UWEC Programs

Weldcraft Pro

The Weldcraft-Pro coded welder training programme is delivered through our approved centres, around the world. The programme is a highly specialised training course, designed for commercial divers serious about obtaining high quality Manual Metal Arc (MMA) / Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) welding skills both above and below water. It follows the guidelines as stated under the European Welding Federation (EWF) document 570-01, with qualifications being awarded in accordance with ISO 15618-1, AWS D3.6M-10 or BS 4872-1, for fillet welds on plate

Short Courses : 100% HRDF Claimable & 20 CCD Points

There are seven short courses offered under UWEC:
1) Basic Cold Work Training Course: Dry Composite Repair
2) Basic Cold Work Training Course: Underwater Composite Repair (Wet)
3) Two-Day Basic Welding Training Course: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) & Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
4) Introduction to Underwater (Wet) Welding Program
5) Basic Electrical Engineering Training Course: Three Phase Wiring
6) Basic Electrical Engineering Training Course: Single Phase Wiring
7) Introduction to Welding Inspection & Quality Control


Good news for MARA Graduates!

We’d like to offer UWEC training courses with a 50% discount. This 

program can registered from 27 April, 2021 onwards. The training 

courses of UWEC were as follows: 

1. SMAW GTAW Short Course

2. Wire Rope Inspection

3. Dry Composite Repair

4. Introduction To Underwater Wet Welding

5. Introduction To Welding Inspection And Quality Control Training

6. Underwater Composite Repair

7. Weldcraftpro


Steps to become professional diver and wet welder


Scuba Diving (Recreational Diver) – Mandatory for Wet Welding Course

  • Understand a basic principle of scuba diving
  • Confined water dives – to learn basic scuba skills – Just the first three of five sections of the open water diver course
  • Open water dives – to use skills and explore – Just two of four dives of the open water diver course 
  • The duration is 1 week and the venue can be either in Tioman or Pulau Paya Langkawi


Commercial Diver Course Levels 1 & 2 – Optional for Wet Welding Course

  • Standard operational procedure & Method of statement safety for underwater work.
  • Obtain the ITDA commercial diver certificate.
  • Become a certified commercial diver and can work in any sectors safely.
  • The duration of course is 2 months and the venue is at IDA Teluk Kalong (Fresh water) Kemaman Terengganu.


Surface Supply Commercial Diver (Fast Track) – A Basic Prerequisite to Wet Welding Course

  • Basic introduction to Surface supply equipment (some syllabus of commercial diving)
  • Basic knowledge on how to use the equipment (e.g. diving suit with hard hat) and provide insight into a commercial diver course– APPLICABLE FOR THOSE WHO SKIP STEP 2 ABOVE
  • No skill certificate is given only a passport to enroll the wet welding program
  • The duration of course is 2 weeks.(limited to diving tank ONLY – Not exposed to fresh water like river nor lake) – The exact venue will be confirmed later


Underwater Wet Welding

  • The syllabus covers:
      1) Safe underwater welding procedures / MMA welding plant & equipment
      2) Underwater welding techniques / Preparing to weld
      3) Electrodes & weld terminology / Basic weld ability & common weld defects
      4) Monitor & control welding operations / Quality assurance & quality control
      5)Join c/steel plates using standard underwater welding techniques
  • Obtain the WeldCraft Pro wet welding certificate
  • The duration of course is 2 weeks and the venue is to be confirmed later