Forensic Engineering Investigation

Course Provider

Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)


Continuing Education and Training Certificate


Failure of components or sometimes the entire structure often pose significant impact and threats to safety, economic and even to environmental issues. A detailed understanding and analysis of the causes is usually deemed as basic requirement in order to prevent similar failures from recurring in the future.

This 2-day interactive training provides some of the fundamentals and practical approach of forensic investigation, the various modes and causes of failures to better understand the macro and micro aspects of engineering components. Some actual case histories of failures will also be presented and studied to help participants gain practical knowledge on the application of these principles.

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): 23 to 24 Oct 2024

    Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

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

    Registration Closing Date: 02 Oct 2024

The training provides participants with:

• Forensic knowledge and skills used in failure investigation
• An abridgement of techniques used as aids in forensic investigation
• Collated experience from past failure cases from various industries and components

Day 1

• Introduction to Forensic Engineering Investigation
• Material properties and basic concepts in metallurgy
• Failure and damage mechanisms (Part 1)
• Analytical techniques used (for Laboratory)
• Analytical techniques used (for Site)

Day 2

• Revision of essential points from Day 1
• Failure and damage mechanisms – (Part 2 continued from Day 1)
• Laboratory demonstration for the process and equipment with prepared samples. Trainees would like to understand the whole process and the estimated duration of each activities including preparation through theory in Day 1 & laboratory experience in Day 2.
• Case studies: focus on different industries and mechanical related, such as metals, components, structural damage, power transmission etc. and identify interesting cases to illustrate. We will also Include comprehensive library of photos illustration to differentiate between different types of failure.
• Exercise and discussion, Matcor propose picture quiz on failure identifications.

The course is designed for various disciplines that includes Engineers, Consultants, Inspectors, Safety, Maintenance, Process and Operators; covering major industries not limited to Oil and Gas, Marine, Building and Construction, Manufacturing and Aerospace. It is especially beneficial for participants who are new to these concepts, non-metallurgist or non-engineering related professionals who wants to better understand the application of forensic engineering for cases such as litigation and insurance purposes.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,962.00

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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Jennifer Lim Huei Ling

Jennifer is a Senior Consultant with Cetim-Matcor Technology & Services Pte Ltd in the field of mechanical, materials and corrosion engineering pertaining to forensic engineering, failure investigation and condition assessment.

She has over twelve (12) years of consulting experience in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, marine, manufacturing, utilities, building, pressure vessels, lifting equipment and aerospace industries and engaged in failure investigation and condition assessment cases both locally and internationally.


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