welding procedures, tungsten selection, TIG settings, machine set up, welding of several joints using different materials.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no educational entry requirements. Potential learners should be holders of National Craft Certificates or work in engineering trade background, e.g. Metal fabrication, fitting, toolmaking, etc.
Learners should be aware, however, that safety googles/glasses, boots, gloves, welding shield (automatic type if one prefers) and overalls/workshop coat are required to participate in this programme. Please note that these items are not provided by TUS.
An adequate level of English is also required to participate in this course for Health & Safety reasons.
There are only six spaces available on this course, so early registration is advised to avoid disappointment.
What modules will I study?
- Welding of mild steel plate, stainless steel plate, aluminium plate of varied thickness - 1.6mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm to yield Fillet, Butt, Corner and Lap joints.
- Tungsten selection 1.6mm, 2.4mm, thoriated or zircroniated.
- General introduction into welding procedures & technology, setting up of welding equipment in terms of plant parameters and machine settings.
- TIG welding of light material using pulse mode.
- May or may not be introduced to pipe (depending on time & one's ability).
10 weeks, 2.5 hours per week.
Wednesdays from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.
This programme may be offered again in the 2022-2023 academic year. This will be confirmed in early Summer 2022
Continuous assessment will take place throughout the 10 weeks. There will be no examination.
A Certificate of Completion will be issued to eligible participants.