Non-Destructive Testing Engineer

Level 6

Our BEng (Hons) Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) will help you to develop your knowledge and expertise in many aspects of materials and manufacturing, basic and advanced NDT methods and industry practice. The course has been delivered in collaboration with the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT).

Modules

Year One  

  • Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing (exempt with the relevant industrial qualification)
  • Materials Science
  • Industry Practice
  • Analytical Methods for Technology
  • Technical Project (exempt with the relevant industrial qualification)
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Visual and Surface Testing

Year Two

  • Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems
  • Innovation and Management for Engineers
  • Electrical Principles
  • Eddy Current Testing
  • Radiographic Testing

Year Three 

  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Thermographic Imaging
  • Vibration Monitoring and Analysis

Year Four  

  • Advanced Inspection Methods and Techniques
  • Technology Project

Duration

Four years with End Point Assessment (EPA) afterwards.

Assessment strategy

The assessment for each module of the programme is formed from a mix of assignments and formal examinations. Assignment work consists of producing reports, analysing case studies, preparing and delivering communication activities. Additionally, laboratory and practical work may be incorporated into the assessed elements of principles and computer based modules.

Delivery model

Each of the blended learning modules are delivered over 24-week period. The face-to-face modules are delivered over four teaching blocks of one week. Face-to-face modules are delivered by a combination of lectures, laboratories and tutorials. Other core learning is delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online.

Entry requirements 

  • Sponsored by an employer
  • Maths and English at Level 2

The programme welcomes applications from those with a wide variety of educational qualifications, and will consider on merit applicants with no formal qualifications.

Entry application should normally either have achieved grades A-C in three A-levels, including Maths and a Science or Engineering subject, or hold a minimum of three NDT Level 2 methods, including at least one complex method, defined as ultrasonic, radiography, eddy current, shearography, vibration analysis, acoustic emission, oil analysis or thermography, or will hold advanced NDT qualifications, such as NDT Level 3 certification. Other relevant qualifications may be considered as an alternative.

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