Non-Destructive Testing FdSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    Distance Learning: 2 – 6 years

  • Starting:

    January

  • Fees UK 22/23:

    Distance Learning: £750 per 20 credit module

  • Fees International 22/23:

    Distance Learning: £1,120 per 20 credit module

  • Location:

    Distance Learning

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 893981

Overview


This Non-Destructive Testing FdSc two-year course will give you a solid grounding in subjects relevant to Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and related industries. You will study all 12 of the compulsory modules online, at your own pace.

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Skills Training UK Applications

Updated 28/11/2022

Highlights


  • Flexible online study to fit around your schedule.
  • This course is linked to PCN certification through the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

Course Content


  • The first year of this Non-Destructive Testing FdSc course focuses on the fundamentals that are essential to NDT, including material properties, mathematics and electronics. You will also learn some key transferable skills such as report writing and interview techniques.

    In the second year, you will expand on your knowledge and examine the applications of NDT, including dye penetration, magnetic particles, manufacturing processes, use of products, eddy current, ultrasonic and radiographic techniques. You will also learn quality assessment techniques, to ensure quality assurance in NDT and how to examine the quality of tools that are used in design.

    Methods of Learning

    The delivery of the course, through a modular approach via distance learning, gives you the flexibility to study when you can. The course is available full-time or part-time and you can choose which modules to study at each stage.

    You can take one module as a taster to decide if the full course is for you, or just to specialise in one area.

    Modules are assessed by coursework only.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

  • As a course designed for people who are working in the NDT industry, we do not expect you to have any formal qualifications. Instead we look for demonstrable work experience or professional qualifications that are relevant to the course, such as the Personal Certificate of Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) or equivalent. Depending on the level of certification, you may be exempt from some of the course modules. If you are not currently employed in an appropriate industry, you will need to demonstrate that you can gain an industrial placement prior to starting your course.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Distance Learning: £790 per 20 credit module
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,175 per 20 credit module
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

    2022/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Distance Learning: £750 per 20 credit module
    • International – Distance Learning: £1,120 per 20 credit module
    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2022 entry.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

  • The delivery of the course, through a modular approach via distance learning, gives you the flexibility to study when you can. The course is available full-time or part-time and you can choose which modules to study at each stage.

    You can take one module as a taster to decide if the full course is for you, or just to specialise in one area.

    Modules are assessed by coursework only.

  • Will I have access to any specialist facilities?

    Our virtual learning environment facilitates constant communication between you and course leaders. You are able to access key course materials at times to suit you and can submit the assignments electronically.

    The course is closely linked to PCN certification through the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT).

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Careers and Employability


This course will help you to progress in your career in the NDT industries. When you have successfully completed the Foundation degree, you can progress onto the Non-Destructive Testing (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) to gain a full honours degree.

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