Professional Engineers Continuing Education

Licensed professional engineers work in a world of evolving technology, increased consumer expectations and other emerging issues. Practice in this changing environment requires ongoing development of knowledge and skills. It is critical that licensees remain current with changes and developments in the profession to render quality services and to ensure public protection.

Binghamton University's Watson School is pleased to offer continuing education courses for professional engineers.

Current Offerings

Introduction to Welding Engineering (PE14-03)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (4 Professional Development Hours + lunch)


About the course:

Welding engineering is a complex engineering discipline that involves aspects of materials science, design, inspection, mechanical and electronic systems, lasers, and robots. Welding is what holds the majority of structures together—buildings, bridges, cars, planes, ships, tractors, cranes --  and is becoming very specialized to meet the manufacturing challenges of the 21st century.   

This seminar will provide an introduction to welding engineering. Topics covered include an overview of various welding processes, including arc welding (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW), resistance welding, and friction welding. Welding procedures will be discussed. Welding symbols (ANSI/AWS A2.4) will be reviewed. There will be discussion of the basic metallurgy of welds and the design of welded joints. In addition, an introduction to the non-destructive testing (NDT) of welds will be presented.


Who should attend?
This course is intended for engineers (mechanical, manufacturing, and industrial) and supervisors in manufacturing or quality assurance who seek a basic conceptual understanding of welding engineering. No previous knowledge of welding is required.

Binghamton University has approved this course for 4 PDH for professional engineers in New York. There is a discounted price for New York State Society of Professional Engineers members. A certificate of completion will be given to participants at the conclusion of the course. The Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is ABET accredited.

Roy T.R. McGrann

Instructor: Roy T.R. McGrann, Ph.D.

Dr. McGrann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University. He has done research involving coated materials: welded and thermal sprayed. His work is on the fatigue and wear life of components with these coatings. He has taught lower-level courses in materials science and strength of materials. At the upper-level, he teaches computer-aided engineering and mechanical component design. In addition, Dr. McGrann has 15 years of industrial experience in engineering and quality assurance: pipe and pipe fitting production (ANSI and API), pressure vessel fabrication, and production machinery design at U.S. Steel, Webco Industries, and Yuba (SPX) Heat Transfer. He has served on the American Welding Society (AWS/ANSI) committee on thermal spray coatings (2001-2112).



Binghamton University
Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC)
85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY 13850

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 

  • Registration 9:40 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Instruction 10:00 a.m. - noon
  • Lunch noon-1pm
  • Instruction 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Fee: (includes coffee breaks, lunch, parking and class materials)

  • $150 non NYSSPE members
  • $125 New York State Society of Professional Engineering (NYSSPE) member
  • $50 Binghamton University Students

SAVE MONEY! REGISTER BY Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  Registrations received on or after Thursday, November 13, 2014 will be subject to a $25 late fee.

How to make a payment:

Payment must be made before the start of the program. We accept checks, credit/debit cards and PayPal.

  • CHECK: Please make checks payable to: Research Foundation Award # 67070
  • CREDIT CARD/PAYPAL: We now have the ability to accept payment via PayPal as well as VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. The payment link for a secure transaction will be sent to you prior to the course start. Your purchase will appear on your credit card statement with the following notation: *PAYPAL RFBU WATSON

Confirmation of your registration:

We will send confirmation and course information to registrants by e-mail, so please include your e-mail address on your registration form. 

  • Brief confirmations will be sent out within one week of receipt of your registration.
  • More detailed information on parking and directions will be sent by Monday, November 17, 2014.

If you have not received confirmation seven days before the start of the program, call the Office of Industrial Outreach at 607-777-2154.

Registration options:

1. ONLINE (preferred): Fill out the online registration at the bottom of the webpage. Make payment by mailing your check to our office. If you are paying with a credit card or PayPal, use the PayPal payment link below the online registration form for a secure transaction.

2. MAIL: Click here for a printable form (.docx, 34.5 KB) and mail with check or credit card information to:

Lisa Altman, Office of Industrial Outreach
Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

3. PHONE: Call Lisa Altman at 607-777-2154 during business hours and provide registration and credit card information over the phone.

Cancellation and refund policy:

  • All cancellations must be received in writing (e-mail, fax or letter only - no telephone calls) to the Office of Industrial Outreach by noon on Friday, November 14, 2014 to receive a refund.
  • Cancellation on confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee.  
  • No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after Friday, November 14, 2014
  • Substitutions may be made anytime before the beginning of the course by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.
  • If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.

Submit your written cancellation request to:

FAX: 607-777-6256
MAIL: Lisa Altman, Office of Industrial Outreach
Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000


Any questions or recommendations for future programs, please contact Lisa Altman at 607-777-2154 or



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Last Updated: 9/30/14