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John
,
Ireland, Joined Mar 2020, 4

John

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Ireland,
Joined Mar 2020
4
20:10 Mar-23-2020
Degree program

Having L2 qualifications in RT,UT,PT and weld inspection, I am wondering would it be worth my while completing a degree in mechanical engineering?

Would it be a waste of time? Would I be better off investing the time and money in other NDT areas?

I'm looking at future options such as plant inspection or asset integrity management.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Michel Couture
NDT Inspector,
consultant, Canada, Joined Sep 2006, 889

Michel Couture

NDT Inspector,
consultant,
Canada,
Joined Sep 2006
889
18:05 Apr-13-2020
Re: Degree program
In Reply to John at 20:10 Mar-23-2020 (Opening).

John,

No one can anwser that question for you. It depends on what you want to do with the rest of you life. You are in charge of your destiny.

 
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laurie
Australia, Joined Feb 2019, 39

laurie

Australia,
Joined Feb 2019
39
00:08 Apr-14-2020
Re: Degree program
In Reply to John at 20:10 Mar-23-2020 (Opening).

I've got a mechanical engineering degree and L3 in MT, PT, UT, RT and L2 in ET.
A mechanical engineering degree is a broad program covering electronics, electrical, structural, hydraulics, welding, programming, materials, dynamics, etc, and helps in many areas but there are probably better choices for NDT and Inspection.
If you want to focus on NDT then it'd be better to get a degree in NDT.
If you want to focus on plant inspection then it's a lot less than 4 years of study to get API qualifications.

 
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John
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Ireland, Joined Mar 2020, 4

John

,
Ireland,
Joined Mar 2020
4
11:21 Apr-14-2020
Re: Degree program
In Reply to laurie at 00:08 Apr-14-2020 .

Laurie,

Thank you for the information. At the moment I am just weighing up options of concentrating on either NDT, plant inspection or new build weld inspection / QC.

Looking at your qualifications, you seem to have a lot of knowledge in these areas.

I would like to boost my CV and knowledge with a third level qualification or else API's. Thanks again for the feedback, I was finding it difficult to get solid career advice.

 
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