This program is designed specifically for applicants with existing academic credentials, students with a degree in a related field can expand their knowledge of the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) industry and complete an advanced diploma in fewer semesters. Students learn about materials and specific testing methods in order to examine cars, trains, airplanes, spacecraft, towers, bridges, ships, power plants and amusement park rides to identify and analyze possible defects.
With training and education in non-destructive evaluation you will be well-prepared to begin your career in industry to test and evaluate components for internal or external flaws, using ultrasonic, radiographic, magnetic and many other methods, allowing people to live and work in a safe environment.
As a graduate, you will become an integral part of assuring the safety and integrity of our infrastructure, components and structures that are built or are in service in our society.
To be considered for the fast-track (credit transfer) pathway a specific educational background is required as follows:
International applicants should contact the International Admissions office for information about the application requirements.
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This fast-track program is for eligible domestic or internationally educated professionals with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree.
The two semesters will provide you with the training and hands-on experience necessary to begin a career in non-destructive evaluation/testing (NDE/NDT). In combination with your degree those skills will allow for you to assess the data collection from the inspections and provide reports to senior management.
NDT inspectors engage in the examination and testing of cars, trains, airplanes, space craft towers, bridges, ships, power plants, amusement park rides etc. You will learn how to examine these objects without causing damage or impairment to their future use, hence the term non-destructive. You will also learn how testing in this fashion is used to detect possible internal or external defects and examine the properties of the object.
At the end of the program, you will be eligible to take method-specific certification exams regulated by the Canadian General Standards Board if you have 70 per cent or better in the related NDT courses.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements.Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.
To help students have the best learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the faculty office.