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Courses for the NDT industry

Picton, P. (2013) Courses for the NDT industry. In: Smallbone, C. and Dick, L. (eds.) Smallbone, Chris and Dick, Les Proceedings of the 1st Australasian International Welding, Inspection and NDT Conference. Australia: Welding Technology Institute of Australia & Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Abstract: In 2005 the BINDT approached the University of Northampton with a view to developing an academic qualification that could be gained by people in the NDT industry specifically in the UK. A proposal was made to develop a Foundation Degree in NDT, which would be distance-taught and would be closely linked to the practical certification that NDT practitioners have to undertake. Over the next two years the material was developed and the course started in September 2007. Since then there has been a steady increase in student numbers, and in 2009 the first group of students completed the course. In 2009 a distance learning top-up BSc was approved and in 2010 it recruited the first cohort of students. The BSc was designed in consultation with the existing Foundation Degree students and members of the BINDT. In an international context, we have a small but growing number of overseas students. In addition, we have produced a campus-based version of the BSc top-up which will be admitting its first cohort of students in 2013. We conclude that the courses have been successful due to the close relationship with the relevant industry body. Our aim is to expand on the range of NDT and condition monitoring courses and maintain our unique position in this area
Additional Information: Keynote address
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA65 Study and teaching. Research
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA417.2 Nondestructive testing
Creators: Picton, Philip
Editors: Smallbone, Chris and Dick, Les
Publisher: Welding Technology Institute of Australia & Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Education, Training and Skills
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Engineering
Date: March 2013
Date Type: Publication
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 1st Australasian International Welding, Inspection and NDT Conference
Event Title: 1st Australasian International Welding, Inspection and NDT (iWIN2013) Conference
Event Dates: 10-13 March 2013
Place of Publication: Australia
Event Location: Perth, Australia
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Media of Output: CD-ROM
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5426

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