Materials Joining Engineering Technology Concentration

What is the Materials Joining Engineering Technology Concentration?

The Materials Joining Engineering Technology Concentration is a hybrid discipline that combines the fundamentals of materials, mechanical, structural and electrical engineering, adapting them to the development and application of joining technology. 

This includes materials selection, characterization and weldability assessment, procedure development and qualification, process automation and control, as well as the design, inspection, analysis and testing of joined structures and components.

Materials joining is a general term encompassing many different processes, including various methods of welding, brazing, soldering, adhesive bonding and even some kinds of mechanical fastening

Advances in the technology of these processes enable a wide variety of materials, such as metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and electronic materials, to be joined in ways that maximize reliability and minimize cost.

Engineering Technology graduates in the materials joining concentration invent new, safer and more efficient processes, create engineering specifications and contribute to the performance and integrity of everything from consumer products to space vehicles.

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Interesting Classes You'll Take

The concentration in Materials Joining Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University involves a curriculum of 130 semester hours and is one of five concentration choices within our Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree.

  • Strength of Materials lab
  • Joining Methods and Processes
  • Modern Manufacturing Methods
  • Nondestructive Testing

To learn more about course requirement, view the suggested course sequence or the course descriptions.

What can you do with this degree?

Engineering Technology, Materials Joining Concentration majors are in demand for some of the highest paid jobs available.

Individuals who understand the engineering aspects of joining materials are sought by companies that produce:

  • Aircraft carriers
  • Skyscrapers
  • Fighter jets
  • Pressure vessels
  • Piping systems
  • Machinery used for various manufacturers

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LETU's Kielhorn Welding Engineering Lab is the largest stand-alone welding lab of its kind in the country.

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