This program will provide you with the education, training and practical experience necessary to begin a career in non-destructive evaluation/testing.
You will learn how to examine cars, trains, airplanes, spacecraft, towers, bridges, ships, power plants and amusement park rides without causing damage or impairment to their future use, hence the term non-destructive. You will also learn how testing in a non-destructive fashion is used to detect possible internal or external defects and examine the properties of an object.
This program is regulated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) and provides eligibility to write certification exams upon graduation. A minimum 70 per cent is required in Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing, Mathematics for Technology II and Ultrasonic Testing I in order to be eligible for certification exams. Other Non-Destructive Testing courses will require a 70 per cent grade to be eligible for a training certificate.
As a graduate, you will also be eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (acronym?).
Please note: Prospective students should consider whether or not they have a fear of confined spaces or heights when determining suitability for this field. Prior to certification exams, tests of visual acuity are required. Some organizations also require a police check prior to employment.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
- Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
- Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
- Apply sustainability best practices in workplaces.
- Use current and emerging technologies to support the implementation of mechanical engineering projects.
- Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
- Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.
- Contribute to the design and the analysis of mechanical components, processes and systems applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
- Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
- Verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations to support the design and production of mechanical components.
- Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
- Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.