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Directory of Educational Institutions Offering Courses in Nondestructive Testing : Junior Colleges

The following abbreviations are used:

AE Acoustic Emission Testing
ET Electromagnetic Testing
IR Infrared/Thermal Testing
LT Leak Testing
MT Magnetic Particle Testing
NR Neutron Radiographic Testing
PT Liquid Penetrant Testing
RT Radiographic Testing
UT Ultrasonic Testing
VA Vibration Analysis
VT Visual and Optical Testing

Senior Colleges

Auburn University - Materials Engineering, 201 Ross Hall, Auburn , AL 36849 . Contact: Bryan A. Chin, professor and chair; (334) 844-4822; e-mail bchin@eng.auburn.edu ; Web site www.eng.auburn.edu/department/me/mtl . NDT supplements mechanical engineering on undergraduate level; specific NDT program on graduate level; AE 4 h, ET 2 h, LT 5 h, MT 2 h, NR 2 h, PT 5 h, RT 10 h, UT 7 h, VT 5 h; BS, MS, PhD; 20 students per year; since 1973.

Brigham Young University - Department of Mechanical Engineering, 435 CTB, Provo , UT 84602 . Contact: (801) 422-2625; fax (801) 422-0516; e-mail mecheng@byu.edu ; Web site www.me.byu.edu . BS, MS and PhD degrees; since 1955.

California State Polytechnic University at Pomona - 3801 Temple Ave. , Pomona , CA 91768 . Contact: (909) 869-2626; fax (909) 869-6920; Web site www.csupomona.edu . NDT supplements engineering technology; ET 5 h, MT 11 h, PT 11 h, RT 35 h, UT 18 h; BS; 36 students per year; since 1965.

Central Michigan University - Industrial and Engineering Technology, 100 IET Bldg., Mount Pleasant , MI 48859 . Contact: David Spitler; (517) 774-3134; e-mail spitler@ray.iet.cmich.edu ; Web site www.cmich.edu . NDT is taught as part of a metallurgy/materials testing course; MT 4 h, PT 4 h, UT 3 h, VT 1 h.

Central Missouri State University - Department of Aviation, Warrensburg , MO 64093 . Contact: Fredrick J. Schieszer; (660) 543-4975; fax (660) 543-4979; e-mail schieszer@cmsu1.cmsu.edu ; Web site www.cmsu.edu . Two NDT courses are offered, one meeting FAA requirements. The other NDT course is for aviation, automotive, manufacturing and construction majors. Courses cover the basics in metallurgy, fracture analysis, ET, MT, UT, VT and sonic analysis.

College of William & Mary - Department of Applied Science, PO Box 8795 , Williamsburg , VA 23187 . Contact: Mark Hinders; (757) 221-1519; fax (757) 221-2050; e-mail mkhind@wm.edu ; Web site as.wm.edu/Nondestructive.html . MS and PhD in NDT are offered in applied science, with significant undergraduate and graduate research effort. Full range of graduate NDT coursework is offered.

Colorado State University at Pueblo - Engineering Technology Department, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001. Contact: Wolfgang Sauer; (719) 549-2884; fax (719) 549-2519; e-mail wolfgang.sauer@colostate-pueblo.edu . Offers an Introduction to NDT course; students experience NDT processes first hand in the lab and through plant tours.

Cornell University - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 324 Hollister Hall, Ithaca , NY 14853-3501 . Contact: Mary Sansalone; (607) 255-1267; fax (607) 255-9004; e-mail mjs39@cornell.edu ; Web site www.cornell.edu . Research on the impact echo method for NDT of concrete and masonry.

Drexel University - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Main Building, Curtis Hall 3-151, 3200 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Contact: Jonathan Awerbuch; (215) 895-2291; fax (215) 895-1478; e-mail jonathan.awerbuch@drexel.edu ; Web site www.drexel.edu . NDT supplements mechanical engineering; one undergraduate course and three graduate courses offered, graduate research project can relate to NDT; BS, MS, PhD; since 1970.

Duke University - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences, 144A Hudson Hall, Durham , NC 27708 . Contact: Phillip L. Jones; (919) 660-5324; fax (919) 660 8963; e-mail phil.jones@duke.edu ; Web site www.duke.edu . NDT supplements mechanical engineering and materials science; research in positron annihilation spectroscopy; MS, PhD.

East Carolina University - 327 Rawl Building, Greenville , NC 27858-4353 . Contact: Department of Construction Management; (252) 328-6707; fax (252) 328-1165; e-mail williamssu@mail.ecu.edu ; Web site www.ecu.edu .

Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Materials Engineering, 225 North Ave. NW, Atlanta , GA 30332. Contact: (404) 894-3350; fax (404) 894-0168; Web site www.gatech.edu . NDT supplements materials engineering; ET, MT, PT, RT, UT 30 h; BS in materials engineering, BS, MS and PhD in metallurgical and ceramic engineering; 10 to 12 students per year; since 1968.

Gulf University - Building 1964, Road 4363/Block 743, Sanad, PO Box 26489 , Adilya , Bahrain . Contact: Hassan I. Shaaban; 973 17620092; fax 973 17622230; e-mail hassan@gulfuniversity.net ; Web site www.gulfuniversity.net . Offers one course in the professional program in welding engineering and several short courses (45 h each) in MT, PT, RT and UT to qualify trainees up to Level I and II NDT technicians. In the industrial and management engineering masters program, one course is offered that gives an overview of NDT techniques.

Iowa State University - Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department, 1200 Howe Hall, Ames , IA 50011 . Contact: Dale Chimenti; (515) 294-5853; fax (515) 294-3262; e-mail chimenti@iastate.edu ; Web site www.iastate.edu . NDT supplements undergraduate and graduate programs in aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science. Undergraduate minor in NDT available. AE 15 h; ET 95 h; IR 5 h; LT 5 h; MT 15 h; NR 5 h.

The Johns Hopkins University - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 102 Maryland Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. , Baltimore , MD 21218 . Contact: Robert C. Cammarata; (410) 516-8145; fax (410) 516-5293; e-mail materials@jhu.edu ; Web site www.jhu.edu/~matsci . Offers course which discusses NDT techniques for detecting fatigue, corrosion and thermal damage in structures and materials characterization with emphasis on microstructural characterization.

MIT Professional Institute - 77 Massachusetts Ave. , Room 9-435, Cambridge , MA 02139 -4307. Contact: (617) 253-2101; fax (617) 253-8042; e-mail professional-institute@mit.edu ; Web site professional.mit.edu . Assessment of existing structures using NDT methods.

Marquette University - PO Box 1881 , Milwaukee , WI 53201-1881 . Contact: Roger Johnson; (414) 288-7841; fax (414) 288-7938; e-mail roger.johnson@marquette.edu ; Web site www.mu.edu .

McMaster University - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton , ON L8S 4L8 , Canada . Contact: Patrick S. Nicholson; (905) 525-9140 X24977; e-mail nicholsn@mcmaster.ca ; Web site www.mcmaster.ca .

Michigan State University - College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 3526 Engineering Bldg., East Lansing, MI 48824-1226. Contact: James Lucas; (517) 432-2883; fax (517) 432-1105; e-mail lucas@egr.msu.edu ; Web site www.msu.edu . NDT supplements metallurgy, mechanics and materials sciences; AE 4 h, ET 8 h, PT 4 h, RT 4 h, UT 4 h, VT 8 h, related 4 h; 20 students per year; since 1982.

Montana Tech - S&E Building , Room 307, 1300 West Park St. , Butte , MT 59701-8997 . Contact: R. Bruce Madigan; (406) 496-4576; fax (406) 496-4133; e-mail bmadigan@mtech.edu ; Web site www.mtech.edu . Undergraduate NDT courses covering ET, MT, PT, RT, UT and VT. Specializing in weld testing.

New Mexico State University - Optics and Material Science, Box 3450 , Las Cruces , NM 88003 . Contact: Joseph Genin; (505) 646-3809; fax (505) 646-6111; e-mail jgenin@nmsu.edu ; Web site www.nmsu.edu . IR, LT, RT, UT, VT and optical (holographic, speckle) testing are offered.

North Carolina State University - Department of Civil Engineering, 210 Mann Hall, Campus Box 7908 , Raleigh , NC 27695-7908 . Contact: Y. Richard Kim; (919) 515-7758; fax (919) 515-7908; e-mail kim@eos.ncsu.edu ; Web site www.ncsu.edu . A graduate course in NDT of infrastructures.

Northwestern University - Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention, 2137 Sheridan Rd. , Evanston , IL 60208 . Contact: J.D. Achenbach, director; (847) 491-5527; fax (847) 491-5227; e-mail achenbach@northwestern.edu ; Web site www.northwestern.edu . The Center is an interdisplinary unit of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Research focuses on NDT, structural reliability and prevention of premature failure.

The Ohio State University - Department of Welding Engineering, 132 EJTC, 1248 Arthur E. Adams Dr. , Columbus , OH 43210 . Contact: Stanislav Rokhlin; (614) 292-7823; fax (614) 292-6842; e-mail rokhlin.2@osu.edu ; Web site www.osu.edu . PhD in NDT is available through cooperative arrangements with various departments; the MS program in NDT may be given scientific or engineering emphasis; NDT is a required part of the welding engineering BS program; ET, MT 10 h, PT 10 h, RT 120 h, UT 120 h.

Pennsylvania College of Technology - One College Ave. , Williamsport , PA 17701 . Contact: Donald Praster or Michael Nau; (570) 326-3761; fax (570) 320-5264; e-mail dpraster@pct.edu or mnau@pct.edu ; Web site www.pct.edu . MT 20 h, PT 10 h, RT 50 h, UT 80 h with job placement opportunities. NDT is a required part of welding technology programs. Prerequisites: none. 30 students per year since 1987.

Pennsylvania State University - 212 Earth and Engineering Science Bldg., University Park , PA 16802 . Contact: (814) 865-4871; Web site www.psu.edu . NDT (45 hours) supplements engineering science, mechanics and materials science, UT, scanning acoustic microscopy, X-ray diffraction, other; MS, PhD; since 1983.

Pittsburg State University - Kansas Technology Center - W223, 1701 Broadway, Pittsburg , KS 66762 . Contact: James Otter; (316) 235-4350; fax (316) 235-4004; e-mail etech@pittstate.edu ; Web site www.pittstate.edu . ET, MT, PT, RT, UT, VT; bachelor of science in engineering technology since 1975. Master's degree in engineering technology since 1998.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - 110 8th St. , Troy , NY 12180-3590 . Contact: David Duquette; (518) 276-6490; fax (518) 276-8554; e-mail duqued@rpi.edu ; Web site www.rpi.edu .

Saint Louis University - Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Department of Engineering Technology, 3450 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103. Contact: Beshara I. Sholy; (314) 977-8297; fax (314) 977-8388; e-mail sholybi@slu.edu ; Web site parks.slu.edu/et/ . Offers a three credit hour course in materials testing; two are lecture credits and one is a lab credit. The course covers ET, MT, PT, RT and UT.

Southwest Missouri State University - Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science, 901 S. National Ave. , Springfield , MO 65804 . Contact: Ryan E. Giedd; (417) 836-4810; fax (417) 836-6934; e-mail reg796f@smsu.edu ; Web site www.smsu.edu .

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology - 8820 East Pine St., PO Box 582833 , Tulsa , OK 74115 . Contact: Ron Worthington; (918) 831-5368; fax (918) 831-5396; e-mail rworthington@mail.spartan.edu ; Web site www.spartan.edu . NDT technician program; diploma program; ET, LT , MT , PT, RT, UT, radiation safety. Quality control associate degree program; metrology, manufacturing processes, statistical quality control and total quality management/ISO 9000; BS in aviation technology management.

Texas A&M University - Engineering Technology Department, Fermier Hall 303A, College Station , TX 77843 . Contact: Joseph Morgan; (979) 845-5966; e-mail j-morgan@tamu .edu; Web site www.tamu.edu .

Thomas Edison State College - 101 West State St. , Trenton , NJ 08608-1176. Contact: dean of science and technology; Web site www.tesc.edu . Offer AS and BS degrees in NDT to students who have already earned college credit or ASNT certifications in NDT. College credit is awarded for Level II and ASNT NDT Level III certification.

Université Laval - Electrical and Computing Engineering Department, Cité Universitaire , Quebec , QC G1K 7P4 , Canada . Contact: Xavier Maldague; (418) 656-2962; fax (418) 656-3594; e-mail maldagx@gel.ulaval.ca ; Web site www.vision.gel.ulaval.ca . Three credit class on NDT techniques for undergraduates. Master's degree in NDT and job placement available.

University of Alaska at Anchorage - Welding and Nondestructive Testing Technology Department, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4670. Contact: Robert McCauley, department chair; (907) 786-6475; e-mail afrdm@uaa.alaska.edu ; Web site www.uaa.alaska.edu . NDT supplements welding technology; ET 30 h; MT 15 h; PT 15 h; RT 90 h; UT 60 h; VT 20 h; AAS; 30 to 40 students per year.

University of Alberta - Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Room 276B, Chemical and Materials Engineering Building, 92 Avenue and 116 Street, Edmonton, AB T2G 2G6, Canada. Contact: Barry Patchett; (780) 492-2604; fax (780) 492-2881; e-mail barry.patchett@ualberta.ca ; Web site www.engineering.ualberta.ca/cme . Offers quality assurance of weldments which includes lectures and laboratories on major processes of NDT (ET, MT, PT, RT and UT).

University of Arizona - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, PO Box 210012 , Tucson , AZ 85721-0012 . Contact: David Lynch; (520) 626-6022; Web site www.arizona.edu .

University of California at Berkeley - Department of Mechanical Engineering, 5101 A Etcheverry, Berkeley , CA 94720-1740 . Contact: David Dornfeld; (510) 642-0906; fax (510) 643-7463; e-mail dornfeld@me.berkeley.edu ; Web site www.berkeley.edu . NDT supplements mechanical engineering and materials science and is part of MS and PhD research projects; emphasis is on AE and UT.

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) - UCLA Extension Engineering Short Courses, 10995 Le Conte Ave., Ste. 542, Los Angeles , CA 90024. Contact: Marcus Hennessy; (310) 825-1047; fax (310) 206-2815; e-mail mhenness@unex.ucla.edu ; Web site www.unex.ucla.edu/shortcourses .

University of Cincinnati - Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 797 Rhodes Hall, ML 70, Cincinnati , OH 45221 . Contact: Peter Nagy; (513) 556-3353; fax (513) 556-5038; e-mail peter.nagy@uc.edu ; Web site www.uc.edu . ET 1 h, PT 1 h, RT 1 h, UT 9 h; graduate research in NDT is available.

University of Dayton - Graduate Materials Engineering Program, 300 College Park Ave. , Dayton , OH 45469-0240 . Contact: (937) 229-2679; fax (937) 229-3433; Web site www.engineering.udayton.edu . NDT courses supplement programs in materials, mechanical and aerospace engineering. UT 30 h. Career planning program available.

University of Houston - Mechanical Engineering Department, Houston , TX 77004-4006 . Contact: Kamal Salama; (713) 743-4514; fax (713) 743-4513; e-mail ksalama@uh.edu ; Web site www.uh.edu . Offers a course titled "Fundamentals of Nondestructive Testing" which focuses on the basics of physics and applications of five NDT methods (ET, MT, PT, RT and UT). The course is intended for engineering students rather than practicing technicians.

University of Idaho - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Moscow , ID 83844-0902 . Contact: Michael Anderson; (208) 885-7432; fax (208) 885-9031; e-mail anderson@uidaho .edu; Web site www.uidaho.edu .

University of Idaho at Idaho Falls - Industrial Education Department, 1776 Science Center Dr. , Idaho Falls , ID 83402 . Contact: (208) 526-1388; fax (208) 526-1552; Web site www.if.uidaho.edu . NDT supplements quality assurance program; ET, MT, PT, RT, UT, VT; BS; 20 students per year; since 1973.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of General Engineering, 104 S. Matthews, Urbana , IL 61801 . Contact: Henrique Reis; (217) 333-1228; e-mail h-reis@staff.uiuc .edu; Web site www.uiuc.edu . NDT supplements engineering degree. Related courses include fundamentals of NDT, fundamentals of engineering acoustics and ultrasonics. Radiation safety incorporated into RT training. Career planning program available. Since 1987.

University of Louisville - Electrical Engineering Department, 10 Eastern Pkwy., Louisville , KY 40292 . Contact: Peter Aronhime; (502) 588-6312; fax (502) 852-6807; e-mail pbaron01@louisville.edu ; Web site www.louisville.edu . Computer aided testing of analog electronic circuits.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Ultrasonic NDE Laboratory, c/o ECE Department, 285 Old Westport Rd. , North Dartmouth , MA 02747 . Contact: C.H. Chen; (508) 999-8475; fax (508) 999-8489; e-mail cchen@umassd.edu . The laboratory sponsors technical seminars, short courses and summer institutes on NDT related topics.

University of Michigan at Dearborn - Interdisciplinary Programs, 4901 Evergreen Rd. , 118 MSEL, Dearborn , MI 48128-1491 . Contact: Pankaj K. Mallick, director; (313) 593-5119; fax (313) 593-5386; e-mail pkm@umd.umich .edu; Web site www.umd.umich.edu . Survey class includes AE, ET, IR, LT , MT , NR, PT, RT, UT and VT; since 1987.

University of Missouri at Rolla - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 224 Emerson Electric Company Hall, 1870 Miner Circle , Rolla , MO 65409-1060 . Contact: Reza Zoughi; (314) 341-4656; fax (314) 341-4532; e-mail zoughi@umr.edu ; Web site www.umr.edu . NDT courses supplement programs in metallurgical and mechanical engineering. Radiation safety taught separately from RT training. Co-op training available. Career planning program available (contact David Britton). Since 1947. Microwave testing BS, MS, PhD, since 1990.

University of New Brunswick - Department of Mechanical Engineering, PO Box 4400, 15 Dineen Dr., Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada. Contact: Esam Hussein; (506) 447-3105; fax (506) 453-5025; e-mail hussein@unb.ca ; Web site www.unb.ca . A four credit senior technical elective course is offered. The course covers ultrasonic, acoustic emission, magnetic flux, eddy current, radiography and microwave techniques. Related courses in measurements and instrumentation.

University of New Hampshire - Department of Mechanical Engineering, 108B Kingsbury Hall, 33 College Rd. , Durham , NH 03824 . Contact: David Watt; (603) 862-2555; e-mail dww@cisunix.unh.edu ; Web site www.unh.edu/mechanical-engineering .

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Department of Engineering Technology, 9201 University City Blvd. , Charlotte , NC 28223-0001 . Contact: Ronald L. Priebe; (704) 535-1838; e-mail priebe@uncc.edu . Offers an experimental stress analysis laboratory course which includes the following NDT components: MT, PT, brittle lacquer, electrical resistance strain gages and transmission photoelasticity.

University of North Dakota - PO Box 8359 , Grand Forks , ND 58202 . Contact: George Bibel, professor; (701) 777-2571; e-mail george_bibel@mail.und.nodak.edu ; Web site www.und.nodak.edu . NDT supplements mechanical engineering, NDT covered in engineering materials course.

University of Rhode Island - Department of Ocean Engineering, 217 Sheets Building, Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett , RI 02882 . Contact: (401) 874-6139; fax (401) 874-6837; e-mail grilli@oce.uri.edu ; Web site www.oce.uri.edu . NDT is included in a sequence of courses in acoustics; emphasis on ultrasonics including wave propagation, transducers and signal processing.

University of Rochester - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 518 Computer Studies Building, Rochester , NY 14627-0126 . Contact: Kevin Parker, dean, school of engineering and applied sciences; (716) 275-4151; fax (716) 273-4919; e-mail parker@seas.rochester.edu ; Web site www.rochester.edu . NDT coursework integrated into graduate courses on ultrasonics, transducers, signal processing and medical imaging systems; AE 2 h, RT and UT 4 h.

University of Southern California - Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University Park , Los Angeles , CA 90089-0241 . Contact: Terence G. Langdon; (213) 740-0491; fax (213) 740-8011; e-mail langdon @usc.edu; Web site www.usc.edu .

University of Texas at El Paso - Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 500 West University Ave. , El Paso , TX 79968 . Contact: Stephen W. Stafford; (915) 747-6930; fax (915) 747-8036; e-mail stafford@utep.edu ; Web site www.utep.edu . NDT topics covered in two courses; topics covered include: AE, ET MT , PT, RT and UT with emphasis on applications in failure analysis.

University of Toledo - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nitschke Hall 4056, Toledo , OH 43606 . Contact: Mohamed Samir Hefzy, biomechanics laboratory; (419) 530-8234; fax (419) 530-8206; e-mail mhefzy@eng.utoledo.edu ; Web site www.utoldeo.edu .

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee - University Center for Continuing Education, College of Engineering and Applied Science, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203. Contact: Murali Vedula; (414) 227-3121; e-mail mvedula@uwm.edu ; Web site www.uwm.edu .

Virginia Polytechnic - Mail Code 0219, Blacksburg , VA 24061 . Contact: John C. Duke, Jr.; (540) 231-6063; fax (540) 231-4574; e-mail jcduke@vt.edu ; Web site www.eng.vt.edu . NDT supplements programs in engineering science and mechanics, materials science, engineering, aerospace, biological systems, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, mining and mineral and ocean engineering.

West Virginia University - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 645 Engineering Sciences Building, PO Box 6103 , Morgantown , WV 26506-6103 . Contact: Udaya Halabe; (304) 293-3031 X2617; fax (304) 293-7109; e-mail uhalabe@mail.wvu.edu ; Web site www.cee.cemr.wvu.edu . NDT of structures and materials (3 h), graduate course offered each spring semester; since 1991. Course topics include infrared thermography, dynamic characterization, seismic techniques, ultrasonics and ground penetrating radar.

 

 





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