Non-Destructive Testing FdSc

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
2-6 Years
Location
Distance Learning
Start Date
January

Overview Updated 07/11/2018

This 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.

Course

Highlights

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

Additional

Information

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.

Course Details

The first year of this 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.

Open Days

Discover More

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

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 BSc (Hons) Non-Destructive Testing Top-up to gain a full honours degree.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Content

  • Electronic Principles (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1021
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to NDT (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1035
    Core Module Y
  • Material Properties (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1036
    Core Module Y
  • Technical Project (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1037
    Core Module Y
  • Mathematics for Technology Part 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1024
    Core Module Y
  • Personal Development (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: ENG1038
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

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).

Progression Courses

Further your Study

Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our progression courses to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Non-Destructive Testing Top-Up BSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £715  per 20 credit module for Home students

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Distance Learning: £700 per 20 credit module for Home students

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £1,090  per 20 credit module for International students

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £1,070 per 20 credit module for International students

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Distance Learning Study

Studying this course via distance learning means your core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Our online learning courses are flexible and designed so you can balance study with your commitments at work and home. The programme structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space for students. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through nile.northampton.ac.uk


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 07/11/2018

  • This 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.

    Course

    Highlights

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

    Additional

    Information

    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.

    • Discover More

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      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 BSc (Hons) Non-Destructive Testing Top-up to gain a full honours degree.

  • 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.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Electronic Principles (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1021
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to NDT (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1035
      Core Module Y
    • Material Properties (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1036
      Core Module Y
    • Technical Project (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1037
      Core Module Y
    • Mathematics for Technology Part 1 (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1024
      Core Module Y
    • Personal Development (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: ENG1038
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our progression courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our progression courses to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Non-Destructive Testing Top-Up BSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £715  per 20 credit module for Home students

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Distance Learning: £700 per 20 credit module for Home students

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £1,090  per 20 credit module for International students

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £1,070 per 20 credit module for International students

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Studying this course via distance learning means your core learning will be delivered electronically and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors online. Studying online will give you the flexibility to study at your convenience* without the need to travel or physically attend classes, whilst enhancing your employment opportunities. You will be aided throughout the process by our supportive teaching staff that are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

    Our online learning courses are flexible and designed so you can balance study with your commitments at work and home. The programme structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule while offering opportunities for you to engage with your peers.

    Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) is a dedicated online university learning space for students. Your tutors will use NILE to engage with you, and you will use NILE to access course materials, assessment information, virtual classrooms and discussion boards. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback wherever you are in the world. The system that underpins NILE is Blackboard and access to this system is through nile.northampton.ac.uk

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour