Failure Analysis of Shafts, Gears And Bearings

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Understand the causes of failures of power transmission components (shaft, gears and bearings) to better avoid them. Implement appropriate corrective actions using a structured failure analysis approach.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded an "NTU Certificate of Completion".

Cetim, the leading French Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry, was established in 1965 to support innovation and competitiveness of engineering companies through its multidisciplinary expertise and unique R&D capabilities.

In Asia Pacific, CETIM-Matcor, a forward-looking company, is specialized in the field of Material & Corrosion Assessment, Failure Analysis & Forensic Investigation and Mechanical Power Transmission.

Jointly with NTU, CETIM-Matcor will conduct advanced engineering courses for engineers who will like to understand and learn in depth knowledge from our experience trainers with vast industrial and field experience. Courses are largely focused on Corrosion Engineering and Failures Analysis in areas such as Pressurized Equipment, Shafts, Gears & Bearings as well as Forensic Engineering Investigation.

Course Availability

  • Date(s): 05 to 07 Nov 2024

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

    Venue: NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre (Buona Vista)

    Registration Closing Date: 15 Oct 2024

Upon completion of the training, the attendants will be able to carry out the following:

• Identify the different aspects of the incriminated parts and the causes of the failures
• Interpret the damage in areas affected by equipment failure
• Implement the damage analysis and the appropriate corrective actions
• To exchange with experts in the field

• Practice of failure analysis:
   - Failure analysis methodology,
   - Precautions before analysis,
   - Laboratory analysis techniques.

• Morphological analysis of fractures:
   - Fractures and their characteristics;
   - The morphological analysis of fractures.

• Shafts failure analysis:
   - The main solicitations,
   - Typical shaft's rupture,
   - Failure due to surface deterioration.

• Failure Analysis on Power Transmission:
   - Generalities on transmissions,
   - Analysis of lubricants in use.

• Practice of gear damage analysis:
   - General considerations;
   - Main aspects of the gear teeth in service.

• Practice of bearing damage analysis:
   - General considerations;
   - Typical deteriorations.

• Real case studies of damage
• Questions / answers

Engineers, technicians and more generally anyone facing damage problems in gearboxes and gear sets.

Standard Course Fee: S$S$2,943.00

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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Mr Robert Shandro


Principal Consultant with CETIM - MATCOR in the field of mechanical, power transmissions and materials engineering. A Specialist in failure investigation, forensic engineering and condition assessment with more than 30 years of consulting experience in Energy, Aerospace, Transportation, Shipbuilding and Public Works. Involved in close to 2,500 failure analysis and consulting services for litigation.

Member of French delegation for ISO TC60 (Technical Committee), Expert in load capacity calculation of gears, terminologies, notation, strength and quality of materials for gears.

Areas of Expertise

• Failure analysis of a wide range of mechanical equipment/components and structural facilities
• Design, verification and failure analysis on mechanical power transmission components
• Condition and remnant life assessment of mechanical power transmission