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Pratik
Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube, USA, Joined Oct 2011, 24

Pratik

Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube,
USA,
Joined Oct 2011
24
21:37 Oct-09-2011
Masters degree

Dear friends, I am BE mechanical. I want to pursue career in ndt. Will Masters in materials science engineering from USA help me get a better job? Or should i go for a associate degree in ndt? Or just focus on level 3 certifications? I am very confused.

    
 
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John Brunk
Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time, USA, Joined Oct 1999, 160

John Brunk

Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time,
USA,
Joined Oct 1999
160
03:56 Oct-10-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik at 21:37 Oct-09-2011 (Opening).

The answer to your question depends mainly on what kind of a "career in NDT" you want. I have a degree in metallurgical engineering and was sort of forced into NDT yearts ago by my employer. Fortunately, I really like NDT. My educational background has been very helpful because I have done a lot of work with NDT of castings, welds, bar stock and other metal products over the years. M

    
 
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Pratik
Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube, USA, Joined Oct 2011, 24

Pratik

Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube,
USA,
Joined Oct 2011
24
05:53 Oct-10-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to John Brunk at 03:56 Oct-10-2011 .

I feel that breaking the flow of learning process might cause me to lose interst in getting back to studies. So my aim is to get a good qualification first and then work as a ndt manager and after job, as a consultant. So do you advice me to go for Ms? Or should i directly start getting certifications?

    
 
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Mohamad
R & D
South Korea, Joined Oct 2010, 27

Mohamad

R & D
South Korea,
Joined Oct 2010
27
05:53 Oct-10-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik at 21:37 Oct-09-2011 (Opening).

Hi Pratik
As John Brunk says "depends on what type of career in NDT you want"....
The way I see it is:
1- If you want to go for the research and development route; then you may do your masters then pursue on making you R&D papers and getting further degrees. The employment opportunities for this route includes universities, research centers, NDT technology manufacturers.
2- For the "professional route" you have to focus on getting NDT certificates (levels) and gain considerable experience in a s much as possible applications and disciplines, then you are NDT specialist ...."many jobs and much money:)
3- Other potential NDT involvement maybe include NDT training and NDT management, I believe this only require your current degree with some short courses, training and experience, masters will boost your chances though.
* I am not sure of all NDT training standards but i have seen some training institutes require level III for the NDT instructor.

By the way: it is possible to combine most or all of them !!!

Now, if i was you, I would do NDT levels then go to the industry to work in the field for at least one year gaining the required experience, then you are qualified to carry on in the same carrier or easily change to another

* I had my level III 2 years ago, and now working in R&D

    
 
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Lalit Mohan kothari
Consultant, -
On ..IOCL and BARC(Bhabha Atomic Research Centre).etc, India, Joined Jan 2003, 128

Lalit Mohan kothari

Consultant, -
On ..IOCL and BARC(Bhabha Atomic Research Centre).etc,
India,
Joined Jan 2003
128
09:31 Oct-10-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik at 21:37 Oct-09-2011 (Opening).

Dear Partik,

For master in NDT is already in INDIA at Trichhi and in material science in Lalit Mohan thaper Institute at patiala this both can help you very ..very much for your carrier
Thanks and Regard

    
 
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gowrishankar
R & D, scientist
ISRO, India, Joined Nov 2008, 34

gowrishankar

R & D, scientist
ISRO,
India,
Joined Nov 2008
34
12:39 Oct-10-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik at 21:37 Oct-09-2011 (Opening).

Mr. pratik
1.you can do Master of Technology in NDT from NIT,TRICHY
2. MSC in NDT from Brunnell university UK
3. Tere are other good universities like SWANSEA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
4. many indian/ international univ. offering with NDT subjects in mechanical,metallurgical,material science degrres
you can choose any of them.

    
 
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Pratik
Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube, USA, Joined Oct 2011, 24

Pratik

Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube,
USA,
Joined Oct 2011
24
16:36 Oct-10-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Mohamad at 05:53 Oct-10-2011 .

Thank you Mr. Mohammad . Your reply was really helpfull. :)

    
 
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S R G PRABHU
Consultant, AUT specialist
FREELANCE, India, Joined Aug 2008, 63

S R G PRABHU

Consultant, AUT specialist
FREELANCE,
India,
Joined Aug 2008
63
18:10 Oct-10-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to gowrishankar at 12:39 Oct-10-2011 .

Hi,
Can you change your country of working to India? It says Iran!!!

    
 
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Mohamad
R & D
South Korea, Joined Oct 2010, 27

Mohamad

R & D
South Korea,
Joined Oct 2010
27
07:04 Oct-12-2011
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to S R G PRABHU at 18:10 Oct-10-2011 .

You welcome anytime :)

    
 
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Karen Cabana
Karen Cabana
09:02 Feb-10-2012
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik at 21:37 Oct-09-2011 (Opening).

Materials Science and Engineering programs are ranked among the top ten graduate and undergraduate materials science and engineering programs in the nation as I’ve searched over the net. I believe you’d be able to get a higher-paying job because our economic situation is down and employment competition is too tight. This would be your edge among other applicants. Read more about great opportunities for yourself at: http://www.allengineeringschools.com/engineering-careers/career/materials-engineering?lob=engineering

You should not worry if you’re a busy person because you can have your degree through distance learning or we may call it acquiring your degree through online. It’s an excellent, low-cost, and convenient way towards taking your career further. http://www.mastersdegree.net/ is a great resource to know more about online master’s degree programs, accreditation, resources, and its worth to you, your job, and to the society.

Best luck!

    
 
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khalid
Engineering, AEROSPACE
Pakistan, Joined Apr 2011, 5

khalid

Engineering, AEROSPACE
Pakistan,
Joined Apr 2011
5
16:05 Feb-12-2012
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Karen Cabana at 09:02 Feb-10-2012 .

dear patrick, sticking to ndt level 3 is always better bcoz u have to do level3 even after doing mat sciences degree. so i think u shud go for level3 only

    
 
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hakeem
Nigeria, Joined Sep 2011, 10

hakeem

Nigeria,
Joined Sep 2011
10
02:18 May-11-2012
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to John Brunk at 03:56 Oct-10-2011 .

Dear sirs,

-what graduate programme(masters) is advisable for a ndt level II to do
-what graduate programme(masters) is advisable for a ndt level III to do

i will be finishing my ndt level I&II in UT,RT,ET,PT,MT and VT by december with ocean corporation texas, usa, already i am a graduate of Physics.What would you advise; recommend a masters programme that has relevant connections and applications of ndt OR start the level III and if possible run both together.

pls i need your experienced suggestions and recommendations.

    
 
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Norm Woodward
Norm Woodward
15:32 May-11-2012
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to hakeem at 02:18 May-11-2012 .

It would seem that with a Physics degree (with, hopefully, a strong math background) and all that Level 2 training, you do not lack education, but experience, towards your level 3.

I am not sure what openings are available for foreign nationals in the US armed forces, but if you are able to enlist into, for example, the Canadian or British air forces or navies, you should be able to gain that necessary experience.

The reasons I suggest the military option over most commercial enterprises is because (1) ships and aircraft use nearly all of the methods, so you will get good exposure to all of them, rather than just one or two of them, (2) at least in the US, the government tends to invest in some of the newest technologies and equipment, and (3) with your prior training, you may have the edge in getting promoted faster.

Good luck in where ever you pursue your career.

    
 
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John Brunk
Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time, USA, Joined Oct 1999, 160

John Brunk

Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time,
USA,
Joined Oct 1999
160
20:33 May-11-2012
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to hakeem at 02:18 May-11-2012 .

There are many paths for continuing education and no one should expect to become an expert in everything. It is always helpful to learn more about the objects you will evaluate, which might be through welding, materials, metallurgical or ceramics engineering. Development of new equipment can involve computer science, electrical engineering, physics etc. mechanized systems require a knowledge of mechanical engineering. I think the ideal is to just work in NDT for a while initial you decide what is the most fun for you and then convince your employer to pay for you to get more education. Do not expect to do the same thing forever. I have worked on submarines and railroad cars and chemical processing vessels and airplane parts. There has been fun and challenge in all of it.

    
 
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S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 787

S.V.Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
787
23:22 May-11-2012
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to hakeem at 02:18 May-11-2012 .

Dear Hakeem,

I would suggest that you think about your real interests and of course match them with the opportunities that present themselves. If you are academically oriented (oriented towards research and teaching), continue with Physics and do research in the NDT areas. Or look at Materials Science, Electronics (NDT involves a lot of instrumentation) ... these are some examples....

If you want to get your hands dirty (shop floor, field working), then look for jobs in NDT field. Later you can go for Level III.

Best wishes.

Swamy

    
 
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hakeem
Nigeria, Joined Sep 2011, 10

hakeem

Nigeria,
Joined Sep 2011
10
17:24 May-12-2012
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Norm Woodward at 15:32 May-11-2012 .

Thank you sirs, Norm Woodward, John Brunk, S.V. Swamy.
Probably by the time i finish my ndt course with ocean corporation(which i hope is a good choice for acquiring practical oriented training) i would have had some experience to make the best choice of the options.
though i think my interest lies in knowing and applying various ndt methods to different fields. I need a place i can get exposed and experienced on completion of my training.

    
 
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Augastin
Augastin
06:27 Jan-23-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to John Brunk at 03:56 Oct-10-2011 .

I am master's in aerospace now. i have joined setsco (it works as third party in NDT) as a intern presently. i am confused of what should i do further. will level 3 will help me to get good job or using Master's degree is good for getting better job.
Please help me .

    
 
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Frank Lund
R & D,
United Kingdom, Joined Apr 2005, 219

Frank Lund

R & D,
United Kingdom,
Joined Apr 2005
219
18:03 Jan-23-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Augastin at 06:27 Jan-23-2015 .

Augastin,

How quickly do you expect to be able to get Level III?

Cheers,
Frank

    
 
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Augastin Ponpandian
Augastin Ponpandian
00:07 Jan-24-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Frank Lund at 18:03 Jan-23-2015 .

Respect Frank sir,

Let me give my full details to you sir. I have done bachelors of Aeronautical Engineering from Anna University Chennai and during my Engineering I have also did Master's diploma in Aircraft Design as a evening studies. After BE for 1.8 yrs I worked in research and Mechnical Manufacturing company. During my working I have done my Level 2 NDT in all 5 main Non destructive Testing ASNT (Pt,MT,RT,VT,UT) also worked in Ultra sonic Phassed Array.
Now presently I am pursuing Master's in Aerospace from Nanyang Technological University Singapore with collaboration with Technical university of Munich Germany. Since this is my final year I doing my internship through Setco Pvt. Ltd. Singapore. So Here I am doing PT and MT presently and also RT in future. I will take level 3 Exam by year Nov or Dec. My Aim is to work better and understand it to develop further. I want the company to get advantage from me and use my skills better. So please if you feel I should go further in ndt or not. Do level 3 will allow my potential? Will company's except me in better position?.
Please feel free sir to reply.
I am waiting for your reply.
If you need any personal details than you can send mail to ponpandian1@gmail.com.

    
 
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Shank Vagal
India, Joined Jun 2014, 73

Shank Vagal

India,
Joined Jun 2014
73
15:46 Jan-24-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Augastin Ponpandian at 00:07 Jan-24-2015 .

Hi Augustine, I think you are on the right track, go ahead and finish your masters in Material Science and then finish your Lev3 in NDT. Now, so many new avenues will be opened to you so that you do not have any doubt as to what to do next. If you are going to pursue aerospace, which I recommend as you have already covered a lot of distance in that direction, do not forget to include ET in your Lev 3 studies. Good Luck.

    
 
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saurav
NDT Inspector,
Singapore, Joined May 2014, 14

saurav

NDT Inspector,
Singapore,
Joined May 2014
14
12:03 Jan-25-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Augastin Ponpandian at 00:07 Jan-24-2015 .

Hi Augastin Ponpandian

I have been in NDt For the last 7 years and also worked in singapore. Very bluntly speaking to develop good ndt skills and knowledge you need to spend atleast 3-4 years in level-II. I know everyone is looking for a better jobs and position but very frankly you can never develop clear understanding unless you do the hardwork.
A good and complete level-III is the one who has struggled in site work. sorry to say this but thats how it works. Good paper qualification might get you the initial job but cant make you progress in the field of ndt. My advice is better spend some quality time in doing good jobs and then see the results and respect you will command thru clients.


Cheers!

    
 
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Pratik Wagh
Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube, USA, Joined Oct 2011, 24

Pratik Wagh

Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube,
USA,
Joined Oct 2011
24
00:05 Jan-31-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to saurav at 12:03 Jan-25-2015 .

I started this thread in 2011 and today I have achieved Masters in Materials Science from Iowa state university, got my UT Level III, PAUT and TOFD and started working as a technician. People ask me questions like " what are you doing on field with a masters degree?" or " why did you take masters degree if you wanted to be here?"
My answer to them is " these degrees on paper are almost worthless in NDT if you do not have field experience. There is nothing demeaning about having a masters degree and working in the field."
You will be amazed at the rate at which you will learn things and progress faster. Masters degree will add a new dimension to your thinking process but please don't hesitate to go out in the field and get your hands dirty. Thats the way to progress in this field. Atleast that is what i feel.
*there are many level III's who have never been in the field. so it is your personal choice. there is no one right way.

    
 
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Praveen Reddy
Praveen Reddy
06:00 Mar-13-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik Wagh at 00:05 Jan-31-2015 .

Dear Pratik,
It's a relief to view your thread today.
I have 6 years of experience in Visual Inspection NDT and I'm a B.Tech EEE graduate.
I'm planning for MS, in the USA, So, it would be helpful for me if you could provide me with the information of universities which provide MS in NDT subject and related courses to NDT like material science engineering, etc.
With anticipation of your reply,
Thanks.

    
 
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Pratik Wagh
Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube, USA, Joined Oct 2011, 24

Pratik Wagh

Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube,
USA,
Joined Oct 2011
24
14:49 Mar-14-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Praveen Reddy at 06:00 Mar-13-2015 .

Praveen,

Follow this link and do your research on these universities. Shortlist the ones you are interested in.
https://www.asnt.org/MajorSiteSections/NDT-Resource-Center/Directory_of_Educational_Institutions_Offering_Courses_in_Nondestructive_Testing.aspx

If you still want a quick suggestion from me, it would be,
1. Michigan State University
2. Iowa State University ( visit www.cnde.iastate.edu)
3. University of Pennsylvania
4. Johns Hopkins University

Another good resource would be to browse Materials Evaluation journal of ASNT and look for university names associated to the authors of the technical papers or the Board of Directors

Let me know if you have any other questions.

    
 
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hafeifah
hafeifah
06:54 Apr-06-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik Wagh at 14:49 Mar-14-2015 .

DEar Sir,

I have done my bachelor of science (chemistry).I'm trying to apply for the Non Destructive Testing and Evaluation MSc at UNIVERSITY OF WALES TRINITY SAINT DAVID (UWTSD SWANSEA). Am I on the right track??Will I get a better job in NDT area without any working experiences? type of areas that I want more on academically oriented (oriented towards research and teaching)?

    
 
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Praveen
Praveen
07:14 Apr-24-2015
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik Wagh at 14:49 Mar-14-2015 .

Thank you very much Mr Pratik for the information you provided and the time. I am sorry for the delay with my response as I was attending my GRE and Toefl exams i didn't follow the thread, Now I have completed my exams and awaiting for my results.

The information you have provided is very much useful for me, I will go through the link and journal of ASNT and once I am with the results in my hand I will get back to you regarding the university selection. At that time I need your suggestion and guidance.

Once again Thanks a lot for the Information

    
 
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NIVIN
NIVIN
04:35 Aug-31-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik Wagh at 14:49 Mar-14-2015 .

I intend to pursue master's in NDT from Dresden International University. I already have ASNT level 2 certification. will having master's degree help in getting a level 3 certification? also what's your view about Dresden International University?

    
 
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Pratik Wagh
Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube, USA, Joined Oct 2011, 24

Pratik Wagh

Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube,
USA,
Joined Oct 2011
24
05:27 Aug-31-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to hafeifah at 06:54 Apr-06-2015 .

With a Master's degree you will get better jobs in academic fields. Typically as a researcher in a company or at a university. It is not going to "directly help" you on field. My suggestion is that if you are not going to incur ton of student debt, and you feel like you want to explore research side of NDT, then go for masters. But if you are doing it so it helps you get a job on field without experience, then it won't help you. Better start working for a small company and learn hands on. Does that help?

    
 
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Pratik Wagh
Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube, USA, Joined Oct 2011, 24

Pratik Wagh

Consultant,
NDT Video Library on YouTube,
USA,
Joined Oct 2011
24
05:42 Aug-31-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to NIVIN at 04:35 Aug-31-2017 .

Nivin, pursuing masters will not help you get Level III certificate. People can get Level III certificate even if they never work in fied just by studying for the sake of passing the exam. But will that make them a good level III? Hell no. But pursuing masters and then getting field experience and then getting a level III, now will that make you a good level III? Hell yes. probably a great Level III.
Masters degree helps you become better but it is not needed to be a great level III. Also keep the student debt in mind. If you believe it is worth it, then go for it.
My decision to go for masters was totally worth it because I got partial scholarship and I got exposed to innovative thinking which helps me personally on field many times even today.
If you are curious about who makes more money, NDT researchers or technicians, then watch this video where I interviewed one of the brightest minds in NDT. https://youtu.be/2E2yzFbSGdc

Regarding the quality of education in Dresden, I have no clue. Sorry. I hope I answered your question.

    
 
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Christian Boller
Christian Boller
17:27 Aug-31-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Pratik Wagh at 05:42 Aug-31-2017 .

Dear Praktik and all,

if you want to know more about the Dresden course, please visit:

http://www.di-uni.de/index.php?id=507

We are targeting for people who want to broaden their scope towards R&D in NDT or related areas such as structural integrity and quality assurance. Our course is fairly new. We started in 2013 and are graduating since early 2016. Many graduates even continued for a PhD, one even with a longstanding experience in NDT. Our numbers of applicants are going steadily up. This year it has just mushroomed and we may reach the maximum class size of 30 students and possibly thinking to open a second class. If you want to know more, please come back to me.

All the best and regards

Christian Boller

    
 
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sampath
sampath
11:01 Oct-20-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to gowrishankar at 12:39 Oct-10-2011 .

Thanks,Which universities offers master of engineering in NDT (Europe)?

    
 
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Christian Boller
Christian Boller
09:06 Oct-22-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to sampath at 11:01 Oct-20-2017 .

Dear Pratik,

I recommend you visit http://www.di-uni.de/index.php?id=507. You would not be the first NDT experienced BE graduate we promoted at Dresden International University (DIU) in Dresden/Germany to a master in NDT and even beyond. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Regards

Christian

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Vasco Ferreira
Director
Qualend, Portugal, Joined May 2010, 4

Vasco Ferreira

Director
Qualend,
Portugal,
Joined May 2010
4
16:32 Oct-23-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Christian Boller at 09:06 Oct-22-2017 .

Hello Christian,
Is it possible to do the course through mail/distance? If not, perhaps you should consider it.
I'm interested in doing a master in NDT. I already have NDT Level 3 in UT, RT, MT and PT in both weld and materials. In 2016 i've finished IIW/EWF Welding Engineering.
This is an issue that is being discussed and established in NDT standads (Guidelines for Training, qualification and certification of NDT Engineers).
Regards

    
 
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Christian Boller
Christian Boller
07:16 Oct-24-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Vasco Ferreira at 16:32 Oct-23-2017 .

Hello Vasco,

the course we are offering is heavily demanding because it also intends to cover the theoretical side of NDT and not just the technical and practical side only. People who graduate with us may be ready to go for a PhD, which several of the graduates do. I could not imagine how we could get this communicated through distant learning, I am afraid. People striving towards a research community require live communication with their teacher/trainer/mentor and their mates.

All the best and regards

Christian

    
 
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Richard
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2017, 10

Richard

United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2017
10
10:46 Oct-24-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Christian Boller at 07:16 Oct-24-2017 .

Hi Pratik,
I am an NDT manager in England, I have just skimmed through the emails.
I am a little offended to be honest by some responses, aiming in the direction that once you have a degree or a masters you will be ready for management.
Now this is a misconception, I believe the best route would be level 3 in what ever disciplines you want to work in but, this does not qualify you to manage that I'm afraid comes with experience and without "experience these degree's will be worthless.
I have over 10 years experience the last 4 of which in a management role and only now am I confident to say that I can fulfill the role properly.
Please don't take this as criticism, please look at this more like advice.

    
 
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Norman Woodward
Norman Woodward
20:55 Oct-24-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Richard at 10:46 Oct-24-2017 .

Normally I would agree, Richard, because usually here in the US, only Masters in Business Administration would give a "leg-up" in management. However, some universities, e.g. Indian Institute of Technology, are noted for producing engineers well-equipped to create and run technical start-ups.

However, that aside, the only advantage I would think of a graduate degree in the normal Level III realm would be to provide enough technical knowledge to provide a buffer to keep their employer to from buying into some high-tech gadget that cannot be used outside the lab, or be operated by anyone without a graduate level degree, or so sensitive to "anomalies" that it cannot be used on mass produced items.

    
 
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John A. Brunk
Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time, USA, Joined Oct 1999, 160

John A. Brunk

Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time,
USA,
Joined Oct 1999
160
01:29 Oct-26-2017
Re: Masters degree
In Reply to Norman Woodward at 20:55 Oct-24-2017 .

To me the right path depends upon whether you want to be a Level III, an engineer or a manager. I was first certified in NDT by the U.S. Navy and have been a Level III since ASNT started the program, also L3 per NAS410 in some methods. I never wanted to be a manager. It's not nearly as much fun and the pay is not worth it unless you get to be three levels up in management, which to me is a dreadful thought. My last job titles were Principal Engineer and Principal Scientist. I retired from full time work at age 69 and for the past several years have used the Level III (3) for consulting work. This keeps my brain alive and helps fund my bad habits. I have a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Much of my work was specifying/developing new techniques and equipment for new NDT requirements. The I trained the inspectors and they had to do the hard work. Great fun! I did study business to help me with budgeting, small group behavior, statistics, accounting, etc. It has helped me more recently than when I worked full time. This is of course my personal opinion and based upon living in the USA. Larger companies here expect managers to be able to manage anything, and some get moved into fields for which they are not prepared and can't really succeed. I have worked for two such people and really felt sorry for them. Of course some managers really enjoy their work a lot, but they are much easier to replace than good engineers.

    
 
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High-end Ultrasonic Flaw Detector with 32:128PR PAUT and 2-ch TOFD: SyncScan 2

SIUI’s newly launched SyncScan 2, is a high-end ultrasonic flaw detector with 32:128PR PAUT and
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2-ch TOFD, which can maximize your efficiency for PA and TOFD. ● Support PA/TOFD/UT ● 32-ch PA is more suitable for inspection on extra-thick wall and high-attenuation material. ● 32-ch PA and 2-ch TOFD work simultaneously. ● Support PR mode for corrosion inspection.
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