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> Advice for EWE course
Teflon_Welder
post Aug 26 2018, 04:52 PM
Joined: 26-Aug 18



Hello all,

Been on UKWelder for a while, but first time posting biggrin.gif

I've been told that because of my background and experience (Time served, coded welder, welding inspector, surveyor, and will have a B.Eng/I.Eng next year) I should be able to get straight on the IWE/EWE course at engineer level and miss out the specialist / technologist level. I've been told this by someone who runs the course, but will cross this bridge when I apply...

Despite this, I was just wanting to know if anyone had done this before, and how they found the jump? As I'm almost finished university, I'm not too flustered with the workload, but more the actual content. I know there is 4 modules (Part 1: Welding processes and equipment, Part 2: Materials and their behavior, Part 3: Construction and design, Part 4: Fabrication and applications engineering) but I reckon 5 whole days on each must be pretty in-depth. I've covered all of these before, naturally as part of my apprenticeship at college, but also on the shop floor in real scenarios. If anyone could give any advice or just from their experience, it would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Teflon_Welder
Far Canal
post Aug 29 2018, 01:03 AM
Joined: 19-Jun 07



Hi TW

When I done my EWE in 2001 at TWI Cambridge I needed to do all 13 modules that cover all EWS, EWT & EWE levels.
In other words, I wasn't able to go straight to the EWE modules and skip the EWS & EWT modules despite having an engineering degree and extensive practical welding background.
That didn't bother me too much as my Company paid for the course and my attendance but it would be quite expensive if it was coming out of your own pocket.

The actual course content was challenging and required a thorough understanding of welding knowledge to pass the exams.
There was a lot of homework prescribed during each module but provided you put in the hard yards there is no reason why you can't succeed.

Good luck

Far Canal
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