Science, Technology, Engineering


  • Targeted level of study

    BAC +3

  • ECTS

    180 credits

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Training structure

    IUT Nîmes


Developed within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the professional degree in industrial trades: metallurgy, shaping of materials and welding, course: welded assemblies is part of the continuity of a reinforced teaching on welding.

In addition, it is important to highlight the granting of the International Welding Technologist (IWT) certification by the French Welding Association (AFS), which follows a normative description of the competences of the graduates at international level. This certification has become indispensable for any company in the mechanical engineering sector in order to be able to respond to numerous calls for tender, for which it is required.

The training responds to a strong demand from the profession, which needs to recruit professionals in the welding professions, from specialised welders to welding engineers, and which currently still finds very few qualified people on the job market.

By training some twenty level II welding coordinators each year with IWT certification, the Nîmes IUT is one of only five centres in France, and the only public establishment, to deliver this certification.

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  • 97 %

    Success rate

The advantages of the course


To train technologists who are able to perform the function of "welding coordinator" (level II), to implement the management and monitoring of the quality of a welded production, to perform the function of resource person in the company by intervening in the choice of manufacturing, control and quality equipment, to follow the technological evolution and to apply the new technologies

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Know-how and skills

The skills acquired :

  • Ability to check and approve production lines with regard to welding requirements: establishment of DMOS, their qualification and monitoring of their application,
  • be able to monitor standards, developments and the management of welding procedures,
  • be able to monitor welders' qualifications and participate in their training,
  • to be the support person in the workshops for the organisation of activities and the resolution of welding problems.
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Open in alternating years

Type of contract

Professionalization contract, Apprenticeship contract


The course is open to students on apprenticeship or professionalization contracts.

This mode of operation implies a presence in the company of 32 to 33 weeks spread over 3 periods and a presence at the training centre of 19 to 20 weeks also spread over 3 periods.

The learner is supported by two tutors, one educational and the other appointed by the company. The two tutors work together to lead the learner to a qualification and a job.

The number of hours is 502 hours in the training centre and includes the preparation and examination for the International Welding Technologist (IWT) certificate.

The course includes a tutored project lasting a total of 130 hours which gives rise to a written report and an oral presentation.

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Target audience

Have a minimum of 2 years of higher education:

- DUT or BTS from technological streams,

- or L2 technology courses at universities.

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And then

Professional integration

The MMS professional degree allows you to aim for the following professions

  • Welding/Quality Manager,
  • Assistant Project Manager,
  • Boilermaker,
  • Quality Inspector/Controller,
  • Head of Welded Fabrications Workshop.
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