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Non-Destructive Testing (Top-Up) (Hons)

12 months
1110 GBP/module
735 GBP/module
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This Non-Destructive Testing (Top-Up) (Hons) programme at the University of Northampton builds upon the ideas explored during the FdSc Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) to increase knowledge and skills which will help you in your current job and increase your career prospects.


In order to complete the Non-Destructive Testing (Top-Up) (Hons) programme at the University of Northampton you will study four modules and complete a substantial project, to a total of 120 credits. The course is closely linked to the Personal Certificate of Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) through the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BiNDT).

You will study advanced NDT techniques, such as corrosion analysis, thermographic testing, vibration analysis and advanced inspection techniques. An extended project is carried out as part of the course, relating to your work in NDT and focusing on your choice of topic.

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 specialist in one area.

Modules are assessed by coursework only.

Career Opportunities

  • On completion of this course you will be awarded a BSc Honours degree in Non-Destructive Testing.
  • Graduates often go on to progress through their career in Non-Destructive Testing, including managerial positions.


  • Top-up your FdSc qualification to a BSc Honours degree.

Programme Structure

Techniques studied:

Corrosion analysis

Thermographic testing

Vibration analysis 

Advanced inspection techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be expected to have successfully completed the FdSc Non-Destructive Testing qualification or have an equivalent professional qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1110 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    735 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 GBP per module during 12 months.


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