SGNDT Penetrant Testing Level 2


This 20-hr course provides the training and education for the skillset in inspection practices using the non-destructive testing (NDT) method known as Penetrant Testing (PT). This is a test method that applies liquid dyes following the principles of capillary action, which is suitable to inspect for surface breaking flaws and discontinuities on materials and structures. Training is delivered through a combination of seminars and practical laboratory sessions to learn the test method. This course fulfils the training requirements for the PT Level 2 for the SGNDT certification administered by the Non-Destructive Testing Society Singapore (NDTSS). The SGNDT certification is compliant with ISO 9712 and is recognised by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC).


Who Should Attend

NDT personnel including technicians, engineers and managers in the areas of testing/inspection, maintenance, and quality assurance/control, for pre- and in-service materials and structures including the manufacturing sector.

What You’ll Learn

  • Introduction to NDT
  • Product Technology
  • Test Process and Principles
  • Test Equipment
  • Test Types and Methods
  • Penetrant Recommend Properties
  • Developer and Solvent Classifications
  • Test Advantages and Limitations
  • Test Method Selection
  • Safety Requirements
  • Process Control
  • Standards and Specifications

What Industry Experts Say

“SIT is the first Authorised Training Organisation (ATO) for the SGNDT certification in compliance with the ISO 9712 standard and I am confident that this training course delivered at a university academic standard will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to apply the NDT method in the industry”

Sajeesh Kumar Babu, President, Non-Destructive Testing Society Singapore (NDTSS)

Course Schedule and Venue

Date Venue  

26 to 30 Nov 2018 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)


19 to 30 Nov 2018 (6:30 pm to 9:30 pm)

SIT@SP, 510 Dover Road Singapore 139660 Register


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Course Fees

  Full Fee After SF Series Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$1,605 $481.50 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,605 $481.50 $181.50
Non Singaporeans $1,605 Not Eligible Not Eligible



  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Course Funding

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the course

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the course

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the course fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.



Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

This is a Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) supported course. If you are an NTUC member, you can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year for courses supported under UTAP. Find out more information here. Terms and conditions apply.


An SITLEARN Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Achieves at least 70% in both the theory and practical examination

Supported by

This training course is recognised by the Non-Destructive Testing Society Singapore (NDTSS) for the Singapore NDT (SGNDT) Certification ISO 9712 scheme, which is accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), according to ISO/IEC 17024:2012.


Minimum Diploma in a Science/Engineering field of study or SNT-TC-1A Level 2 in Penetrant Testing or equivalent.

Course Instructor


Edmund Liew

Associate Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology


Edmund has around 15 years of teaching and research experience in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT). His early research interests were in guided wave ultrasound where he developed pattern recognition techniques to identify defects on metal beams. Subsequently, he worked for the aerospace industry to study NDT methods for the inspection of helicopter composite airframe structures, including phased array ultrasound, radiography, and thermography. He joined SIT in 2013 and continues to be active in the field of NDT, delivering education and training, as well as conducting applied research for industry projects.



Rajkumar S/O Abdul Rasheed Khan

Senior Professional Officer (NDT), Singapore Institute of Technology


Rajkumar has 10 years of prior industrial experience in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT), focussing on the aviation sector. The various NDT methods that he has practised include visual testing, penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, eddy current testing, ultrasonic testing, and phased array ultrasonic testing. In 2015, he joined SIT and was instrumental in setting up the NDT, mechanical testing and composite manufacturing teaching facilities at the university. In addition, he trained with OEM to adopt other NDT methods including thermography, eddy current array, radiography, and acoustic emission. His objective is to train, mentor and equip undergraduates with practical knowledge for various NDT methods while sharing his industry experience. He continues to work closely with the industry from the oil and gas, marine, construction and aviation sectors, by delivering advice and NDT solutions through collaborative projects



Chew Han Guan

Technical Officer (NDT), Singapore Institute of Technology


Han Guan has nearly 9 years of working experience in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT). Before joining SIT in 2016, he has previously worked in aviation companies like ST Aerospace Engine and Singapore Aero Engine Services Private Limited (SAESL) to gain his NDT industrial experience. He is presently applying his NDT knowledge for various industry applications especially for aerospace and railway products. He is also well-versed in setting up NDT laboratories and conducting training for traditional and even advanced NDT methods, including for thermography, radiography and ultrasonic phased array. He had participated in various major NDT audits during his career and this has strengthened his core attributes in operating an NDT training facility

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