Failure Analysis online course - for engineers and technicians

Metal Failure Analysis

Learn about the metallurgical evaluations used for a failure analysis and how to perform failure analysis of fractures, corrosion failures, and manufacturing quality problems.

Stop struggling with failures and quality problems

Do you get involved with failure analysis of failed components and manufacturing quality problems? Do you get stuck at the metallurgical evaluation part of the process?  Do the problems linger or take a long time to fix? If you answered yes, this course is for you.

When a component fails or when there is a manufacturing quality problem, the first step to determining the root cause is to perform a failure analysis. The information from the failure analysis is needed to identify the root cause.

In this course you will learn about the failure analysis process, the metallurgical evaluation techniques used for failure analysis, and how the techniques are used for failure analysis of fractured components, corroded components, and manufacturing quality problems.

What you will learn about metal failure analysis

The following aspects of metal failure analysis are taught:

  • The common failure analysis techniques used to analyze metals and the data obtained from the analyses.
  • How to determine failure mode and mechanism.
  • How to select, collect, handle, and prepare samples for failure analysis.
  • The background information required to determine failure mechanism and root cause.
  • The common techniques used for failure analysis and the data obtained.
  • How to determine fracture mode based on the appearance of a fracture surface.
  • How to perform a failure analysis on fracture, corrosion, and manufacturing failures.

10 case studies are used to give learners experience applying the knowledge taught in the course to solve real-life failures.

Course content

The course takes about 5 hours to complete and consists of 8 modules and a final exam.  Also, quizzes and problems give you opportunities to apply the concepts taught.

The module titles are:

  • Module 1: Failure and Root Cause Analysis
  • Module 2: Failure Analysis Process
  • Module 3: Analysis Techniques
  • Module 4: Fracture Failure Analysis
  • Module 5: Fracture Case Studies
  • Module 6: Corrosion Failure Analysis
  • Module 7: Corrosion Case Studies
  • Module 8: Manufacturing Failure Analysis Steps and Case Studies

Click here to see Module 1 slides.


We offer group discounts and discounted all-access passes.

Course certificate

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate for 5 credit hours (0.5 CEU's).

Why Industrial Metallurgists?

  • Practical, up-to-date content.
  • Metallurgy expertise and 20+ years of experience.
  • Courses designed for non-metallurgists.
  • Training accessible from anywhere with internet access.
  • Engaging content.
  • Convenience. Learn when it suits your schedule.
  • Avoid being overwhelmed with too much information at one time. Set your own pace.
5 hours, 0.5 CEUs

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