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Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation

Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (compressed, fast-track)

Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation

Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (compressed, fast-track)

Mechanical Engineering Technician – Non-Destructive Evaluation (compressed, fast-track)

Through non-destructive testing (NDT), graduates of this compressed fast-track program will have the ability to examine the quality and integrity of products and structures to detect possible internal or external defects without causing damage to their future use or well-being, all after just one year of study.

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Program Description

If you are domestic or internationally educated student with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree you may be eligible for a compressed, fast-track opportunity to complete your diploma requirements in two semesters.

This program will provide you with the training and hands-on experience necessary to begin a career in non-destructive evaluation/testing (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 scientific 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. The purpose of the testing in this fashion is 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 the certification exams administered by the Canadian General Standards Board if you have 70 per cent or better in each NDT course.

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Admission Requirements

  • Honours BSc degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science or Physics including a credit in physics, calculus, statistics and electricity
  • Course-by-course evaluation (international students)
  • English skills assessment (may be required)
  • Additional information may be requested
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Career Options


  • Integrity specialist
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT) supervisor
  • NDT systems designer
  • Pipeline inspector
  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Radiation technician
  • Research associate
  • Welding inspector


  • Aerospace, automotive, railway or transportation companies
  • Defence and military
  • Oil, gas and petrochemical companies
  • Power generation and utilities
  • Service and inspection companies
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary$1,141$1,541
Program Incidental$160$160
Total Fees:$4,415$14,587

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Students enrolled in this program may have opportunities to apply for related internships in the industry and step out of the program for controlled periods of time, returning to complete the diploma when courses are available

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

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.


Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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  • code: NDEF
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Science & Engineering Technology (SET)
  • Domestic tuition: $3,115 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
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