Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Co-op Overview

Co-op Format

September to December  January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Semester 4    

Learn more about Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Work Term Capabilities

Principles and Applications of NDE:


  • Carry out inspection in accordance with established procedures under the supervision of CGSB certified Level 2 or Level 3 NDT personnel
  • Fully versed in the safe operation of both x- and gamma-radiography equipment, use and care of radiation monitoring devices and film processing

Liquid Penetrant, Ultrasonics, Eddy Current and Magnetic Particle

  • Carry out inspection in accordance with established procedures under the supervision of CGSB Level 2 or Level 3 NDT personnel


  • Statistical Analysis of Data
  • Establish and Maintain Control Charts
  • AutoCAD 2d Sketching
  • Conduct Capability Studies
  • Perform Acceptance Sampling

Program Highlights

Students in this program will:

  • Use state of the art equipment and facilities available through a partnership with the Canadian Institute for NDE (CINDE).
  • Learn from CINDE instructors about specialized NDT techniques such Magnetic particle, Liquid penetrant, Ultrasonics, Eddy Current and Radiography.
  • Prepare for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) 3rd. party certification according to national standard CAN/CGSB-48.9712.
  • Meet Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission requirements to write examination for the Certified Exposure Device Operator's (CEDO) license.

Program Objectives

The objective of the Quality Engineering Technician – Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) program is to allow students to:

  • Master theoretical and practical on-site non destructive inspection and testing techniques that enable examination of parts, equipment or materials in a way that does not impair its usefulness
  • Detect problems with potential for unreliable product or process performance or product failure. Alleviate/manage the consequences of failure using a range of scientific tests and predictive techniques
  • Solve routine technical problems related to shop or field environments using a variety of systematic approaches
  • Interpret and produce basic graphics and other standard technical documents necessary for testing, compliance and maintenance
  • Determine properties of materials from production to processing relative to defect detection and material acceptance to applicable codes and standards appropriate to various industries
  • Predict, maintain and test for reliability and quality of equipment, components and/or structures to maintain safe, effective and efficient operation
  • Obtain understanding of quality assurance techniques used in welded fabrication
  • Explore condition monitoring technologies such as vibration analysis, lubricant analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasound, and motor circuit analysis. Understand why identifying the onset of failure and taking preventive actions is needed to ensure a safe and profitable workplace

Career Opportunities

  • Conduct regulated inspections for equipment monitoring and maintenance in critical industries such as nuclear power generation, oil and gas, civil aviation and the military.
  • Perform quality control inspection of incoming materials, fabricated parts and assemblies in the steel, automotive, general manufacturing and construction industries.
  • Provide consulting and inspection services for bridges, structures, lifting devices and pressure vessels.
Co-op Rate  
Range: $14.49 - $24.21 Average: $17.55


For further co-op information, please contact:

Gordana Mihajlovic
Phone: 905-575-2168
Email: gordana.mihajlovic [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Gordana Mihajlovic)