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Welding for Beginners - Manual Metal Arc (M.M.A.) & Metal Inert Gas (M.I.G.)

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10 Weeks


Mechanical & Automobile Engineering

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



Learners will be able to use an electric Arc welder and a MIG welder. Aims to give an introduction to the introduction to the basics of Arc & MIG welding, welding procedures, electrode selection, MIG settings/machine set up, welding of several joints in both the horizontal and vertical positions. 

What are the entry requirements?

There are no educational entry requirements. Learners should be aware, however, that safety goggles/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 required to participate in this course for Health & Safety reasons.

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What modules will I study?


  • Welding of mild steel plate - 3mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, horizontal and vertical joints with both the Arc and MIG to yield - Fillet, Butt, Corner and Lap joints. 
  • Welding of light box and angle iron electrode selection - 2.5mm, 3.2mm, 4.0mm.
  • General introduction into welding procedures and technology.
  • Setting up of welding equipment in terms of plant parameters and machine settings.

More Information


10 weeks, 2 hours per week.

Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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 TUS certificate of completion will be issued to eligible participants.

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