Quality Engineering Technician - Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) - 439 - 436

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

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.
  • 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

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 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 year (periods of 8 months), plus optional co-op

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92 $533.92
Co-op Fees N/A $475.00 $475.00
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,221.51 $2,158.41 $2,038.41
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $6,418.33
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $7,368.33

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A $475.00 $475.00
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,792.97 $7,717.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $23,228.91
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $24,178.91

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Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • 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
  • Program applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform mathematical calculations at a OSSD level of grade 12, and have an ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the English language at the grade 12 level.

Math minimum requirements are under review and may be subject to change. We strongly recommend MCT4C.

Graduation Certificate Issuance - College Completion Standard

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

Option 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 International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • State-of-the-art training on key equipment, with over 300 hours of lab time.
  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
  • Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.

Co-op Content

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:

Radiography

  • 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

Additional

  • 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 visual inspection and 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, 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.

Salary Range

  Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3
Range $15.00 - $21.00 $14.00 - $21.00 $14.00 - $21.00
Average $16.00 $17.00 $17.00

 

For further information, please contact:

Natasha Thomson
Phone: 905-575-2241
Email: amy.cloutier [at] mohawkcollege.ca (N)natasha.thomson [at] mohawkcollege.ca (atasha Thomson)

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

  • Earn a degree:
    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business

  • Visit mohawkcollege.ca/transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
  • See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

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.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) 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.

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.

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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