Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) - 439

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
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Quality Control meets NDE/NDT technology in this theoretical and practical applied program of materials and equipment inspection, testing and evaluation.

We are excited to announce that Mohawk College has been awarded over $20,000 in scholarships from the FEF (Foundry Education Foundation)! This includes conference attendance as well as experiential learning where students have the opportunity to work on "live" projects as part of their curriculum.

Program Highlights

  • Technique courses are delivered by professionals from the Canadian Institute of Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE).
  • Interact with a department that includes Mechanical Engineering Technology and Aviation programs.
  • Top-ranked professors in their field.

What you'll learn

  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection techniques (magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, ultrasonics eddy current, radiography). 
  • Safety procedures for industrial radiation sources.
  • How to evaluate the properties of materials from production to processing to detect defects. Use codes and standards from various industries as accept or reject criteria.
  • Detection of material defects that could cause unreliable product or process performance or product failure.
  • Visual inspection and quality assurance techniques used in the welding industry.(Introduction to welding processes and quality assurance techniques.)
  • How to use codes, standards and specifications to evaluate technical problems, related to manufacturing or field environments.
  • How to generate technical documents to report inspection results.
  • Becoming familiar with the workings of NRCan (Natural Resources Canada).

Students in the Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) program will explore 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.


CINDE is a not-for-profit organization offering professional membership and education for NDT personnel. Written and practical exams can be attempted at CINDE's approved examination test centre.

For more information on certification, visit the Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (opens in a new tab) website.

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Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 16 months over 4 consecutive semesters).

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Please note: in-person, virtual, and hybrid classes vary according to the program and some programs may be in-person only. Refer to the Program Overview for more information.



  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
    • Grade 11 or Senior Physics and Chemistry recommended

Options are available for mature applicants.

Graduate Certificate Issuance

Students must maintain 100% attendance and achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each course to meet the training hour requirements for the Canadian NDT Certification agency and to be eligible for a Mohawk College Diploma.

Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Tuition and Fees

2022 - 2023 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2Semester 3
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$846.45$727.48$599.77
Co-op FeesN/AN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$1,354.04$1,354.04$1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$2,200.49$2,081.52$1,953.81
Total 1st Year Fees$6,235.82

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2022 - 2023 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2Semester 3
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,255.00$8,255.00$8,255.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00$375.00
Total International Per Semester$8,705.00$8,630.00$8,630.00
Total 1st Year Fees$25,965.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

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Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

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By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • State-of-the-art training on key equipment, with over 300 hours of lab time.
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Non-destructive Testing and Inspection Technician
  • Quality Assurance/Control Technician

Where you could work includes:

  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Power Generation – Thermal, Hydro, Solar and Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas – Upstream and Downstream
  • Pipeline – Construction and Maintenance
  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Materials and Metal Casting
  • Primary Metals
  • General Manufacturing

Opportunities for grads

  • Students may attempt the written and practical Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) NDT certification exams and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) exposure device operator (EDO) exams.
  • This program will open opportunities within the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) environment.
  • There are numerous certificates and the higher Level NDE courses within the various industries. These can span into industry-specific certifications and requirement

Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Pathways beyond Mohawk

See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

Graduation Certificate Issuance

To write NRCan NDT certification exams, students must achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each course and meet minimum training hour requirements.

It is the responsibility of the student to apply to Mohawk College for their diploma after successfully meeting these requirements.

NDT Certification Agency Requirements - Eligibility for NDT Certification Exams

The CINDE is recognized by Canada's NDT Certification Agency as an NRCan Approved Training Organization (NATO). The NDT training courses delivered by CINDE meet the NRCan training requirements. Therefore students of the QA-NDE program are only eligible to apply for the NRCan written and practical certification exams by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a minimum grade of 70% for the NDE technique to be examined.
  2. Successfully complete all practical projects.
  3. Fulfill training hour requirements by achieving a 100% attendance record.
  4. NRCan vision requirements must be met.

It is the responsibility of the student to apply to the NRCan Certification Agency after successfully meeting these requirements. More information is available at: Natural Resources Canada (opens new window)

  • Graduates are eligible to register as associate members of the Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • This program prepares students to attempt the written and practical Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) NDT certification exams as administered by the NRCan NDT CB, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) exposure device operator (EDO) exam

Required Student Attendance

Student attendance will be documented by the applicable instructor in 1/4 hour increments. Student summary attendance records will be maintained for not less than five (5) years. 

Students must maintain 100% attendance and achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each course to meet the training hour requirements for the Canadian NDT Certification agency and to be eligible for a Mohawk College Diploma.

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