This course offers trainees the possibility of obtaining a diploma of European/International Welding Engineer – E/IWE or European/International Welding Specialist – E/IWS, issued by IIW (International Institute of Welding) and by EWF (European Welding Federation). Qualifications are there to prove that the person has the necessary level of knowledge to assume tasks and responsibilities for coordination in welding, meeting the requirements of EN ISO 14731 (Annex A of this standard and due reference to these Diplomas). Currently 43 countries (South Africa, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine) are involved in the development and implementation of rules and contents of the EWF/IIW Qualification System. Target group Level E/IWE Graduates in the areas of: mechanics, materials, metallurgy, physics, industrial production technology, shipbuilding, aeronautics and applied sciences. Bachelors in the mentioned fields, with 1 year experience in welding technology. Other fields of engineering may be allowed provided graduates have a minimum of 2 years of experience in the area of engineering and/or welding technology. Level E/IWS Candidates with 9 years of education, with 5 years of experience in the metal-mechanics area, e.g. in the area of welding technology.