MAST2304 - Introduction to Welding


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Welding terminology. Selected methods for fusion welding, solid state welding and energy beam welding. Heat transport in the workpiece. Stress and deformation. Welding metallurgy. Welding defects and fractures. Welding tests. Welding procedures and welding certificates. Standards used in welding. Simple strength calculations of welds. Costs of welding in manufacturing. Welding and HSE.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should be familiar with properties and application areas of different welding methods, have practical insight into welding, and know factors that contribute to a good and reliable welding result. The candidate must be familiar with welding metallurgy, and know the international standards, quality requirements and test methods that are relevant in welding. The candidate must be familiar with HSE for welding and test methods.

Skills: The candidate should be able to suggest a suitable welding method and procedure to achieve good welding quality. The candidate must be able to carry out simple non-destructive testing of welds. The candidate must be able to make strength calculations.

General competence: The candidate must understand the requirements that applies when using welding as a manufacturing method. The candidate must be able to discuss welding issues with experts in the field.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory theory- and laboratory exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit examination in May/June. For the re-sit exam the written form might be changed to oral examination based on lecturer's evaluation.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

Course materials

Will be announced by start of semester.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
  • Off-Shore Technology
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Fracture Mechanics and Joining
  • Aluminium Construction
  • Machine Design
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-11-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 18
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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